Amaya Jane Alvarez works at RMIT in the Department of Planning
Policy and Landscape. She teaches Socio-environmental Assessment
and Policy, Planning and Landscape Architecture. Jane recently
completed a Masters course in History and Philosophy of Science
which examines the position of women in the CSIR. She has also
worked part-time for the Australian Science Archives Project and
knows some of the frustrations and challenges of archival work.
Her interests include environmental philosophy and politics, the
writing of history and the way in which social and political context
is shaped by certain narratives.
Jan Brazier is Archivist/Records Manager at the Australian
Museum. Previously she worked in the ABC's Document Archives,
and as researcher in Australian history on subjects including
the ABC and war memorials.
Margaret Brumby has been the General Manager of the Walter
and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research since January 1987,
returning (after a gap of some 25 years) to the home of her first
place of work and higher degree in research. She is a Director
of SARAMANE, the Australian consortium established to develop
a malaria vaccine, a member of the AMRAD Institute Council, and
the Liaison Officer of the Co-operative Research Centre for Cellular
Growth Factors. Whilst at the Faculty of Education of Monash University,
Margaret became a foundation member of the Standing Committee
of the Monash Centre for Human Bioethics. She has subsequently
served on two Institutional Ethics Committees, and is a member
of the Biosafety Committee of the Institute, which oversees all
experiments involving recombinant DNA technology.
Rosanne Clayton has been the Librarian at the Adolph Basser
Library, Australian Academy of Science, since July 1984. Prior
to that she worked in several government department libraries,
including the Australian Bureau of Statistics on its project to
microfiche the early colonial statistical records. One of her
duties is to inform the Chairman of the Board and the Editor of
Historical Records of Australian Science when a Fellow
of the Academy dies and to issue the formal invitation to the
Kathryn Frankland studied Anthropology/Australian Prehistory
at the University of Queensland and has a Diploma of Archives
Administration from the University of NSW. Kathryn is an archivist
at the John Oxley Library, the historical section of the State
Library of Queensland, but is currently on secondment to the Department
of Family Services to compile a series of guides to records relating
to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples held at Queensland
State Archives and within the Division of Aboriginal and Islander
Lyndsay Gardiner is a professional historian with ten books
to her credit. These include histories of Tintern School, the
Free Kindergarten Union, The Royal Children's and Eye and Ear
Hospitals and Janet Clarke Hall. She was born in Melbourne and
educated at Lauriston and the University of Melbourne, where she
gained her Master of Arts degree in 1953 and where she has tutored
Martin Hallett studied Agricultural Science and worked
in Papua New Guinea prior to joining the Science Museum of Victoria
to curate its Agriculture Collection in 1975. Since then he has
actively contributed to the changes and developments which led
to the creation of the Museum of Victoria and to the opening of
Scienceworks. Martin is currently Senior Curator at Scienceworks.
In addition to his curatorial role, Martin has been instrumental
in transferring the Museum's collection records to computer.
He has had a wider professional role as a consultant, as a member
of the Board of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement, as President of
the Victorian Branch of the Museums Association of Australia,
and as a lecturer in Museum Studies.
Shauna Hicks studied Queensland/Australian history at the
University of Queensland and is employed as Senior Archivist,
Public Access, at Queensland State Archives. She previously worked
as an archivist at the John Oxley Library, the historical section
of the State Library of Queensland. She previously worked at the
Queensland State Archives. Shauna is the current Secretary of
the Australian Society of Archivists Inc.
Julian Holland is curator of scientific instruments at
the Macleay Museum, Sydney University. His research interests
are 19th-century natural history and the history of scientific
instruments. He is the author of a number of publications, including
Microscopes and Microscopy - Instruments and Related Items
in the Macleay Museum (1989).
Sara Maroske is currently the researcher for the Ferdinand
von Mueller project. This involves locating and preparing for
publication Mueller's correspondence, and research for Mueller's
biography. Sara has written a chapter on Australian amateur women
scientists of the nineteenth century for Farley Kelly's collection
On the Edge of Discovery, and is completing a thesis based
on the early-Victorian correspondence of William Hall and Elizabeth
Janie Marshall is a painter, designer, occasional writer
and scientific illustrator. She was married to a scientist for
20 years and is a biographer 'in progress'.
Doug McCann recently completed his PhD thesis in the Department
of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of
Melbourne. The subject of the thesis is a scientific biography
of Michael White who was regarded as the leading animal cytogeneticist
and a major contributor to the so-called evolutionary synthesis.
Doug's interests include evolutionary theory and the histories
of life sciences geerally.
Gavan McCarthy has been Senior Archivist and Chief Archivist
with the Australian Science Archives Project since its inception
in 1985. He has recently completed his MA in Archives and Records
at Monash University and is researching the development of on-line
Maryanne McCubbin is the curator of Working Life at the
Museum of Victoria. She previously held the position of Labour
Archivist at the University of Melbourne Archives.
Peter Morton was born in England and took degrees at the
University of London and Sussex University before moving to Australia
in 1972. He completed a doctoral degree at Flinders University
and was subsequently made Humanities Research Fellow. He has
held several academic appointments in Britain and Australia and
has alternated these posts with spells as a professional writer,
technical journalist and writing consultant. He is the author
of The Vital Science: Biology and the Literary Imagination,
Fire Across the Desert, and After Light: A History of
the City of Adelaide 1878-1928. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer
in English at Flinders University.
Maureen Purtell, a former teacher, trained as an archivist
in 1975 and has worked since 1976 at the Noel Butlin Archives
Centre. During that time, she has developed wide knowledge of
the collections held and experienced all aspects of archival work
in a collecting institution. In her current position of Deputy
Archives Officer, she is responsible for reader services and collection
and repository management.
Tim Sherratt has been working full-time with the Australian
Science Archives Project since the beginning of 1992. He is currently
Manager of the ASAP Canberra Office and Head of Information Services.
He edits the History of Australian Science Newsletter and
his research interests include Australia in the atomic age.
Wendy Southern worked in the Records Evaluation and Disposal
area of the Australian Archives from1989 to 1993. During this
time she prepared guidelines for Archives staff to use in appraising
the records of science and technology functions within Commonwealth
Diane Sydenham has recently resigned from the University
of Melbourne to take up a position with the Victorian Cabinet
Office. She is presently researching a commemorative history of
women in the Liberal Party.