Christine Grayden


Christine is a part time curator on Churchill Island Heritage Farm. She is also secretary to the Friends of Churchill Island Society, the Phillip Island Conservation Society and the Phillip Island & District Historical Society.

Her book, An Island Worth Conserving: a History of the Phillip Island Conservation Society 1968-2008, won first prize in the category Best Collaborative/Community work in the 2009 Victorian Community History Awards. The book reflects Christine’s deep interest in both the local environment and Phillip Island’s history.

Christine has contributed stories, newspaper articles and historical material to several local publications and gives talks on history and conservation matters. She is currently working on a series of memoir pieces from her own life and is researching a talk and paper on the history of diphtheria and its effects on the local community.

Christine is also working with Angela Borrelli on an oral history of French Island. Christine dabbles in collage, using Google search as a source for her collage pieces, which often feature controversial subject matter, as does some of her writing.