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Why contract a historian?

There comes the time to put the pieces of the past together and find meaning for ourselves and have a story to tell. 

It is not as easy as one might think. And can be time-consuming, especially if you are not sure what records you need. There is also a logic and an art in writing a history from primary source material. 

Professional historians know where to find those missing pieces and are able to interpret accurately to produce precise & interesting narratives 


History Consultancy Services on Offer

  • Genealogical & community work
  • Title and document searches
  • Historical research and reports
  • Heritage studies / surveys
  • Statistical analysis of historic data
  • Oral history interviews & recordings


I have a history Ph.D. and have completed post-doctoral work in local history projects, including a short history of St Barnabas Anglican Church in Red Hill. I have published several papers in an international reference book on historic places and history conference publications. I am a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland).

Recently, as a history consultant, I have provided clients with information on their relatives' connections with various aspects of Queensland social history, including participation in the Queensland pastoral industry in the 1920s, and school teaching careers in the the first half of the twentieth century.

I have a professional background as a speechwriter and researcher, working with four Vice-Chancellors, three at the University of Melbourne (Gilbert, Lee Dow, and Davis) and one at Griffith University (Webb).

Recent Announcements

  • Launch of Junction Park State School History Project The 17 October 2013 officially marked 75 years of the Junction Park heritage-listed school building, and it also marks the official start of the Junction Park State School History ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2013, 03:48 by Neville Buch
  • H.R Buch's Paintings donated to SLQ On 10 August 2011, the three East Brisbane set of paintings of Hans Rasmussen Buch were handed over to the State Library of Queensland. They were donated to the Library ...
    Posted 9 Aug 2011, 18:12 by Neville Buch
  • My Heritage Family Tree for the Buch-Reid-Lohmann-Stocker Intersection Most of the work in the last three months (December, January, February) has been in developing the family tree for the Buch-Reid-Lohmann-Stocker Intersection. This is a huge ...
    Posted 15 Feb 2011, 18:27 by Neville Buch
  • The Paintings of Hans Rasmussen Buch The paintings of Hans Rasmussen Buch in my collection has been catalogued and the web page has been developed. There is also a biography of the painter linked to the ...
    Posted 15 Feb 2011, 18:13 by Neville Buch
  • Lohmann-Stocker Project A series of four recorded interview sessions have been completed with Betty Lohmann. The two main interview session are 50 minutes each. Finding software to edit the video clips is ...
    Posted 15 Feb 2011, 18:10 by Neville Buch
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