Bob Reece Bob Reece

Harold White Fellowship Research Topic
Professor Reece is preparing an edition of the letters of Daisy Bates. An extensive collection of her papers is held by the National Library.


Bob Reece teaches history at Murdoch University.
He graduated with a PhD from the Australian National University in 1977 (Thesis: The cession of Sarawak to the British Crown in 1946). He has a range of research interests, including Irish convicts, the history of Borneo, and Aboriginal history.


Home page at Murdoch University


2003-04 Army History Research Grant. Topic: A.A. Conlon, the BBCAU and British Borneo, 1944-46.


Recent books
Reece. Bob. The white Rajahs of Sarawak: a Borneo dynasty.  Singapore : Archipelago Press, 2004
Reece, Bob. The Origins of Irish Convict Transportation to New South Wales. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001
Reece, Bob. Masa Jepun: Sarawak under the Japanese 1941-1945. Kuching, Sarawak : Sarawak Literary Society, 1998. (read a review)

Recent articles
Reece, Bob. (2005) 'You would have loved her for her lore': the letters of Daisy Bates. Manning Clark House Newsletter 24.
Reece, Bob. (2003). Goodbye Bussamarai: The Mandandji Land War, Southern Queensland 1842-1852. Australian Historical Association Bulletin 96.
Reece, Bob. Aboriginal-European treaty initiatives in Australian history. Paper presented at Treaty - Advancing reconciliation : a national conference on racism, land and reconciliation in a global context, Murdoch University, 2002.

A collection of Bob Reece's papers is held by the National Library of Australia at MS 7868

Contact Details

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Murdoch University
Murdoch WA 6150


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