Cooee /ku:'i:/ a shout used in Australia, a means of re-uniting those separated, to help to find or bring somebody home - in this case, to help connect us with the past.
Susan is a history and communications professional with extensive experience in education, public relations, marketing, brand and event management and business development. She completed her doctorate in history at la Trobe University and is the author of several history books with an emphasis on the social history of Australian society during the World Wars. Susan has also contributed to the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
Daryl is an education professional and historian, now undertaking a Master's degree by research, in history, at Monash University. He completed his doctorate at Melbourne University on education leadership and has more than 35 years of teaching and senior administration experience as well as involvement at a senior level with several national community and management associations.
Andrew is a professional historian completing his doctorate at the Australian Defence Force Academy and has authored books on family history, the colonial military experience and World War 1. He has worked in the Defence Department, Foreign Affairs and Trade and in corporate and consulting roles in public relations, mostly in Asia. Andrew has also produced a number of historical events for societies and acted as MC. As a historical researcher and writer he has strong interests in military and business history, family history and biographical history.
Helen is an award-winning professional historian with a background in educational administration. The author of several local histories of districts, clubs and schools, Helen has particular interests in heritage overlay and industrial history. She has produced a number of historical exhibitions, has contributed to numerous heritage overlays, community history panels and reference groups and is keenly interested in the preservation of industrial heritage.
Bruce has over twenty-five years experience in the archives and records management field. In 2004 Bruce was awarded the inaugural Ian Maclean Award from the National Archives of Australia. Recent projects have included with business, trade union and soldier settlement archives. Bruce is a professional member of the Australian Society of Archivists, Inc., the International Council on Archives, the editorial board of Provenance magazine and the Advisory Committee of the Bendigo Regional Archive Centre.
Janet is an experienced archivist and oral history specialist with an interest in military history, especially naval history. Hon. Archivist to the former Naval and Military Club from 2004, Janet researched and published fifty interviews with Club WWII veterans. Her post-graduate research into Australian volunteers for the Royal Navy in WWII is expected to be published in 2012. Janet has published numerous articles and received a number of grants for research, including for an early history of Norlane High School. She is a long-standing member of the Oral History Association of Australia.
Siranne has an associate degree in archaeology and is completing a graduate diploma in museum studies. She has gained a wide range of experience in major Victorian cultural institutions in heritage interpretation, research, conservation and assessment, including with collections, museums and exhibitions. Siranne recently completed the museum curators course at the Australian War Memorial.
Jason has a range of practical experience in history and heritage archives research, museum and exhibition preparation, and archives conservation. Jason also provides administrative and marketing support to Cooee. He has authored, and contributed to, historical articles as well as narrated history in radio and tour commentary. He is a volunteer member of the Fort Queenscliff Museum Board.