Les Hetherington

Les Hetherington

Position: PhD Student
School and/or Centres: National Centre of Biography

Email: les.hetherington@anu.edu.au

Phone: 0408 643 419

Location: HC Coombes Building, Room 3115


MA (University of Sydney) LittB (Australian National University)

Les Hetherington completed an MA (University of Sydney) and a LittB (Australian National University) before becoming a PhD candidate here at the ANU. Les is a part of the National Centre of Biography within the School of History, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.

Les’s research interests in part reflect his public service career and a broad biographical approach, and focus on the experiences of a French-Australian migrant family in France, England and Australia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Other research topics include the Swiss-Italian, Italian, German, Indian and Chinese communities in Australia, particularly in the mid- to late-nineteenth century. This research requires study of Australian involvement in the South African and First World wars and Australian social, political, military, regional and local history from the gold rushes to the Second World War.

'Cooper, William (1856–1952)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University

'Harwood, Septimus (1854–1889)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University

'Niau, John Samuel (1882–1918)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University

‘The Sydney French Club, 1885 to 1893’, The French Australian Review, no 58, Winter 2015

‘An Emigrant not a Traveller: Adolphe Prosper Duprez’, Explorations, no 54, Winter 2013

‘”Wagga Boasts a Modern Pimpernel”: Dame Mary Gilmore, John Alexander Cameron and Jewish Emigration to Palestine, 1920 to 1923’, Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol XX, part 2, June 2011

‘The Bluebirds in France’, Wartime, no 45, January 2009

‘‘The Sacking of Albany’ – the image of the Boer War veteran in Australia’, Sabretache, vol XLV, no 2, June 2004

‘The Shy VC’, Wartime, Issue 18, 2002

‘Winning the Queen’s Scarf’, Wartime, Issue 13, January 2001

‘The Death of Daniel Boon’, Murrumbidgee Ancestor, no 52, January 1997

'The Kangaroos March: Wagga Wagga to Sydney, December 1915-January 1916', Journal of the Australian War Memorial, no 26, April 1995

'Postscript to Mutiny, James Steele at Deniliquin, 1902', Sabretache, vo XXXVI, January-March 1995

Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations

Australian Historical Association

Wagga Wagga and District Family History Society

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