Australia’s Paralympians have created this history but many other people have helped to record and tell it.
Literally hundreds of people have worked on this project, almost all as volunteers. It is not possible to name them all but some of those who have contributed most to getting it to this stage are:
Murray Phillips, Gary Osmond, Nick Wiggins, Stephen Townsend, Erin Christensen, and Ciara Mahady from the University of Queensland.
Greg Blood, Ross Mallett, Leigh Blackall, Tara MacPhail, John Vandenberg, Patricia Ollerenshaw, Laura Hale, Liz Watt, Graham Pearce, Vicki Epstein from the HOPAU Wikipedia and e-history group, the ongoing group that has contributed more than anyone else.
From the University of Canberra, Keith Lyons for helping set the direction of the project and making key connections and Lisa Scharoun and Marina Malak for the history posters.
APC past and current staff, Directors and interns, including Jason Hellwig, Greg Hartung, Glenn Tasker, Lynne Anderson, Tim Mannion, Ben Troy, James Thomson, Lauren Robertson, Tony Naar, Kate McLoughlin, Kieran Courtney, Margaret McLennan, Caroline Walker, Marianna Konidaris, Brendan Flynn, Brendan Burkett, Carmel Williams, Cathy Lambert, Keren Faulkner, Gen McMahon, Hannah Chadwick, Ian Laing, Kara Retford, Michael Hartung, Moritz Kramer, Natasha Welsh, Paul Oliver, Rebekka Wake, Robert Coy, Silvia Scognamiglio, Shellee Ferguson, Tim Matthews, Vivienne Ji,
Gavin Reynolds, Christine May, Claire Kerr, Nick Siefkin, Liz Murphy, Nicole Vlahovich and Lewis Cressy from the Clearinghouse for Sport
Ian Brittain from the University of Coventry.
Simon Darcy from UTS.
Tom Worthington from the ANU who advised on the e-history.
Don Worley, whose films, photos and advice have been priceless.
Jeff Crow, Serena Ovens, Heath Campanaro and others who took so many of the photos and made them available.
Meg Labrum, Gayle Lake, Annie Breslin and Miguel Gonzalez from the National Film and Sound Archive.
Archives volunteers Monika Vukotic, Jun Pei, Quinnie Young, Miss Yawen,
Jed Smith, Margaret Birtley, Greg Hunter, Helen Walpole, Jackie Fraser and the team at the National Sports Museum
Kevin Bradley, Shelly Grant and their team, including Marian Hanley, Renee Shuttleworth, Hannah Gason, Louise Ray and interviewers Robin Poke, Ian Jobling, Nikki Henningham, Rob Willis, Mick Fogarty and Madonna Grehan from the Oral History and Folklore Section of the National library of Australia and all who have agreed to be interviewed for the project.
Julia Hickie and Mark Raadgever from Trove, at the National Library of Australia
Wikimedia Australia, including Pru Mitchell, Toby Hudson, Steven Zhang and Kerry Raymond,
Bethwyn Allen from Health WA.
Jude Emmer, formerly CEO of Mt Wilga Private Hospital.
Tanya Evans, Sian Paine and Rachael Gunn from Macquarie University who encouraged many interns over several years.
Arthur Wilks, who has researched the history of Para-Table Tennis.
Bill Bradley, who knows everyone in Lawn Bowls.
A large number of Paralympians and past Team staff, especially Elizabeth Edmondson, Bill (and Nadine) Mather-Brown, Julie and Eric Russell, Stephen Eaton, Amanda Fraser, Richard Cordukes, Danni Di Toro, Kevin (and Linda) Coombs, Libby and Stan Kosmala, Lyn Lillecrapp, Paul Bird, Jane Buckley, Tony South, Mike Dow, John Martin, Richard Jones, Anne Brunell (nee Currie), Anne Green, Nick Dean, Gary (and Jan) Hooper, Ron Finneran, Katrina Webb, Amy Winters, Jeff Simmonds, Louise Sauvage, Melissa Carlton, Peter Pascoe, Robyn Smith, Rod Nugent, Roger Massie, Sandra Yaxley, Sascha Ryner, Shaun Giles, Terry Kenaghan, Terry Vinyard, Siobhan Paton (and her mother Judith), Hannah Macdougall, who contributed as members of HOPAU, attended workshops, donated photos and physical items or have just been available to answer the endless questions.
The families of Ross Sutton (especially Margaret and Ivy), Marie Little (Della and James Thorpe) and Daphne Hilton/Ceeney (Frank, Rachael, and Nikki), Kasey Manolini (friend of Frank Ponta) and Adrienne Keygan (friend of John Martin).
And the late Adrienne Smith, who started the project the first time, back in 1999.
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