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 doctorate thesis at the University of Melbourne, he completed a retrospective study on the evolution of tall office buildings in Melbourne and in America during the second half of the twentieth century.

Nicola Cousen is a PhD student at Federation University. Her thesis is 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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