Verity Burgmann

Dr Verity Burgmann is a professor of political science at  the University of Melbourne. She has published 12 books on Australian history  and politics—many of them concerned with labour and other social  movements—including Power and protest (1993), Green bans, red union (1998),  Power, profit and protest (2003) and Climate politics and the climate movement  in Australia (2012).

Katrina Dean

Dr Katrina Dean is the university archivist at the University  of Melbourne. She has published several articles on the history of science. A  co-edited book, William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond photography, on the Victorian  scholar and his archive, will be published by Yale University Press in 2013.

Suzanne Fairbanks

Suzanne Fairbanks is a senior archivist at the University of Melbourne Archives. She has an MA on the history of women in the 19th-century  British labour movement and an MA in archives and records.

Alice Gibbons  

Alice Gibbons is a recent graduate of the Master of Art  Curatorship program at the University of Melbourne. She is particularly  fascinated by cross-disciplinary collections that include art, ethnographic, natural history and social history objects and has been researching science and  medical themes for upcoming exhibitions at Melbourne Museum. 

Sean Scalmer

Dr Sean Scalmer teaches history in the School of Historical  and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. He has written a number of books on the history of protest, including Dissent events (2002),  Activist wisdom (with Sarah Maddison, 2006), and Gandhi in the West (2011).

Emily Were

Emily Were recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree  from the University of Melbourne, majoring in history and art history. She will begin a Master of Art Curatorship in 2013.

Graham Willett

Dr Graham Willett was until recently a senior lecturer in  Australian studies at the University of Melbourne, and is now an independent historian. After many years as an activist in gay, left and trade union work,  he turned to researching and writing about gay, lesbian and queer history. He  is the author of Living out loud: A history of gay and lesbian activism in  Australia (2000) and co-editor of Secret histories of queer Melbourne (2011).  He has been a committee member of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives since  1994.

Katie Wood

Katie Wood graduated with first-class honours in history  from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Certificate of Information Management from RMIT University. She is currently the reference archivist at  the University of Melbourne Archives.


The University of Melbourne Archives would also like to thank the following individuals and organisations for use of their collections in publications:

  • John Ellis
  • The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives
  • The Search Foundation
  • The Campaign for International Co-operation and Disarmament