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Researcher: Powell, MW (Dr Michael Powell)

Fields of Research

Australian history
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
Historical studies
Other philosophy and religious studies
Australian government and politics
History and philosophy of specific fields
British history
Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature)
Human geography

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Expanding knowledge in human society
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Understanding Australia's past
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Other environmental management

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Assessing Magnitude: Tasmanian Aboriginal Population, Resistance and the Significance of Musquito in the Black War; History Compass
Fragile identities: the colonial consequences of CJR Le Mesurier in Ceylon; Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Imperial assumptions
Making Tribes? Constructing Aboriginal tribal entities in Sydney and coastal NSW from the early colonial period to the present; Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
Manual of a Mystic: F L Woodward: a Buddhist Scholar in Ceylon and Tasmania; John Reed Book Distribution
Musquito brutality and exile : aboriginal resistance in New South Wales and Van Diemen's land; Fullers Bookshop
Musquito: Brutality and Exile; Fullers Bookshop
The clanking of medieval chains: extra-judicial banishment in the British Empire; The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
The Whitlam Government: Barnard and Whitlam: A Significant Historical Dyad; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Thomas Conquit: conquering a colonial past; Journal of Australian Colonial History
Uncle Christophoros
What is a Disaster?
Woodward of Mahinda, Cultural and Religious Themes in the Life of Frank Lee Woodward; Sarvodaya Vishva Lekha Publication

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision

A History of the Tasmanian Wine Industry
Economic and Social Impacts Associated with Logistical Developments in Tasmania in the 19th Century
Labour and Migration in the British Indian Ocean and Australia
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
Visitors in the Wilderness at Waldheim