Kath McKay is now retired from the paid workforce but still very active in the fields that filled her professional life: research, social change and activism for the rights of women.

Author email: kmckay@vtown.com.au

Susan Lawrence is head of the Department of Archaeology and History at La Trobe University. Her research interest include goldfields archaeology, material culture studies, gender and urban archaeology. She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Society of Antiquaries in London.

Author email: s.lawrence@latrobe.edu.au

Karen Twigg is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University, where she is researching the environmental history of a farming community in the Victorian Mallee. Prior to commencing her PhD, Karen worked as a public historian and is a member of the historical consultancy group, Living Histories.

Author email: k.twigg@latrobe.edu.au

Peter Davies is a research fellow in the archaeology program at La Trobe University where he is part of the multi-disciplinary ARC-funded ‘Rivers of Gold’ project. This research combines archaeological, geomorphological and geochemical analysis to understand changes to Victorian waterways as a result of mining activity in the nineteenth century.

Author email: peter.davies@latrobe.edu.au

Dr John Waugh is a senior fellow in the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne.

Author email: j.waugh@unimelb.edu.au  

Giorgio Marfella is a graduate of the University of Florence (Italy), a registered architect in the State of Victoria and a lecturer in construction management and architecture in the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. As a full-time academic, he is engaged in research, teaching and industry engagement activities associated with tall buildings. For his doctoral thesis at the University of Melbourne, he completed a retrospective study on the evolution of tall office buildings in Melbourne and America during the second half of the twentieth century.

Dr Nicola Cousen completed her PhD in history at Federation University in 2017. Her thesis was the first in-depth biography of Dr James Stewart who was an Irish doctor and philanthropist on the Ballarat goldfield and left generous bequests to Ballarat institutions and the medical school at the University of Melbourne.

Author email: nicolacc@gmail.com

With over 200 books published, Hazel runs writing workshops including a year-long mentoring workshop for non-fiction writers at the Victorian Archives Centre. 

Lisa Hay is a former librarian and previous recipient of the State Library of Victoria’s AGL Shaw Summer Scholarship. She is enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research at Central Queensland University. Her thesis details the lives of Thomas Brookhouse and Patrick Geary and the circumstances that led to a mid-nineteenth century Western District murder mystery.

Author email: ljhay@me.com

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