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Publications archive


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.



Home State

Victoria, but ACT for the last 8 years.


University of Melbourne
University of Cambridge
Australian National University


BA/BSc (History/Geology)
BSc Hons (Geology)
M.Phil (History and Philosophy of Science)
PhD (History)


Having grown up in Melbourne and following a stint in the UK, I moved to Canberra nearly 8 years ago to begin a PhD in Environmental History. Among other things, my thesis addressed cultural identity and nationalism in the context of the material remains of the deep past and geological heritage. I summarised the current methodological state of play in geoheritage and developed the beginnings of a theoretical framework for its interpretation. Following my interest in heritage, and a background spanning the human and natural sciences, I decided to try my hand at bureaucracy, as a potential pathway to testing my half-baked ideas on an unsuspecting public. While I love research and writing, after 15 years at university as a student and an academic, last year was the perfect time to branch out into a different sort of institution. Working in the Heritage Division for my first two rotations enabled me to indulge my continuing fascination about why we value the things we do. Even more importantly, in the short time I've been at DEH I have been privileged to work with many dedicated, passionate, compassionate, funny people.

First placement

Natural Heritage Assessment and Management Sections, Heritage Division

Second placement

Heritage Policy Section, Heritage Division

Third Placement

National Strategies Team, Australian Greenhouse Office

Permanent Position

Natural Heritage Assessment Section, Assessment Branch, Heritage Division

In NHAS, I will assess sites nominated to the National and Commonwealth Heritage Lists.

'the best thing about working for us ... is the environment'