This website would not be as comprehensive without the contributions made by many people.  

A number of our regular contributors are now "Volunteer Research Officers" who give their time and effort to  record monument information, provide photographs and ensure that the website content is accurate.   Their contribution is invaluable.

Our "Volunteer Research Officers" are :- 

Glen Yeomans, Canberra, ACT : 

Glen is our fastest researcher on a very quick Kawasaki.  Have a look at Glen's travels at http://zed14.wordpress.com/

Roger Johnson, Roseworthy, SA :  

Graeme Saunders, Warrnambool, VIC : 

Graeme is a retired Secondary School Teacher with a keen interest in photography.


Peter Williams, Heathcote, NSW : 

Peter has been interested in astronomy for over 40 years and from his backyard observatory has discovered one comet and two novae (so far!).   Also interested in photography, the natural world, Australian and military history, trains, planes and ships (big boys toys).  His “boy’s only” activities are only possible with the support of Linda, a very tolerant wife.   


Tim Fitzgerald, Bendigo, VIC : 

Tim is a 35 year career firefighter with Country Fire Authority, now working as a Senior Station Officer at Bendigo Fire Brigade.   Tim's interests are fishing, astronomy and Australian military history which has come from the research into his grandfather, Private George H. Donohue M.M., who served in the 39th Battalion AIF.   Tim is the current "custodian" of the 39th Battalion banner that is carried in Melbourne on ANZAC Day.  Tim has a website for finding World War One ancestors at WW1 Lost Boys


Nancy Alford, Torquay, VIC : 

Nancy lives in Torquay and loves the lifestyle on the coast, especially when she gets out and about on her bright orange Vespa called Lady Marmalade.   (Lady Marmalade is not in this picture)


Bryan Cole, Morphett Vale, SA : 

Bryan was born in Oxford in the United Kingdom.  Enjoys photography, the landscape, all types of cars, and has a big interest in steam railway locomotives, and an archive of all United Kingdom steam ever built which has taken more than ten years to complete.

He worked at MG Abingdon, Morris at Cowley, and car body panel work at Pressed Steel at Cowley in the United Kingdom.  In Australia, worked at Chrysler at Tonsley Park from 1975 to 2007.   He is now retired and has been married to Shirley for 50 years in 2013.


Arthur Garland, Hobart, TAS : 

Arthur has been travelling and filming throughout Australia and Overseas for over 35 years with a background in Accounting, Computer administration and programming. Arthur is now a full time carer of his mother. Other interests are wood working, fishing and vanning. 


John Huth, Brisbane, QLD : 

John has been a forest technician working in forest research in Queensland forestry.  He retired in June 2019 after 46 and a half years’ service.   His interests are taking photos for this web site, gathering information and photos of Queensland churches, bushwalking, family and friends.


Chris McLaughlin, Wangaratta, VIC : 

Chris McLaughlin (BSc, Melbourne) began his working life as an electronics technician, but after a long love affair with outback Australia, set up a guide book publishing and wholesaling company in Melbourne, with his wife Yvonne in 1986.

After 25 years of book editing, production and design, he retired in 2010 to pursue yet more outback travel. An inveterate traveller, Chris likes going anywhere in Australia, so long as it involves somewhere new.   Apart from travel, Chris’ other interests include bushwalking, mind games and Australian history. He lives in Wangaratta and operates the www.northeastvictoria.online website.


Sandra Brown, Kyabram, VIC : 

Sandra hails from north-central Victoria and was recently based in Newcastle.  She has a background in caravan parks management and the print media, having previously worked as a country newspaper reporter.  With a love of the Australian landscape, Sandra has travelled extensively throughout Australia in caravans, motorhomes and tents over the past 40 years.

A keen photographer ever since she inherited the family Brownie box camera at the age of 14, she also has an interest in Australian history, walking (in both the natural and built environments) and music.  Recently retired, Sandra is now an official, card-carrying Grey Nomad.


Stephen Woods, Summerland Point, NSW : 

Stephen is retired from the New South Wales Fire Brigades, and his interests are Australian history, family history, restoration of vintage farm machinery, and being an ex-fireman, portable fire pumps.  Stephen and his wife Christine have a caravan and are exploring Australia.

Stephen Woods

Ian Bevege, Batemans Bay, NSW : 

Ian is retired now, but was a professional  forester having worked primarily in forest research for state forest services in Queensland and New South Wales for 30 years before then working in the Commonwealth government’s overseas aid programme for about 15 years.  Ian has varied interests including English, Australian and military history; researching old timber tramways; dendrology, forest ecology and growing things; things wood, ceramics and antiques; and a long standing interest in photography. 


Father Ted Doncaster, WA : 

Father Ted is a Western Australian by birth and has been a priest in the Anglican and Orthodox Churches for almost sixty years. In his teenage days he became a keen researcher of the history of that State and of the local Anglican Church.  In retirement he has been enjoying learning even more through his involvement with Monument Australia and is trying to fill up the photographic gaps in our collection from his home State on our website.


Neil Follett, Chirnside Park, VIC : 

Neil is a retired photographer with lifelong interests in photography, aircraft, aviation memorials and writing.  He is heavily involved in Australian aviation history research and contributor to two aviation magazines.  He edits “Aviation Heritage”, the journal of the Aviation Historical Society of Australia, and is a member of the local photographic society.   Neil has had a flying licence since 1964, but rarely flies these days.

Team - Neil

Erich Nussbaumer, Tinana, QLD : 

Erich has been a keen photographer for more than 50 years. Only now, in retirement, has he time to devote to photography. He travels with his wife, Lesley, for about 6 months of the year and they enjoy outback Australia.   When they are in an area they have never been in before, they search for monuments that haven't been recorded or photographed.

Erich and Lesley blog their travels on https://nussbaumerweb.wordpress.com/, and their Facebook pages : -  https://www.facebook.com/ErichPhotoDaily/  ,  
https://www.facebook.com/MonochromePics/ , and https://www.facebook.com/RVHomebaseLife/


Harry Frochter, Perth, WA : 

Harry is a retired public servant. During his career he worked across several State and Federal agencies.  He is a strong community activist who has been acknowledged for his commitment to helping others, by receiving several community awards.  He is a keen gardener who enjoys photography and travel. He writes occassionally for several online magazines, especially Weekend Notes.   See http://www.weekendnotes.com/profile/harry-f/