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Forthcoming Publications and Presentations

'Death on the Racecourse Flat: the Outre Demise of Bookmaker "Big Mick" McLeod Flemington 1906', TBA

The Jockeys V Trainers Cricket Match and Other Stories, TBA

Sydney Horseracing in the 1970s: a Racegoers' Companion, December 2020

Australian Dictionary of Biography, 'Don Scott' (submitted)

Australian Dictionary of Biography, 'Bert Lillye'​ (submitted)



Recently...

 'Rosehill Gardens: Racing's Oasis of the West', The Races (Australian Turf Club Members' Magazine), February 2018

'A Love Letter to the Slipper', The Races (Australian Turf Club Members' Magazine), February 2018

'Historian recounts three fatal shark attacks in Georges River', Canterbury-Bankstown  Express, 5 December 2017

 Centenary of the death of Pvte WE Peake Battle of Menin Road, Husrtville War Memorial, 20 September 2017

Western Sydney University stall, Centenary of Milperra Celebrations, Newland Reserve Milperra 11am 9 April 2017

Central Coast Historical Society: 'From Methodism to Hedonism: The Peake family of the Georges River District, and some notes on Horseracing in the Lake Macquarie District in the early Twentieth Century', Saturday 4 February 2017​

'The race that stops the nation also holds many weird and wonderful stories', The Conversation, 1 November 2016

Guest speaker, launch of History of Moorefield Racecourse, by Anne Field, 20 October 2016
Canterbury Historical Society: 'The Moorefield and Canterbury racecourses and the Belmore greyhound and pony racing track', 23 August 2016

'Single Gaze' Racing Luncheon, Padstow Bowling Club, 19 August 2016

'From Methodism to Hedonism: The Peake family of the Georges River District', Hurstville Historical Society, April 2016

Launch of Wandrin' Star: Wild Jack Peake of Peakhurst, on the 85th anniversary of his birth, Picnic Point Bowling Club, 17 October 2016