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Researcher: Roe, OM (Professor Michael Roe)

Fields of Research

Australian history
British history
North American history
Biography
Historical archaeology (incl. industrial archaeology)
Heritage and cultural conservation

Research Objectives

Understanding Australia's past
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Expanding knowledge in human society
Conserving the historic environment

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Play for 'National Theatre': Fifi Banvard in Hobart 1950-53; Tasmanian Historical Studies
Albert George Ogilvie (1890-1939)
Albert Ogilvie and Stymie Gaha: World-wise Tasmanians; Parliament of Tasmania
An Imperial Disaster? The Wreck of George the Third; Blubber Head Press
Ann Galbally, Redmond Barry: An Anglo-Irish Australian
Anti-Transportation (of Convicts)
Australia, Britain, and Migration 1915-1940; Cambridge University Press
Beginnings of a Dynasty
C Wright, The Management of Labour: A History of Australian Employers; Labor History
C.B. Hogenhoff, Sweers Islands Unveiled: Details From Abel Tasman and Matthew Flinders' Explorations of Australia; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
Civilisation in Van Diemen's Land? Darwin's Problematic 'Yes' ; Charles Darwin in Hobart Town
Commemoration: Tasmanian Slices; Memory, Monuments, and Museums: The Past in the Present
David S Bird, JA Lyons-The 'Tame' Tasmanian. Appeasement and Rearmament in Australia 1932-39 ; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
Episodes of Thought; The Companion to Tasmanian History
Eugenics' Challenge to Liberal Humanism: A Personal Traverse; History & Sociology of Eugenics Conference
Eumarrah (c1798-1832)
F.A.W.Gisborne: Global Conservative, Tasmanian Resident; Tasmanian Historical Research Association: Papers and Proceedings
F.R. Nixon
FJ Cockburn (1820-1893): an imperial Briton - happy in Tasmania, stressed by India; Papers and Proceedings: Tasmanian Historical Research Association
For the Term of His Natural Life in Film
Francis Russell Nixon
Francis Russell Nixon (1803-79)
Frederic Augustus Wingfield Gisborne (1860-1934)
Glimpses of early assertion of Launceston's identity, culminating in the first municipal elections; Launceston Historical Society Papers and Proceedings
H.J.M. Payne
Harry Benjafield (1845-1917)
Herbert William Gepp (1877-1954)
Higgins, Esmonde Macdonald
Historical Background: Clarke and Convictism; Marcus Clarke: His Natural Life
Hobart
Improving Ties with the Old Dart
Inter-War British Migration to Australia
J.H. Chamberlain
John Currey (ed.), Reminiscences of Early Hobart Town 1804-1810; Tasmanian Historical Studies
John Henry Keating (1872-1940)
John Mc Manners on Tasmania; Tasmanian Historical Research Association: Papers and Proceedings
Kenneth Shaw Wriedt (b 1927)
Kessell, Stephen Lackey
Life over Death: Tasmanians and Tuberculosis; Tasmanian Historical Research Association
Limina Interview: Professor Michael Roe
M. Graham, A. B. Piddington: The Last Radical Liberal; Australian Historical Studies
Marcus Haward and Tom Griffiths (eds), Australia and the Antarctic System: 50 Years of Influence; Tasmanian Historical Studies
Mary Leman Grimstone
Mary Leman Grimstone (1796-1869)
Mary Leman Grimstone (1796?-1869)
Mary Leman Grimstone and her Sisters; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
Michael Sharland: For Nature and Heritage; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
Nationalism
Neil Elliott Lewis (1858-1935)
Newspapers
Noel Wilson Norman (1901-81)
Populism
Remembrance of George the Third; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
Reviewing Clarkiana and Clark at Federation's Centenary; A Living Force. Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth
Sectarianism and Smallpox: Launceston 1903; Medicine & Society: Past, Present and Future
Sesquicentenary; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
Tasmania
The Challenge of Updating Robson's Short History; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
The Douglas (Social) Credit)
The Federation Divide among Australia's Liberal Idealists; An Australian Democrat: The Life, Work, and Consequences of Andrew Inglis Clark
The New Outlook; Childe and Australia: Archaeology, Politics and Ideas
The Slow Death of Norfolk's First Settlement; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
The State of Tasmania. Identity at Federation Time; Tasmanian Historical Research Association
The William Collins Memorial; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
Tuberculosis
Van Deman's Land; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
William Sorell
William Sorell
Yet More About Mary Leman Grimstone; Papers and Proceedings: Tasmanian Historical Research Association

Research Projects

1901 General Election; National Council for the Centenary of Federation (NCCF)
Companion to Tasmanian History; Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment (DTAE)
Completion of projected book: Immigration policy and experience in Australia, 1915-1940; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Herbert Gepp, the electrolytic zinc company, and the development and migraton commission: Australian Capitalism in the 1920's; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Jane Franklin in Tasmania. Edition of her Journals and Correspondence; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

A Chaotic State of Affairs?- The Permissive System of Local Government in Rural Tasmania 1840-1907
Almost a Walker's Paradise- A History of the Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair Scenic Reserve to May 1922
Australian history
Conserving Cultural Values in Australian National Parks and Reserves, with Particular Reference to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
Early Tasmanian history
Memorial Avenues- Hostages to Memory 1900 - 2000
Perceptions of Aborigines in 19 century scholarly writings on Tasmania
Place, Power and Social Law- A History of Tasmania's Central North 1810 - 1900
Tasmanian wards of state 1895-1935.
The development of historiography in Tasmania during the Nineteenth Century
The historical experience of the homosexual sub-culture in Tasmania since white settlement
The life and repertoire ofthe Australian bariton, Peter Dawson (1882 - 1961)- An historical and musicological enquiry
The life and times of William Pritchard Weston 1804-1888
The Long Road Home- Repatriation in Tasmania, 1916-1929
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 public role of women in Tasmania, 1803 - 1914
The publishing and bookselling activities of the Walch Family, 1846 - 1915
The role of the government in the development of the Tasmanian Metal Mining Industry from 1803 - 1883
The Tasmanian colonial volunteer military forces 1858-1901
The Tasmanian Government and the Metal Mining Industry - an administrative history - 1880-1914
The textile industry in twentieth century Launceston - with particular reference to its imported British labour force.