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Tracey Banivanua Mar

Associate Professor in Colonial and Indigenous History and Australian Research Council Future Fellow, La Trobe University

Tracey Banivanua Mar is now deceased. She specialised in the Australian and Pacific region, and her research explored colonialism and post-colonialism, race relations, the emergence of discourses of Indigenous rights (particularly land and sovereignty), and forced labour regimes in the Pacific region.


  • 2007–present
    Associate Professor/ARC Future Fellow, La Trobe University


  • 2015
    Decolonisation and the Pacific: Indigenous globalisation and the Ends of Empire , Cambridge University Press
  • 2014
    Making Sovereignty: race, crime and madness in Queensland, 1870-1826, Law and History
  • 2013
    Imperial literacy and indigenous rights: Tracing transoceanic circuits of a modern discourse, Aboriginal History
  • 2012
    Belonging to Country: racialising space and resistance on Queensland’s transnational margins, 1880-1900’, Australian Historical Studies
  • 2010
    Cannibalism and Colonialism: charting colonies and frontiers in nineteenth-century Fiji, Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 2009
    Frontier Space and the Reification of the Rule of Law: Colonial Negotiation in the Western Pacific, Australian Feminist Law Journal
  • 2007
    Violence and Colonial Dialogue: The Australia-Pacific Labor Trade, University of Hawai'i Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Land and Colonial Cultures
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2014
    Rehearsing Colonialism
    Future Fellow
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History (210301)
  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)