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© 2019 Margaret Cook Historian

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 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.

Margaret holds a PhD from the University of Queensland and is 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. Her book, A River with a City Problem, will be published by University of Queensland Press in 2019.

A member of the Professional Historians Association (Qld), she has also served on the Queensland Heritage Council (1998-2006) and the Council of the National Trust (1997-2003). For her services to Ipswich history she was inducted into the Ipswich Heritage Hall of Fame in 2015.

Her work reflects her commitment to thorough research and historical analysis and her belief that history should be readable and engaging.