Meet Our Authors

Timothy Doyle

Timothy Doyle is Professor of Politics and International Studies in the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide in Australia; and Chair of Politics and International Relations in SPIRE at Keele University, United Kingdom. He has been a dedicated environmental and human rights activist since the 1980s. He is currently serving as Chair of the Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre; and Director of Human and Environmental Security for the Indian Ocean Research Group. He lives in Adelaide, Australia; and Staffordshire, in the UK, and is the author of Dyandi

Harriet Edquist

Harriet Edquist is professor of Architectural History at RMIT University. She has published extensively on Australian architecture, art and design. Her books include: The Culture of Landscape Architecture (1994); Frederick Romberg:The Architecture of migration 1938 – 1975 (2000); Harold Desprowe-Annear: A Life in Architecture (2004); Pioneers of Modernism:The Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia (2008): George Baldessin; Paradox and Persuasion (2009): Designing Place: An Archaeoligy of the Western District (2010) and Michael O’Connell: The Lost Modernist.

Harriet is also director of the RMIT Design Archives, a facility that is focused on preserving and researching the heritage of design practices in Melbourne and its region from the twentieth century to the present.

Peter Evans

Peter Evans was involved in the staging of the Sunbury Festivals from day one and designed and operated the stage lighting for the first three festivals. He attended the fourth and final festival as a guest of the organisers. He currently works part-time for a large regional museum. The remainder of his time is taken up with the writing of books, magazine articles and heritage assessments. He is the author of Sunbury: Australia’s Greatest Rock Festival.


Paul Fleckney

Paul Fleckney is a writer, educator and researcher. He teaches urban planning at the University of Melbourne. Paul grew up in England and became fascinated in rave during 1988’s ‘Second Summer of Love’. He runs the website Techno Shuffle, which includes a gallery of images from Melbourne's raves and a map of all the venues.

Techno Shuffle: Rave Culture and the Melbourne Underground is his first book. 

Catherine Fleming

Catherine Fleming is a researcher and writer in Tokyo. She has a Fine Arts diploma and a degree in English Literature and Performance Studies. Catherine has been a writer, subeditor, copywriter and proofreader for various companies, including Sony Music. She has known and worked with Mic Conway for more than twenty years, recently producing Captain Matchbox & Beyond: The Music & Mayhem of Mic & Jim Conway. A highlight was as a Cazzbo stunt double in one of Mic's Junk Band music videos. 

Kornelia Freeman

Kornelia Freeman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University, specialising in English, History and German, and she works in Education.

Kornelia and her twin brother, Ulo Pukk, are the authors and photographers for Melbourne Books’ Portraits of Victoria series, which to date includes: The Dandenong RangesParks & Gardens of MelbourneLaneways of Melbourne, Melbourne HighlightsThe Mornington Peninsula To Wilsons Promontory and The Yarra Valley & Surrounds.

Kornelia and Ulo enjoy photography, travel, researching historical sites, uncovering secrets and showcasing the beauty of Victoria.  



Nigel Giles

Nigel Giles grew up watching television in Croydon, Victoria. He graduated from La Trobe University in 1996 with a BA in Cinema Studies, and since then he has contributed to various newspapers and magazines. He provided research assistance for the books Super Aussie Soaps (Pluto Press, 2004) and Puberty Blues (Currency Press, 2004) and has contributed to Umbrella Entertainment DVD releases of Number 96, The Young Doctors and Sons & Daughters. In 2006 he was the major contributor to the Sydney Powerhouse Museum’s On the Box exhibition celebrating fifty years of Australian television. He has recorded close to fifty oral history interviews for the National Film and Sound Archive. Number 96 is his first book.

Lou Grossfeldt

Lou Grossfeldt has always wanted to work with animals. Today she is one of Australia’s leading experts on primate husbandry and care. Lou has spent more than two decades working to help save our primate family from extinction, and today she supervises the African primate division at Taronga Zoo. She served as an author on Our Primate Family: Stories of Conservation and Kin.