Paul Irish is a Sydneysider who works as a historian and archaeologist with heritage consultancy MDCA. For over ten years, Paul has been piecing together the Aboriginal history of coastal Sydney with researchers from the La Perouse Aboriginal community. It was the subject of his 2015 PhD, and the 2016 exhibition This Is Where They Travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives in Sydney, completed as the recipient of the 2015 NSW History Fellowship. He has published several academic papers, has contributed to the Dictionary of Sydney and City of Sydney Barani websites, and regularly gives public talks and university guest lectures.
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