Yes, a historian. But probably not quite what you think - working away in dusty old archives, a semi-reluse. It's not quite like that at all. What do historians do? Yes research and write history. But more than that.

This website has modest ambitions - a means of sharing some of the results of my research and projects. During the course of my work I have travelled extensively throughout Queensland - it is also about sharing some of the interesting, unusual and fascinating places I have visited.

Services

Find out what I can do - and examples of my work including historical research, heritage surveys, conservation management plans, heritage impact reports, assessments of significance of heritage places, heritage interpretation, curatoring museum exhibitions, archaeological projects.

Projects

The projects I have worked on have varied greatly over a decade. They have ranged from a heritage study of the Peel Island Lazaret, to histories of local communities and organisations to curating museum exhibitions.

Places

My work has taken me to many parts of Queensland and I have often found unusual or fascinating places - windmills, World War II fortifications, unusual bridges, seaside houses, fences with a difference, homesteads. Have a look at some examples.

Toolbox

Toolbox for historians - hardware and software useful for the historian.

Calculators

Some useful calculators for historians and archaeologists. The historical value calculator was developed to provide a means of calulating the relative value of money in Australia from 1850 to present. There are other calculators that do this but not back to 1850.

There are plenty of calcuators that convert single imperial units to metric. But what is missing is a tool to convert, for example x acres, y roods and z perche to the metric equivalent. Similarly length and weight.

Image gallery

Image Gallery of projects and places of interest.