​Margaret Cook

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Brisbane

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Margaret Cook is a freelance historian and heritage consultant with expertise in non-Indigenous cultural heritage and social and environmental history. Her work includes conservation management plans, heritage assessments, commissioned histories, public speaking, land tenure, cultural tourism, oral history and museum exhibitions. 

Margaret holds a PhD from the University of Queensland and is a history lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland and La Trobe University. Her research interests include floods, natural disasters, cotton, urban history and agricultural settlements and has resulted in a number of publications in academic journals. Her book, A River with a City Problem, was published by University of Queensland Press in 2019.

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