The Many Worlds of R. H. Mathews: In search of an Australian Anthropologist (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2011 & 2012), 462 pp. https://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=511&book=9781741757811
Winner the 2012 National Biography Award of Australia and shortlisted for the following prizes: Prize for Non Fiction, 2014 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature; Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards; Ernest Scott Prize (awarded by the Australian Historical Association for the most distinguished contribution to the History of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonization); The Age Book of the Year, Non Fiction category; New South Wales Premier’s Australian History Prize; Queensland Premier’s History Prize.
The Artificial Horizon: Imagining the Blue Mountains (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2003 & 2004), 320 pp. https://www.mup.com.au/items/149661
Winner of the Gleebooks Prize for Literary and Cultural Criticism, 2004 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards and short-listed for the following prizes: Award for Innovation in Writing, 2004 South Australian Festival Awards for Literature; Award for Non-Fiction, 2004 South Australian Festival Awards for Literature.
A Multicultural Landscape: National Parks & the Macedonian Experience (Sydney: Pluto Press and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2001), 110 pp. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nswcultureheritage/MacedonianExperience.htm
Expeditionary Anthropology: Teamwork, travel and the ‘science of man’ (co-edited with Amanda Harris). Forthcoming: under contract with Berghahn, UK.
Expedition into Empire: Exploratory Journeys and the Making of the Modern World (New York and London: Routledge, 2015), 242 pp. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138790681
Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition (co-edited with Margo Neale), (Canberra: ANU E Press in association with the National Museum of Australia, 2011), 451 pp. http://epress.anu.edu.au/arnhem_citation.html
Culture in Translation: The anthropological legacy of R. H. Mathews (with translations from the French by Mathilde de Hauteclocque and from the German by Christine Winter), (Canberra: ANU E Press in association with Aboriginal History Monographs Inc., 2007), 267 pp.http://epress.anu.edu.au/cit_citation.html
Uncertain Ground: Essays Between Art & Nature (Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1999), 174 pp.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters:
‘Mathews, Janet Elizabeth (1914–1992)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mathews-janet-elizabeth-15479/text26693, published online 2016.
‘What is an Expedition?: An Introduction’ in Expedition into Empire, pp. 1-24 (see edited books, above).
‘The Expedition as a Cultural Form: On the structure of exploratory journeys as revealed by the Australian explorations of Ludwig Leichhardt’ in Expedition into Empire, pp. 65-87 (see edited books, above).
‘Turning Subjects into Objects and Objects into Subjects: Collecting Human Remains on the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition’ in Amanda Harris (ed.), Circulating Cultures: Indigenous Music, Dance and Media across Genres in Australia, (Canberra: ANU Press, 2014), pp. 129-66. http://press.anu.edu.au/titles/circulating-cultures/
‘Myths of Discovery and Settler Identity: Probing the “first” crossing of the Blue Mountains after 200 years’, Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. 16, 2014, pp. 226-43.
‘Bones as a Bridge Between Worlds: Responding with ceremony to the repatriation of Aboriginal human remains from the United States to Australia’ in Kate Darian-Smith and Penelope Edmonds (eds), Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers: Conflict, Performance, and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim (London and New York: Routledge 2015), 150-68.https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415744300
‘Anthropology and the British Empire’ in Robert Aldrich and Kirsten McKenzie (eds), The Routledge History of Western Empires (London and New York: Routledge), 2013, pp. 255-69. https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415639873
‘“Because it’s Your Country”: The Repatriation of Human Remains from the Smithsonian Institution to an Aboriginal Community in West Arnhem Land’, Life Writing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14484528.2013.853382 (2013), 21 pp. This is a peer-reviewed republication of my (non-peer reviewed) Calibre Prize essay, published in Australian Book Review, No. 350, April 2013, pp. 26-37. https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/programs/98-april-2013-no-350/1400
‘Expedition as Time Capsule: Introducing the American–Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land’ in Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, pp. 1-30 (see edited books, above).
‘Unpacking the testimony of Gerald Blitner: An Indigenous perspective on the Arnhem Land Expedition’ in Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, pp. 377-401 (see edited books, above).
‘The Crackle in the Wire: Digitisation, Ethnography and Sound Recording in Northern Australia’ in Ross Gibson and Norrie Neumark (eds), Voice: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2010), pp. 71-90.
‘A Short History of the Arnhem Land Expedition’, Aboriginal History, vol. 34, 2010, pp. 143-70. http://epress.anu.edu.au/ah34_citation.html
‘Word Territory: Recording Aboriginal language with R. H. Mathews’, History Australia, vol. 5, no. 1, July 2008, pp. 37.1-37.18.
‘The Ethnomania of R. H. Mathews: Anthropology and the rage for collecting’ in Gretchen Poiner & Sybil Jack (eds), Limits of Location: Creating a Colony (Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2007), pp. 189-208.
‘Taking Them Back: Archival media in Arnhem Land today’, Cultural Studies Review, vol. 13, no. 2, September 2007, pp. 20-37.
‘The Rush to Record: Transmitting the Sound of Aboriginal Culture’, Journal of Australian Studies (issue titled Dawn Bennett (ed.), Who Am I?: Perspectives on Australian Cultural Identity), no. 90, June 2007, pp. 105-21.
• Oral history interviews in the National Library of Australia: http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?lookfor=thomas%2C+martin+edward&type=author&limit%5b%5d=&submit=Find&limit%5b%5d=format%3AAudio&page=1