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Agriculture And Heritage Publishing Consultant in Australia

MWA International Pty Limited was established in 1978 as a multi-disciplinary consulting firm to provide specialist services to government, business and other groups in the planning, designing, implementation and evaluation of more effective development programs in the Pacific and South-east Asia. Two of the original proprietors, Bob and Kerry McKillop, bought out the other partners in 1984 and continued the business.

Robert F (‘Bob’) McKillop has been the firm’s principal consultant, until his retirement from international consulting work in 2009. His primary focus has been on agricultural and rural development issues, particularly the assessment of institutional performance and evaluation of projects and programs. Bob is also active as a historian and in the railway heritage field as detailed on the About Us page.

From 1998, MWA International has also been engaged in Australian history and heritage consulting work. This includes 15 historical and heritage studies for the Heritage Unit of RailCorp and its predecessors since 1998. We also work closely with community groups engaged in historical research and interpretation, and the documentation and conservation of heritage items on the Lower North Shore of Sydney and in regional New South Wales. This field has become the main focus of the firm’s work in recent years and the firm also publishes books authored by Robert F McKillop.

Books currently featured on our website are:

  • Into the Golden West: the McKillops of Buddah, 1782 to 1974, and
  • Managing Waste: an environmental history of Flat Rock Creek and the Willoughby Incinerator, 1900 to 2011.

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Consultants in Australian history and heritage

Phone (02) 9958 4516



MWA International has provided consulting services to government organisations and private firms in Australia, The Pacific, Asia and Africa, often working through other firms such as Australian Agricultural Consulting & Management Services, Coffey International, Shedden Pacific, Shedden Agribusiness and the URS Corporation. Other clients include the Australian International Assistance Bureau/AusAID, Asian Development Bank, Food & Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations and UNAIDS. The firm has withdrawn from this international work since the retirement of Bob McKillop in 2009, in order to concentrate more on domestic projects.


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