Professor Victoria Haskins is a historian at the University of Newcastle. She is interested in the histories of cross-cultural relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women. She also works on the history of domestic labour, race relations and colonialism more generally, and on Australian women in World War I. She is the author of Matrons and Maids (2012) and One Bright Spot (2005), and has co-edited Colonisation and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (2015) and Uncommon Ground: White Women in Aboriginal History (2005). She has appeared as a historical consultant on the television programs, Who Do You Think You Are? and Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty.