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. 

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

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

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

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

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

John Marshall was a 19th century London shipowner who reformed

ship classification and assisted people to migrate to all parts of the globe.

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

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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to unearth a whole landscape of early Melbourne.