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Look Ever Forward

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Dr. Susan Hart has recently completed a book commissioned by Curtin University entitled Look Ever Forward: A history of Curtin University 1987 – 2012.

With a PhD in History from The University of Western Australia, three non-fiction books and two commissioned historical works to her name, Dr. Hart brought a wealth of experience to the task.

Dr. Hart worked through University archives and met with staff interested in sharing their stories to create a broad-spectrum history of Curtin University from 1987, when the institution first gained university status, to the present day.

Look Ever Forward can be considered a companion to Michael White’s book, WAIT to Curtin: a History of the Western Australian Institute of Technology, which chronicles the earlier history of the institution. Together, the books span Curtin University’s entire history from its humble beginnings as Perth Technical School in 1900 to the international university we know today.


About the author

During a varied career as a teach and freelance writer, Susan Hart had three non-fiction books published, under the name Susan Hart-Byers: Jane Austen’s University Truths; Secrets of Successful Step-Families; and Snobs, Nobs and Yobs: A Classy Guide to Australia. After completing a PhD in history at the University of Western Australia she was commissioned to write a history of the Welsh in Western Australia, Hiraeth: A History of the Welsh and the Welsh Free Church in Western Australia (2009), followed by the history of the Royal Life Saving Society in Western Australia, Everyone Can Be a Lifesaver (2010). While teaching at Curtin University she was appointed to write the history of the university.