HistorySmiths offers unique research, writing and editing services. Since 1994, HistorySmiths has delivered to satisfied clients a wide range of products, including commissioned histories, curriculum resources, articles, biographies and encyclopedia entries. Our approach to projects offers clients greater security and a better product than a writer working alone can provide because our work is enriched by dynamic collegiate support.

What is history?

History is the story of human endeavour. The best stories combine chronological elements with thematic reflection and analysis, creating a narrative bridge from the present to the past.

There are many different perspectives about history and historical events. The historian must read, research, listen, sift, think, analyse then write, taking into account these different perspectives. HistorySmiths regards the use of oral history as central to successful storytelling, especially when writing about recent history. We also regard it as important to collaborate with commissioning communities engaged in historical endeavour.

Writing history is also about making decisions — what to leave in, what to leave out, what else to read, whom else to speak to, how to make sense of difficult material, how to fill in the gaps — and writing history is about being sensitive to the past and its players, while bringing out its authentic living voice.

We have 25 years of experience delivering exceptional, high quality historical publications. Learn our story through our movie timeline. 

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HistorySmiths Pty Ltd

ACN 082 919 480
ABN 85 082 919 480

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.

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