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What have I learned?

This is the second of three related blog posts to start the year, all reflecting on where I am professionally and what lies ahead. The first post, How did I end up here?, talks about how I became an archivist; this post tries to sum up some of the things I’ve worked out getting to this point; […]

How did I end up here?

This is the first of three related blog posts to start the year, all reflecting on where I am professionally and what lies ahead. It talks about how I became an archivist. The second post, What have I learned?, tries to sum up some of the things I’ve worked out getting to this point; and the […]

2016

What a year. So many aspects of 2016 were awful in so many ways. The horror-shows that were Brexit and the US election. The rise of minor parties and failures of policy and basic humanity (Dutton anyone?) that characterise the Australian political landscape pre- and post-election. Heartbreaking stories of refugees fleeing for Europe and the plight […]

Ubiquitous Archives

Our session on Ubiquitous Archives from the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Conference in Parramatta, Sydney, Australia, 20 October 2016.

Washington, D.C.

After an interesting week in Los Angeles I am now in Washington, D.C. It’s colder here in the mornings and evenings, but the last two days have cleared in the afternoon, showing off the Spring blooms and blossoms to full effect. I mentioned in my last post some of the things I like and dislike […]

All the little travellers: the children of ‘Morningtown Ride’

This post is co-written with Sarah Green, and was first published on the Find & Connect web resource blog on 29 February 2016. Sarah Green It’s a sad fact that many people who were in care do not know what they looked like as children. When I was the Find & Connect Client Liaison Officer […]

On Bowie

This will be one more in the thousands of blog posts, thinkpieces, columns and articles written about David Bowie over the coming days, one which tries to explain why the news affected me as much as it did. I bought Bowie’s new album, Blackstar, on Friday and had listened to it a number of times. […]

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