List of Harold White Fellows


Ms Amy Newland, Japan Fellow, freelance writer, editor and scholar, Adelaide
The Artist and the Actor: Toyohara Kunichika's 'One hundred roles of Onoe Kikugoro V and Ichikawa Danjuro IX

Podcast: The Actor's Mirror

Dr Beatrice Bijon, Senior Lecturer, Department of English and American Studies, University of Saint-Etienne, France
The Fight for Women's Suffrage. Connecting links between the British and American Movements and the Australian Movement

Public Lecture

Dr Martyn Jolly, Head, Photography and Media Arts, School of Art, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University
Australian photographs as they were originally published from 1950 to 1980

Mr Richard White, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Sydney
Touring the Past in Australia

Professor Alistair Thomson, Professor of History, Monash University
Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Family Men Through Australia 1938 Oral History Project

Professor Stephanie Lawson, Professory of Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University
The Pacific Way: A Critical Reassessment

Dr Amrita Malhi, Inaugral Minerals Council of Australia Fellow.


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Dr Bronwen Douglas, Senior Fellow, Division of Pacific and Asian History, RSPAS, Australian National University
Racial Geography, Local Knowledge, and the Naming of Oceania 1750-1850

Public Lecture

Dr Lynne McCarthy, Research Fellow, Centre for Historical Research, National Museum of Australia
The Botany and Plant Ecology of Arnhem Land, Northern Australia: Cultural and Scientific Ways of Knowing

Dr Sheridan Palmer, Manning Clark / CAL Residential Fellow; Honorary Fellow, the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne; independent art curator, author and arts writer
The Antipodean: The Life and Work of Bernard Smith

Public Lecture

Dr Priscilla Roberts, Associate Professor of History, University of Hong Kong
Anglo-American Think Tanks and China Policy

Podcast: Balancing Between Empires

Dr Donna Weeks, Lecturer, Japanese Studies and International Relations, University of the Sunshine Coast
Resource Security and Japan's Regional Security Trajectory

Podcast: Gold and Wool are So Yesterday


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Mr John Arnold, Senior Lecturer, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University
The Time was Ripe: Sun Books as an agent of cultural change in Australia
Public Lecture

Dr David Carter, Professor of Australian Literature and Cultural History, University of Queensland
Making it in the American Market: Australian Books and American Publishers
Public Lecture

Dr Robert Cribb, Senior Fellow, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University
State finance in the Indonesian revolution in Java, 1945-1949
Public Lecture

Dr Tatiana Gabroussenko, Visiting Fellow, China and Korea Centre, Faculty of Asian Studies, The Australian National University
Shifting patterns of North Korean propoganda from 1994 to the present

Dr Philip Jones, Senior Curator, Department of Anthropology, South Australian Museum
George French Angas, artist and ethnographer
Public Lecture

Dr Kenneth Morgan, Professor of History, Brunel University, London
ABC Orchestras

Dr Fiona Wheeler, Professor of Constitutional Law, ANU College of Law Parachuting In: War and Extra-Judicial Activity by High Court Judges
Public Lecture


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Dr Susan Cochrane, University of Queensland Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women
The lost art: William Dargie and a cultural history

Dr David Foster, Novelist,
A reading of Burton’s Arabian Nights for the novel Shahrazad Public Lecture

Dr Sarah Paine, Professor of Strategy and Policy, Naval War College, USA
Japanese-Chinese-Soviet Rivalry in East Asia (1931-1949) Public Lecture

Mr Peter Robertson, Research Coordinator, Science, Engineering & Technology Portfolio, RMIT University, Melbourne Australia
A biography of the Australian astronomer John Bolton

Dr Sue Taffe, Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Fighting Friendships: activists for Indigenous Rights, 1950s 1980s Public Lecture

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Dr Catharine Coleborne, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Madness in the family Public Lecture

Mr Peter Hamburger, First Assistant Secretary, Cabinet Divsion, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Canberra
The Netherlands East Indies: a perfect bureaucrats' state Public Lecture

Dr Narangoa Li, Reader, Japan Centre, Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University, Sydney
Collaboration, nationalism and imperial strategy: Japanese-trained armies and police in northeast Asia Public Lecture

Dr Nathalie Nguyen, ARC Australian Research Fellow, The Australian Centre, The University of Melbourne
Vietnamese refugees: perspectives and perceptions Public Lecture

Mr Graeme Skinner, Independent researcher, musicologist
Peter Sculthorpe biography, part 2 (1975-present) Public Lecture

Dr Julie Stephens, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development at Victoria University, Melbourne
The Uses and Abuses of Feminist Cultural Memory

Dr Rowena Ward, Lecturer in Japan Studies and teacher in the Japanese Language and Culture Program, Institute for International Studies, University of Technology, Sydney
The human legacy of Japanese colonialism

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Pamela Gutman, Honorary Associate, Department of Art History and Theory, The University of Sydney Bloomsbury in Burma: a biography of George Hannington Luce

Bernadette Hince, researcher, Canberra
The Heard Island diaries of John Béchervaise

Jemma Purdey, Writer-in-residence, Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Melbourne
Herb Feith: a biography

Carolyn Strange, Senior Fellow, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, Australian National University, Canberra Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880-1963): visions of 'Man and Nature' in the 20th Century

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Aurelia George Mulgan, Associate Professor of Politics, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra
Role of the Liberal Democratic Party in agricultural policymaking in Japan

Paul Humphries, researcher, Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre, Albury
Identification of species, abundance and distribution of fishes in the Murray River in earlier times

Simon Potter, Lecturer in History, National University of Ireland
The connections between the mass media in Britain and Australia and the other Dominions in the period 1920-1970

Bob Reece, Professor of History at Murdoch University
The papers of Daisy Bates

Thomas Shapcott, Professor of Creative Writing, University of Adelaide
The papers of Ray Mathew

Thien Do, independent researcher, Kempsey, NSW
Impact of modernity and colonialism on popular religion in Vietnam in the period 1900-1945

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Albrecht Dümling, researcher at the Centre for Studies in Anti-Semitism, Technical University, Berlin
Refugee musicians from Germany and Austria in Australia

Margot Harker, independent researcher,
‘The Radiant Day’ – Australians and their weddings

Michael McClellan, Associate Professor, Department of Music, Chinese University of Hong Kong
The French Revolution on stage

Penny Olsen, Visiting Fellow, School of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University
Paradise lost: the quest for the paradise parrot

Rosemary Campbell was also awarded a 2004 Fellowship, but owing to illness was unable to take up the Fellowship

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Carl Bridge, Director of the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, University of London
A scholarly edition of R.G. Casey's Washington diaries, 1940-42

Ryan Dunch, Associate Professor, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Reading missionary modernity in late Qing China

Keith McKenry, freelance researcher, Canberra
The life and work of John Meredith and his role in the Australian folk revival

Angus Trumble, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Rossetti's wombat; Anglo-Australian cultural relations in the second half of the nineteenth century

Angus Trumble was originally from Melbourne and specialised in History and Fine Art at University.  Further art history study was conducted in Rome at the Bibliotheca Hertsiana and at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.  He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts 1994-1995.  From 1996 to 2001 he worked as the Curator of European Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. In 2003 as a Harold White Fellow he explored Anglo-Australian relations in art history in the nineteenth century. He has also published widely with exhibition catalogues and books including A brief history of the smile (2004).  Angus was appointed curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art in 2003.      

Gary Catalano was also awarded a 2003 Fellowship, but died before he was able to take up the Fellowship

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Dr Penny Edwards, Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, Australian National University
The power of culture: temples of memory and the politics of nostalgia in British Burma and contemporary Myanmar

Dr Jennifer Hocking, Associate Professor
National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University
Frank Hardy: a political life

Dr Christa Knellwolf, Honorary Research Fellow
Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University
The travelling imagination: a comparison of imaginary with real journeys of exploration

Dr Keiko Tamura, Freelance researcher
Engagement of East and West: a critical study of the Harold Williams Collection

Dr Martin Thomas, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney
Surveying cross-cultural encounter: the legacy of R.H. Mathews, anthropologist

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Margaret Barbalet, Novelist
Sources on Buddhism for a novel Paradise Hotel

Rhian Davies, Freelance musicologist and broadcaster
Cardiff, Wales
F.S. Kelly (1881-1916), musician and oarsman

Satyanshu Mukherjee, Retired criminologist
A history of criminal justice policy in Australia since 1788

Benjamin Penny, Honorary Research Fellow
Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University
Religion in contemporary China: the case of Falungong

Jane Roberts, Independent research scientist
Australian river navigation charts, their historical and scientific values

Susan Woodburn, Special Collections Librarian
Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide
Printing and publishing in Pacific Islands languages in Australia

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Professor Carole Carpenter, Associate Professor
Division of Humanities, York University, Toronto, Canada
Constructing and reconstructing identity: folklore in Australian children's literature in English

Dr Bridget Griffen-Foley, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of History, University of Sydney
A study of the relationship between Australian media companies, their proprietors and politicians and political parties, 1945-75

Mr David Hansen
John Glover and the colonial picturesque

Dr Doug Munro, Temporary Lecturer in History
University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji
A biography of J.W. Davidson (1915-1973)

Dr Michael Symons, Freelance writer
A history of Australian dining out

Michael Symons is an independent scholar and historian of Australian gastronomy who has written numerous books on the subject, including The pudding that took a thousand cooks (1998). He gained his PhD from Flinders University in 1992 in the sociology of cuisine. He also has practical experience with people and their tasting habits through owning a restaurant in the Adelaide hills from 1981-1994. His book A history of cooks and cooking was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2000. He now lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

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David Branagan, formerly Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Sydney University.
Biography of geologist Sir Edgeworth David (1858-1934).

Paula Byrne, an independent Canberra scholar.
Research on law and manners in colonial New South Wales.

Peter Edwards of Sydney University.
Biography of Sir Arthur Tange.

Sarah Lloyd of the Australian National University.
Poverty, charity and gender in Britain in the period 1700-1820.

Joan Rydon Professor of Political Science
La Trobe University from 1975 to 1989.
Study of the political career of Sir Archdale Parkhill.

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Geoffrey Bolton, Emeritus Professor of History
Edith Cowen University and Murdoch University, Perth, W.A.
Biography of Sir Edmund Barton
The Problem of History

Margaret Harris, Professor of English Literature
University of Sydney
Unpublished writings of Christina Stead

Mr John Shortis, Freelance composer and musician, Bungendore, NSW
Sheet Dip: the National Library's Australian Sheet Music Collection

Dr David Tothill, Freelance historian, Pretoria
South Africa, Australia and the United Nations, 1945-61

John Warhurst, Professor of Political Science
Australian National University, Canberra
The First Green Decade: the Australian Conservation Foundation and Environmental Politics, 1963-73

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Graham Hair, Professor of Music
University of Glasgow
Don Banks, Australian composer

Dr Elizabeth Lawson, Senior Lecturer in English
University College of the University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy
Birds and the Australian imagination

Dr David Lowe, Lecturer in History
Deakin University
Percy Spender: a biography

Gananath Obeyesekere, Professor of Anthropology
Princeton University, Princeton, USA
Cannibal talk: the practice and discourse of anthropology and anthropophagy in Polynesia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Dr Barry York, Independent historian, Canberra
Big Chief Little Wolf: folklore, folk heroes and professional wrestling in Australia

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Prof. Patricia Veronica Brady, Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Department of English, University of Western Australia
A biography of Judith Wright

Dr Peter John Cochrane
Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Sydney
Anglo-Australia: A Study of Herbert and Ivy Brookes
Dr Cochrane presented a public lecture on 23 July 1996 on this topic and an essay 'Herbert Brookes, British-Australian : a biographical sketch' is also available.

Ann Jackson-Nakano, Independent historian, Canberra
A history of the Ngunnawal, 1788-1938

Dr Vera Christine Mackie, Director
Women's Studies Programme, University of Melbourne
Gender, ethnicity and citizenship in contemporary Japan

Dr Christopher Tiffin, Senior Lecturer
Department of English, University of Queensland.
An edition of My Australian Girlhood by Rosa Praed

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Dr Maryanne Dever, Lecturer in Australian Studies
University of Hong Kong
'M. Barnard Eldershaw': the Literary Collaboration of Marjorie Barnard and Flora Eldershaw

Dr Peter Jackson, Executive Officer, National Thai Studies Centre
Australian National University
Karthoeys: a History of Thailand's Third Gender

Dr John Knott, Senior Lecturer in History
Australian National University
The Motor Car and Australian Society

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Ian Hancock, Reader in History
Australian National University
History of the Federal Liberal Party of Australia, 1944-1965

Ros Poignant, Freelance Anthropologist
Axel Poignant's Diary and Photographic Record of his stay in Nagalarramba, Arnhem Land, in 1952

Dr Michael Rosenthal, Senior Lecturer in Art History
University of Warwick, UK
Home and Away: The British and Australia, 1770-1840

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Professor Donald Harman Akenson, Professor of History
Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
The Irish Diaspora

Mary Patricia Clarke, Freelance Writer
A Biography of Rosa Praed (1851-1935)

Professor Hu Wenzhong, Director Australian Studies Centre
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Australia's Critical Reception of Patrick White: a Survey

Dr Charles Campbell MacKnight, Reader in History
Australian National University
Three Projects in Indonesian History: Purry's 'Memoirs', a History of Early Java and a La Galigo Translation

Ann Veronica Moyal, Freelance Historian
Science and Technology in Australia: a Cultural History

Dr Marc Serge Riviere, Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages
James Cook University of North Queensland
A Critical Edition of Voltaire's 'Age of Louis XIV'

Dr Nicholas Jeremy Thomas, Senior Research Fellow
Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, Australian National University
Australian Perceptions of South Pacific Islanders, 1860-1914

Dr Paul Turnbull, Senior Lecturer in History
James Cook University of North Queensland
The Procurement and Scientific Use of Aboriginal Remains, 1790-1990

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Dr Ian Michael Britain, Formerly Lecturer in History
University of Melbourne
Re-domesticating the Gothic in Eighteenth-Century England: Thomas Gray and his Influence

Professor John Philips Hardy, Professor of Humanities
Bond University
The World of Wit and Poetry: a Reading of Alexander Pope

Dr Andrew Leonard Hassam, Lecturer in English, Trinity College
Camarthen, UK
Narrating the Passage: Immigrants' Journals and the Voyage Out

Professor William Frederick Mandle, Professor of History
University of Canberra
The Oxford Movement (1833-1845) Considered as an Exercise in Propaganda and Communication

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Dr Stephen Gordon Alomes, Lecturer in Australian Studies
Deakin University
The Cultural Aspirations of Post-War Development in Australia, as Reflected in Planning for Community Development and a National Theatre

Dale Sara Dowse, Writer
Cross Currents: The Search for Lisa Fitch

Dr Eric Charles Fry, Formerly Reader in History
Australian National University
Australian Federal Politics, 1949-1972

Dr Paul Gillen, Senior Lecturer School of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Technology, Sydney
The Cultural and Political Philosophy of Jack Lindsay

Dr Drid Williams, Lecturer, Department of Music
University of Sydney
Human Danced Experiences: a Pilot Project on Australian Resources

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Dr Dennis James Haskell, Lecturer in English
University of Western Australia
A Critical Study of the Poetry of Kenneth Slessor

Roger William Milliss, Writer
Jane Franklin's Journey, 1839

Dr Anna Shnukal, Lecturer in Linguistics
University of Queensland
Pacific Islander Immigrants to Torres Strait: a Social History and Selected Bibliography

Julian David Keith Thomas, Postgraduate Scholar, Department of History
Australian National University
Frank Hurley: Colonial Photographer

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Gwenda Dorothy Davey, Folklorist
The Folklore Collections of the National Library of Australia

Dr David Andrew McLean, Lecturer in History
Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education
The Origins of the ANZUS Alliance

Dr Wilfred Robertson Prest, Reader at Department of History
University of Adelaide
A Social History of Eighteenth Century English Barristers

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Gerald Eades Bentley, Jr., Professor of English
University of Toronto, Canada
Book Illustration in England, 1660-1830

Heather Radi, Honorary Associate, History
University of Sydney
S.M. Bruce: a Biography

William Arthur Ridley Richardson, Visiting Scholar
Flinders University
A Detailed Study of Place-name Corruption on Maps and Charts

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Professor Ann McCulloch (link to external information page)
School of Communication and Creative Arts , Deakin University (was Victoria College, Melbourne )
Life and Work of A.D. Hope

Frank Moorhouse, Writer
The League [a novel about the League of Nations]

Dr Ruth Morse, Lethersellers' Fellow in English
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK
The Australian School: Poetry since the War

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Dr Carney T. Fisher, Director of Studies (Arts)
Ormond College, University of Melbourne
Historical Case Study of Political Action, Language, Argumentation and Symbolism in the Traditional Chinese State

Dr Ross McMullin, Freelance Historian
Pompey Elliott: A Biography

Henry Reynolds, Associate Professor
History Department
James Cook University of North Queensland
Racial Themes in Australian Fiction

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Toshio Akima, Senior Lecturer and Acting Head of Department
Department of Asian Languages & Literature
University of Auckland, NZ
A Study of Ancient Japanese Myth, Ritual and Literature

Dr Sandra K. Dolby-Stahl, Associate Professor of Folklore & American Studies
Folklore Institute, Indiana University, USA
Australians and Americans: Folklore, Identity and Perceptions of National Character

Dr Mervyn McLean, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Head, Archive of Maori & Pacific Music
University of Auckland, NZ
Music of Oceania

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Dr Howard Tyrell Fry, Associate Professor
Department of History, James Cook University of North Queensland
The Philippine Struggle for Independence and
The Eastern Passage and Trade with China

Neville Kingsley Meaney, Associate Professor
Department of History, University of Sydney
History of Australian Defence and Foreign Policy 1914-1923

Helen Topliss was awarded a grant but did not complete her Fellowship

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