Dr Liz Rushen is a well-known Australian historian and independent scholar. Liz is widely published and is currently working on numerous projects.

Featured Projects

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Research and database of women who migrated to the Australian colonies from Great Britain and Ireland. 


Research about the building and the people who have occupied it.


Hear what it would be like to be a passenger on a female emigrant ship in the 1830s.


Single & Free is about the first scheme to bring free women to Australia, 1833-1837, and the women who took this opportunity to migrate. 


Exploring the life, writings and enduring legacy of Edmund Finn.


Fostering greater recognition that Melbourne was, is, and will continue to be, a great port city.

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Hear Liz talk about her latest book on John Marshall, a 19th century emigration agent and London shipowner who reformed Lloyd’s Register.


The first signatory on the 1891 petition for the female franchise.