Pauline Bennett completed her Honours degree in Geography in 1976 and went on to be a Geography teacher at Niddrie High School and then Korowa Anglican Girls School Her contribution to geography teaching included regional consultancy for geography teachers in the western metropolitan region and also membership of the management Committee of the Geography Teacher’s Association of Victoria in the 80’s. Her love of geography then took her to Melbourne Water as an Education Officer culminating in a major career change when she moved into the Human Resources field where she has worked for the past 25 years.
Pauline has continued her love of the natural environment with a property on the fringe of Melbourne overlooking the Kinglake Ranges where she grows “weeds” and native bushland along with a goat, two border collies and her family (daughter Julia completing a Bachelor of Environments this year and son Tom in first year Arts - both at Melbourne) and husband Ron.
Pauline’s enduring memories of Geography at Melbourne were the terrific people and excursions – to the Grampians in western Victoria wandering through the grazing land of the Black Range and enjoying great company in the evenings at the pub at Stawell. And excursions along the coast of Victoria – standing knee deep in mud on Westernport bay as the tide rushed in!
Pauline can be contacted at the City of Whitehorse where she is the Organisation Development Manager.