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- University of New South Wales
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- Australian leprosy history, Australian Indigenous history, Australian missionary history, Australian Catholic Church history
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- About Me
I am a scholar of the history of medicine and the history of Catholic missions among Australian Indigenous people. My research specialises in the history of leprosy institutions (leprosaria) in Australia.
I have a PhD from the University of New South Wales which focused on the nursing work of Catholic religious sisters as carers for Indigenous people with leprosy.
In 2017 I was the Australian Religious History Fellow of the State Library of New South Wales. My research for this fellowship examined the work and spiritualism of a Catholic male missionary with the Arrernte Indigenous people of Central Australia.
I am currently an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, where I teach Australian history and continue my research.
- Recent Publications
‘”Making the Native a Useful Person”: Indigenous Labour in Twentieth-Century Australian Leprosaria’, Labour History, 114, May, 2018, 131-151.
‘Ending isolation? Leprosy, Welfare and Indigenous Australians 1950-1986’, Aboriginal History, 40, 2016, 65-88
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- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
- 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Disability, Gender, Medicine, Race, Religion, Women