Tanya Evans is an historian and the author and co-author of three books including Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales, which she wrote in collaboration with family historians. She is the is president of the History Council of NSW and a senior lecturer in the Department of Modern History at Macquarie University where she teaches Australian history and public history. She has worked as a historical consultant for the National Council for the Unmarried Mother and Her Child in the UK, The Benevolent Society and for the Australian television series, Who Do You Think You Are?.