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The Australian National University

Marie Kawaja

Position: Visitor

Email: marie.kawaja@anu.edu.au

Phone: 61258223

Location: Haydon Allen Building, 22 University Avenue

Qualification:

BA (Hons) (Australian National University)

PhD (Australian National University)

Biography

I have a wide interest in history, but my special interest is in diplomatic history, particularly the history of Australian diplomacy and the making of foreign policy. After a career in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of the House of Representatives, I commenced a Ph.D on the politics and diplomacy of the Australian Antarctic. During the course of my research at the National Archives of Australia, I retrieved a piece of Australian political and diplomatic history after I discovered the forgotten government documents about Australia’s significant contribution to the acquisition of the Australian Antarctic Territory during the inter-war years. As a result of becoming an ARC Post-Doctoral Fellow, I am turning my Ph.D into the History of the Foundation of the Australian Antarctic Territory.

Publications

Marie Kawaja and Tom Griffiths, ‘Our great frozen neighbour’: Australia and Antarctica before the Treaty, 1880-1945 in Marcus Haward and Tom Griffiths (ed) Australia and the Antarctic Treaty System 50 years of Influence, UNSW Press, 2011.

Robert Hall and Marie Kawaja, ‘Australia and the negotiations of the Antarctic Treaty’, in Marcus Haward and Tom Griffiths (ed) Australia and the Antarctic Treaty System 50 years of Influence, UNSW Press, 2011.

Marie Kawaja (ed) Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting Documents, 2nd to 13th ATCMs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra, 1991.

Symposium and Published Conference Papers:

Marie Kawaja, ‘Extending Australia’s control over its “Great Frozen Neighbour”’in Julia Jabour, Marcus Haward and Tony Press, Australia’s Antarctica Proceedings of a Symposium to Mark 75 Years of the Australian Antarctic Territory, Hobart, 02 6125 8223Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies Occasional Paper #2, pp.23-31.

Marie Kawaja, 'Attaining the South for the Progress of Civilization’, in Australian Antarctic Magazine, Issue 22: Mawson Centenary Special, May 2012.

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