Australian History

This research explores the national history of culture, race, class, gender, heritage and the arts in Australia including colonial and post-colonial studies, Australian at war, feminism, the history of disabilities and Australian environmental history.

Faculty Research Focus

  • Australian Environmental History
  • Australian Colonial History
  • Australian labour history

Current Projects

  • The transnational history of the Chinese Nationalist Party.
  • An international history of Australian democracy: the impact of Australian innovation overseas and of international human rights in Australia.
  • Cultural landscapes of colonial water management in Victoria's Central Highlands.
  • Unlocking Australia's Chinese archive: the political organisation and social experience of the Chinese Australian community, 1909-1939.
  • Australian generations: life histories, generational change and Australian memory.
  • Working Women on the Land.

Past Projects

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Research Interests

The College will consider any research topic that interests potential PhD students; however, students will benefit from researching in areas that align with the College’s strengths. Please contact us to discuss your PhD topic.

Alternatively you may contact one of our academics below to discuss your area of interest.