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HistoryAtWork has spent over twenty years working with communities, places and collections.

Please explore our projects below to read about this work.

Our methodologies include oral, digital and interpretive history, assessment of significance and preservation needs, auditing and curating collections, online or physical exhibitions, editing, transcription and digitising, memoir, life story and biography. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about any of these methodologies.

Our clients include individuals, families, professional organisations, community groups, local government, and institutions. Call us or send an email if you would like a client list.

We can provide referees for any projects or roles you read about below, and samples of our work. If our work is online you can see it now by visiting the History for you page.


Consumer Affairs Victoria. Interpretive history.

Consumer Affairs Victoria was established in 1965 as Australia’s first government consumer agency. From handling fewer than 500 complaints in its first year it now deals with over half a million enquiries and nearly 20,000 written complaints. It also oversees forty-five consumer protection laws and provides business licensing and registration functions.

The important history of CAV and the range of market place issues in Victoria over the last half a century was presented as a series of storyboard panels at the entrance to the CAV offices in Exhibition Street, Melbourne.

Consumer Affairs Victoria 2007
Five panels, one for each decade
With Amanda McLeod and Mary Cotter

Emma Russell