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Anne Faris


Name: Ms Anne Faris

Title: Grants and Administration Officer, Research Centre, Publications assistant for reCollections.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics.

Current projects:

  • History of the Medical Superintendent’s Building and the stories of the people who lived and worked there.
  • Significance of the Acton Peninsula in the establishment and development of Canberra.

Contact details

Ms Anne Faris
Research Centre
National Museum of Australia
PO Box 1901
Canberra ACT 2601

Phone: +61 2 6208 5103
Fax: +61 2 6208 5130

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Anne Faris
Anne Faris

Ms Anne Faris is the Grants and Administration Officer at the Research Centre as well as the publications assistant for the reCollections journal.

Current activities

Anne is actively involved in a variety of events and projects at the Museum including:

·  Co-ordinating the activities of the Centre for Historical Research

·  Overseeing prizes and awards

·  Working as a publications officer for reCollections

·  Organising workshops and conferences 

Her research projects relate to the history of the Medical Superintendent’s House, and the significance of the Acton Peninsula in the development of Canberra. She has met and listened to many of the occupants of the house since its construction in 1943, and is currently preparing this for publication.


Anne started working at the Museum in the Centre for Historical Research in July 2007. She graduated from University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Economics, and was employed in the banking industry for 19 years, working in both Adelaide and Canberra.

Professional commitments

Anne is a member of the Canberra and District Historical Society and Friends of the National Museum of Australia.

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