Agricultural/Pastoral History

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Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui
About: Historian and Historical Consultant living and working in North Queensland. Daughter of a displaced person and cane cutter and wife of a former cane farmer of Spanish Basque origins hence the professional interest in sugar and migration history
About: I am a historian and cultural heritage management professional with more than two decades experience operating in frontline management of Indigenous and historic cultural heritage and community relations matters associated with mining, exploration, infrastructure and land development, forestry and natural resource management.
Having successfully performed a variety of heritage management roles in both the public and private sectors over the last twenty years I have developed high order expertise, technical skills and experience in all aspects of historic and Indigenous cultural heritage management.
I have experienced first-hand, and understand, the many challenges encountered by businesses when dealing with often complex cultural heritage management and related community relations issues.
About: Gordon is based in north Queensland and travels extensively and has particular interest and skills in remote and regional projects. He specialises in heritage assessment, historical archaeology, mining and cemetery evaluation and management
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Jeff Hopkins-Weise
About: A historian and curator with a strong interest and passion for Queensland, Australian, New Zealand and Pacific history and culture.

Over 25 years’ history and heritage experience, including an array of research, heritage assessment and management, curatorial and collection management roles with a number of government departments, local councils, museums and historical societies.

Author/Co-author of almost 70 publications, including books, chapters, journal articles, government and legal reports.

I also have considerable background and experience in cultural heritage research and management while engaged in various capacities for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. I have also held a variety of curatorial and collection management roles with the Queensland Museum (Southbank) and The Workshops Rail Museum (North Ipswich), the museums network of the Moreton Bay Regional Council (for the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum and the Redcliffe Museum), the Victoria Barracks Museum (now Army Museum South Queensland), Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, as well as the Main Roads Heritage Centre in Toowoomba.
Judith Nissen
About: Judith is a freelance historian with two decades’ experience. In addition to published works, commissions for a range of private and corporate clients have included research for permanent and temporary museum exhibitions, histories of buildings and organisations, archives reports, heritage significance assessments and citations, and genealogical research. Since July 2008 Judith has been the Australian Dictionary of Biography Research Assistant for Queensland.
Tereza De Guara
About: Tereza De Guara is a freelance historian.
Thom Blake
About: HIstorian and cultural heritage consultant
About: I am an independent historian researching and writing histories for organisations.