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Kylie Carman-Brown is an environmental historian. In 2013 she finished a PhD thesis that explored the internationally significant Gippsland Lakes, Australia’s largest inland waterway, in southeast Victoria. Her innovative research project was a blend of cultural history, hydrology, environmental science and ecological psychology. Kylie now works as a curator at the National Museum of Australia.
Water in objects and words
The National Museum invited Kylie to write a series of thematic essays that applied the ideas she had developed in her PhD project to water-related objects in the National Historical Collection: