Sydney Tour with a Sydneysider
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Patricia is a member of the Professional Historians Association (NSW) with an MA in Public History. Her particular expertise is the early colonial and convict history of Australia, especially that of New South Wales and the Sydney region. She has worked on the assessment of heritage sites for listing on the State Heritage Register—the highest level of heritage recognition and protection in NSW and now works as a professional historian, heritage consultant and guide. Through her work in public history (the production of history for broader audiences), and as a keen traveller herself, she’s excited about telling to other travellers the stories of the settlement of NSW and life in the colony.
Mark is a historian with 20 years work experience in Sydney's history, heritage and archaeology. He has completed a Master's in Applied History and a Ph.D. in the history of colonial race and class relations in the NSW convict colony. He is the Chair of the Professional Historians Association, a member of the NSW Heritage Council and previous President of the History Council of NSW. Until recently he hosted a regular history segment on radio Fbi 94.5 in Sydney (https://scratchingsydneyssurface.wordpress.com/) and has acted as a consultant for the family history television program 'Who Do you Think You Are? Australia'.
Matthew Devine is a registered architect with a passion for architecture, design, community, history and travel – and is happiest when he is experiencing new things associated with these interests or sharing them with others! He studied architecture and heritage conservation at the University of Sydney and has worked across a wide spectrum of the architecture and heritage conservation industries in Sydney, Australia. As a result, Matt has a broad understanding of Australian architecture and architectural history, and especially the past, current and future development of Sydney. He also teaches architectural history and theory at the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney. Matt is intrigued by how things are made - including buildings and cities - and how they are used and by whom.
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