Peter Gilderdale is a senior lecturer in communication design at
AUT and the School of Art and Design's Associate Head of School
(Research and Innovation). Apart from his supervising roles, he
primarily teaches design theory.
Betty Gilderdale is known for her biographies and adult publishing, but she is even better known for her invention of this popular piece of machinery. A lecturer in English with numerous books behind her, Betty takes The Little Yellow Digger stories very seriously - giving them as much time and consideration as her more lengthy works for adults. Together with her late husband, Alan, she created the Little Yellow Digger legacy.