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Publications - Dr Peter Stanley

Academic conference and seminar papers presented

‘Observations on Transnational Ties’, The National Centre of Biography symposium ‘Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World’, ANU, 3 March 2009

‘The Other Side of the Medal: Researching “Bad Characters”’ ‘Beyond the Limits of Location’ conference, Yass & District Historical Society, St Clement’s Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong, NSW, 28 March 2009

‘Telling Lies for Turkey: The Atatürk quotation and the Mischief it has Caused’, Second International Gallipoli Symposium, ANU, 15-16 April 2009

‘A Battle for Australia: the Idea of a Japanese Invasion’, Curtin University of Technology Centre for Advanced Studies in Australia, Asia and Pacific conference, 29 May 2009

‘The material culture of Mont St Quentin’, National Museum of Australia staff seminar series, 11 September 2008

‘Researching Mont St Quentin and Bad Characters’, Military Historical Society of Australia ACT Branch, 22 September 2008

‘Hong Kong and Macau’s History museums: Towards Understanding the museums of the Asia-Pacific Region’, ANU Research School of Humanities, work-in-progress Seminar Series, 7 November 2008

'The war took him...': A Family's Loss in 1918 Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 5 November 2008

‘Beyond Remembrance to Understanding: Thinking about the Great War ninety years on’, Brisbane Institute, 11 November 2008

‘For Fear of Pain: reflections on surgical history’, Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Hong Kong, May 2008

‘The Long Carry: stretcher bearers: a case study’: Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Hong Kong, May 2008

‘Can there be a military history of Tasmania? Tasmanians at War’ conference, Centre for Tasmanian Studies, University of Tasmania, 23 August 2008

‘Ninety years ago on a French hillside: a story of Mont St Quentin’, Historical Interpretation Series, National Museum of Australia, 31 August 2008

‘Remembering the Great War’, Griffith War Museum fund-raising dinner, Griffith, NSW, 2 August 2008

‘Nine Platoon, 1918’ ‘Recovering Lives conference, National Museum of Australia 7 August 2008

‘Reflections of a reluctant biographer – Biography by accident’ Using Lives: a postgraduate workshop in Biography, NMA 8 September 2008

‘Is Nine Platoon’s a collective biography?’ ‘Collective Biography’ conference, National Library of Australia, 10 September 2008

‘Self-denying ordinances: self-censorship in creating museum exhibitions’, Symposium, The Bill Chill, Museum of Sydney, March 2007

‘”I have never been in a battle …”: reflections on writing about war’, Writings on War symposium, University of South Australia, June 2007

‘Archaeology in Australia’/Plenary session, History and the Public, University of London, Feb 2006

‘The Dutch are a mob of bastards’, Dutch connections – 1606-2006, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, May 2006 (published in 2006)

‘In the Street of the Historians: reflections on history at the Australian War Memorial’, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, Aug 2006

‘All imaginable excuses: Australian deserters and the fall of Singapore’, University of Texas, Austin, Sep 2006

Keynote address, Vietnam War conference, Newcastle University, 15 Apr 2005

’Whyalla in the Second World War’, SA State History Conference, Whyalla, 29 May 2005

‘Indians on Gallipoli’, International History Congress, UNSW, Sydney, Jul 2005

‘A sceptic’s view of military history’, Canberra Sceptics, National Museum of Australia, Nov 2005

‘Australia and New Zealand in the Second World War’, Woden Valley Sub-Branch of the Returned Services League, 24 Apr 2004

‘Local studies and Quinn’s Post’, Queanbeyan Local Studies Group, 3 Jun 2004

‘”The Show is on at Last”: Australians and D-Day’, Brigadier John Howard Commemorative Lecture, New South Wales Military Historical Society, 5 Jun 2004

‘Battlefield archaeology: illustration and interpretation from the Australian experience’, National Army Museum ‘Battlefield Archaeology’ conference, 24 Jul 2004

‘The Memorial’s research program’, Humanities Research Centre, ANU, 1 Dec 2004

‘“Shakes, swears or sweats”: the early Victorian surgeon’ Australian Modern British History Association conference, Canberra, 7 Jul 2003

‘The Green Hole reconsidered’, Australian Army History Conference, Canberra, 11 Jul 2003

‘”A disgrace to the Japanese army”: Indian prisoners of war in New Guinea’, Remembering the war in New Guinea conference, Canberra, 7 Aug 2003

‘“Whom at first we did not like …”: Australians and New Zealanders at Quinn’s Post, Gallipoli’, Zealandia’s Great War conference, Wellington, 8-10 Nov 2003

“The roundel: concentric identities among Australian airmen in Bomber Command”, Australian War Memorial Air War Europe conference, 15 Nov 2003

‘Post-mortems in Changi: the analysis of the Malaya-Singapore campaign, 1942’, Battle for Singapore, National University of Singapore, Feb 2002 (later published in Sixty Years On)

‘Australian wartime encounters with Asia’, Keynote address, Access Asia conference, Canberra, 12 Mar 2002

Keynote address/workshop, History Teachers’ Association of South Australia Annual Conference, Adelaide, 4 May 2002

‘“He’s (not) Coming South”: the invasion that wasn’t’, ‘Remembering 1942’ conference, Canberra, 31 May 2002

‘Heroes and Victims: the Gallipoli DCMs’, ‘Australia in War and Peace’, Çanakkale, Turkey, 2-5 Oct 2002

‘Twenty years of War and Society Studies in Australia’, University of Newcastle War, Society and Culture Research Group, Nov 2001

‘The presentation of Japan in the museum galleries of the Australian War Memorial’, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Dec 2001

‘A cartoon history of the Australian Army’, Army centenary conference, National Library of Australia, Mar 2001

‘Broken lineage: the Australian Army’s heritage of discontinuity’, Army Centenary History conference, Canberra, Mar 2001

‘Healing Beyond Technology in the Era of Painful Surgery’, President’s Lecture, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Canberra, May 2001

‘For Fear of Pain: Surgeons before anaesthesia’, Foundation Visitor, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Canberra, May 2001

‘Lives and times: British surgeons 1790-1850’, Foundation Visitor, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Canberra, May 2001

‘To stand forward with zeal: British naval surgeons, 1793-1815’, Foundation Visitor, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Canberra, May 2001

‘Fortitude: the patient’s experience of painful surgery’, Foundation Visitor’s paper, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Melbourne University, May 2001

‘The little patient: children and painful surgery’, Foundation Visitor’s paper, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Flinders University, May 2001

‘The gunner: J.E. Macdonnell and the face of naval battle’, King-Hall Naval History Conference, Canberra, Jul 2001

‘Mesmerism – prelude to chemical anaesthesia’, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian College of Anaesthetists, Canberra, Oct, 2001

‘Berhampore, a Bengal cantonment’, Australia-India Update Seminar, Shared Heritage: the Common Ground’, University of Canberra, Oct 2001 (later published)

‘The Memorial and its People - An illustrated talk’, 11 November 2001

‘The roundel: concentric identities and Australian airmen in Bomber Command’, 11th British-Australian dialogue, Lincoln, May 2000

‘No pain at all: mesmerism in the 1840s’, Annual Scientific Congress, ACT Branch, Australian Society of Anaesthetists, 9 Sep 2000

‘The real Bluey and Curley: image and idiom and Australian soldiers in the islands, 1945’, ‘Remembering the War in New Guinea’, ANU, 19-21 Oct 2000

‘Artist and subject: Ivor Hele and the Australian soldier of the Second World War’, Lecture associated with the exhibition, ‘Ivor Hele: the heroic image’, Customs House Gallery, Brisbane, Feb 1999

‘The Second World War and Regional Australia’, SW Victoria conference, Hamilton, Jun 1999

‘Diversity of visitors; diversity of interpretation: the Memorial’s Second World War gallery’, National Museums Negotiating History conference, ANU, Jul 1999

‘With Banjo to Kimberley: Banjo Paterson’s South African War verse as history’, Anglo-Boer War Centenary conference, University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, Oct 1999

‘What is war heritage and what can it mean for modern Australia?’, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commemorative Conference, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Oct 1999

‘With Banjo to Kimberley: Banjo Paterson’s South African War verse as history’, Anglo-Boer War Centenary conference, Australian War Memorial, Nov 1999

‘Capital operations: re-considering painful surgery, 1800-50’, NSW Medical History Society, Mar 1998

‘For Fear of Pain: Surgery, 1800-50’, Australian Historical Association Conference, Sydney, Jul 1998

‘Gavin Long’s history and the Memorial’, Symposium, ‘Official Histories’, Australian Defence Force Academy, Oct 1998

‘A culture of assertion: the Bengal Europeans and the ‘White Mutiny’ of 1859-60’’, Conference, ‘Mutiny’, Ohio State University, Oct 1998

Who won the war in 1944?: nationalism and Australian historians of the Second World War’, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, London, Jul 1998

‘“Nearly as mutinous”: the culture of European officers of the Bengal Army, 1825-65’, Conference, ‘New Military History of South Asia’, Wolfson College, Cambridge, Jul 1997

‘Bloody and butcherly: in the operating room?’, at the Department of History at the University of Sydney, Oct 1997

‘Into the depths of our common nature: entering the surgeon’s world, 1800-1850’, seminar, History Program, RSSS, Australian National University, Jun 1997

‘A perfect operator’, at the Old Operating Theatre, St Thomas’s Street, Southwark, Jul 1997

‘Renewing the Vision: plans and prospects at the Australian War Memorial’, paper presented at the Imperial War Museum, Jul 1997

‘‘Slightly different’: British and Australian encounters in wartime India’, newImages conference, Imperial War Museum and Australian War Memorial, London, Jul 1997 and Canberra, Sep 1997.

‘Paul the pimp re-considered: Australian G-staff officers on the western front, 1916-18’, Australian War Memorial History Conference, Jul 1987

‘Calling a truce: amateurs and academics in Australian military history’, keynote address, Bicentennial Military History Seminar, Jun 1988

‘Powder horns as evidence’, seminar paper, Macquarie University, Oct 1988 ‘Beginning with i: photographs as evidence’, Conference: 'More than meets the eye', State Library of NSW, May 1989

‘“More like workmen than soldiers”: questions and sources in explaining the “white mutiny”’, Department of History, The Faculties, Australian National University, Jul 1989

‘The South African war gallery’, Australian War Memorial History Conference, Jul 1990

‘The museum as a centre of research’, International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History, XIIth Congress, Glasgow, Aug - Sep 1990

‘Scholars and blagards, cockneys and gentlemen: archetypes of the Company's Europeans, 1825-57’, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Oct 1990

‘Aspiration and exasperation: Victorian clerks and the white mutiny of 1859-60’, seminar paper presented to the Department of History, The Faculties, Australian National University, May 1991

‘The green hole: exploring our neglect of the New Guinea campaigns of 1943-44’, Australian War Memorial History Conference, Nov 1992

‘An Oboe concerto: reflections on the Borneo landings, 1945’, CGS History Conference, 'Amphibious warfare', Canberra, Nov 1994

‘The 1945 exhibition: heritages, myths and monuments’, seminar paper delivered to the School of Multi-Cultural Studies, Flinders University, Mar 1995

‘Commemorative, celebratory and critical history: maintaining perspective in an anniversary year’, keynote address delivered to the History Teachers’ Association of South Australia annual conference, ‘Celebrating history?’, Adelaide, Mar 1995

‘Anzac and Army: reflections on Army and Society in Australia, 1895-1995’, Australian Army CGS Exercise, Brisbane, Jun 1995

‘Tarakan: the corporals' war’, Australian War Memorial History Conference, 1945: War & Peace, Canberra, Sep 1995

‘Looking back on 1945: Australia Remembers, 1995’, Paper presented at the conference, ‘What did you do in the war, Gran?, Hamilton, New Zealand, Aug 1995

‘The Australian War Memorial - national or nationalist institution?’, Seminar paper, ANU Summer School, Feb 1996

‘Australia, Japan and the Second World War in the Netherlands East Indies’, Australia-Japan Research Program Symposium, Canberra, Mar 1997

‘The Second World war and regional Australia’, Australia Remembers conference, Deakin University, Warrnambool, 29 Mar 1996

‘1945: War & Peace’, Australian Historical Association Conference, Melbourne, Jul 1996

‘The voluntary war effort in Whyalla, South Australia, 1939-45’, Australian Historical Association Conference, Aug 1986

(with Margaret Browne) ‘Historians at the Australian War Memorial’, Australian Historical Association Conference, Aug 1986

‘Don't let Whyalla down: the voluntary war effort in an Australian town, 1939-45’ Australian War Memorial History Conference, Feb 1985

‘The nuts and bolts of historical research’, Australian War Memorial History Conference, Feb 1983

‘Oh! the sufferings of my men: the 80th Regiment in New South Wales in 1838’, Conference, 'Australia in 1838', ANU, Feb 1981

‘While acting under orders: the Slaughterhouse Creek massacre of 1838’, paper presented to the Australian War Memorial Bicentenary History Seminar, Feb 1981

‘The most calamitous year: the British soldier and social order in New South Wales in 1839’, seminar presented to the Department of History, SGS, ANU, Jul 1980

Anthologies

‘Tarakan: an Australian Tragedy’, in Robin Gerster and Peter Pierce, eds, On the War-path: an Anthology of Australian Military Travel, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2004, pp. 307-09

Articles and papers published

‘Working machines and “Broken Britain”: Goodwood Revival and the historical politics of re-enactment’, reCollections, 2010

‘Reflections of a Public Historian on a Battle for Australia, Symposium: Newsletter of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, No. 40, Aug/Sep 2008, pp. 14-17

‘What is the Battle for Australia?’, Australian Army Journal, Vol. IV, no. 2, Winter, 2007, pp. 17-34

‘In the Street of the Historians: Practising History at the Australian War Memorial, Dialogue: Academy of the Social sciences in Australia, Vol. 26, 2/2007, pp. 30-38

‘Imperial military history’, in Matthew Hughes and William Philpott, Palgrave Advances in Modern Military History, Basingstoke, 2006

‘Threat Made Manifest’, Griffith Review, Spring 2005, pp. 13-24

‘Australia and 1945’, Everyone’s War, Autumn/Winter 2005

‘”An extraordinary town …”: Whyalla sixty years ago’, History Matters, Vol. 15, No. 2, July 2005

‘”Great in adversity”: Indian prisoners of war in New Guinea’, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, no. 37

‘The gunner: J.E. Macdonnell and the face of naval battle’ in John Reeve and David Stevens (eds), The Face of Naval Battle, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2003

‘“The men who did the fighting are now all busy writing”: Australian Post-Mortems on Defeat in Malaya and Singapore, 1942-45’ in Brian Farrell and Sandy Hunter (eds), Sixty Years On: the Fall of Singapore Revisited, Eastern Universities Press, Singapore, 2003

‘Gavin Long and History at the Australian War Memorial’, in Jeffrey Grey, (ed.), The Last Word?: Essays on Official History in the United States and the British Commonwealth, Praeger, Westport, 2003

‘With Banjo to Kimberley: Banjo Paterson’s South African verse as history’, in Peter Dennis & Jeffrey Grey, The Boer War: Army, Nation and Empire, Canberra, 2000

‘Diversity of visitors, diversity of interpretation: the Australian War Memorial’s Second World War gallery’, in Darryl McIntyre and Kirsten Wehner (eds), National Museums Negotiating Histories, Canberra, 2001

‘Military culture and military protest: the Bengal Europeans and the “White Mutiny” of 1859’, in Jane Hathaway (ed.), Rebellion, Repression, Reinvention: Mutiny in Comparative Perspective, Prager, Westport, 2001

‘Being dead, yet speaketh: Berhampore, a Bengal cantonment’, Soldiers of the Queen, Spring, 1999

‘“Our big world”: the social history of the Light Horse regiment, 1916-18’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Mar 1998, Vol. XXXIX, No. 1

‘“A reasonable degree of recognition”: the Australian War Memorial, veterans and the Second World War gallery’, Locality, Nov 1998

‘Who won the war in 1944?: Nationalism and Australian historians of the Second World War’, in Carl Bridge, (ed.), Ranging Shots: New Directions in Australian Military History, London, 1998

‘Shaik Abdoolah, or the reluctant renegade’, Soldiers of the Queen: the Journal of the Victorian Military Society, No. 85, Jun 1996

‘The Moon under Water: the Australian War Memorial’s Staff Research Policy’, Museum National, Vol. 5, No. 1, Aug 1996

‘“Highly inflammatory writings”: soldiers’ graffiti and the Indian rebellion’, Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Winter 1996-97

‘An Oboe concerto: reflections on the Borneo landings, 1945’, in Glenn Wahlert, (ed.), Australian Army Amphibious Operations South-West Pacific: 1942-45, Australian Army, Canberra, 1996

‘"Dear comrades": barrack-room culture and the “White Mutiny” of 1859-60’, Indo-British Review, 1996

‘Anzac and Army: reflections on Army and Society in Australia, 1895-1995’, in David Horner, (ed.) Armies and nation building - past experience - future prospects, Australian Army, Canberra, 1995

‘Echoes of the Guns: Remembering the Great War, 1914-18’, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, Apr, 1994

‘Sniffing the ground’: Australians and Borneo - 1945, 1994’, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, Oct, 1994

‘The green hole: exploring our neglect of the New Guinea campaigns of 1943-44’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Apr-Jun 1993, pp. 3-11

‘Happy birthday, HRS: a decade of the Australian War Memorial’s Historical Research Section’, Public History Review, Nov 1993, pp. 54-65

‘Heritage of strangers : The Australian Army's British legacy’, Australian Defence Force Journal, Mar-Apr 1991, pp. 21-26

‘Research and the Australian War Memorial : The AWM Research Grants Scheme, 1976-91’, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, Nov 1991, pp. 42-43

‘The riddles of ANZAC’, Australian Defence Force Journal, Mar-Apr 1990, pp. 71-73

‘The uniforms of The Remote Garrison: an argument about the interpretation of historical dress’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Apr-Jun 1988, pp. 20-32

‘Calling a truce: “Amateurs” and “Academics” in Australian military history’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Oct-Dec 1988

‘“A horn to put your powder in”: interpreting artefacts of British soldiers in colonial Australia’, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, Oct 1988, pp. 13-29*

‘Witness to history: a diary of the Sydney-Emden battle’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Oct-Dec 1986

‘The Soldiers on the Hill: the defence of Whyalla, 1939-1945’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, nine-part series, Oct-Dec 1984- Jan-Mar 1988

‘Gallipoli and Pozières: a legend and a memorial’, Australian Foreign Affairs Record, Vol. 56, No. 4, Apr 1985, pp. 282-89

‘Colonial military history in Australia’, Soldiers of the Queen: the Journal of the Victorian Military Society, No. 41, Jun 1985, pp. 16-18

‘British infantry regiments of the line and the empire, 1840-69’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Jan-Mar 1984, pp. 4-7

‘The Army in Decay?’ Soldiers of the Queen: the Journal of the Victorian Military Society, No. 36, Mar 1984, pp. 10-12

‘A note on a Lone Pine uniform’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Apr-Jun 1984, pp. 23-24

‘Frederick Whirlpool, VC’, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, Apr 1984, p. 40

‘Australian Joint Copying Project: recent additions of Australian military historical interest’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Jul-Sep 1984

‘Ensign Hamilton’s letter’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Apr-Jun 1983

‘Reflections on Bean's last paragraph’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Jul-Sep 1983, pp. 4-11

‘RQMS Neaves at Pozières’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Jan-Mar 1982, pp. 13-17

‘Bluey the Sig: the memoirs of Sapper Dadswell’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Jan-Mar 1981, pp. 7-12

‘An Entente ... Most Remarkable: Indians at Anzac’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Apr-Jun 1981, pp. 17-21

‘“Oh! the sufferings of my men”: the 80th Regiment in New South Wales in 1838’, The Push from the Bush: a bulletin of social history, No. 11, Nov 1981, pp. 1-22

‘A mere point of Military Etiquette: the Norfolk Island mutiny of 1839’, The Push from the Bush: a bulletin of social history, No. 7, Sep 1980, pp. 1-12

‘Kitchener's Army and the North of England, 1914-1916’, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Apr 1977, pp. 88-91

Audio-visual/multimedia products conceived and/or developed

National War Museum of Scotland, gallery audio-guide script, 2000

Second World war gallery audio, audio-visual and interactive programs, 1999:

  • ‘Rural Australia at War’ interactive
  • ‘Tol massacre’ audio-visual;
  • ‘Singapore’ audio-visual
  • ‘Banka Island massacre’ visual
  •  ‘Attack on Darwin’ visual
  •  ‘John Curtin’ audio-visual
  • ‘Savo Island’ audio-visual
  • ‘Civilian internees’ audio
  • ‘Kokoda Trail’ audio-visual
  • ‘Women’s services’ audio-visual
  •  ‘Fighting back’ visual
  • ‘Bomber experience’ audio-visual
  •  ‘Alamein’ visual
  • ‘New Guinea campaign’ audio-visual
  • ‘Women at war’ audio-visual
  • ‘War in the islands’ audio-visual
  • ‘Kamikaze’ audio-visual
  • ‘Homeward journey’ audio-visual
  • ‘Tarakan diorama’ audio
  • ‘Sandakan’ audio-visual
  • ‘D-Day to VE-Day’ visual
  • ‘Hiroshima’ audio-visual
  • ‘BCOF audio-visual’.

1945: War & Peace exhibition, 1995: audio-guide script; ‘Borneo’ audio-visual, 1995

‘Jim Flynn’s Magic Lantern Slides’, Film Australia, Australian War Memorial, 1990

‘Australians on the Western Front’, Australian War Memorial, 1988

Awards

  • Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, 2011 (joint award)
  • Australian Army Military History Research Grants Scheme Grant, 2009
  • Visiting Fellowship, Humanities Research Centre, ANU, 2008
  • Foundation Visitor, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2008
  • May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust Creative Time Residency, 2007
  • Eleanor Dark Foundation, Varuna Fellowship, 2007*
  • Australian Army Military History Research Grants Scheme Grant, 2006
  • Australian Army Military History Research Grants Scheme Grant, 2003
  • Award, General Palit Military Studies Trust, 2002
  • Foundation Visitor, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2001
  • Toyota Foundation grant (Remembering the War in New Guinea – shared) 1999-2001
  • Australian Army Military History Research Grants Scheme Grant, 2000
  • Travel award, British High Commission, Canberra, 2000
  • Travel award, National Museums of Scotland, 2000
  • Wellcome Trust travel grant, 2000
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Second World War Studies, University of Edinburgh, 1999
  • Japan Foundation Grant (Australia-Japan Research Project – shared) 1998-99
  • Australian Army Military History Research Grants Scheme Grant, 1997
  • Australian War Memorial Major Research Program 1996
  • Australian Army Military History Research Grants Scheme Grant, 1995
  • Australian War Memorial Staff Post-graduate Research Assistance Scheme, 1991-92
  • Prize, Historical Association (UK), ‘Australia's past in front of you’ competition, 1988, for the article, ‘A horn to put your powder in’
  • Menzies Scholarship awarded by the Australia-Britain Society, 1987

* Not taken up, due to commencing my present position at the National Museum of Australia

Books published

[Note: scholarly works in bold]

Digger Smith and Australia's Great War, Murdoch/Pier 9, Sydney, 2011

Simpson’s Donkey, Murdoch Books/Pier 9, Sydney, 2011

Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny, Murder and the Australian Imperial Force, Murdoch Books/Pier 9, Sydney, 2010

Men of Mont St Quentin: Between Victory and Death, Scribe Publications, Melbourne, 2009

Commando to Colditz: Micky Burn’s Journey to the Far Side of Tears: the Raid on St Nazaire, Murdoch Books/Pier 9, Sydney, 2009

A Stout Pair of Boots: A Guide to Exploring Australia’s Battlefields, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2008

Invading Australia: Japan and the Battle for Australia, 1942 Viking Penguin, Melbourne, 2008

(with Mark Johnston) Alamein: the Australian Story, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2002 (new edition, 2006)

For Fear of Pain: British Surgery 1790-1850, Editions Rodopi, Amsterdam, in association with the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, 2003 (new edition, 2006)

Borneo, 1942-1945, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Canberra, 2005

Quinn’s Post: Anzac, Gallipoli, Allen & Unwin Australia, 2005

Whyalla at War 1939-45, Whyalla City Council, Whyalla, 2004

(with others) Stolen Years: Australian Prisoners of War, DVA, Canberra, 2002

White Mutiny: British Military Culture in India, 1825-75, Christopher Hurst & Co., London/ New York University Press, 1998

Tarakan: an Australian Tragedy, Allen & Unwin Australia, Sydney, 1997

Rosemary and Wattle: the Roll of Honour, Hall of Memory and Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier at the Australian War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, 1993

The Remote Garrison: the British Army in Australia, 1788-1870, Kangaroo Press, Sydney, 1987

Air Battle Europe 1939-45, Time-Life Books, Sydney, 1987

(with Michael McKernan) Anzac Day 70 years on, Collins, Sydney, 1986

A Guide to the Australian War Memorial, John Ferguson, Sydney, 1986

Bomber Command, Hodder & Staughton, Sydney, 1985

(ed.) But little glory: the New South Wales contingent to the Sudan, 1885, Military Historical Society of Australia, Canberra, 1985

(with Michael McKernan) Australians at War, 1885-1972: photographs from the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Collins, Sydney, 1984

(ed.) What did you do in the war, Daddy?, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1983

Chapters and entries

‘He was black, he was a White man, and a dinkum Aussie’: race and empire in revisiting the Anzac Legend’, in Santanu Das, Race and Empire in the Great War, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011

‘Revealing Revealing Gallipoli’, in Rebecca Beirne and James Bennett, (eds), Making Film and Television Histories, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2011

'War and Australia's museums' in Des Griffin & Leon Paroissien, Understanding Australian Museums, 2011

Foreword to Craig Deayton, Battle Scarred: the History of the 47th Battalion, Big Sky Publishing, 2011

‘Dramatic myth; dull truth: Invasion by Japan in 1942’, in Craig Stockings, (ed.), Zombie Myths of Australian Military History, New South, Sydney, 2010

Gerhard Weinberg et al. World War II Chronicle, Legacy, Chicago, 2008, pp. 97, 108, 117, 133, 135, 197, 239, 257, 273, 307, 345, 351

‘The Gallipoli Campaign: History and memory, myth and legend’, in Deborah Gare & David Ritter, Making Australian History: Perspectives on the Past since 1788, Thomson, Sydney, 2008, pp. 311-16

‘Kokoda’, in Peter Cochrane, (ed.), Australian Greats, William Heinemann, Australia, Sydney, 2008

Introduction to Rowley Richards’s A Doctor’s War, Jun 2005; 2006

‘Finest hour’, Shared Experience catalogue, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 2005

Foreword to Winsome Paul McDowell, Blessed with a cheerful nature : a reading of the letters of Lieutenant George Stanley McDowell MC, 13th Battalion A.I.F. 1914-1917, Sep 2005

‘Australia’, ‘General Douglas MacArthur’, ‘Sandakan Death March’, ‘South-East Asia Command’ and ‘Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten’, in Ooi Keat Gin, Historical Encyclopaedia of South East Asia, ABC-Clio, 2004

‘Army Temperance Association’, in Jack Blocker and others, Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia, ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara, 2003 ,Vol. I

‘Volunteer Defence Corps’; ‘Borneo’, in Joan Beaumont, Australian Defence: Sources and Statistics, OUP, Melbourne, 2001

‘The British Army in Australia’, in Robin Prior and others, The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History, OUP, Melbourne, 1995

‘Soldiers and fellow countrymen in colonial Australia’, in M. Browne & M. McKernan, Australia two centuries of war and peace, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1988

(with others), Roll Call! A Guide to Genealogical Sources in the Australian War Memorial, AWM, 1986

Conferences organised

A Tribute to Bob Edwards, 2011

National Museum of Australia, ‘Collections Symposium’, 2008-10

National Museum of Australia, ‘Australian Museums since the 1970s’, 2007

National Museum of Australia, ‘ Pacific Museums’, 2007

AHA conference ‘Genres in Military History’ theme (jointly with SHASS, ADFA), 2006

‘Anzac Day to VP Day’ conference (jointly with SHASS, ADFA), 2005

‘Air War Europe’ conference, 2003

‘Remembering 1942’ conference, 2002

85th anniversary of August Offensive conference, 2000

Boer War centenary conference (jointly with Army History Unit and SHASS, ADFA), 1999

14 Australian War Memorial annual history conferences, 1982-87 and 1989-96

Australian War Memorial Bicentenary Military History Seminar, 1981

Editing

Editorial soviet and Editorial Board, reCollections, 2007-

Guest editor, Health and History, Apr 2005

Managing editor, Wartime, 1999-

Supervising editor, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, 1987-

Editor, Sabretache: the Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, 1981

Launches

Launch of Christine Wright’s Wellington’s Men in Australia, National Museum of Australia, June 2011

Launch of Louise Austin’s Journey to Tobruk, Women’s College, Sydney University, Aug 2009

Launch of Murray Kirkland exhibition 'Des Souvenirs’, Australian Defence Force Academy Library, Apr 2009

Launch of the 'People's Pathway', Tuggeranong Homestead Minders of the Tuggeranong Homestead, Tuggeranong, Apr 2009

Launch of Peter Ewer’s Forgotten Anzacs, Shrine (Melbourne) April 2008

Launch of Jennifer Horsfield’s Mary Cunningham: An Australian Life, Lanyon Homestead, 2004

Lectures presented

‘Master and Miss Smith: thinking about the Great War unsentimentally’, ‘Approaching War: Children’s culture and war 1880-1919’, University of Technology, Sydney, 1 December 2011

‘Remembering the Schmidts’, Manning Clark House, Canberra, 10 November 2011

Black Saturday at Steels Creek’, ‘Meet the Researcher’ talk, National Museum of Australia, 9 November 2011

‘South Australia’s Great War: is there anything new to say?’, SA175 Public Lecture, Adelaide, 1 November 2011

‘Wounded: Casualties and Surgeons; Representation and Reality’, ‘War’s Affects’ conference, Australian National University, 5 October 2011
Launch of Allen Mawer’s Diary of a Darwin Spitfire Pilot, National Library of Australia, 19 October 2011

Five Presentations at Brisbane Writers’ Festival, 7-10 September 2011

‘A military history of British India’, Australian National University, 24 August 2011

‘Time travelling: writing about the Great War’, Australian Club, Sydney, 9 August 2011

‘The Smiths and Schmidts: mass biography’, Australian Historical Association conference, Launceston, July 2011

‘”What should they know of Australia …?” Is Australian history enough?’, Keynote address, Queensland History Teachers’ Association annual conference, Brisbane, 25 June 2011

‘Writing History workshop’, ACT Writers Centre, Yass, 18 June 2011 

‘The Museum Game’, Australian National University, 16 June 2011

Heroes and villains, Panel, Sydney Writers Festival, 19 May 2011

'"All of this Frontier War stuff": interpreting frontier conflict in Australia: from ignorance to denial', Tutū te Pueha: New Zealand’s Wars of the Nineteenth Century, Massey University, New Zealand, February 2011

‘200 Years of Australian history’, Australian Staff College, Weston Creek, 19 January 2009; 19 January 2010

‘Smiths and Schmidts: mass biography’, Using Lives Workshop, National Museum of Australia, 13 September 2010

‘Smiths in Stasiland’, Ninth Annual Archives Lecture,. Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National university, 14 September 2010

‘Bad Characters’, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 27 September 2010

‘Criticising John Doyle’s Changi’, Australian Defence Force Academy, 22 October 2008

‘A Case Study in Historiography: Did Japan plan to invade Australia during World War II?’ ‘Head Start to Extension for Teachers and Students’, History Teachers Association of NSW, Macquarie University, 6 December 2008

Workshop, ‘Starting and finishing a thesis in the humanities’, University of Canberra, Jan 2006

Workshop, ‘Starting and finishing a thesis in the humanities’, University of Canberra, Jul 2006

‘Australia’s “discovery” of south-east Asia’, Texas A&M University, Commerce, Sep 2006

‘All imaginable excuses: Australian deserters and the fall of Singapore’, University of Texas, Austin, Sep 2006

‘Research at the Memorial’, Australian National University, 18 Mar 2005

Workshop, ‘Planning and executing the research trip’, University of Canberra, Jul 2005

‘Surgery in the Napoleonic Wars’, lecture to Medical Humanities Group, University of Sydney, 20 Apr 2004

‘War and peace in world history’ lectures, Macquarie University, 7, 9 Sept 2004

‘Research methods’, University of Canberra, 27 October 2004

‘Charles Bean’, lecture to Australian Military History course, Australian Defence Force Academy, 21 May 2004

‘The American Civil War’, lecture to War and Peace in World History course, Macquarie University, Sydney, 4 Sep 2003

‘The American Civil War on Film’, lecture to War and Peace in World History course, Macquarie University, Sydney, 9 Sep 2003

‘The Pacific War’, lecture to War and Peace in World History course, Macquarie University, Sydney, 14 Oct 2003

‘The Algerian war of independence’, lecture to War and Peace in World History course, Macquarie University, Sydney, 4 Sep 2003

‘”Hey Turk … Hello Australia”: Australian and Turkish encounters in 1915’, lecture delivered at the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey, 3 Oct 2002

‘Horatio Hornblower and Napoleonic naval warfare’, ‘Rise of Modern Naval Strategy’, Australian Defence Force Academy, Apr 1999

‘Capital operations: re-considering painful surgery’, ‘Powers of Healing’, ANU, March 1998

‘Making history at the Australian War Memorial’, ‘Applied History’, ANU, Aug 1992

‘Murder and lust: the Indian “mutiny” of 1857-58’ ‘Age of Revolutions’, ANU, Sep 1991

‘Working for the Company: Whyalla, 1940s and 1970s’ Sociology, ANU, Aug 1990

‘Illustrations, images and information: using photographs from the collection of the Australian War Memorial’ City College of the Arts, Sydney, Jul 1989

‘Brother lead and sister steel: weapons and tactics on the western front, 1914-18’ Military Instruction Wing, RMC Duntroon, Mar 1983; Feb 1984

‘An Aboriginal war?’ lecture delivered to the History Department, University of Newcastle, Jun 1981

Major historical undertakings and media

Historical consultancy for and appearances in In Their Footsteps, Shine Productions, Channel 9, 2011
Commentator, ABC television broadcast national ceremony Anzac Day, Canberra, 2007-10
Participant, National Summit on History Education, Canberra, Aug 2006
Presenter, Revealing Gallipoli, December Films, broadcast 24 Apr 2005
Commentator, Anzac Day national ceremony, Canberra, 2002-06
Consultant, Australians at War Film Archive Project, 2002-03
Leader, Australian War Memorial-Imperial War Museum Joint Study Tour to Crete and Egypt, Sep 2002
Commentator, ABC television broadcast of Centenary of Federation parade, Sydney, Jan 2001
Commentator, ABC television broadcast of dedication of Australian National Korean War Memorial, Canberra, Apr 2000
Historical advisor, television series Australians at War, Beyond Productions, 1999-2001
Commentator, ABC television broadcast of Anzac Day march, Sydney, 1998-2001
Leader, Australian War Memorial Borneo battlefield tour, 1997

Manuscripts completed or under consideration

The Weight of Light (novel)
The Birth of Gentle Things (play, under development with Tuggeranong Arts Centre)

Manuscripts or projects in progress

Fortitude, Murdoch Books, under contract; to be delivered 2010

Major exhibitions, Australian War Memorial

Permanent:

Second World War (1999);

Echoes of the Guns (1993)

Australia and the South African War (1990);

Western Front introductory gallery (1988);

Soldiers of the Queen (1986);

Gallipoli (1984);

Temporary:

Çanakkale/ Gallipoli: a Turkish View (2004), etc.

Stolen Years: Australian Prisoners of War (2002);

1945: War & Peace (1995);

Children of the Holocaust (1994)

A Possession Forever (1991);

The Riddles of Anzac (1990);

Miscellaneous

Co-convenor, Canberra Great War Study Group, 2010-

Convenor, British Army in Australia Research Group, 1987-90

Popular history articles

‘A war on emotion’, Canberra Times , 11 April 2010

‘Battleplanes from the bush’, Wartime Issue 44, Jan 2009

‘High time for new demarcation of war's frontier’, Canberra Times 6 March 2009

‘Comings and goings at the Centre for Historical Research’ Friends magazine Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2009

‘Australia invaded by a myth’, Canberra Times 26 July 2008

‘What 'Battle for Australia'?, ABC Unleashed 3 September 2008http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2351747.htm

‘Understanding the invasion myth’, On-Line Opinion: Australia’s E-Journal of Social and Political Debate

‘Out and about with the Centre for Historical Research’, Friends magazine Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2008

‘The guns are silent but the questions remain’, Sydney Morning Herald 11 November 2008

‘Battleplanes from the bush’, Wartime Issue 44, Jan 2009

‘The mutiny that wasn’t’, Wartime, Issue 34, Apr 2006

‘A happy lot on Tarakan’ (with John Hore-Lacy), Wartime, Issue 34, Apr 2006

‘More than just a comic strip’, Wartime, Issue 36, Oct 2006

‘Sandakan: the greatest atrocity’, Wartime, Issue 30, Apr 2005

‘Arguing about Gallipoli, Wartime, Issue 30, Apr 2005

‘Drip rifle’, Wartime, Issue 30, Apr 2005

‘Winter on Gallipoli’, Wartime, Issue 30, Apr 2005

‘How history has changed the Anzac legend’, Courier Mail, 23-24 Apr 2005

‘La Légende ANZAC’, Australian Consulate, Noumea, Apr 2005

‘Good idea, bad execution’, Australian, 25 April 2005

‘A hush over the peninsula’, Australian, 25 Apr 2005

‘The Pacific war was closer, but Europe was our victory too’, Australian, 9 May 2005

‘Soldier of “utmost courage”: Diver Derrick’, Wartime, Issue 31, Jul 2005

‘Dropping the bomb’, Wartime, Issue 31, Jul 2005

‘Our invasion myth’, Australian Financial Review, 12 Aug 2005

‘Jubilant VP celebrations’, Canberra Times, 12 Aug 2005

‘The 6 Great Myths’, Australian supplement, WWII Australia’s War, Aug 2005

‘Turkish Delight’, Two Wheels Scooter, No. 6, Sep 2005

‘Weary Dunlop: emblematic prisoner’, Wartime, Issue 32, Oct 2005

‘Writing History’, ACTWrite, Nov 2005

Program notes, ‘Weary Dunlop an Australian prisoners of the Japanese’, Weary, Mar 2005

Army newspaper supplement, Apr 2005:

  • ‘Facts and myths’
  • ‘Those who served’
  • ‘Very game fellows’
  • ‘Errors of history’
  • ‘Books on the battle’

‘Australia and Denmark in war’, Wartime, Issue 30, Apr 2005

‘The most critical position’, Wartime, Issue 29, Jan 2005

‘Official history on line’, Wartime, Issue 25, 2004

‘One big unit’, Wartime, Issue 25, 2004

‘”Founder of the Australian War Memorial”’, Wartime, Issue 28, Oct 2004

‘The people’s poppies’, Capital Magazine, Nov 2004

‘Legends in our lifetime’, Australian 11 Nov 2004

‘New Guinea offensives’, Wartime, Issue 23, 2003

‘Charlie and Joan’, Wartime, Issue 24, 2003

‘Farewell, once more’, Wartime, Issue 17, 2002

‘The invasion that wasn’t’, Wartime, Issue 22, 2002

‘”Wild Eye” the Souvenir King’, Wartime, Issue 13, 2001

‘A good dishing: 42nd Street’, Wartime, Issue 15, 2001

‘Michael Sheehan’s War’, Wartime, Issue 10, 2000

‘A Bold Risk: Kaiapit’, Wartime, Issue 12, 2000

‘Getting our knees brown: exploring the El Alamein battlefield’, Wartime, Issue 8, 1999

‘”Rendering them safe’ Royal Australian Navy Volunteer Reserve mine disposal officers during the Second World War’, Wartime, Issue 5, 1999

‘Names, faces and stories: four stories from the Memorial’s new Second World War exhibition’, Wartime, Issue 5, 1999

‘The Shoot and Scoot Brigade: Australian trench mortar batteries on the Western Front, 1916-18’, Wartime, Issue 2, 1998

‘“Huzza, my boys, for Botany Bay”: the soldier’s farewell’, Wartime, Issue 4, 1998

Regular lectures and seminars

Cultural Heritage Management, University of Canberra, 1991-2003, Macquarie University ‘War and Peace in World History’ course, 2003-06; Writing courses presented at the ACT Writers’ Centre, 2006-, ANU Museums and Collections course, 2008-, and guest lectures at ANU, ADFA, etc.

Research and field work undertaken

I have undertaken research in a large number of libraries and archives in Australia, Britain, India, the United States, New Zealand and Malaysia, acquiring a familiarity with research methods and practices that informs my capacity to assess and advise on research proposals. I have a particular interest in field work as a methodology for military history, and have investigated battlefields and historical sites in Australia, Britain, Belgium, France, Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Malaysia Turkey and the United States.

Reviews published (listed since 2004)

Published in Australian Literary Review, Journal of Australian Studies, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Eureka Street, Labour History, Canberra Times, Defender, Australian; Wartime, etc.

‘The Grainger Museum’, reCollections, Vol. 6, No. 2

Review of Jeff Kildea, Anzacs and Ireland, First World War Studies, October 2011

Review of Peter Edgar, Sir William Glasgow, Canberra Times, October, 2011

Review of Peter Ewer, Storm over Kokoda and Anthony Cooper, Darwin Spitfires, Canberra Times, July 2011

‘Knights of the sky’, Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, reCollections, Vol. 6, No. 1

Review of David Cameron, Gallipoli: the Final battles and the Evacuation; Canberra Times, March 2011

Review of Gerard Windsor, All Day Long the Noise of Battle, Canberra Times, March 2011

Review of David Coombs, Behind the Wire, Canberra Times, April 2011

Review of Jonathan Edlow, The Deadly Dinner Party and Other Medical Detective Stories Canberra Times, Feb 2010

Review of John Thompson, Documents that Shaped Australia, Canberra Times, Mar 2010

Review of Peter Pedersen, Anzacs at War and Richard Overy, The Pacific War, Canberra Times, Apr 2010

Review of Ashley Ekins, (ed.) 1918: Year of Victory, Canberra Times, 10 Apr 2010

Review of Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Canberra Times, 17 Apr 2010

Review of Mat McLachlan, Gallipoli A Battlefield Guide and Keith Murdoch The Gallipoli Letter, Canberra Times, 24 Apr 2010

Review of Philip Bradley, To Salamaua, Canberra Times, 2010

Review of Graeme Barrow, Who Lied?, Canberra Times, 2010

Review of Tony Moore, Death or Liberty, Australian Book Review, Aug-Sep 2010

Review of Mitchell Yockelson, Borrowed soldiers: Americans under British command, 1918, First World War Studies, Volume 1 Issue 2, October 2010, 199-201

Review of Richard Kingsland, Into the Midst of Things, Canberra Times, 13 Nov 2010

Review of Claude Choules, The Last of the Last Canberra Times, Jan 2010

Review of Richard Guilliatt & Peter Hohnen, The Wolf Canberra Times

Review of Darren Moore, The Soldier and Irene & Alan Taylor, Those Who Marched Away, Canberra Times

Review of Maria Hill, Diggers and Greeks, Australian Book Review, Mar-Apr 2009

Launch of the “People's Pathway”, Tuggeranong Homestead Minders of the Tuggeranong Homestead, Tuggeranong, Apr 2009

Launch of Murray Kirkland exhibition, Des Souvenirs’, Australian Defence Force Academy Library, Apr 2009

Launch of Louise Austin’s Journey to Tobruk, Women’s College, Sydney University, Aug 2009

Review of Ian Howie-Willis, Surgeon and Soldier, Canberra Times, Feb 2009

Review of Peter Grose, An Awkward Truth, Canberra Times, Feb 2009

Review of Ernest Brough, Dangerous Days, Canberra Times Mar 2009

Review of David Burke, Body at the Melbourne Club, Canberra Times May 2009

Review of John Bullen, Captain Bullen’s War, Canberra Times, May 2009

Review of Robert Kaplan, Medical Murderers, Canberra Times, Jul 2009

Review of Alan Fewster, Trusty and Well Beloved: A Life of Keith Officer, Canberra Times

Review of Gregory Blake, To Pierce the Tyrant’s Heart: The Battle for the Eureka Stockade, Canberra Times

Review of Paul Daley, Beersheba: A journey through Australia’s Forgotten War Canberra Times

Review of Andrew Faulkner, Arthur Blackburn, VC; Peter Grose, A Very Rude Awakening; Rodney Gouttman, An Anzac Zionist Hero, J.G. Pavils, Anzac Day: The Undying Debt; Victor Rudenno, Gallipoli: Attack from the Sea, History Australia, Vol. 6, No. 2, Aug 2009

Launch of Peter Ewer’s, Forgotten Anzacs, Shrine (Melbourne) April 2008

Review of Doctors at Sea: Emigrant Voyages to Colonial Australia Bulletin of the History of Medicine Volume 82, Number 2, [Northern] Summer 2008

Review of Max Hastings Nemesis, Australian, The Australian, Jan 2008

Review of Philip Jones, Ochre and Rust Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia No. 36, 2008

Review of Babylon: Myth and reality, reCollections, Vol. 4, No. 1 http://recollections.nma.gov.au/issues/vol_4_no1/exhibition_reviews/babylon_myth_and_reality

Review of Christina Twomey, Australia’s Forgotten Prisoners, Canberra Times, August 2007

Review of Roland Perry, Monash: the Outsider who Won a War, The Australian, October 2007

Review of Edward Lynch Somme Mud & Peter Dornan, Last Man Standing, Canberra Times, Aug 2006

Review of Peter FitzSimons, Tobruk, The Australian Literary Review, Sep 2006

Review of Fred and Elizabeth Brenchley, White’s Flight, Canberra Times, 15 Jan 2005

Review of Peter FitzSimons, Kokoda, Paul Ham, Kokoda and Stuart Braga, Kokoda Commander, Wartime, Issue 29, Jan 2005

Review of Michelle Grattan, Back on the Wool Track, Wartime, Issue 29, Jan 2005

Review of John Hamilton, Goodbye Cobber, God Bless You, Eureka Street, Mar 2005

Review of Alan Hopgood, Weary, Wartime, Issue 30, Apr 2005

Review of Elena Govor, Russian Anzacs, Canberra Times, 23 Apr 2005

Review of Cameron Forbes, Hellfire, Canberra Times, 30 Apr 2005

Launch of Jennifer Horsfield’s Mary Cunningham: An Australian Life, Lanyon Homestead, 2004

Review of Tom Frame, No Pleasure Cruise, Canberra Times, 24 Jul 2004

Review of Gavan Daws, Prisoners of the Japanese, Wartime, issue 27, Jul 2004

Review of Margaret Geddes, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Canberra Times, 30 Oct 2004 

Theses supervised and examined

I am currently jointly supervising an MA at the Australian Defence Force Academy. I have previously supervised a PhD at Deakin University, examined and passed in 2005 and several other candidates who have suspended or withdrawn.

I supervised and mentored virtually all of the almost sixty Summer Vacation Scholars hosted by the Memorial since conceiving and implementing the scheme in 1984 and 2006.

Though details of thesis examinations are regarded as confidential, I have undertaken examinations of post-graduate theses on the following subjects at the following institutions since 1997:

  • PhD thesis on the Great War, University of Newcastle
  • MA thesis on the Second World War, University of Adelaide BA Hons thesis on Vietnam, University of New England
  • PhD thesis on Vietnam, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • PhD thesis on Australian colonial military history, University of NSW, ADFA
  • MA thesis on Australian colonial military history, University of NSW, ADFA
  • MA thesis on Gallipoli, University of the Northern Territory
  • PhD thesis on Second World War, University of NSW, ADFA
  • PhD thesis on New Zealand colonial military history, University of Queensland
  • PhD thesis on Second World War naval history, University of Southern Queensland
  • MA thesis on Second World War air history, University of Queensland
  • BA Hons thesis on Australian colonial-federal military history, University of Queensland
  • MA thesis on Second World War history, Monash University
  • PhD thesis on Great War history, Wollongong University
  • PhD on Indian military history, University of Western Australia
  • MA thesis on Second World War history, University of Melbourne
  • PhD thesis on colonial and Great War history, University of NSW, ADFA
  • PhD thesis on colonial history, Deakin University
  • PhD thesis on colonial history, Monash University
  • PhD thesis on the Pacific war, Victoria University
  • PhD thesis on the Great War, Oxford University
  • PhD on the Great War, Sydney University
  • PhD on the Great War, Australian National University
  • PhD on Second World War, Murdoch University

Unpublished documents

‘Napier Notes: My Indian Diary, 2003’, Canberra, 2003

‘Forgotten on Film?: the Korean War on Film, 1950-96: an annotated listing’, Canberra, 2000

‘The Second World War on Film, 1946-1996: an annotated listing’, Canberra, 1998

‘Remember Me When this You See: Artefacts and Records of the British Army in Australia held in British Museums’, Canberra, 1996

‘Interpreting history through museums: a report on a study tour of British museums made under a Menzies Scholarship awarded by the Australia-Britain Society, September-November 1987’, Canberra, 1988

 ‘Ganesh & me: an Indian diary, 1986’, Canberra, 1987