Professor Frank Bongiorno

Position: Professor
School and/or Centres: School of History


Phone: (02) 612 50318

Location: Level 5, RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Crescent


BA Hons (Melbourne, 1991) PhD (Australian National University, 1994) GradCertHighEd (University of New England, 2003) Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Researcher profile:

Frank Bongiorno AM (born Nhill, Victoria, 1969) is Professor of History and a historian of Australia. He was formerly Head of the School of History (2018-21), and Deputy Director (Education) of the Research School of Social Sciences (2012-14). He is currently President of the Australian Historical Association.

Twitter: @fbongiornoanu

He is most recently the author of Dreamers and Schemers: A Political History of Australia (La Trobe University in conjunction with Black Inc.):

Frank welcomes student enquiries about Higher Degree Research supervision of projects in Australian history.

Frank is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a Whitlam Institute Distinguished Fellow at Western Sydney University. He is a Member of the Order of Australia.

Prior to joining the Australian National University, he held lecturing positions at King’s College London (2007-11), the University of New England (2000-07) and Griffith University (1996), and taught previously at the ANU (1994). He has been an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the ANU (1997-2000), and in 1997-8 was Smuts Visiting Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge and Mellon Visiting Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also worked as a Research Officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Frank is the author or co-author of five books and many scholarly articles and book chapters on Australian history. The Sex Lives of Australians: A History (2012), won the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) Book of the Year and was shortlisted in the Australian History category of the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award and the New South Wales Premier’s History Award. The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (2015) also won ACT Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Ernest Scott Prize, the New South Wales Premier’s History Award and the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) Book Prize, and longlisted for the Colin Roderick Award.

He has served on the New South Wales Arts Advisory Council (2002-3) and as a member of the New South Wales Ministry of the Arts Literature and History Committee (2001-5), including as its chair for three years (2003-5). He has been both a Judge (2018-20), and Senior Judge (2022), for the New South Wales Premier’s History Awards, and had judged ACT Book of the Year (2017).

Frank is an Editorial Board member of Labour History, Journal of Australian Studies and Australian Journal of Politics and History and was co-editor of History Australia from 2013 to 2015. He is chair of the Social Sciences Editorial Committee of ANU Press, as well as a member of the ANU Press Advisory Committee.

He is formerly President, and current Vice-President, of the Canberra and Region Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH) Frank is also a member of the ASSLH Federal Executive. He is a past President of Honest History

Frank is a regular contributor to the media, especially Inside Story and The Conversation He has also written in recent years for Australian Book Review, the Monthly, Australian Quarterly, Arena and Fairfax Media. Frank is a supporter of the Australian Policy and History network

Frank is a Chief Investigator on an ANU-based ARC Linkage Grant (partnered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Crawford Fund) researching a biography of the economist and public servant, Sir John Crawford, and he is also working on a political history of Australia.



Frank Bongiorno, The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia, Black Inc., Collingwood, 2015, (370 pages).

Frank Bongiorno, The Sex Lives of Australians: A History, Black Inc., Collingwood, 2012, (352 pages).

ACT (Australian Capital Territory) Book of the Year 2013

Prime Minister’s Literary Award 2013, Australian History
New South Wales Premier’s History Award 2013, Australian History

[Frank Bongiorno, The Sex Lives of Australians: A History, New Edition, Black Inc., Collingwood, 2015]

Nick Dyrenfurth and Frank Bongiorno, A Little History of the Australian Labor Party, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2011 (217 pages).

Frank Bongiorno, The People’s Party: Victorian Labor and the Radical Tradition, 1875-1914, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1996 (253 pages).


Edited Books:

Carl Bridge, Frank Bongiorno and David Lee (eds), The High Commissioners, Australia’s Representatives in the United Kingdom, 1910-2010, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra, 2010 (342 pages).


Published Lectures:

Frank Bongiorno, British to their Bootheels too: Britishness and Australian Radicalism, 2006 Trevor Reese Memorial Lecture, Series Editors: Carl Bridge and Catherine Kevin, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King’s College London, University of London, 2006 (39 pages)


Edited Special Issues of Journals:

 Frank Bongiorno, Raelene Frances and Bruce Scates (eds), Labour and the Great War: the Australian Working Class and the Making of Anzac, a special issue of Labour History, No.  106, May 2014.

Journal of Australian Colonial History, Special Issue, David Andrew Roberts and Frank Bongiorno (eds), Russel Ward: Reflections on a Legend, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2008.

Australian Journal of Politics and History, Special Issue, Frank Bongiorno, Iain Spence and John Moses (eds), Mars and Minerva: Australian Intellectuals and the Great War, Vol. 53, No. 3, September 2007.


Select Refereed Articles and Book Chapters:

'Asa Briggs and the Remaking of Australian historiography’, in Miles Taylor (ed.) The Age of Asa: Asa Briggs and the shaping of history and higher education in modern Britain, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, 2015, pp. 90-107.

[Frank Bongiorno and Erik Eklund], ‘The Problem of Belonging: Contested Country in Australian Local History’, New Scholar: An International Journal of the Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014, pp. 39-53. 

‘The Men Who Made Australia Federated Long Ago’: Australian Frontiers and Borderlands’, in Paul Readman, Cynthia Radding and Chad Bryant (eds), Borderlands in World History 1700-1914, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2014, pp. 46-62.

‘Anzac and the Politics of Inclusion’, in Shanti Sumartojo and Ben Wellings (eds), Remembering the Great War: Nation, Memory, Commemoration, Cultural Memories Series, Katia Pizzi (ed.), Peter Lang, Bern, 2014, pp. 81-97.

[Bruce Scates and Frank Bongiorno with Rebecca Wheatley and Laura James], ‘Such a great space of water between us’: Anzac Day in Britain, 1916- 1939’, Australian Historical Studies Vol. 45, No. 2, June 2014, pp. 220-41.

[Frank Bongiorno, Raelene Frances and Bruce Scates], ‘Labour and Anzac: An Introduction’, in Frank Bongiorno, Raelene Frances and Bruce Scates (eds), Labour and the Great War: the Australian Working Class and the Making of Anzac, a special issue of Labour History, No. 106, May 2014, pp. 1-17.

[Phillip Deery and Frank Bongiorno], ‘Labor, Loyalty and Peace: Two Anzac Controversies of the 1920s’, in Frank Bongiorno, Raelene Frances and Bruce Scates (eds), Labour and the Great War: the Australian Working Class and the Making of Anzac, a special issue of Labour History, No. 106, May 2014, pp. 205-28.

‘Sex, Empire and Sovereignty: Making Australian Sexuality’, Journal of Australian Colonial History Vol. 16, 2014, pp. 51-72.

‘Whitlam, the 1960s and the Program’, in Troy Bramston (ed.), The Whitlam Legacy, Federation Press, Annandale and Leichhardt (NSW), 2013, pp. 34-41, also published Inside Story, 16 December 2013,

[Ian Henderson and Frank Bongiorno], ‘1958: Beating Around the Bush: The Australian Legend and The Australian Tradition’’, in Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni (eds), Telling Stories: Australian Literary Cultures 1935-2010, Monash University Press, Clayton, 2013, pp. 195-201.

‘1970/1: Sensational Sexualities: Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch and Dennis Altman’s Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation’ in Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni (eds), Telling Stories: Australian Literary Cultures 1935-2010, Monash University Press, Clayton, pp. 294-300.

‘Search for a Solution, 1923-1939’, in Alison Bashford and Stuart Macintyre (eds) Cambridge History of Australia, Vol. 2, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2013, pp. 64-87.

‘Sexuality: An Australian Historian’s Perspective’, Australian Humanities Review, Issue 54, May 2013, pp. 21-44,

 ‘A Working Man’s Paradise?’, in Michelle Hetherington (ed.), Glorious Days: Australia 1913, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2013, pp. 108-19.

‘Herbert Vere Evatt and British Justice: the Communist Party Referendum of 1951’, Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2013, pp. 54-70.

‘The New Progressivism: Anthony Crosland and the Coming of the Australian 1960s’, in Shirleene Robinson and Julie Ustinoff (eds), The 1960s in Australia: Power, People and Politics, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2012, pp. 179-97.

[Bruce Scates, Rae Frances, Keir Reeves, Frank Bongiorno, Martin Crotty, Gareth Knapman, Graham Seal, Annette Becker, Andrew Reeves, Tim Soutphommasane, Kevin Blackburn, Stephen J. Clarke, Peter Stanley, Andrew Hoskins, Jay Winter, Carl Bridge, Laura James, Rebecca Wheatley, Leah Riches, Alexandra McCosker, Simon Sleight], ‘Anzac Day at Home and Abroad’, ‘Towards a History of Australia’s National Day’, History Compass, Vol. 10, Issue 7, 2012, 523-36.

‘Australian Labour History: Contexts, Trends and Influences’, Labour History, No. 100, May 2011, pp. 1-18.

‘John Beasley and the Postwar World’, in Carl Bridge, David Lee and Frank Bongiorno (eds), The High Commissioners, Australia’s Representatives in the United Kingdom, 1910-2010, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra, 2010, pp. 111-26.

‘The Two World Wars and the Remaking of Australian Sexuality’, in Martin Crotty and Marina Larsson (eds), Anzac Legacies: Australians and the Aftermath of War, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2010, pp. 84-106.

‘“Real Solemn History” and its Discontents: Australian Political History and the Challenge of Social History’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Special Issue, Jacqueline Dickenson, Nick Dyrenfurth and Sean Scalmer (eds), ‘The Rebirth of Political History’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 56, No. 1, March 2010, pp. 6-20.

‘January 1961: The Release of the Pill: Contraceptive technology and the “sexual revolution”’, in Martin Crotty and David Andrew Roberts (eds), Turning Points in Australian History, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2009, pp. 157-70.

‘Whatever Happened to Free Trade Liberalism?’, in Paul Strangio and Nick Dyrenfurth (eds), Confusion: The Making of the Australian Two-Party Political System, Melbourne University Press, 2009, pp. 249-74.

‘Sir Richard Bourke’, in David Clune and Ken Turner (eds), The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010, The Federation Press, Annandale (NSW), 2009, pp. 167-88.

 [and Grant Mansfield] ‘Whose War Was It Anyway? Some Australian Historians and the Great War’, History Compass, 6/1, 2008, pp. 62-90.

‘A Peaceful State: Australian Politics of the Twentieth Century’, in Deborah Gare and David Ritter (eds), Making Australian History: Perspectives on the Past since 1788, Thomson Learning, South Melbourne, 2008, pp. 557-66.

‘Howard’s End: the 2007 Australian Election’, Round Table, Vol. 97, No. 397, August 2008, pp. 589-603.

‘Two Radical Legends: Russel Ward, Humphrey McQueen and the New Left Challenge in Australian Historiography’, Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2008, pp. 201-22.

‘In this World and the Next: political modernity and unorthodox religion in Australia, 1880-1930’, ACH (Australian Cultural History), No. 25, Special Issue, Neil Levi and Tim Dolin (eds): Antipodean Modern, 2006, pp. 179-207.

‘The Devil and Kaiser Bill: Victor Kroemer and the World Crisis of 1914-15’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Special Issue, Frank Bongiorno, Iain Spence and John Moses (eds), Mars and Minerva: Australian Intellectuals and the Great War, Vol. 53, No. 3, September 2007, pp. 420-35.

‘Electioneering in New England, 1856-1889’, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 93, Part 2, November 2007, pp. 133-51.

‘Farnell, James Squire’, in David Clune and Ken Turner (eds), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005, Volume 1, 1856-1901, The Federation Press, Annandale (NSW), 2006, pp. 139-51.

‘What If New South Wales had not paid parliamentarians until after Federation?’, in Stuart Macintyre and Sean Scalmer (eds), What If? Australian history as it might have been, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2006, pp. 67-88.

[Andrew Messner and Frank Bongiorno], ‘New England’, in Jim Hagan (ed.), People and Politics in Regional New South Wales, Volume 1 1856-1950s, The Federation Press, Annandale (NSW), 2006, pp. 150-89.

[Frank Bongiorno and Andrew Messner], ‘New England’, in Jim Hagan (ed.), People and Politics in Regional New South Wales, Volume 2 the 1950s to 2006, The Federation Press, Annandale (NSW), 2006, pp. 143-72.

‘A Tale of Two Independents’, in Ken Turner and Michael Hogan (eds), The Worldly Art of Politics, Federation Press, Annandale (NSW), 2006. pp. 55-70.

‘Politics’, in Alan Atkinson, J.S. Ryan, Iain Davidson and Andrew Piper (eds), High Lean Country: Land, People and Memory in New England, Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, 2006, pp. 233-44.

‘The Importance of Being Practical: D.J. Murphy and Australian Labour History’, Royal Historical Society of Queensland Journal, A Special Issue: Tropical Transformations: Denis Murphy in Queensland History, Brian Costar and Kay Saunders (eds), Vol. 19, No. 9, December 2006, pp. 31-53.

‘“British to the Bootstraps?”: H.V. Evatt, J.B. Chifley and Australian Policy on Indian Membership of the Commonwealth, 1947-49’, Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 37, No. 125, April 2005, pp. 18-39.

‘Remembering Ol’ 55: the Victorian Fabian Society and the road to intervention’, in Brian Costar, Peter Love and Paul Strangio (eds), The Great Labor Schism: A Retrospective, Scribe Publications, Melbourne, 2005, pp. 324-39.

‘The Price of Nostalgia: Menzies, the “Liberal” Tradition and Australian Foreign Policy’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 51, No. 3, September 2005, pp. 400-17.

‘Fabian Socialism and British Australia, 1890-1972’, in Phillip Buckner and R. Douglas Francis (eds), Rediscovering the British World, Calgary at the University Press, Calgary, 2005, pp. 209-31.

‘A Short History of New Thought in Australia, 1890-1914’, ACH (Australian Cultural History), No. 23, 2004, pp. 25-42.

‘Reputation of a Romantic’, Meanjin, Vol. 62, No. 2, May-June 2003, pp. 137-151.

‘Origins of the Present Crisis? Fabianism, Intellectuals and the Making of the Whitlam Government’, in Jenny Hocking and Colleen Lewis (eds), It’s Time Again: Whitlam and Modern Labor, Circa/Melbourne Publishing Group, Melbourne, 2003, pp. 311-338.

‘Love and Friendship: Ethical Socialism in Britain and Australia’, Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 32, No. 116, April 2001, pp. 1-19.

 ‘The Origins of Caucus 1856-1901’, in John Faulkner and Stuart Macintyre (eds), True Believers: The Story of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 2001, pp. 3-16.

‘Every Woman a Mother: radical intellectuals, sex reform and the “woman question: in Australia, 1890-1918’, Hecate, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2001, pp. 44-64.

‘H.V. Evatt, Australia and Ireland’s Departure from the Commonwealth: A Reassessment’, Irish Historical Studies, Vol. 32, No. 128, November 2001, pp. 537-55.

‘An Antipodean Christminster? The campaign for evening lectures at the University of Melbourne, 1890-2’, Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 2, No. 2, October 2000, pp. 1-27.

‘Aboriginality and Historical Consciousness: Bernard O’Dowd and the creation of an Australian national imaginary’, Aboriginal History, Vol. 24, 2000, pp. 39-61.

‘Commonwealthmen and Republicans: Dr. H.V. Evatt, the Monarchy and India’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 46, No. 1, March 2000, pp. 33-50.

‘Lygon Street Blues: Federation and the Emergence of the Labor Party in Victoria’, New Federalist, No. 5, June 2000, pp. 22-32.

‘Constituting Labour: the Radical Press in Victoria, 1885-1914’, in Ann Curthoys and Julianne Schultz (eds), Journalism: Print, Politics and Popular Culture, University of Queensland Press in association with the Australian Studies Centre at the University of Queensland, and the Journal of Australian Studies, St. Lucia, 1999, pp. 70-82.

‘Bernard O’Dowd’s Socialism’, Labour History, No. 77, November 1999, pp. 97-116.

‘From Republican to Anti-Billite: Bernard O’Dowd and Federation’, The New Federalist, No. 4, December 1999, pp. 49-57.

'Class, Populism and Labour Politics in Victoria, 1890-1914', Labour History, No. 66, May 1994, pp. 14-32.

'Class and Nation: Brian Fitzpatrick and Radical Nationalist Historiography', Melbourne Historical Journal, Vol. 21, 1991, pp. 23-37.


Recent Book Reviews (Since 2011):

‘Keneally the historian serves up an idiosyncratic stew’, Australians: Flappers to Vietnam, by Thomas Keneally, Weekend Australian, Review, 29-30 November 2014, pp. 16-17, also at:

‘“Boring tunnels through the peak”: Not the work of a bleeding heart’, The Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia, by Don Watson, Australian Book Review, October 2014, pp. 11-12.

‘Imperial Intimacies’, An Imperial Affair: Portrait of an Australian Marriage, Inside Story, September-October 2014, pp. 19-20, also at

'Settling accounts’, Settler Economies in World History, edited by Christopher Lloyd, Jacob Metzer and Richard Sutch (eds), Australian Review of Public Affairs, August 2014,

Labor’s Persuasion Problem’, Inside Story, July-August 2014, pp. 14-15, also at:

Golden Words and a Golden Landscape: Essays on Uralla Gold Mining History and a Glossary of the Miners’ Language in Australia from the 1850s to 1905, by J.S. Ryan, Arnold Goode, Robert Haworth and Peter O’Donohue, Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 16, 2014, pp. 264-6.

Project Republic: Plans and Arguments for a New Australia, ed. by Benjamin T. Jones and Mark McKenna, Australian Historical Studies. Vol. 45, Issue 1, March 2014, pp. 129-30.

'Reconsidering the End of the Homosexual', The End of the Homosexual? by Dennis Altman, Weekend Australian, Review, 22-23 February 2014, pp. 20-1.

‘Vowels Apart’, Dreaming Too Loud: Reflections on a Race Apart, by Geoffrey Robertson, Australian Book Review, February 2014, pp 16 &18.

‘The Very Heart of History’, Inside Story, December 2013-January 2014, pp.16-17also published 15 November 2013 at: (Review of Ai Kobayashi, W. Macmahon Ball: Politics for the People; Alan Fewster, The Bracegirdle Incident: How an Australian Communist Ignited Ceylon’s Independence Struggle; Kevin Windle, Undesirable: Captain Zuzenko and the Workers of Australia and the World)

‘Push and Shove’, Dancing with Empty Pockets: Australia’s Bohemians since 1860 by Tony Moore, Australian Book Review, November 2013, pp. 58-9.

For the True Believers: Great Labor Speeches that Shaped History ed. by Troy Bramston, Labour History, No. 105, November 2013, pp. 253-4.

‘Hearts, Heads and Pockets’, Inside Story, September-October 2013, pp. 7-8, also published 29 August 2013 at: (Review of Chris Bowen, Hearts & Minds: A Blueprint for Modern Labor; Kim Carr, A Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor; Aaron Patrick, Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart; Roy Hattersley and Kevin Hickson (eds), The Socialist Way: Social Democracy in Contemporary Britain)

In the Shadow of Gallipoli: The Hidden History of Australia in World War I, by Robert Bollard, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 53, No. 3, September 2013, pp. 474-5.

An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark, by Mark McKenna, Britain and the World, Vol. 6, No. 2, September 2013, pp. 291-3.

‘I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends’, Inside Story, July-August 2013, pp. 16-17, also published 23 May 2013, (Review of Nick Cater, The Lucky Culture and the Rise of an Australian Ruling Class)

‘A great Australian performer’, Norman Haire and the Study of Sex, by Diana Wyndham, Australian Review of Public Affairs, July 2013,

‘A Welcome Touch of Modesty’, Inside Story, May-June 2013, pp. 15-16, also published 9 May 2013 at: (Review of Tim Rowse, Rethinking Social Justice: From “Peoples” to “Populations”)

‘Sugar and Spies’, An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo by Richard Davenport-Hines, Monthly, May 2013, pp. 49-50.

From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, ed. by David Clune and Rodney Smith, Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 48, No. 2, June 2013, pp. 246-53.

Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies by William P. Cross and André Blais, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Vol. 51. No. 1, January 2013, pp. 147-149.

Scholars at War: Australasian Social Scientists, 1939-1945, ed. by Geoffrey Gray, Doug Munro and Christine Winter, Journal of New Zealand Studies, NS 13, 2012, pp. 154-6.

‘A Flawed Giant’, Inside Story, October-November 2012, pp. 14-15, also published 8 October 2012 at (Review of Jenny Hocking, Gough Whitlam: His Time)

Australia and Appeasement: Imperial Foreign Policy and the Origins of World War II, by Christopher Waters, Australian Journal of Political Science Vol. 47, No. 33, September 2012, pp. 517-519.

‘Let’s shist again’, review of Mark Peel and Christina Twomey, A History of Australia, Australian Book Review, April 2012, pp. 15-16. 

Anzac and Empire: George Foster Pearce and the Foundations of Australian Defence, by John Connor, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 58, No. 1, March 2012, pp. 138-9.

‘Roundtable: Laura Beers, Your Britain: Media and the Making of the Labour Party’, Media History, Vol. 18, No. 1, February 2012, pp. 100-4.

 ‘Why Does Labor Exist?’, Inside Story, No. 7, December 2011, pp. 20-1, also published at (Review of Troy Bramston, Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern Labor’s Challenges)

Parting With My Sex: Cross-dressing, Inversion and Sexuality in Australian Cultural Life by Lucy Chesser, Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 13, 2011, pp. 224-6.

Replenishing the Earth: the settler revolution and the rise of the Anglo-world, 1783-1939, by James Belich, Journal of Pacific History, Vol. 46, No. 3, December 2011, pp. 409-11.

Australians: Origins to Eureka, Volume 1, by Thomas Keneally, Times Literary Supplement, No.5632, 11 March 2011, p. 27.

Frontier, Race, Nation: Henry Reynolds and Australian History, edited by Bain Attwood and Tom Griffiths, in Reviews in History, No. 1029, 5 February, 2011

The Queen’s Other Realms: The Crown and its Legacy in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, by P.J. Boyce, Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Vol. 49, No. 1, February 2011, pp. 145-7.


Other Recent Articles (Since 2011):

'A Shared History', in J.S. Ryan and Warren Newman (eds.) Came to New England, University of New England, Armidale, pp. 390-400.

‘Doing the Dirty Work’, Inside Story, March-April 2014, p.12  also published 19 February 2014 at:

‘The Prince: Correspondence’, Quarterly Essay, Issue 52, 2013, pp. 89-91.

‘Comment: Australia, Nationalism and Transnationalism’, History Australia, Vol. 10, No. 3, December 2013, pp. 77-84.

‘How Will History Judge Kevin Rudd?, Age, Comment, 18 November 2013,

‘A Peace that Passeth (Almost) All Understanding’, Inside Story, 10 October 2013,, revised version published as ‘On reflection, Labor did well’, Canberra Times, 19 October 2013, Forum, p. 9.

‘The churn goes on’, Inside Story, 27 June 2013,

‘The Captain’s Pick’, Inside Story, 5 February 2013,

‘The Right Kind of Middle Class?’, Inside Story, December 2012-January 2013, pp. 18-19, also published 16 December 2012 at

‘The Worldly Art of Richard Torbay’, Inside Story, August-September 2012, pp. 4-5, also published 14 August 2012 at

‘Getting Under their Skin’, Inside Story, 7 June 2012,, also published in The Week, No. 184, 29 June-5 July 2012.

‘What we talk about when we talk about bogans’, Inside Story, April-May 2012, pp. 18-19, in Canberra Times, 27 March 2012, also published 11 April 2012 at

‘The Labor Way, Inside Story, 7 December 2011,

‘Amid the panic, a sense of purpose’, Inside Story, October-November 2011, p. 7, in Canberra Times, 27 September 2011, also published at, 20 September 2011.

‘Never So Good?’, Inside Story, 21 August 2011,, also published as ‘The lucky country, but for how long?’, Canberra Times, 3 September 2011, Forum, pp. 8-9.

‘Is Miliband Made of the Right Stuff?’, Canberra Times, 13 August 2011, Forum, pp. 9-10, also published as ‘The Brothers Grim’, 10 August 2011 at

‘British Labour’s Blues’, Inside Story (Canberra Times), August 2011, also published 26 July 2011 at

‘A Class Apart’, Inside Story, (Canberra Times), July 2011, p. 5, also published 21 July 2011 at

[Nick Dyrenfurth and Frank Bongiorno], ‘Party remains work in progress’, Weekend Australian, 11-12 June 2011, Inquirer, p. 3.

‘Ah, the olden days!’, Inside Story, (Canberra Times), June 2011, p. 13, also published 5 June 2011 at

‘Friends of the Family, 19 April 2011,, also published as ‘The family business’, Inside Story, (Canberra Times), May 2011, p. 9.

‘The Elusive Mr Logue’, Inside Story, 25 March 2011,, also published as ‘The very British Mr Logue’, Inside Story, (Canberra Times), April 2011, p. 15.

‘The Digger and the dirt, Inside Story, 2 February 2011,


(1) Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, 2011-14 (Monash University)

Anzac Day at home and abroad: a centenary history of Australia's national day2011: $232,012; 2012: $154,979; 2013: $157,829; 2014: $117,810

(Prof Bruce C Scates, Prof Raelene Frances, Dr Keir J Reeves, Dr Martin A Crotty, Prof Graham P Seal, Mr Thinethavone E Soutphommasane, Dr Francis R Bongiorno, A/Prof Kevin P Blackburn, Dr Stephen J Clarke, Dr Peter A Stanley, Prof Andrew Hoskins) 

Partner/Collaborating Organisations:

Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Historial de la Grande Guerre, King's College London, Legacy Australia Council , National Archives of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Shrine of Remembrance, Monash University.


(2) Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, 2013-16 (Australian National University)

J.G. Crawford: Shaping Australia's Place in the World

Total awarded: $197,580

(Dr Nicholas Brown, Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno, Professor Stuart Macintyre, Dr David Lee, Dr Denis Blight)

Partner/Collaborating Organisations:

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Crawford Fund Limited

(3) Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Documents on Australian Foreign Policy,

(a) Australian and Papua and New Guinea, 1970-75 (Dr Bruce Hunt)

(b) Australia and Nauru, 1950-68 (Mr Colin Milner)


ECHI1006 The Australian Economy: Past and Present (Semester 1, 2017)

HIST2236/6236 Debating Anzac (Semester 1, 2017)

HIST2227 Australian Political History (Semester 1, 2016)

HIST2229 Sexuality in Australian History (Semester 2, 2016)

HIST8015 Colonial Australia in an Imperial World (Semester 1, 2016)

HIST 8021 Readings in History (Semester 2, 2016 and Semester 1, 2017)


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