Annemarie McLaren

Position: Graduated PhD Student
School and/or Centres: School of History


Location: HC Coombs Building, Room 3104


Bachelor of Arts (Sydney University), Honours I.

Researcher profile:

Annemarie McLaren is a PhD Candidate in the School of History at the Australian National University. Her research traces the ongoing cultural negotiations as colonists and Aboriginal people made lives alongside and entangled with each other across the early decades of early New South Wales. Titled ‘Negotiating Entanglement: Reading Aboriginal-Colonial Exchanges in Early Colonial New South Wales’, she expects to submit in early 2018. Her chair of panel is Martin Thomas, with panel-members Professor Tom Griffiths, Professor Peter Read and Maria Nugent.

While at ANU she has been selected for a 3 year interdisciplinary post-graduate training programme organised by the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ( She was also awarded the 2017 Hakluyt Society Essay Prize (, and has her first article forthcoming with Ethnohistory in July 2018. She is the Associate Review Editor of Aboriginal History, and a post-graduate representative for the Australian Historical Association.

Cross-cultural history and histories of colonialism, imperial performance and governance, Aboriginal guides, environmental histories, and the transforming social landscapes of colonial New South Wales.

Annemarie McLaren, Review of “Charlie Ward, A Handful of Sand: the Gurindji Struggle, After the Walk Of”, (Clayton: Monash University Publishing, 2016) Native American and Indigenous Studies vol. 4, no. 2 (2017): 115–116.

Annemarie McLaren, Review of “Jim Smith, Aboriginal People of the Burragorang Valley, (Lawson: Blue Mountains Education and Research Trust, 2016), Aboriginal History (forthcoming) vol. 41, (2017):  215–217.

Annemarie McLaren, “Reading the life of Goggey, and Aboriginal Man on the Fringes of Early Colonial Sydney” Ethnohistory (forthcoming), vol. 65, no. 3 (July 2018)

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

2017 Hakluyt Society Essay Prize

Vice-Chancellor’s Travel Grant for International Conferences, Australian National University (2016)

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Grant for International Research, Australian National University (2016)

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (2014 – 2017)

Andrew W Mellon Foundation Program funding (2014 – 2016)

2014 – Present                        Australian and New Zealand Centre for Environmental History

2015 – Present                        The Australian Historical Association

2016 – Present                        Aboriginal History Inc.

2017 – Present                        Hakluyt Society

2016 – 2017                            Social History Society of the UK

2016    School of History, Australian National University
            Subject: HIST2229, ‘Sexuality in Australian History’, Professor Frank Bongiorno
            Including guest lecture on race relations and ‘going native’
            Semester 2 2016

2015    School of History, Australian National University
            Subject: ‘HIST2231 Exploration: Columbus to the Moon’, Martin Thomas
            Guest lecture on reading exploration accounts, and guest tutor.
            Semester 2 2015.

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