PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

The following projects were presented in the following format:

Publications (Books)

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.

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.

2003-2005

Beecroft Childrens Library - Giving the Gift of Reading 1942 - 1998.



Author: Emma Dortins

This short history is a tribute to the efforts of all the volunteers involved throughout the library’s life of more than half a century. With interest and guidance from their mentors, including those in the Children’s Library and Craft Movement, the library’s voluntary committee and their auxiliary, mothers, friends, husbands and patrons, provided several generations of local children with a golden...

2000

Sue Rosen, "We Never Had a Hotbed of Crime! Life in Twentieth Century South Sydney", Hale & Iremonger in assoc. with South Sydney City Council, 2000.



Author: Sue Rosen

We Never Had a Hotbed of Crime! Life in Twentieth Century South Sydney is one of the outcomes of the South Sydney Social History Project, which was commissioned by the South Sydney City Council in 1993. We Never Had a Hotbed of Crime presents edited extracts from interviews with residents about their experiences of life, events, politics, economics and fun in South Sydney, when they were growing up.

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1999-2000

Mary Sparke, "Sydney Home Nursing Service, ... Going the extra mile..., A pictorial history of the Sydney Home Nursing Service, 1900-2000". Northern Sydney Area Health Service, 2000.



Author: Mary Sparke

The work of Sydney Home Nursing Service has become an important component of Community Health Care Services in twenty-first century Sydney. This, in itself, provides a deep tribute, not just to the wisdom and foresight of the early founders of the service - whose work has stood the test of time - but to all those remarkable women and men who have striven, and sometimes fought,...

1998-2003

Government House Parramatta 1788-2000, A History of the Governors Their Home and its Domain Parramatta Park. 2003.



Author: Sue Rosen

Client: Mrs Caroline Simpson

Government House Parramatta 1788-2000, A History of the Governors, their Home and its Domain, Parramatta Park, 2003 is the outcome of research commissioned by Caroline Simpson. This book contains new images theories and insights not only into the life of the governors at this house, but it reveals a sophisticated system of public infrastructure development and management through many crucial phases in the history of the...

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1997

‘Human Settlement of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment: Impact on the biota’, in Dr. J.M. Powell (ed.), The Improvers’ Legacy: Environmental Studies of the Hawkesbury-Nepean, Derubbin Press, Berowra



Authors: Recher, H.F., Hutchins, P.A. and Rosen, S.,

‘Human Settlement of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment: Impact on the biota’, in Dr. J.M. Powell (ed.), The Improvers’ Legacy: Environmental Studies of the Hawkesbury-Nepean, Derubbin Press, Berowra

1996

Bankstown: A Sense of Identity, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1996.



Author: Sue Rosen

Bankstown: A sense of identity explores how an area came to be the place it is today: culturally, economically and physically. It's a book to be read, used and enjoyed by students, residents (old and new) and planners; helping all to understand the area and society in which they live, work and play. Bankstown: A sense of identity can be used to help plan the future by maintaining links with its...

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