People and Place History

Robyn has a particular interest in writing about the history of people and places at the local level.

Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, whether they be individuals, families or communities, have interacted with an environment over time to create the places that we see today.

Heritage Studies and Place Assessments

Over the past twenty years, Robyn has worked as manager of and/or historian on a number of heritage studies and place assessments across Victoria, including projects for local residents, community groups, municipal councils, government authorities, and environmental groups.

Oral History

History Making undertakes oral history projects and oral history interview training. Projects have involved conducting, documenting and archiving oral history interviews on a wide variety of subjects, applying ethics guidelines, and publishing material on the web.

Interpretive Signage

History Making researches and writes signage for interpreting natural, cultural, and historic features in order to reveal their stories, meanings and relationships to a range of audiences.


Robyn is a trained teacher who has taught cultural heritage subjects at a tertiary level, including the teaching and coordination of the Heritage Planning unit in the Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning degree course at La Trobe University from 2007 to 2017, and Conservation Resource Management for the TAFE Conservation and Land Management course at Bendigo from 2005 to 2016.