We are excited to welcome back Western Sydney University, Adjunct Associate Professor Carol Liston. Carol will turn her attention to the women who lived, worked, and played on Collingwood Estate, focussing on some of the stories linked to Liverpool Regional Museum’s new exhibition “Keeping with Care”.
Carol holds a PhD in 19th-century Australian history from the University of Sydney. She is a councillor and former president of the Royal Australian Historical Society and recently retired as co-editor of its journal.
Her research covers early colonial history in New South Wales, with interests in people (convict, colonial born and free immigrant), local history, heritage, and the built environment. Her particular interest is the colonial development of the County of Cumberland.
Her publications include histories of Campbelltown, Parramatta and Liverpool, biographies of Sarah Wentworth, and Thomas Brisbane and accounts of social life under Governor Macquarie and the convict women at the Female Factory, Parramatta. An enthusiast for the use of archival resources and primary records as the basis for historical research and writing, she is excited by the increased availability of digital records, such as land records, and uses them in her local and family history research.
Liverpool Regional Museum
Saturday 17 June
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Charlotte Bartlett c.1866
Silver gelatin photograph (reproduction)
Liverpool Regional Museum Collection