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Monique Galloway

Monique Galloway
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I’m a former Australian soldier and historical archaeologist with a degree from the University of Sydney. After almost 20 years as a practicing archaeologist I now live in Cambodia and was running a social enterprise to help improve lives here. I have a special interest in the layers of history of a site and evidence of subversion, especially ancient graffiti on monuments.

Three Criminals That Surprisingly Appeared on Australia’s Currency

  Where other nations glorify the great and the good on their cash, Australia is the only nation to ever feature a forger on its...

California Gold Rush: The Sydney Ducks in San Francisco

  When gold was discovered in 1848 near San Francisco, it sparked the California Gold Rush.  Thousands poured into the village formerly named Yerba Buena...

Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Queen Who Chose Her Kings

  Eleanor of Aquitaine (ca. 1122-1204) became the Duchess of Aquitaine and wife of the King of France at 15. By 30, she was married...

Macbeth: Why the King of Scotland was More Than a Shakespearan Despot

  Macbeth was a blood-soaked, politically inspired drama written to please King James VI & I. Written in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot, Shakespeare’s...