Amanda Lourie is a postgraduate member of the Contemporary Histories Research Group. Amanda is currently a research historian at First Nations Legal and Research Services (previously Native Title Services of Victoria) where she works as part of a multi-disciplinary team and undertakes in-depth historical research to support Traditional Owners in native title and land settlement claims within the state of Victoria. Her work includes archival research, oral histories and genealogical research and involves time on country working with communities. In July Amanda is presenting as part of a panel at the annual AHA conference in Canberra. The panel is titled Centring Dja Dja Wurrung Voices and Countering the Colonial and her colleague Katrina Hodgson and historian Jessica Hodgens will also be presenting papers. Last year Amanda completed her PhD, From Page to Paddock: Ethnological Engagements in 1850s-1860s Colonial Victoria, at Deakin under the supervision of Associate Professor Helen Gardner, Dr Tiffany Shellam and Professor Tom Griffiths.