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The Australian National University

Annemarie McLaren

Position: PhD Student

School or Centre:

School of History
Australian Centre for Indigenous History


Location: HC Coombs Building, Room 3104

Website: My profile website


BA (Hons I) (University of Sydney)


Annemaire is currently working on a PhD titled 'When the Strangers Came to Stay'. This is a project that has cross-cultural relations at its heart and it follows the grasslands of west and south-western Sydney from 1788 to 1834 (the last year of the Governor’s Annual Feast at Parramatta). She explores the relational, negotiated elements of colonialism through a mix of close ethnographic readings and more expansive chapters that chart exchanges and changes over time. 

Annemarie's supervisors are Martin Thomas (chair), Tom Griffiths, Peter Read, and Maria Nugent. She is the Assistant Review Editor for the journal, Aboriginal History. Annemarie is also taking part in a Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI) project titled 'Integrative Graduate Humanities Education and Research Training" (see here for more information

Research Interests

  • Australian Colonial History
  • Cross-cultural, ethnographic history
  • Aboriginal History
  • Environmental History


Australian Centre for Indigenous History

Centre for Environmental History

Australian Historical Association

Social History Society of the UK

Projects and Grants

Participant in a Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI) run interdisciplinary, postgraduate training scheme (2014 – 2016).

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