Melinda Barrie, Curator

Thank you in particular to Katie Wood, Reference Archivist, UMA, for her significant contribution to the exhibition. Thank you to my colleagues in UMA, particularly Helen McLaughlin for her constant support, Denise Driver for her tireless effort and contribution and Sophie Garrett for her support and the loan of her picnic memorabilia. Thank you also to Brian Allison and Astrid Krautschneider, Grainger Museum; Monica Syrette, Grainger Museum, for her personal account of a family road trip and the loan of her passports; Kerrianne Stone, Belinda Nemec and Jason Benjamin, Cultural Collections; Caitlin Stone, Scholarly Information; Leanne McCredden, Special Collections; Jacqui Barnett and Stephanie Jaehrling, Publications for their consummate professionalism with regard to the development of our ideas for the catalogue and printed material.

Thank you to Dr Georgine Clarsen, Senior Lecturer in the School of History and Politics, University of Wollongong for her reference advice which proved to be invaluable for the story about the ‘women motorists’; Professor Graeme Davison for the catalogue essay and for speaking at the launch; Guy Featherstone, Shell Company Historian for his speech; Davina Gibbs, Community Relations Manager, RACV, for organising the loan of items from the RACV; and thanks to Leonie Hammill and Dr Ros Bandt individually for their sound practical advice when it was needed.

Cheers to you all!

To receive a printed copy of the exhibition brochure, please email the curator, Melinda Barrie.