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.

John Marshall was a 19th century London shipowner who reformed

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


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