Official History Researchers
Graeme Sligo has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours in History) from the University of NSW, a Bachelor of Laws (University of Melbourne) and a Master of Science (National Security Studies) (National Defence University of Pakistan). In 2013 he published The Backroom Boys: Alfred Conlon and Army’s Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs, 1942-1946 (Big Sky Publishing, Newport NSW, 2013). Graeme’s Master’s thesis was on Britain’s management of the North-West Frontier and the Durand Line from 1893 to 1939, and he has also published articles in the proceedings of the Chief of Army’s History Conferences, including on Mesopotamia/Iraq (1918-1932) and on the formation of the Australian Regular Army (1947). Graeme served in the Australian Army for 36 years, including deployments to East Timor and Iraq, and postings as a Colonel as Defence Attaché (Baghdad, Iraq) and Defence Adviser (Islamabad, Pakistan).
Ashleigh Brown is a current PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales (Canberra). She previously worked in Commemoration & Visitor Engagement at the Australian War Memorial, before joining the Official History team in 2016.