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

Andrew J May is Professor of History at the University of Melbourne.

Nicholas Coyne completed Honours in History at the University of Melbourne in 2015.

Nicole Davis is a Research Fellow and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne.

Corresponding author: davis.nicole@unimelb.edu.au

Susan Walter originally qualified as an Agricultural Scientist, and worked in the fields of Quality Assurance and Technical Management in horticulture and organic waste-management. After researching and writing up family history as a hobby, this expanded into an interest in local history through a desire to know more about her home landscape. This involved joining Malmsbury Historical Society, 86 km north-west of Melbourne, in 2002 and later taking on the challenge of managing their research services in 2006.

Geoffrey Robinson is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Deakin University.

Author email: geoffrey.robinson@deakin.edu.au

Tiernan Morrison is a graduate of the undergraduate history program at the University of Melbourne. This article stems from research undertaken as a part of his final semester history project for which he won the University of Melbourne Gyles Turner Prize. He is currently working as a consultant in the higher education sector and a freelance writer.         

Author email: morrisontiernan@gmail.com

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