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Robyn Ballinger
Historian and Heritage Specialist

Robyn Ballinger has over 20 years’ experience as a professional historian and heritage specialist.

Robyn established her history and heritage based consultancy, History in the Making, in 1999 and has since specialised in cultural landscape and place history, social history, oral history, heritage assessments, interpretation and municipal heritage studies. Robyn also teaches cultural heritage subjects at a tertiary level.

Throughout the course of her career, Robyn has worked on a number of municipal heritage studies across regional Victoria and has completed significance assessments for varied collections and objects. Her oral history work has included two large projects: Drought Stories for the History Council of Victoria, and Farming the Patho Plains for the then Department of Sustainability and Environment. In addition, Robyn has developed a training manual on assessing cultural landscapes for the Federation of Australian Historical Societies.

Robyn currently coordinates and teaches units on cultural heritage at Bendigo TAFE and La Trobe University.

Robyn’s experience in history was recognised in 2009 when she was awarded a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship.

Learn more about Robyn and download her CV.


Doctor of Philosophy — History, University of Melbourne

Master of Education, University of New England

Graduate Diploma Regional Studies — History, La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma in Education — Secondary, La Trobe University

Bachelor of Arts, Victoria University


Professional Historians Association (Vic)

Australian Historical Association