Jennifer McNeice is a local and family historian with a particular interest in land, immigration and military records. She has lectured at the National Army Museum in London and has written a history of Koonung Cottage in Victoria. Jennifer is a member of the Society of Australian Genealogists and holds a Bachelor of Science (UMelb) and Diploma in Family Historical Studies.

Author email: mcneicejen@gmail.com

Lauren Murphy is PhD candidate in history at La Trobe University. Her recent honours thesis focused on the attribution of vases from Magna Graecia. She is a long-time resident of the northern suburbs of Melbourne and has an interest in local, as well as ancient, history. This is her first journal submission.

Author email: ouroboros81@bigpond.com

Sarah Hayes is an Australian Research Council 'Discovery Early Career Researcher Award' recipient in archaeology at La Trobe University. Her research focus is on urban archaeology, comparative artefact analysis, class construction and social mobility. Sarah has also worked as a tutor at La Trobe University, as an artefact specialist in consulting archaeology and in the management of moveable heritage in the museum and cultural heritage contexts.

Author email: S.Hayes@latrobe.edu.au

Barbara Minchinton is an independent researcher having completed her PhD on the history of settlement in the Otways under the nineteenth century land acts. Since 2011 she has been working with archaeologists on the family histories of people living on the sites excavated during the Little Lon archaeological projects of 1988-1989 and 2002-2004.

Author email: bminch@netspace.net.au

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 19th 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  

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