Maxine is an economic historian and has published on indentured Chinese labourers brought to the colony of NSW to work as shepherds in the New England (NSW), and also on Starr-Bowkett Societies and their impact on home-ownership in Australia.
As an social historian Maxine has researched family history, the history of various properties and, most recently, the reason why Lismore (northern NSW) never had a Town Hall.
The ‘rabbit holes’ that historical research takes you down and the intriguing stories that are waiting to be discovered / rediscovered are something she cannot resist.
Maxine holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) and a PhD. in economic history from the University of New England.