Founding partner, the Rowan Tree Heritage and Cultural Services. As a history curator and writer, Gay has researched and interpreted cultural and social histories for 30 years. Content ranges from Colonial times to the present with an emphasis on women’s stories. Her writing and curatorship has focused on early Colonial Australia. She curated the national award winning Women Transported – Life in Australia’s Convict Female Factories. Her latest writing is Conviction – 1827 Fight for rights at the Parramatta Female Factory.Curatorial work has included Elizabeth Farm, Rouse Hill House and Farm, Meroogal, Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum, Penrith Regional Gallery and Parramatta Heritage Centre and freelance work. Consultancy highlights are: State Archives of NSW, Bundanon Trust, Wollongong Heritage and Stories Museum Digitisation, Blue Mountains Museum Advisor and Villages of the Heart illustrated and oral histories.
Gay will appear at the 2019 conference.