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Cover image of 'SPQR' by Mary Beard

Book Review: SPQR

Posted 31st March 2023

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Mary Beard’s history of the Roman empire, entitled ‘SPQR’ is an interesting read but also feels somewhat incomplete.

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Save Trove

Posted 23rd March 2023


The National Library of Australia’s ‘Trove’ service is a free gateway into Australia’s vast cultural collections. It’s role is critical for undertaking historical research, but its future is in jeopardy.

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Seminar: The Dunvegan Estate in Macleod

Posted 3rd February 2023

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I will be giving a seminar presentation on Tuesday 14 February about the development history of the Dunvegan housing estate, which is located in the Melbourne suburb of Macleod.

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Getting COVID-19

Posted 16th January 2023


After avoiding the disease for three years, I was unfortunate to become infected with COVID-19 last week. It’s been pretty awful.

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Accessing aerial imagery in Melbourne

Posted 9th January 2023

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Here are some resources that I have found valuable for obtaining good-quality aerial imagery of Melbourne in Australia.

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