Mathew Trinca : Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music : The University of Western Australia

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Mathew Trinca

BA (History) Hons
General Manager
Collections and Content
National Museum of Australia

I think that my studies in history really lie at the core of what I have done over the past two decades.

After completing second year at UWA in 1985, I worked as a newspaper journalist in Perth and Kalgoorlie.

Later, I travelled through Africa, Asia and Europe, working as a journalist in London. I came back to Perth and completed Honours in History before starting a Ph.D. in the early 1990s.

I tutored in the History Department and worked as a contract historian on heritage projects, articles and writing the script for a short film.

Studying history is the best work experience you can get - it sets you up for a wide range of jobs and experiences.

I was a curator at the Western Australian Museum before moving to the national capital.


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