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Bill Wilson

Professional Historian

Bill Wilson

BA (1st Class Hons) with major in history and

PhD in history

both from Charles Darwin University

I live inBeechworth North East Victoria but I can help you wherever you live




With a passion for history, especially the history of policing, crime, punishment, gaols, and penology I have both the skill set and professional background necessary to dive deep into the history world. As an upbeat, self-motivated, academically trained historian , I  can offer you my research skills and the ability to write a report on what I have found.  I have a broad historical knowledge, especially in the areas listed above, highly developed research skills, an ability to write in an interesting way, and a capacity for critical interrogation of the sources, vital to any history project. I also have the ability to research family history, especially that of people int Australia and the UK. Browse my site to see all that I have to offer.

Want to buy a copy of my latest book, page down.




Skills That I offer

I have skills in research, writing and presenting history with the eye of the experienced historian. I also have experience in researching family history and can work with you to help tell the stories  of your family or community. 

Specific skills

Content Writing & Editing

Critical Examination of Original Sources

Ability to Research Family History

Archival research in Victorian or New South Wales Archives

Telling your story

Videos Related to History

A Photograph of Early Beechworth


I'd love to hear from you.

An Arial View of the Old  Beechworth

An Arial view of the Old Beechworth Gaol. Image Courtesy Acre Beechworth