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Noeline Kyle  publishes  family history, biography and memoir, and books on writing family history.  Since her retirement from university teaching in 2001 she has continued to work closely with local,  national and international organisations to support, facilitate and  promote the writing of  family, community, regional and local histories.

As  well as an extensive list of academic publications Noeline has published in newspapers, community journals, popular books and bulletins to disseminate more widely her ideas on story writing, local and family history and the history of women in Australia.

Working with and supporting family historians for more than 30 years Noeline has conducted workshops, seminars and talks with family historians, local historians, continuing and adult education, for local libraries and community groups.

Noeline is a member of the History Council of NSW, a life member of Newcastle Family History Society, a member of Botany Bay Family History Society and maintains membership of several local family history groups along the mid north coast of New South Wales including Port Macquarie and Kempsy. She is an Emeritus Professor at Queensland University of Technology and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney.


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Web sites


  • Tracing family history in Australia
  • Her natural destiny: women and education in New South Wales
  • Women as educators in nineteenth and twentieth century Australia (editor)
  • We should’ve listened to Grandma: women and family history
  • The family history writing book
  • Memories and dreams: a biography of Nurse Mary Kirkpatrick
  • Remembering mothers: an inspiring anthology of short stories, letters and poetry (joint editor)
  • Music, myth and memory: a Kyle family history
  • A greater guilt: Constance Emilie Kent and the Road Murder
  • How to write and publish your family story in ten easy steps
  • Finding Florence, Maude, Matilda Rose: researching and writing about women in family history
  • Citing historical sources: a manual for family historians


  • Getting started with writing family history
  • Creating lives, constructing chapters: fashioning a manuscript and planning the book
  • Citing historical sources for family historians
  • Women and murder: drawing on the story of the child murderess Constance Kent
  • Researching and writing about women
  • Researching and writing about childhood
  • Researching nurses, midwives and health professional in Australia