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Researcher: Maxwell-Stewart, HJ (Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart)

Fields of Research

Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Historical Studies
Economic History
British History
Family and Household Studies
Tourism Policy
European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
Epidemiology
Visual Arts and Crafts
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Architectural Heritage and Conservation
Archaeological Science
Geophysics
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Causes and Prevention of Crime
Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
Social and Cultural Geography
Biography
Economic Geography
Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
Tourism Resource Appraisal
Tourism Management
Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
North American History
Mortality
Stylistics and Textual Analysis
History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture)
Fertility
Globalisation and Culture
Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Migration
Tourism Marketing

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Understanding Australia's Past
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Tourism Infrastructure Development
Understanding Past Societies
Heritage
Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
Tourism
Cultural Understanding
Economic Framework
Industry Policy
Social Structure and Health
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Mental Health
Conserving the Historic Environment
Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage
Behaviour and Health
Understanding Europe's Past
Rehabilitation and Correctional Services
Finance Services
Economic Issues in Tourism
Crime Prevention

Career Best Publications

''Those Lads Contrived a Plan'': attempts at mutiny on Australia-bound convict vessels; International Review of Social History
Aboriginal deaths in custody in colonial Australia 1805-1860; Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
American Citizens, British Slaves. Yankee Political Prisoners in an Australian Penal Colony 1839-1850; Melbourne University Press
Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives; Melbourne University Press
Closing Hell's Gates: The Death of a Convict Station; Allen and Unwin
Convict labour and the Western Empires, 1415-1954; Routledge History of Western Empires
Convict Transportation from Britain and Ireland 1615-1870; History Compass
Convict transportation in global context, c.1700-88; The Cambridge History of Australia: Indigenous and Colonial Australia

Research Publications

''Those Lads Contrived a Plan'': attempts at mutiny on Australia-bound convict vessels; International Review of Social History
'And All My Great Hardships Endured'?: Irish Convicts in Van Diemen's Land; Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish History
'Behold the Man': Power, Observation and the Tattooed Convict; Australian Studies
'Like Poor Galley Slaves ....': Slavery and Convict Transportation; in Legacies of Slavery: Comparative Perspectives
'The Lottery of Life': Convict Tourism at Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia; Prison Service Journal
'The whip Is a very contagious kind of thing': flogging and humanitarian reform in penal Australia; Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History
'This is the bird that never flew': William Stewart, Major Donald MacLeod and the Launceston Advertiser; Journal of Australian Colonial History
'What's that you've got in your tucker bag?' Food and Food Politics in Convict Tasmania; Tasmanian Ancestry
ABC Life Matters - Talkback: a convict in the family - 29 Jan. 2010
Aboriginal deaths in custody in colonial Australia 1805-1860; Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Alexander and the mother of invention; Chain Letters. Narrating Convict lives
American Citizens, British Slaves. Yankee Political Prisoners in an Australian Penal Colony 1839-1850; Melbourne University Press
At large with the run-a-ways; Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives
Babette Smith, Australia's Birthstain the Startling Legacy of the Convict Era; Journal of Australian Colonial History
BBC1 (UK) Who Do You Think You Are? (Jason Donovan) - 30 Aug. 2010
Beyond Hell's Gates: Religion at Macquarie Harbour Penal Station; Tasmanian Historical Studies
Big Data and Australian history; Australian Historical Studies
Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives; Melbourne University Press
Closing Hell's Gates: The Death of a Convict Station; Allen and Unwin
Collecting by Numbers; Siglo
Competition and Conflict of the forgotten Frontier: Western Van Diemen's Land 1822-33; History Australia: Journal of the Australian Historical Association
Convict labour and the Western Empires, 1415-1954; Routledge History of Western Empires
Convict Labour Extraction and Transportation from Britain and Ireland 1615-1870; Global Convict Labour
Convict Transportation from Britain and Ireland 1615-1870; History Compass
Convict transportation in global context, c.1700-88; The Cambridge History of Australia: Indigenous and Colonial Australia
Convict Workers, 'Penal Labour' and Sarah Island: Life at Macquarie Harbour, 1822-1834; Representing Convicts: New Perspectives on Convict Forced Labour Migration
Convicts; The Companion to Tasmanian History
Convicts, Slaves and Prison Inmates: The Voyage to Australia in Comparative Perspective; The Atlantic World in the Antipodes: Effects and Transformations since the Eighteenth Century
Crime and Health: An Introductory Overview; Effecting a Cure: Aspects of Health and Medicine in Launceston
Dan Sprod, The Usurper: Jorgen Jorgenson and his Turbulent Life in Iceland and Van Diemen's Land 1780-1841; The Great Circle
Daniel Herbert (1802-1868)
Demography and the Prison; The Future of Historical Demography: Upside Down and Inside Out
Dr Martin and the Forty Thieves; Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives
Dynasties: The Archer Family
Early Merchant Families of Sydney: Speculation and Risk Management on the Fringes of Empire
Embodied explorations: investigating convict tattoos and the transportation system; Representing Convicts: New Perspectives on Convict Forced Labour Migration
Exile in Hell
Exploring the series of Ned Kelly paintings by Sidney Nolan displayed at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
Frank the Poet: A Convicts Tour to Hell
From Punishment of the Body to Punishment of the Mind
Gottfried Hanskie: A German Convict on the Australian Frontier; Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien
Grace Karskens, Inside the Rocks: the Archaeology of a Neighbourhood; Labour History
Growing Incomes, Growing People In Nineteenth-Century Tasmania; Australian Economic History Review
Gwenda Morgan and Peter Rushton, Eighteenth-Century Criminal Transportation: The Formation of the Criminal Atlantic ; Journal of American History
Height, Crime and Colonial History; Law, Crime and History
Interview
Introduction: Health, Human Capital, and Early Economic Development in Australia and New Zealand; Australian Economic History Review
Introduction: Prison and the history of the family; History of The Family
Isles of the Dead: convict death rates in comparative perspective; Historic Environment
James Boyce, Van Diemen's Land; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
James Porter and the capture of the Frederick
John Longworth's Story: The Caribbean and the Penal Station Complex; Australian Cultural History
Kay Daniels, Convict Women; The Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History
Land and Freedom in Sandy Bay; A Conference on the History of Sandy Bay
Land of Sorrow, Land of Honey: Aspects of the Life of Judah Solomon (c.1777-1856); A Few From Afar: Jewish Lives in Tasmania From 1804
Macquarie Harbour Penal Station
Maria Island
Mná Díbeartha
Mortality and migration : a survey; Health and medicine at sea, 1700-1900
Mutiny at Deloraine: Ganging and Convict Resistance in 1840s Van Diemen's Land; Labour History
Ned Kelly paintings
Pack of Thieves? 52 Port Arthur Lives; Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority
Prison and the colonial family; The History of the Family
R. White & C. Alder, The Police and Young People in Australia; Australian Studies
Research Note: the founders and survivors project; The history of the family
Review of Simon Adams, The Unforgiving Rope: Murder and Hanging on Australia's Western Frontier (2009); Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History
Review: Alan Frost, Botany Bay: The Real Story, Collingwood, Black Inc., 2011
Revisiting Linus Miller's 'dark picture of Van Diemen's Land'; Australasian Canadian Studies
Robyn Haines, Doctors at Sea: emigrant voyages to colonial Australia; Journal of Scottish Historical Studies
Selecting Clinical Records for Long-Term Preservation: Problems and Procedures; University of Glasgow
Seven Tales for a Man with Seven Sides; Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives
Sickness and Death on Convict Voyages to Australia; Lives in Transition
Skin Deep Devotions: Religious Tattoos and Convict Transportation to Australia; Written on the Body: The Tattoo in European and American History
Skulduggery: Forgery for Fools
Skulduggery: The Arch Villans
Skulduggery: Where There's Smoke
Slipping the shackles: escape from convict Australia; Escape! Fremantle to Freedom
Tasmania elections: historical concerns match contemporary anxieties
Tasmania, the island with a shameful past and a hopeful future
Tasmania: Freycinet Peninsula to Bruny Island
The accidental death of James Thomas; The National Trust into the New Millennium
The Isle of Denial: William Cuffay in Van Diemens Land
The Life and Death of James Thomas; Tasmanian Historical Studies
The People Are Revolting
The potential forensic significance of convict archives from Van Diemen’s Land, 1820–1877; Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
The Research Life of Arts Objects; UniPrint
The Rise and Fall of John Longworth: Work and Punishment in Early Port Arthur; Tasmanian Historical Studies
The Rise and Fall of Penal Transportation; Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice
The search for the convict voice; Tasmanian Historical Studies
The search for the invisible man; Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives
The State, Convicts and Longitudinal Analysis; Australian Historical Studies
These are the Birds that Never Flew: Five Scottish Bushrangers; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
To Fill Dishonoured Graces? Death and Convict Transportation to Colonial Australia; THRA Papers and Proceedings
To the Ends of the Earth
Treasure islanders
Unutterable: Imaging Macquarie Harbour Penal Station; Launceston Historical Society Papers and Proceedings
Who Do You Think You Are? Ep 10 - Ron Barassi
‘What is a man that is a bolter to do? I would steal the Governor’s axe rather than starve’: Old lags and recidivism in the Tasmanian penal colony; Transnational Penal Cultures

Research Projects

'Believing Without Seeing' : High-resolution Geophysics in the Discovery of Tasmania's Buried Heritage; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
'Dark Tourism' in Comparative Perspective: Sites of Suffering, Sites of Memory; Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
1999 Supplementary Funding; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A Control Sample for the Study of Male Convict Labour in Van Diemen's Land 1817-1853; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Assigned Convicts of the Norfolk Plain; Heritage Highway Tourism Region Association (HHTRA)
Assigned Convicts of the Norfolk Plains; National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) (NTAT)
Capital Offending: Income, Work and Crime in Australia's Convict Era; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Convicts and Diggers: A Demography of Life Courses, Families and Generations; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Cornstalks and new chums: crime and nutritional status in settler Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Digital Panopticon of Punishment; Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Founders and Survivors: Tasmanian Lifecourses in Historical Context; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Heritage Highway - Expansion of 'Skulduggery' and Review of the Initial CRC Tourism Research Grant; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd (CRCT)
How country shapes its people; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Landscapes of Production and Punishment: the Tasman Peninsula 1830-77; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Landscapes of the Imagination: Sustainable Tourism for the Heritage Highway; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd (CRCT)
Penal labour in Van Diemen's Land, 1922-1850; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Penal Probation and Patriot Exile in Tasmania: 1839-1846; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Pilot Project on Tasmanian Life Course Epidemiology; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Policing the Tasmanian Archive; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Port Arthur Fellow Sponsorship; Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA)
The Silent Buildings of Willow Court: Testing a New and Innovative Model for Cultural Heritage Assessment; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Transatlantic Slavery, the African Diaspora and the Unfree Settlement of Australia, 1750-1850; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Treating Criminals from Shore to Ship: Public Health, Humanitarianism and Convict Transportation; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC Selection Advisory Committee- Future Fellowships
Assignment Report - World Heritage Convict Sites Serial Nomination
Conservation Management Plan Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
Development of the Motor Inn Port Arthur
Founders and Survivors
Preparation for national heritage listing for Woolmers and Brickendon
Report on the national heritage list assessments for Darlington, Coal Mines and Cascade Female Factory
World Heritage Convict Sites Serial Nomination - Review Process
World Heritage Serial Nomination for Australian Convict Sites Consultants Report

Research Candidate Supervision

'Branded D on The Left Side'- A Study of Former Soldiers and Marines Transported to Van Diemen's Land- 1804-1854
'Policy on the Run' Transportation, the Law, and Empire- The Case of Van Dieman's Land
'The Unfortunates'- Prostitutes transported to Van Diemen's Land 1822-1843
'We are one, but we are many'- national identity and cross-cultural adaptation in Australian film and fiction since 1950
'We grew up this place'- Ernabella Mission 1937-1974
Aboriginal Convicts- Race, Law, and Transportation in Colonial New South Wales
Adaptation, Adoption and Aggression- An Investigation of the Relationship Between Settlers, Convicts and the Aboriginal People of Tasmania, 1798-1876
An analysis of penal experiences and social outcomes of Salford Hundred convicts transported from Britain to Van Dieman's Land between 1828 and 1837
BEYOND THE CONVIST SYSTEM- THE AGED POOR AND INSTITUTIONALISATION IN COLONIA TASMANIA
Bleeding, Blistering and Observations of the Bowel- A Comparative Analysis of Hospital Treatment in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Convict Labor and Colonial Society in the Campbell Town Police District- 1820 - 1839
Convicts and social life in early Port Dalrymple
Crime and Convicts in Tasmania 1853-1900
Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Martin Cash/James Lester Burke Narrative/Manuscript of 1870
Engaging the Convict Legacy- Art's Role as a Means of Understanding
Field and Game- the Development of an Agricultural Landscape for Australia.
Finding Tasmanian Aboriginal People on the "Frontiers"- from the First Recorded Encounters to the Closure of Wybaleena
Flora Tasmaniae- Tasmanian Naturalists and Imperial Botany, 1829-1860
Francis (Fanny) Cochrane Smith
Frontier of Space, Frontier of Mind- The Aboriginal Establishment, Bruny Island
Hugh Macintosh and Peter Degraves- The Story of an Officer and a Gentleman
Immigant & child labour in VDL 1817-1853
Indigenous Soldiers From Tasmania Who Served in WWI
Invisible Shackles- Labour, Coercion and Ideological Constructs in the Antipodean and Indian Ocean Worlds, 1788-1899
Labour and Migration in the British Indian Ocean and Australia
Learning to be the Mistress- Convict Transportation, Domestic Service and Middle Class Family Formation in 19th Learning to be the Mistress- Convict Transportation, Domestic Service and Middle Class Family Formation in 19th Century Australia and Amer
Poaching and transportation from East Anglia
Policing the Indian Ocean- Crime, Punishment and the Legal System on the Island of Mauritius in the 1830s and 1840s
Resistance methods within coercive labour regimes
Ross Female Factory
The Colonial Tasmanian Landscape- A Home Recreated or a Fresh Start
The experience of exile
The gentry in Van Diemen's Land, 1820 - 1856
The Growth of Anti-Transportationism & the Rise of an Independent Political Culture in Van Diemens Land 1835-1845
The machine breaker convicts from the Proteus and Eliza
The Mole Creek Pack Track Between Central & Western Tasmania
Through a Glass Darkly- Photographs of Colonial Convicts