Author Profile

David Moloney

David Moloney is a public historian and town planner with thirty years experience in cultural heritage. His career has mostly been identifying, researching, defending and telling stories about material culture, in particular of industrial and vernacular places. He deeply values the ability of fabric to provide understanding beyond words or images. At the National Trust and as a freelance consultant he has developed thematic studies into formerly barely recognised types of ‘heritage’: inter-war housing, timber bridges, and dry stone walls. Well-reviewed and popular publications followed. He has prepared municipal-wide heritage studies, and major reports on sites including the St Kilda Pier Kiosk, the Australian Consolidated Industries site at Spotswood, and Victorian mining and dairying sites. He has presented papers to national and international heritage conferences and written for professional journals and newspapers. Other research interests include community and local church history.

See David at the 2016 Festival:

18-06-2016 3.30pm-4.30pm

Industries in Melbourne’s west are part of our lived experience. But like a novel or a biography, a good history can tell us not only about the people who founded the industry, the people who worked there and the products…

Location: Council Chamber