Image by Prince Abid

Because there's a story in everything

(even in old tiles...)


Dr Martina Muller

I am an accredited professional historian with particular expertise in heritage. As a member of PHA NSW & ACT I am accredited under the National Standards for Accreditation for Membership of Professional Historians in Australia. I currently serve as the Treasurer on the executive of PHA NSW & ACT.


Having worked in the heritage sector for many years, both as a heritage consultant and historian, I have written numerous histories that have been used to guide developments across the wider Sydney area. I currently work as a historian at NBRSARCHITECTURE.



My business is called Storialines because it sums up what I do and reflects who I am. Having been brought up in Switzerland where I had to learn German, Italian, French and English at school, I love the play on two words from two of these languages: Storia (Italian for 'history, story, tale or yarn') and Storyline (English for 'narrative or plot of a story'). My aim is to bring history alive by researching stories, finding their main narratives and then communicating these in an easy to understand and engaging way, based on the facts.

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My Work

I undertake historical research and prepare summaries for inclusion in heritage reports, enabling colleagues and clients to make sound decisions about future development strategies for heritage places. I have worked on a wide range of projects, from small, privately owned residential sites to large, public properties, and have researched various building types, such as guest houses, libraries, schools, pubs, cemeteries, homesteads, warehouses, shops and other commercial buildings, churches, fire stations, and even ski resorts.


I evaluate and analyse a wide range of sources, including land titles, maps, photographs, historical building application files and other relevant material held in archives and libraries, as well as the existing building fabric and site components. I am also experienced in preparing Interpretation Strategies/Plans, and am a member of Interpretation Australia, the peak body of natural and cultural heritage interpretation in Australia.

Fees are in accordance with the Scale of Fees recommended by the Professional Historians Association (PHA).

Image by Mattia Vettorello


Martina Muller MPHA NSW & ACT



ABN 37 368 328 488

© 2020 by Martina Muller. Photographs by Prince Abid (top), Joanna Kosinska (centre) and Mattia Vettorello (bottom) from Unsplash.

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