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Researcher: Davis, RP (Professor Richard Davis)

Fields of Research

Australian history
North American history
Historical studies
European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman)
British history
Asian history

Research Objectives

Understanding Australia's past
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in human society
Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Rehabilitation and correctional services
Multicultural services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A convict's early reminiscences: William Smith O'Brien on Maria Island; Papers and Proceedings: Tasmanian Historical Research Association
Edmund John Chisholm Dywer-Gray (1870-1945)
Exile; The Companion to Tasmanian History
From Limerick to Van Diemen's Land: Transportation at Work; Journal of the Old Limerick Society
Ireland and Tasmania 1848: Sesquicentenary Papers; Crossing Press
Irish Political Prisoners
John Edward Mercer (1857-1922)
Justin Hilary O'Byrne (1912-94)
Labour Newspapers
P B Waite, The Lives of Dalhousie University Vol. 1: 1818-1925, Lord Dalhousie's College; History of Education Quarterly
Patrick O'Donohoe: Young Ireland Rebel and Convict Worker Advocate, Van Diemen's Land 1850; Tasmanian Historical Research Association: Papers and Proceedings
S B Cook, Imperial Affinities: Nineteenth Century Analogies and Exchanges between India and Ireland; Australian Journal of Politics and History
The Irish Community
The Labor Party
The University of Tasmania
Thomas Kenneally, The Great Shame; Island
To Solitude Consigned: The Tasmanian Journal of William Smith O'Brien; Crossing Press
William Smith O'Brien: Ticket of Leave, New Norfolk
William Thomas Denison (1804-71)

Research Projects

A biography & collection of correspondence of William Smith O'Brien (1803-1864), Irish Nationalist leader of the 1848 Rising, Westminster MP for 17 year; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Critical Editing and Survey of Primary and Secondary Materials relating to Tasmanian History; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Tasmanian Journal of William Smith O'Brien (1849-53); Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
The political and social biography of William Smith O'Brien (1803-1864), Irish nationalist leader of the 1848 rising, Westminster MP for 17 years....; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

"A White Rag Burning"- Irish Women who Committed Arson in Order to be Transported to Van Diemen's Land
The State Library of Tasmania (formely the Tasmanian public Library), 1870-1980
Title- Selling Tasmania- Boosterism and the Creation of the Tourist State, 1912-1928