Growing up in country NSW, many of her childhood hours were spent exploring a nearby gully, long-used by neighbouring farming families as a tip; unearthing rusty prams, wrought iron, broken ceramic water filters - and many a bottle. Holidays were spent in recreated villages such as Sovereign Hill and Swan Hill and, of course, visiting Vaucluse House when in Sydney. Being surrounded by books on Australiana and social history instilled in Rebecca a fascination with social fabric and a desire to share the stories of our diverse and rich past. After a degree in visual arts Rebecca completed a Masters of Art Administration, before commencing work with the National Trust as Assistant Curator. This was followed by more than 15 years working with community museum collections across regional NSW.
An ongoing obsession with intact retail interiors sees Rebecca hunt down these increasingly rare sites on her travels around the country, photographing and documenting them whenever they cross her path.