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Rachel A. Buchanan

Honorary research associate, The University of Melbourne

Dr Rachel Buchanan (Taranaki, Te Atiawa) is a historian, archivist and speechwriter. Rachel is the author of three books, including Stop Press, a history-memoir about the collapse of newspaper manufacturing. Her fourth book, Te Motunui Epa, will be published by Bridget Williams (New Zealand) in early 2022. The book follows the journey of one of New Zealand's most valuable artworks from swamp to chateau, from auction room to courtroom to lockup and back home again. From 2015 until 2018, Rachel was curator, Germaine Greer Archive, at University of Melbourne Archives. She is an honorary research associate in Indigenous Studies at University of Melbourne.


  • –present
    Curator, Germaine Greer Archive, University of Melbourne Archives, University of Melbourne


  • 2006 
    Monash University, PhD (history)