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Craig Wilcox is a historian who lives and writes in Sydney, Australia's oldest city. He's worked at the Australian War Memorial, has held a fellowship at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies in London, and is an honorary Associate of the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia. His books include Australia's Boer War (2002), Red Coat Dreaming (2009) and Badge Boot Button (2017). His current project is a history of Australian maritime frontier conflict.


  • 2012–2017
    Contract author to, National Library of Australia
  • 2011–2012
    Contract author to, Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • 2004–2005
    Historian, Australian War Memorial
  • 1993–1996
    Historian, Australian War Memorial


  • 2003 
    Deakin , Graduate Certificate in museum studies
  • 1994 
    Australian National University, PhD in Australian history


  • 2017
    Badge Boot Button: the story of Australian uniforms, National Library of Australia, Canberra
  • 2014
    A Kind of Victory: Charles Cox and his Australian cavalrymen, National Library of Australia, Canberra
  • 2012
    Home Front: Australians in World War I , Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Canberra
  • 2009
    Red Coat Dreaming: how colonial Australia embraced the British army, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne
  • 2002
    Australia’s Boer War, Oxford University Press, Melbourne
  • 1998
    For Hearths and Homes: citizen soldiering in Australia 1854-1945, Allen & Unwin, Sydney

Grants and Contracts

  • 1999
    History of Australia's part in the South African War 1899-1902
    Funding Source:
    Australian War Memorial
  • 1998
    Australian Bicentennial Fellow and Rydon Fellow
    Funding Source:
    Menzies Centre for Australian Studies