Books and web resources:
- Into the Heart of Tasmania: A Search for Human Antiquity, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2017
- Unearthed: The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 2002, second edition 2008.
Listen to the Hindsight Radio National documentary on Unearthed at: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/hindsight/kangaroo-island-unearthed/3133586
- Stories in Stone: The Collections of Ernest Westlake (1855-1922), co-authored with Michael Jones and Gavan McCarthy, Escholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne, 2013.
Go to my blog to read about how Stories in Stone publishes many of the archival papers that informed Into the Heart of Tasmania
Articles and chapters:
- ‘The First Stone and the Last Tasmanian: the Colonial Correspondence of Edward Burnett Tylor and Henry Ling Roth’, Special Issue of Oceania: Before the Field: Colonial Anthropology Reappraised edited by Helen Gardner and Robert Kenny, Vol 86, issue 3, November, DOI 10.1002/ocea.5145
- ‘Australian archaeology and Aboriginal protest: Rhys Jones’s Tasmanian work’, Australian Historical Studies, No. 2, 2014, pp 331-349.
- ‘Genocide, Extinction and Aboriginal Self-determination in Tasmanian Historiography’, History Compass, Vol 11, No 6, 2013, pp 405-419.
- ‘The National Confessional’, Meanjin Quarterly, Vol. 3, 2012, pp. 22-36.
- ‘A Journey of 13,033 Stones: The Westlake Collection and Papers’, Collections – a journal for museums and archives professionals, Vol 8, No 1, 2012, pp 7-38.
- ‘Reliable Robinson and the Controversial Dr Jones’, in Friendly Mission: Companion Essays to Friendly Mission, Anna Johnston and Mitchell Rolls (eds), Quintus, Hobart, 2008 (republished in 2012, available via Monash University publishing).
- ‘The Polemics of making fire in Tasmania: the historical evidence revisited’ Aboriginal History, Vol 32, 2008, pp 1-26. Download the PDF via ANU ePress.
- 'The Polemics of Eating Fish in Tasmania: the historical evidence revisited’ Aboriginal History, Vol 31, 2007, pp 1-26: Download the PDF via ANU ePress.
- ‘Lubra Creek’, in Tim Bonyhady and Tom Griffiths (eds), Words for Country: Language and landscape in Australia, University of New South Wales Press, 2001; 14-29.
- ‘Savages or Saviours?: The Australian Sealers and Aboriginal Tasmanian Survival’, Journal of Australian Studies, 66, 2000, pp 73-84.
- ‘"All I Know Is History": Memory and Land Ownership in the Dudley District, Kangaroo Island', The UTS Review 5/ 1, 1999: 6-35 (republished in History, Power, Text: Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies, Timothy Neale, Eve Vincent, and Crystal MacKinnon (eds), UTSePress, 2014, pp. 70-90)
- The Wedge Collections: a web resource co-published by the State Library of NSW and eScholarship Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, 2017.
Presentations at lectures, festivals and conferences (select):
- 2014 With Michael Jones, ‘Stories in Stone: an annotated history and guide to the collections and papers of Ernest Westlake (1855-1922),’ Digital Humanities Australasia 2014 – Expanding Horizons, Perth, 17-21 March 2014.
- 2012 ‘Linking the narrative to the digital archive: a potential new model for history and publishing’, History OFF the Book Symposim, Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences, 23 November 2012.
- 2011 ‘Tasmanian history, identity, landscape and DNA’, Festival of Ideas, The University of Melbourne 13 June. (was podcast and resulted in commissioned piece for Meanjin).
- 2010 Chair of session on indigenous and early settlement history, The Tasmanian Readers’ and Writers’ Festival.
- 2009 ‘Busting Myths and Misconceptions: The Tasmanian Aborigines’, Myths and Misconceptions Public Lecture Series, The University of Melbourne, 2 September.
- 2009 co-chair with Ian Henderson, Director of the Menzies Centre of Australian Studies in a discussion with writer Kate Grenville at the Australian Embassy, London.
- 2009 ‘So you want to be a TV historian?’, Student Masterclass, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, 23 July.
- 2009 ‘Tasmanian Aborigines, DNA and the Law’ in ‘Does discrimination shape identity? Politics and minorities in the English speaking area and in France: Rhetoric and reality University Paris XIII, France, 2009
- 2009 ‘The Westlake Collection’, Department of History, seminar series, University of Exeter, 2009.
- 2009 ‘The Wedge Collection’, Australian Studies Symposium, University of Dublin,
- 2009 ‘Men of Stone: collectors of Tasmanian artefacts’, The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, public lecture series, Kings College London.
- 2009 ‘ Tasmanian Collections in British Museums’, Centre for Australian Studies seminar series, University of Copenhagen.
- 2004 The Tasmanian Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Hobart with Keith Windschuttle, Henry Reynolds and Greg Lehman.
- 2003 The Age Melbourne Writers’ Festival
- 2001 ‘Savages or Saviours? The sealers on the maritime frontier’: The Colonial Eye Conference, University of Tasmania.
- 2015 Nicholas Clements, The Black War: Fear, Sex and Resistance in Tasmania, 2014, University of Queensland Press, 2014 and Tom Lawson, The Last Man: A British Genocide in Tasmania., I. B. Taurus, 2014, in Australian Historical Studies, 46, 1: 134-136.
- 2012 Lyndall Ryan, Tasmanian aborigines: A history since 1803, 2012, Allen and Unwin in Aboriginal History, 36: 233-235.
- 2009 Bronwen Douglas and Chris Ballard (eds), Foreign Bodies, Oceania and the Science of Race 1750-1940, Aboriginal History, 33: 256-257.
- 2008 Philip Jones, Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and Encounters on Australian Frontiers, Wakefield Press, 2007, Reviews in Australian Studies, 3, 2: oai:ojs.www.nla.gov.au:article/824.
- 2004 Rebe Taylor, ‘Stolen for the Circus’, Sydney Morning Herald, 16-17 October, (review of Roslyn Poignant, Professional Savages: Captive Lives and Western Spectacle, 2004, University of NSW Press).
- 2004, Rebe Taylor, ‘History on the Small Screen’, The Age, 28 August, (review of David Cannadine (ed.), History and the Media, ed. David Cannadine, 2004, Palgrave).
- 2003, Rebe Taylor, ‘Breaking a Loud Silence’, The Age, September, and Sydney Morning Herald 25-26 October, review of Robert Manne (ed.), Whitewash, 2003, Black Inc.
- 2001 Julie Carr, The Captive White Woman of Gipps Land: In pursuit of the legend, Melbourne University Press, Journal of Australian Colonial History, 4, 1.
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