PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

The following projects involved research into the theme of:

Biographical

Over 28 years we have undertaken commissions and projects across across the gamut of history and heritage practise. These relate to a variety of historical themes, heritage issues and for a variety of purposes in a variety of formats. Please click on one of the thematic, regional or outcome subheadings to see the projects that we have undertaken. We like to be challenged, we like new ideas and to address methodological issues to produce results that are effective, meaningful and reach the intended audience with ease.

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2012-2013
The Reuben and Gwen Brown Story: Jerringa Elders of the Illawarra

The Reuben and Gwen Brown Story: Jerringa Elders of the Illawarra



 

 

Authors: Mr Reuben and Mrs Gwen Brown with Dr Sue Rosen

Client: The Stockland Group

A family history/biography workshopped with Reuben and Gwen. Sue Rosen supported them in the writing process in the roles of historian, co-author and editor.

2011
Dorothea Mackellar, ‘My Country’ her links to ‘Kurrumbede’ Gunnedah and it’s influence on her writing.

Dorothea Mackellar, ‘My Country’ her links to ‘Kurrumbede’ Gunnedah and it’s influence on her writing.



 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Coalworks (Vickery South) Pty Ltd

This research project examined Dorothea Mackellars' writings and personal papers to ascetain where and when she wrote "My Country" and also assessed the influence of Kurrumbede on her writing.

2011
Australia's Oldest House? The National Trust Parramatta Lecture Series.

Australia's Oldest House? The National Trust Parramatta Lecture Series.



 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

I think its fair to say that all here would hope that when visiting an historic house, such as Experiment Farm Cottage that we could have confidence that its conservation had been undertaken to the standards set by ICOMOS, the International Council of Monuments and Sites.

I believe that that the general public assume that the interpretation of historic places and the stories told of them by their...

2009
Surgeon John Harris and Experiment Farm Cottage

Surgeon John Harris and Experiment Farm Cottage



 

 

 

Clients: Mrs Caroline Simpson and  Mr James Fairfax AO

Author: Sue Rosen

The ten year plus investigation of the origins of Experiment Farm Cottage and the life of Surgeon John Harris of the infamous NSW Corps led to the publication of Australia's Oldest House in 2009. 

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2007
George French Biography

George French Biography



 

Editor/ Compilers: Ms Emma Dortins and Ms Rosemary Kerr

Client: Dr Sid French

This project entailed the design and production of George French's biography for distribution to the family.

2002

Bungaree and Bungaree's Farm Research Report for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.



Author: Rosemary Kerr

Client: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

Bungaree and Bungaree's Farm Research Report collates and examines the evidence and descriptions related to Bungaree and Bungaree's farm.

2001

The Moorawarri Native Title Claim Aboriginal History.



Authors: Sue Rosen and Mary Sparke

Client: NSW Aboriginal Land Council

This framework Aboriginal history for the area between Hungerford, Ford’s Bridge, Bourke, Weilmoringle and the Queensland border was commissioned in December 2000 by the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council. Research was undertaken at the  AIATSIS Library, the State Library of New South Wales, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Noel Butlin Archives for Business and Labour at...

2001

The Gumilaroi No. 1 Native Title Claim Areas Aboriginal History.



Authors: Sue Rosen and Mary Sparke

Client: NSW Aboriginal Land Council Native Title Unit

This project is one part of a larger project investigating the Aboriginal History of the area subject to the Euahlay-I #1, #2 and #3 Native Title Claims and the Gumilaroi #1 Claim. A total of 5 separate reports were required (one general overview and 4 claim specific reports). Research was undertaken at the  AIATSIS library, the State...