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Conjoint Lecturer, University of Newcastle

Research interests:

- Conflict and resistance warfare in early Sydney
- Frontier Wars history
- Public History and historical reenactments
- Chinese watercraft in Australia 1870-1910
- Aboriginal watercraft and conflict in early Sydney


  • 2019–present
    Head of Research, Australian National Maritime Museum
  • –present
    Conjoint Lecturer, University of Newcastle


  • 2004 
    University of Technology, Sydney, PhD


  • 2019
    The Sydney Wars - Conflict in the early colony 1788-1817,

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Historians Association, NSW and ACT
  • History Council of NSW