Staff profile

Professor Tim Murray FSA FAHA

Charles La Trobe Professor of Archaeology

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce
Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Archaeology and History

Martin Building 142, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

BA (Double Hons-Sydney), PhD (Sydney).

Membership of professional associations

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Area of study

Archaeology

Brief profile

Professor Tim Murray joined the Program in 1986 as Lecturer and was appointed to the Chair of Archaeology in 1995. He has also taught at the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, Cambridge University, the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), the Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), and the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (Paris), Peking University, Goteborg University,  the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and the Nordic Graduate School in Archaeology. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2003 and Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities in Australia in the same year.  He is editor-in-chief of The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. From 2009-2014  he was Executive  Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and in 2010 was made Charles La Trobe Professor of Archaeology.

Research interests

Historical Archaeology

- Archaeology of the Modern World. Archaeology of the Modern City, Theory

Consulting

Professor Murray has had an active consulting career, particularly on large urban sites in Melbourne.

Recent publications

Books

  • Murray, T. 2014  From Antiquarian to Archaeologist: the history and philosophy of archaeology. Pen and Sword: Barnsley.
  • Schnapp, A.  L. von Falkenhausen, P. Miller and T.Murray (eds)  2014, World Antiquarianism: Comparative Perspectives. Getty Research Institute: Los Angeles.
  • Smith, C. and T. Murray  (eds) 2011, Caring for our Collections. Papers from the Symposium ’Developing Sustainable, Strategic Collection Management Approaches for Archaeological Assemblages’. Melbourne: Museum Victoria.

  • Davies, P., P. Crook, and T. Murray. 2013, Archaeological Research at Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney.  Australasian Society of Historical Archaeology.
  • Murray, T and Evans, C (eds.) 2008, Histories of Archaeology, Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Murray, T 2007, Milestones in Archaeology, ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara.
  • Crook, P & Murray, T 2006, An Historical Archaeology of Institutional Refuge: Life at the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney, Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • Crook, P & Murray, T  2006, The Historical Archaeology of the First Government House Site, Sydney: Further Research,  Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • Crook, P.  and T.Murray 2006,The EAMC Aretfacts Databse: A Guide. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW. Winner the 2008 Martin Davies Award for Best Public Archaeology Initiative. Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology.
  • Crook, P.,  L. Ellmoos and T. Murray 2006, People+Place: A Guide to the Database. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW. Winner the 2008 Martin Davies Award for Best Public Archaeology Initiative. Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology.
  • Crook, P.,  L. Ellmoos and T. Murray 2006 Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City Project databases: Archaeology and People and Place. 2 DVDs. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW. Winner the 2008 Martin Davies Award for Best Public Archaeology Initiative.
  • Crook, P.,  L. Ellmoos and T. Murray  2005, Keeping up with the McNamaras: A Historical Archaeological Study of the Cumberland and Gloucester Streets site, The Rocks, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • Murray, T 2004, Archaeology from Australia,  Australian Scholarly Publications, Melbourne.
  • Murray, T 2004,The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom.

Book Chapters

  • Murray, T. 2014,Antiquarianism of  and in non-literate societies. World Antiquarianism. Comparative Perspectives edited by Alain Schnapp with Lothar von Falkenhausen, Peter N. Miller and Tim Murray, pp. 11-34Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.
  • Murray, T. 2012, Writing histories of archaeology. In J. Carman, C. McDavid and R. Skeates (eds)  Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology, pp. 135 – 152. Oxford University Press.
  • Murray, T. 2012, Introduction. Panel 4: Have we changed the way we answer questions?, pp. 219-222. The Humanities in Australia: Taking Stock, Ian Donaldson and Mark Finnane (eds). UWA Press: Perth.
  • Murray, T. 2012 Building an archaeology of the Irish Diaspora to Australia. Ireland Down Under: Melbourne Irish History Studies, Elizabeth Malcolm, Philip Bull and Frances Devlin-Glass (eds)., pp. 183-195. University of Melbourne.
  • Murray, T. 2011 Research using museum collections need not be a vale  of tears, though it often is. In C. Smith and T. Murray (eds) Caring for our Collections. Papers from the Symposium ’Developing Sustainable, Strategic Collection Management Approaches for Archaeological Assemblages’, pp. 79-88. Melbourne: Victoria
  • Murray, T. 2010, The power of the past: environment, aborigines, archaeology and a sustainable Australian society. In P. McAnany and N.Yoffee (eds) The choices and fates of human societies: an anthropological and environmental reader, pp. 229-328. Cambridge University Press: New York.
  • Murray, T 2008,  'The History, Philosophy and Sociology of Archaeology: The Case of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act',in Histories of Archaeology, Tim Murray and Christopher Evans (eds), New York, Oxford University Press, pp. 145-176.
  • Murray, T 2008, 'Prehistoric archaeology in the 'Parliament of Science' 1845-1884',in Archives, Ancestors, Practices - Archaeology in the Light of its History, (eds), Nathan Schlanger and Jarl Nordbladh, New York and Oxford, Berghahn, pp. 59-71.
  • Murray, T 2008, 'Paradigms and metaphysics or 'Is This the End of Archaeology as We Know It?',in Simon Holdaway and LuAnn Wandsnider (eds), Time in Archaeology: Time Perspectivism Revisited,  Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press, pp. 170-180.

Articles

  • Murray, T 2007, 'Rethinking antiquarianism, Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, 17(2).
  • Murray, T G. Clark, D. Burley and T. Murray, 2008, Monumentality and the Development of the Tongan Maritime Chiefdom. Antiquity 82 (318):994-1008.
  • Murray, T 2009, Illustrating ‘savagery’: Sir John Lubbock and Ernest Griset. Antiquity 83: 488-499.
  • Murray, T 2009, Archaeology in the modern city: Issues and prospects. INSITE. Victorian Branch of the Museums Association of Australia. February/April: 3. Graham Connah: Writing historical archaeology in Australia. Australasian Historical Archaeology 27: 25-28.
  • Murray, T 2010, Oral Histories and the Archaeology of the Modern City. Talk about town: Urban Lives and Oral Sources in 20th Century Australia. History Australia Vol. 7, No. 2: 34.1-34.12.
  • Murray, T. 2011, Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples: A Maturing Relationship? Annual Reviews of Anthropology 40: 363-378.
  • Murray, T. 2013, Expanding horizons in the archaeology of the modern city: A tale in six projects. Journal of Urban History 0096144213479308, first published on March 6, 2013 as doi:10.1177/0096144213479308.
  • Murray, T. 2013, Creating a historical archaeology of Indigenous Australia. Volume 3 Russian Yearbook of Archaeology: 536- 553.
  • Murray, T. 2013, Why the history of archaeology is essential to theoretical archaeology. Complutum 24(2): 21-31. 

     

Older publications

Books

1987

  • Judy Birmingham and Tim Murray  Historical Archaeology in Australia:  A Handbook.  Australian Society for Historical Archaeology: Sydney.

2003

  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Paddy’s Market site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Susannah Place site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Cumberland and Gloucester Streets site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Hyde Park Barracks site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the First Government House site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Mint site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Lilyvale site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.

Edited books

1998

  • Murray, T. (ed) The Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia. Allen and Unwin: Sydney.

1999

  • Murray, T. (ed) Time and archaeology.  One World Archaeology Series. Routledge: London.

1999

  • Murray, T. (ed) Encyclopedia of Archaeology: The Great Archaeologists, 2 vols. ABC-CLIO Press: Santa Barbara. Winner of Booklist Editor’s Choice (Reference) Award; Library Journal Best Reference Source Award.

2000

  • A. Anderson and T. Murray (eds) Australian Archaeologist. Collected papers in honour of Jim Allen Coombs Academic Publishing: Canberra.

2001

  • Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries, 3 vols. ABC-CLIO Press: Santa Barbara. American Library Association Outstanding Reference Source Award; Best Reference Independent Book Publisher (USA) Award.
  • A. Mayne and T. Murray (eds) The Archaeology of Urban Landscapes: Explorations in Slumland. Cambridge University Press.

2002

  • T. Murray and A. Mayne (eds) Vanished Communities. Investigating History at “Little Lon”. La Trobe Archaeology Publications.

2003

  • Exploring the modern city: recent approaches to urban history and archaeology. Historic Houses Trust of NSW.

 

Edited journals 2003

  • Tim Murray Volume 13(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 13(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

2004

  • Tim Murray Volume 14(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 14(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

2005

  • Tim Murray Volume 15(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 15(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

2006

  • Tim Murray Volume 16(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 16(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 10(4) Archaeology of the Casselden Place Site, Melbourne, Australia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology.

2007

  • Tim Murray Volume17(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 17(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

2008

  • Tim Murray Volume18(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 18(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 1 Journal of Historical and European Studies

2009

  • Tim Murray Volume 19(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 19(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

2010

  • Tim Murray Volume 20(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 20(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

2013

  • Tim Murray Volume 21(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 22(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

2014

  • Tim Murray Volume 23 Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

Papers and Book Chapters

1980

  • Murray, T.  and J.P. White.  Cambridge in the bush?  World Archaeology 13(2):255-263.

1982 

  • Murray, T. Australian archaeology:  the next twenty years?  Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 16:31-36.
  • Murray, T.  and J.P. White.  Cambridge in the bush - again?  Australian Archaeology 15:100-102.

1983

  • Murray, T. Reply to Bowdler.  Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 18:20-21.

1984

  • Murray, T. Relativism, conservation philosophy and historical archaeology.  In M. Pearson and H. Temple (eds.) Historical Archaeology and Conservation Philosophy, pp. 2-17.  Heritage Council of N.S.W.:  Sydney.

1985

  • Murray, T. Comments on future research questions to direct the analysis of artefacts from the First Government House site.  In H. Temple and S. Sullivan (eds.)  First Government House site, Sydney, pp. 49-51.  Department of Environment and Planning:  Sydney.
  • Murray, T. Historical archaeology losing its way?  Bairstow at the theoretical crossroads.  Australian Archaeology 20:121-132.

1986

  •   Murray, T. and Jim Allen.  Theory and the development of historical archaeology in Australia.  Archaeology in Oceania 21(1):85-93.

1988

  • Murray, T. Ethnoarchaeology or palaeoethnology?.  In B. Meehan and R.Jones (eds.)  Archaeology with ethnography:  an Australian perspective, pp. 1-16.  Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University:  Canberra.
  • Murray, T. The Van Diemen's Land Company and the Archaeology of 19th century Private Colonisations.  In J. Birmingham, D.Bairstow and A. Wilson(eds.)  Archaeology and colonisation:  Australia in the World Context, pp. 99-108.  Australian Society for Historical Archaeology:  Sydney.
  • Murray, T.  and M.J. Walker.  Like WHAT?  A practical question of analogical inference and archaeological meaningfulness.  Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 7:248-287.

1989

  • Murray, T.  Socio-Political Values and Archaeological Research:  A Rejoinder to Tangri.  Australian Archaeology 29:53-60.
  • Murray, T. Australia before the Europeans. In J. Burne (ed.) Chronicle of the World, pp.670-671. Chronicle / Longmans: London.
  • Murray, T. History of Australia. In J. Burne (ed.) Chronicle of the World, p. 1150. Chronicle / Longmans: London.

1990

  • Murray, T. The history, philosophy and sociology of archaeology:  the case of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act (1882).  In V. Pinsky and A. Wylie (eds.)  Critical Directions in Contemporary Archaeology, pp. 55-67. Cambridge University Press.
  • Murray, T. , Richard Cosgrove and Andrew Warner The management of archaeological resources in forested areas: a research project funded by the Tasmanian Forest Research Council Inc. Australian Archaeology 30: 81-83.
  • Murray, T. Second Childehood? Gordon Childe and Australian Archaeology. Australian Archaeology 30: 14-17.
  • Murray, T. Why Plausibility Matters.  Australian Archaeology 31: 98-102.

1991

  • Murray, T. Australia before the Europeans. In J. Burne (ed.) Chronicle of the World, 2nd edition, pp.670-671.Penguin: Melbourne
  • Murray, T. History of Australia. In J. Burne (ed.) Chronicle of the World, 2nd edition, p. 1150. Penguin: Melbourne.

1992

  • Murray, T. The Tasmanians and the constitution of the 'Dawn of Humanity'. Antiquity 66:730-743.
  • Murray, T. The discourse of Australian prehistoric archaeology. In B. Attwood (ed.) Power, Knowledge, and Aborigines,  pp. 1-19. A special issue of the Journal of Australian Studies, La Trobe University Press: Melbourne.
  • Murray, T. An archaeological perspective on the history of Aboriginal Australia. Working Papers in Australian Studies, Working Paper No: 80.

1993

  • Murray, T. Australian Prehistory In J. Ross (ed.) Chronicle of Australia, pp. 10-39. Penguin Books/ Chronicle (Australasia): Melbourne.
  • Murray, T. Archaeology, ideology and the threat of the past:  Sir Henry Rider Haggard and the acquisition of time. World Archaeology 25(2): 175-186.
  • Murray, T. Communication and the importance of disciplinary communities:   Who Owns the Past?  In N. Yoffee and A. Sherratt (eds.)  Archaeological Theory:  Who Sets the Agenda?, pp. 105-116.  Cambridge University Press.
  • Murray, T. The Childhood of William Lanne. Contact Archaeology and  Aboriginality in Northwest Tasmania. Antiquity  67:504-519.

1995

  • Murray, T. Gordon Childe, archaeological records, and rethinking the archaeologist's project.  In P.Gathercole, T. Irving and G. Melleuish (eds.)  Childe and Australia, pp. 199-211. University of Queensland Press.
  • Murray, T. On Klejn's Agenda for Theoretical Archaeology. Current Anthropology  36(2): 290-292.
  • Murray, T. Pushing the envelope: Rensink and Magdalenian Mobility. Archaeological Dialogues  2(2):109-111.
  • Murray, T. The Forced Repatriation Of Cultural Properties To Tasmania (with Jim Allen). Antiquity 69:871-874.
  • Murray, T. The history, philosophy and sociology of archaeology:  the case of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act (1882).  In V. Pinsky and A. Wylie (eds.)  Critical Directions in Contemporary Archaeology, pp. 55-67. University of New Mexico  Press (2nd edition).

1996

  • Murray, T. Coming to Terms With The Living: Some Aspects Of Repatriation For The Archaeologist Antiquity 70:  217-220.
  • Murray, T. Towards a post-Mabo archaeology of Australia. In B. Attwood (ed.) In the Age of  Mabo , pp. 73-87. Allen and Unwin: Sydney.
  • Murray, T. From Sydney to Sarajevo: A Centenary Reflection on Archaeology and European Identity.Archaeological Dialogues 3:55-69.
  • Murray, T. Contact archaeology: Shared histories? Shared identities?, in S. Hunt and J. Lydon (eds.) SITES. Nailing the debate: interpretation in Museums, pp. 199-213. Historic Houses Trust of NSW: Sydney.
  • Murray, T. Archaeologists, Heritage Bureaucrats,  Aboriginal Organisations, and the Conduct of Tasmanian Archaeology, in S. Ulm, I.Lilley, and A. Ross (eds.) Proceedings of the 1995 Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, pp. 311-22. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit: University of Queensland.
  • Murray, T. Archaeologists and archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Contact Archaeology, and Vere Gordon Childe. 6th edition of The Australian Encyclopedia, pp243-246, and p. 752.  Australian Geographic: Sydney.
  • Murray, T. Aborigines, Archaeology, and Australian Heritage. Meanjin  55(4): 725-735.
  • Murray, T. L'Archeologie des XIX et  XX siecles en Australie. In A. Schnapp (ed.) Archeologie du passe recent., pp. 167-179. Sous-Direction de'Archeologie (Ministere de la Culture): Paris.

1997

  • Murray, T. Dynamic modelling and new social theory of the mid-to-long term. In S. van der Leeuw  and James McGlade (eds.) Time, Process, and  Structured Transformation, pp. 449-463. Routledge: London.
  • Murray, T. History of Physical Anthropology in Australia,  in F. Spencer (ed.) The History of Physical Anthropology: An Encyclopedia, pp. 133-138. Garland Press: New York.
  • Murray, T. L'Archeologie des XIX et  XX siecles en Australie. In A. Schnapp (ed.) Archeologie du passe recent., pp. 101-107. Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme: Paris.
  • Murray, T. Patrimoine d'Australie et identite Australienne. Nouvelles d'Archeologie 70: 49-53.

1998

  • Murray, T. The Archaeology of Complex Societies. National Library Australian Essay Australian Book Review  No. 199: 32-34.
  • Murray, T. Introduction: The Changing Contexts Of The Archaeology Of Aboriginal Australia, in T. Murray (ed.) The Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia. , pp. 1-6. Allen and Unwin: Sydney.
  • Murray, T. The Archaeology of Sahul, in T. Murray (ed.) The Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia. , pp. 82-85. Allen and Unwin: Sydney.
  • Murray, T. The Childhood of William Lanne. Contact Archaeology and  Aboriginality in Northwest Tasmania, reprinted in T. Murray (ed.) The Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia, pp. 211-228. Allen and Unwin: Sydney.
  • Murray, T. A reader's guide, in T. Murray (ed.) The Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia., pp. 305-310. Allen and Unwin: Sydney.

1999 I

  • Murray, T. ntroduction, in T. Murray (ed.) Time and archaeology.  One World Archaeology Series, pp. 1-7. Routledge: London.
  • Murray, T. A return to the 'Pompeii Premise', in T. Murray (ed.)Time and archaeology.  One World Archaeology Series, pp. 8-27. Routledge: London.
  • Murray, T. The Art of Archaeological Biography, in T. Murray (ed.) Archaeologists: A Biographical Encyclopedia, pp. 869-883. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara.
  • Murray, T. Sir Arthur Evans, , in T. Murray (ed.) Archaeologists: A Biographical Encyclopedia, pp. 211-219. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara
  • Murray, T. Howard Carter , in T. Murray (ed.) Archaeologists: A Biographical Encyclopedia,  pp. 289-299. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara.
  • Murray, T. A Brief Survey of Recent Approaches to Ethnoarchaeological Research in Australia. Published Proceedings of the Third Yunnan University- La Trobe University Joint Conference, pp. 170-174. Yunnan University: Kunming, PRC.
  • Mayne, A.  and T. Murray In Little Lon... Wiv  Ginger Mick: Telling the forgotten history of a vanished community. Journal of Popular Culture 33(1): 63-77.
  • Murray, T. Excavating The Cultural Traditions Of Nineteenth Century English Archaeology:  The Case Of Robert Knox. In A. Gustafsson and H. Karlsson (eds) Glyfer och arkeologiske rum – en vänbok til Jarl Nordbladh, pp. 501-515. University  of Göteborg, Sweden.

2000

  • Murray, T. Conjectural histories: Some archaeological and historical consequences of indigenous dispossession in Australia. In I. Lilley (ed.) Native Title and the Transformation of Archaeology in the Postcolonial World, pp. 65-77.  Oceania Monographs 50:  Sydney.
  • Mayne, A.  T. Murray and S. Lawrence : Historic Sites: Melbourne’s ‘Little Lon’ Australian Historical Studies  31 (114): 131-151.
  • Murray, T. The discourse of Australian prehistoric archaeology (Part 1). Translated into Chinese by Chen Xingcan  Wenwu Chunqui 3: 53-60.
  • Murray, T. The discourse of Australian prehistoric archaeology (Part 2). Translated into Chinese by Chen Xingcan  Wenwu Chunqui 4: 71-75.
  • Mayne, A. T. Murray and S. Lawrence  Inside Melbourne's "Little Lon". Urban History Review  XXVIII, No.2: 32-46.
  • Murray, T. Australian Prehistory In J. Ross (ed.) Chronicle of Australia, second edition, revised, pp. 23-53. Penguin Books/ Chronicle (Australasia): Melbourne.
  • Murray, T. Digging with documents. Understanding intention and outcome in northwest Tasmania 1825-1835. In  A. Anderson and T. Murray (eds) Australian Archaeologist.  Collected papers  in honour of Jim Allen, pp. 145-160. Coombs Academic Publishing: Canberra.
  • Anderson, A and T. Murray  Jim Allen. In  A. Anderson and T. Murray (eds) Australian Archaeologist.  Collected papers in honour of Jim Allen, pp. 8-13. Coombs Academic Publishing: Canberra
  •  Murray, T. , Kate Holmes, Allen Jones, Matthew Kelly and Richard Mackay Historical Archaeology at Camp Street, Ballarat, Victoria Bulletin of the Australian Historical Association 91: 83-85.

2001

  • Murray, T. On ‘normalizing’ the Palaeolithic: An orthodoxy questioned. In R. Corbey and W. Roebroeks (eds) Studying Human Origins:  Disciplinary History and Epistemology, pp. 29-44. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press.
  • Murray, T. A History of Prehistoric Archaeology  in Australia. In T. Murray (ed.) Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries, 3 vols., pp. 121-127.  ABC-CLIO Press: Santa Barbara.
  • Murray, T. A History of Prehistoric Archaeology  in Britain. In T. Murray (ed.) Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries, 3 vols., pp. 199-217.  ABC-CLIO Press: Santa Barbara.
  • Murray, T. 185 entries and short essays (comprising 146,000 words) in T. Murray (ed.) Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries, 3 vols. ABC-CLIO Press: Santa Barbara.
  • Murray, T. The diversity of archaeological theory. Ancient Civilizations Review 10: 25-29.
  • Murray, T. From Sydney to Sarajevo: A Centenary Reflection on Archaeology and European Identity. Translated into Chinese by Chen Xingcan. Kaogu Yu Wenwu 2001(2).
  • Mayne, A.  and T. Murray  Introduction. In A. Mayne and T. Murray (eds) The Archaeology of Urban Landscapes: Explorations in Slumland, pp. 1-7. Cambridge University Press.
  • Murray, T. and Alan Mayne Imaginary Landscapes: Reading Melbourne’s ‘Little Lon’. In Alan Mayne and Tim Murray  (eds) The Archaeology of Urban Landscapes: Explorations in Slumland, pp. 89-105. Cambridge University Press.
  • Murray, T. The Archaeology of the Modern City (AMC). Update of Progress. Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Newsletter 31(4): 8.

2002

  • Murray, T. Evaluating Evolutionary Archaeology. World Archaeology 34(1): 47-59.
  • Murray, T. Epilogue: Why the History of Archaeology Matters. Antiquity 76: 234-238.
  • Murray, T. Epilogue: An Archaeology of  Indigenous/Non-Indigenous Australia from 1788. In R. Harrison and C. Williamson (eds) After Captain Cook , pp. 213-223. Sydney University Archaeological Methods Series 8: Sydney.
  • Murray, T. But that was that long ago: theory in Australian historical archaeology 2002. Australasian Journal of Historical Archaeology   20: 8-14.
  • Murray, T. Multiformity of current archaeological theory and its problems. Huaxia Archaeology 2002(3): 110-112.
  • Murray, T. The Importance  of Theory in Chinese Archaeology. Kaogu 3:273-281 (abstracted on p. 279).
  • Murray, T. From Sydney to Sarajevo: A Centenary Reflection on Archaeology and European Identity (part 2).Translated into Chinese by Zhang Liangren and Chen Xingcan. Kaogu Yu Wenwu 2002(6).

2003

  • Murray, T. and Alan Mayne (Re) Constructing a Lost Community: Little Lon: Melbourne, Australia. Historical Archaeology 37 (1): 87-101.Murray, T.
  • Murray, T. and C. Williamson Archaeology and History. In R. Manne (ed.) Whitewash: On the Fabrication of Aboriginal History,  pp. 311-333. Black Inc Press: Melbourne.
  • Murray, T. , P. Crook and L. Ellmoos Understanding the archaeology of the modern city. In T. Murray (ed.) Exploring the history and archaeology of the modern city, pp. 113-136. Historic Houses Trust of NSW: Sydney.
  • Murray, T. Traditions in the culture of archaeology: aspects of the analytical possibilities of social power. Kaogu 2003(3): 82-87.

2004

  • Murray, T. Archbishop Ussher and Archaeological Time. In  Leonid Vishnyatsky (ed.)  The Archaeologist: Detective and Thinker, pp. 204-215. St Petersburg University Press.
  • Murray, T. The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies: An Introduction. In T.Murray (ed.) The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies, pp. 1-18. Cambridge University Press.
  • Murray, T. In the footsteps of George Dutton: Developing a contact archaeology of Australia. In T.Murray (ed.) The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies, pp. 200-225. Cambridge University Press.
  • Murray, T. Preface. In T. Murray (ed.) Archaeology from Australia, pp. xxii-xxv. Australian Scholarly Publishing: Melbourne.
  • Murray, T. Exploring the Archaeology of a vanished community at ‘Little Lon’. In T. Murray (ed.) Archaeology from Australia, pp.116-130. Australian Scholarly Publishing: Melbourne.
  • Murray, T. Further reading. In T. Murray (ed.) Archaeology from Australia, pp. 402-403. Australian Scholarly Publishing: Melbourne.
  • Crook, P. and T. Murray  The Analysis of Cesspit Deposits from The Rocks, Sydney. Australasian Journal of Historical Archaeology 22: 44-56.
  • Murray, T. , G. Karskens and A. Mayne  Explorations in slumland: a reprise. Australasian Journal of Historical Archaeology 22: 94-97.

2005

  • Murray, T. Images of ‘Little Lon’: Making History, Changing Perceptions. In J. Lydon and T. Ireland (eds.) Object Lessons, pp. 166-185. Australian Scholarly Publishing: Melbourne.
  • Murray, T. The historiography of archaeology and Canon Greenwell. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology 15(2):26-37.
  • Murray, T. and P. Crook Exploring the archaeology of the modern city: Melbourne, Sydney and London in the 19th century. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 9(2):89-109.

2006

  • Murray, T. and C. Williamson  Archaeology and History. In P. Beilharz and R. Manne (eds) Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays, pp. 274-284. Black Inc Press: Melbourne.
  • Murray, T. Structure and event – again. A response to Harding. Norwegian Archaeological Review . 39(1): 82-89.
  • G.Clark and T.Murray Decay characteristics of the eastern Lapita design system. Archaeology in Oceania 41: 107-117.
  • Murray, T. Editorial Introduction. In Tim Murray (ed.) Archaeology of the Casselden Place Site, Melbourne, Australia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 10(4): 291-298.
  • Murray, T. Integrating archaeology and history at the ‘Commonwealth Block’, ‘Little Lon’ and Casselden Place Sites. In Tim Murray (ed.) Archaeology of the Casselden Place Site, Melbourne, Australia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 10(4): 385-403.

2007

  • Murray, T. , R. Mackay and G. Wilson Historical archaeology at Camp Street, Ballarat, Victoria. In A. Mayne (ed.) Eureka 1854-2004: Reappraising an Australian Legend, pp. 97-103.  Curtin University Books: Perth.

Review articles

  • 2007 Peripheral matters? Pedro Paulo Funari, Andrés Zarankin and Emily Stovel (eds)
  • 2005 Global Archaeological Theory. Contextual Voices and Contemporary Thoughts. Kluwer/Plenum: New York. Ian J.McNiven and Lynette Russell
  • 2005 Appropriated pasts. Indigenous peoples and the colonial culture of archaeology. Altamira: Lanham. Laurajane Smith
  • 2004 Archaeological theory and the politics of cultural heritage. Routledge: London. Cambridge Archaeology Journal

Research projects

A History of Prehistoric Archaeology in Britain

  • Building Transnational Archaeologies in the Modern World 1750-1950  
  • A  History of Antiquarianism  
  • Urban Archaeology in Melbourne  
  • Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City  
  • The Poverty of Archaeological Theory