Dr Ann Moyal is a historian of Australian science with many publications behind her. These include Alan Moorehead. A rediscovery (2005), a work on which she received a Varuna fellowship in 2003; Platypus: The Extraordinary Story of How a Curious Creature Baffled the World (2001); A Bright and Savage Land. Scientists in Colonial Australia (1986); Clear Across Australia: A history of telecommunications (1984); and her autobiography, Breakfast with Beaverbrook(1995). Ann is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and received her AM in the order of Australia and her Doctorate of Letters from the ANU (2003) for her publications and contributions to the history of Australian science.