Public History in Australia

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Tanya Evans


This article charts the peaks and troughs of public history inside and outside academia in Australia and the promise of the establishment of a new network of public historians in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. It reveals the value of Australian creative engagements with the past. It concludes by suggesting that networks and team-based work are vital for the successful practice of public history in Australasia and elsewhere.


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Tanya Evans, Macquarie University

I am a public historian who specializes in the history of the family. I analayse how history works in everyday life. I am passionate about researching ordinary people and places in the past and co-creating historical knowledge with diverse communities.