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Watery themes

Water in Australia

Watery themes

Kylie Carman-Brown

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:


People and the Environment

Water in Australia is part of the National Museum's People and the Environment program. Discover more stories about people's relationships with Australia's natural and built environments on our People and the Environment website.