Patrick Bertola is a labour historian with a long-standing interest in the Midland Government Railway Workshops. He was Chief Investigator of the recent Australian Research Council-funded history projects on the Workshops, the research outcomes include this history and numerous papers for conferences and scholarly journals.
The Workshops. A history of the Midland Government Railway Workshops was the 2006 winner of the premier’s Prize for Western Australian History.
Patrick and co-editor Bobbie Oliver continue to work towards achieving a rail heritage centre on the Workshops site.