Meet the Crew

Meet the crew that works behind the scenes (and sometimes in front) of History SA and our museums.

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Introducing Pauline

Pauline Cockrill is one of two Community History Officers within the Community History Programs team based at the History Trust of South Australia’s ‘HQ’ on the Torrens Parade Ground. Beginnings Pauline has always been passionate about museums and their collections. I knew I wanted to work in museums from an...

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Introducing Dave

Dave Rickard currently works as a volunteer at the Migration Museum, where he and his wife, Pauline, assist with the management of the Museum’s photographic collection. He also volunteers with the South Australian Maritime Museum, where he is a crew member on the historic ex-police launch, Archie Badenoch, which takes school groups on...

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Introducing Matt

Matthew Lombard, or Matt, has worked as a curator at the National Motor Museum since 2002. Asked about how he ended up working in this area Matt told us: I was young and liked old things, strange eh! I guess my parents were relatively old when they had me – compared...

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Introducing Tara

Tara McHenry is a relatively new face in the marketing team at History SA. In her other life Tara is a musician. She came to the world of marketing for practical reasons: As a practicing artist I’ve always been aware of the importance of how to communicate and promote my work....

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Introducing Craig

Craig Middleton is Curator of Democracy at History SA. He has recently moved into this position from a two year stint as Public Programs Officer, working with the Community Programs team presenting a range of programs, including History Festival events, community engagement activities and school holiday programs at the Migration Museum. Craig has always been interested in history,...

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Introducing Deb

Deb is one of the team at the National Motor Museum. I have been a Museum Officer at the National Motor Museum for nearly  3 years, a job that I absolutely love.  I am employed on a casual basis but as I live in Birdwood I can be called up...

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Introducing Paul

Paul Rees is Director of the National Motor Museum. He decided to work in the museum sector after spending time at Arts SA as the Manager of Cultural Heritage. This role exposed me to the world of museums and collections and I sort of fell in love with the sector. I love...

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Introducing Nikki

Nikki is a curator at the Migration Museum. I don’t think I ever really decided that I wanted to be a curator, but a few years ago I did decide that I wanted to work in the GLAM sector [Galleries Libraries Archives and Museums] and so completed a Graduate Diploma...

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Introducing Corinne

Corinne works as a curator at the Migration Museum. After uni I worked in the book trade for 15 years, first in London and then Adelaide, but decided in my 30s to retrain to indulge my lifelong passion for history. I’d always been a keen museum visitor, and thought it would...

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Introducing Sue

Sue Wheeler is the Business Manager at the National Motor Museum. I decided to become a Business Manager as my career and interest has always been in Administration, with a particular emphasis on Business and Finance.  The Business Manager position at the National Motor Museum therefore, I feel is a...