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Staff Members

Outback Gondwana Foundation


The staff of the Outback Gondwana Foundation include both paid employees and volunteers. They are involved in raising funds for the Natural History Museum, the discovery, preparation and storage of the fossils and natural history collections and the communication of those discoveries to the general population.


Their efforts help ensure the Foundation can successfully reach its goals.


Robyn Mackenzie

Collections Manager

Founding Member of OGF and CEBNHS Inc.

Westpac 1981-1985

Secretary, Cooper/Eromanga Basin Natural History Society Inc.

Plevna Downs Organic Wool & Beef producer since 1998

Robyn heads up the team preparing OGF’s growing fossil and natural history collections. Her work involves the discovery, preparation and storage of the fossils uncovered each year on the various OGF digsites. The work also includes extending the collections of extant flora & fauna of the region.



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Business Administration and Development Manager

B.Ed M.Ed, GradDipFinMkts, Cert IV Business (Governance); Cert IV Training & Assessment; Graduate of Qld Leadership Program; JP.

Karen provides planning and preparation support to a range of strategic initiatives and business functions associated with the management of the Outback Gondwana Foundation.
Community leadership roles currently undertaken by Karen include Chair of South West Rural Financial Counselling Service; President of Charleville Arts Gallery Inc and Immediate Past Chair of National Rural Women’s Coalition.
Current directorships include South West Natural Resource Management, National Rural Women’s Coalition and Rural Solutions Qld.


Jo Pegler

Fossil Technician

Founding supporter, dedicated and keen to keep learning and working with the Eromanga Dinosaur Project and the Natural History Society.

Several years experience in fossil preparation and field work.

Trained by Queensland Museum Senior Technician and OGF Senior Fossil Preparator.

Originating from New Zealand, it was the move to Eromanga 17 years ago that sparked the interest in the outback environment, past & present.


Tanya Hudson

Fossil Technician

After 16 years as a home tutor to her three children Tanya has revisited her love of science and discovery. By day she works in the lab at the Museum Field Station preparing dinosaur and megafauna fossils.


Susan Rigby

Communications Officer
B. Communication and Culture, University of Wollongong (UOW)

Inspiring dinosaur science and the outback! You can’t keep things like this a secret. With 15 years experience in journalism, PR and Local Government, I am here to share the unfolding story of Australia’s long lost dinosaur population. I also enjoy going on digs with my archaeologist husband.


Penny Langfield

Social Media

Penny’s love of adventure led her to Southwest Queensland to work on a local newspaper. She decided to stay in the Outback and has been captivated by the Foundation’s work. She enjoys telling people about the region’s dinosaur and megafauna fossils and digging for the bones, although shovel work is not a strength.



Rochelle Lawrence

Technical Officer

B.A. Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology (UNE). Rochelle has a strong interest in natural history and an eye for small fossils, which helps in her work preparing the Museum’s microfossil collection.
She worked as a Research Assistant in Geosciences at the Queensland Museum for two years before joining the Outback Gondwana Foundation. Broader interests include astronomy, photography and drawing.


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