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. Look Ever Forward was launched at an event on 11 June at Curtin Stadium and is available at the Curtin Co-Op.