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Researcher: Ely, RG (Dr Richard Ely)

Fields of Research

Australian history
Other law and legal studies
British history
North American history
Historical studies
Middle Eastern and North African history
Religion, society and culture
Biography

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Expanding knowledge in human society
Understanding Australia's past
Understanding past societies
Government and politics
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Against the Grain': Historiography the Hard Way; Australian Historical Association Bulletin
A Living Force. Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth; Centre for Tasmanian Histroical Studies
AJ Harrison, Savant of the Australian Seas: William Saville-Kent (1845-1908) and Australian Fisheries; Tasmanian Historical Studies
Andrew Inglis Clark (1848-1907); Australian Jurists + Christianity
Andrew Inglis Clark (1848-1907)
Andrew Inglis Clark on the Preamble to the Australian Constitution; The Australian Law Journal
Anzac Day
Arthur, Sir George
At the edge of time: War letters from an Australian private soldier, 1915-1916. With reflections on William Salter's earlier and later life, and command assumptions; Dissenters Press & The Baptist Historical Society of Victoria
Australian Federation, Religion and James Bryce's Nightmare; Australian Cultural History
Book review: 'From Five Barley Loaves: Australian Baptists in Global Mission'
Carrel Inglis Clark: The Supreme Court of Tasmania Its First Century 1824-1924; University of Tasmania Law School
Carrel Inglis Clark: The Supreme Court of Tasmania. Its First Century 1824-1924; University of Tasmania Law Press
Christianity and the Common Law; Halsbury's Laws of Australia
Church and State
Churches
Constitutional Provisions; Halsbury's Laws of Australia
Countrymindedness and the democratic intellect: permutations and combinations in a Victorian country state school, 1853 to 2007; History of Education Review
D. Young, Making Crime Pay: The Evolution of Convict Tourism in Tasmania; Tasmanian Historical Studies
D.W.A. Baker, Preacher, Politician, Patriot: A Life of John Dunmore Lang; Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History
Dear, Richard Edward
Drysdale, Arthur James
Encyclopedic Dreams: Religion in the Antipodes: A Review of James Jupp's Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia
Exploring the Concept of 'Thick Description' of the Religio-Moral Economy of Penal Transportation: A Micro-study of a Vandemonian Moment, 1821; Journal of Academic Perspectives
F Miller
From Sect to Church: Sir James Stephen's Theology of Empire; Journal of Religious History
G Arthur
G Melleuish, Cultural Liberalism in Australia: A Study in Intellectual and Cultural History; Australian Journal of Politics and History
H Carey, Believing in Australia: A Cultural History of Religions; Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History
H Hopkins
H Reed
Historical Journals in Tasmania; Australian Historical Association Bulletin
History of West and South-West Tasmania. A Guide to Printed Sources; Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies
Hopkins, Henry
I. Breward, A History of the Australian Churches; Journal of Australian Studies
Ian Breward, A History of the Australian Churches; Journal of Australian Studies
Inglis Clark's Religious Liberalism; A Living Force. Andrew Inlgis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth
Introduction; Halsbury's Laws of Australia
J Backhouse
John Stoward, Tasmanians; Tasmanian Historical Studies
Larrikins, Brawlers, and Troublemakers in Hobart Town in the 1860s and 1870s; Living and Working in Hobart: Historical Perspectives
Mayfield Presbyterian Church, Victoria: Origins, Early Years, and Character; Dissenters Press
Miller, Frederick
Now You See It: Now You Don't! Issues of Secularity and Secularisation in Publicly Funded Elementary Schools in the Australian Colonies during the Middle Third of the Nineteenth Century; Journal of Religious History
Offences; Halsbury's Laws of Australia
Person and Personae: New Light on Andrew Inglis Clark from some Old Documents; The New Federalist The Journal of Australian Federation History
Privileged Communications and Religion; Halsbury's Laws of Australia
Protecting Commonwealth from Church: Clark's 'Denomination Education', and Beyond; A Living Force. Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth
Protestantism in Australian History: An Interpretative Sketch; Lucas: An Evangelical History Review
R. Aldrich, Education for the Nation; History of Education Review
R. C. Thompson, Religion in Australia: a History; American Historical Review
RE Dear
Reed, Henry
Reflections on War Memorials and Changing Values in Tasmania’s Upper Derwent Valley: A Cultural Analysis; Tasmanian Historical Studies
Religion
Religion; The Companion to Tasmanian History
Religion (updated to 24.12.03); Halsbury's Laws of Australia
Religion and Family Law; Halsbury's Laws of Australia
Religious Associations; Halsbury's Laws of Australia
Robson, Leslie Lloyd (1931–1990)
Sights and Sounds of Hobart During the 1860s and 1870s: a Townsman Remembers; Tasmanian Historical Studies
Stephen Cheek (1853-82)
Taxation Status; Halsbury's Laws of Australia
The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, vol. 1, 1909-1929; Tasmanian Historical Studies
The Poetry of Inglis Clark; A Living Force. Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth
The Religion of John West: Orthodox Protestant, Deist, Atheist, or What?; Lucas: An Evangelical History Review
The Tyranny and Amenity of Distance: The Religious Liberalism of Andrew Inglis Clark; An Australian Democrat: The Life, Work and Consequences of Andrew Inglis Clark
W Phillips, James Jefferis: Prophet of Federation; Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
War Letters: Introduction to the 1915-16 and 1921 versions of Salter's Letters; At the edge of time: War letters from an Australian private soldier, 1915-1916. With reflections on William Salter's earlier and later life, and command assumptions
William John Salter; Our yesterdays : a publication of the Victorian Baptist Historical Society

Research Projects

Critical Editing and Survey of Primary and Secondary Materials relating to Tasmanian History; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Edition of the journals and correspondence of Lady Jane Franklin 1837-1843.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Jane Franklin in Tasmania. Edition of her Journals and Correspondence; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Jane Franklin in Tasmania. Edition of her journals and correspondence, 1837-1843; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

A history of the Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land to 1840 with specific reference to criminal jurisdiction
Australian History specialising in a Tasmanian topic
Community care in Tasmania, since federation
Early Tasmanian history
External and Internal Security in the Australian Colonies from their Founding to the end of the Macquarie Era
Governors and Tasmanians; the British Empire at Worlds End
Lithuanian artists in Australia 1950-1990
Perceptions of Aborigines in 19 century scholarly writings on Tasmania
Sin and crime in early modern England
Tasmanian wards of state 1895-1935.
The "Father of Tasmania"?- Measuring the legend of James "Philosopher" Smith
The change from a penal to a civic culture in Tasmania 1830-00
The life and repertoire ofthe Australian bariton, Peter Dawson (1882 - 1961)- An historical and musicological enquiry
The Lost Province- Exploration, Isolation and Domination in the Mount Lyell Region 1859 - 1935
The politics of grievance- society and political controversies in New South Wales 1819-1827
The role of the government in the development of the Tasmanian Metal Mining Industry from 1803 - 1883
The Tasmanian Government and the Metal Mining Industry - an administrative history - 1880-1914
The too vast orb- the admirality and Australian naval defence 1881-1913
TITLE- War and After War- The Great War and its Aftermath in a Tasmanian Region- The Huon, 1914-1926
to be advised