Paul Fox has worked as a curator and a business analyst, and in improving industrial processes. He has been a Thomas Ramsay science and humanities scholar at Museum Victoria, an AGL Shaw creative fellow at the State Library of Victoria, and an Alfred Deakin post-doctoral fellow at Deakin University. He is throughly interested in the history (and the future) of Melbourne as well as the colonial frontier, photography, and landscaping and gardening. In 2007, Paul was awarded the Dennis-Wettenhall Prize by the University of Melbourne for his doctorate ‘Australian colonial gardeners and the landscapes of Empire, 1833–1912’. He is the author of Sweet Damper and Gossip: Colonial sightings from the Goulburn and north-east (1994), Clearings: Six colonial gardeners and their landscapes (2004), and many articles and reviews.