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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.


Fairfield Primary School 2711. 1885 – 2010. Publication.

One thing I loved about this project was its immersion in community history. From working with the students, to garnering sponsorship from the local community, to teaming up with other parents from the school who were passionate and fearless in their endeavours to raise money and get the book published, then finally the community History Day with record crowds searching for their class photos, some going back decades, and the book launch.

Fairfield Primary School was 125 years and almost as old as Fairfield itself. Its story reflects the growth, fluctuation and characteristics that are part of the local history and community. This book shows how intertwined a school and its environment and community can be.

This was our inaugural History Detective@Work program. An important part of this story is the five year project undertaken by Fairfield Primary School students into the history of their school and their community in the lead up to the 2010 anniversary. I was able to utilise many of their oral histories, research, writings and drawings in the book which was incredibly satisfying for all of us!

Fairfield Primary School, 2010
ISBN: 9780646536712, paperback, 70 pages

Emma Russell