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Kia ora, the train at platform one is bound for the past. All aboard.

I am André Brett, lecturer of history at Curtin University. I specialise in Australian and New Zealand history, in particular histories of politics, railways, empire, the environment, and the economy. I study institutions and how they evolve; I investigate histories of failure; I examine the choices faced and paths not taken. Whether you are seeking historical expertise or just some cool facts about trains, I’m here to help.

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