Kia ora, the train at platform one is bound for the past. All aboard.
I am André Brett, historian (PhD Melbourne). I specialise in Australian and New Zealand history, in particular histories of politics, railways, 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. If you are seeking research, writing, editing, historical expertise, or just some cool facts about trains, I’m here to help.
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I thought it was about time that I updated my research pages. So, because I know how to party, I did it on a Friday evening. Please enjoy a quick tour.
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