Nicole Curby

Nicole completed a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in history, at the University of Sydney in 2005. After travelling around Australia Nicole returned to study honours in history at the University of Sydney, completing in 2008. Her thesis examined attempts to regulate and reform women involved in prostitution on the streets of Sydney between 1908 and 1918.

Since then, Nicole has worked in a research capacity for NTSCORP (formerly known as NSW Native Title Services) where she was involved in the preparation of historical evidence for Native Title Claims across NSW. This role involved consultation and interviews with Traditional Owners throughout NSW, as well as archival research. In 2008-2009 Nicole worked on community and oral history projects with the Sutherland Shire Arts Council, and the Cronulla School of Arts.

Nicole’s research in the Australian Generations project will be focused on Australians’ relationships with place and space, giving particular consideration to the voices and perspectives of Indigenous Australians.