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  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I joined both the Discipline of History in the School of Humanities and the School of Indigenous Studies in January 2014.

My research interests largely concern histories of cross-cultural encounters in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Australia, the history of European, particularly French, exploration in Australia and the Pacific, European and colonial representations of Aboriginal people and gender relations, Indigenous biography and emotions.

I am of Aboriginal descent and identify with the Yawuru people of Broome, Western Australia.

Funding overview

'An Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography', ARC Indigenous Discovery, CIs: Shino Konishi, Malcolm Allbrook and Tom Griffiths, 2017-2021.

‘Revolutionary Voyaging? Science, Politics and Discovery During the French Revolution (1789-1804)’, ARC Discovery, CIs: John West-Sooby, Jean Fornasiero, Alexander Cook, Shino Konishi, PIs: Carol Harrison, Jean-Luc Chappey, Cédric Crémière, 2014-2016.

‘Exploring the Middle Ground: New Histories of Cross-Cultural Encounters in Australian Maritime and Land Exploration’, ARC Discovery, CIs: Shino Konishi, Maria Nugent, and Tiffany Shellam, 2011-2013.

‘Through Travellers’ Eyes: Foreign Observations of Aboriginal People and British Colonisation, 1800-1850’, ARC Discovery Indigenous Research Development, CI: Shino Konishi, 2010-2012.

‘Deepening Histories of Place: Exploring indigenous landscapes of national and international significance’, ARC Linkage, CIs: Ann McGrath, Shino Konishi, Peter Read, Luke Taylor, 2010-2012.

‘Through Travellers’ Eyes: Foreign Observations of Aboriginal People and British Colonisation, 1800-1850’, AIATSIS Research Grant, CI: Shino Konishi, 2009.

‘Laying the Tracks: Torres Strait Islander Labour in Northern Australia’, AIATSIS Research Grant, CIs: Leah Lui-Chivizhe and Shino Konishi, 2006.

Indigenous History Fellowship, New South Wales Ministry for the Arts, 1999-2001.

Previous positions

2008-2014: Fellow, Australian Centre for Indigenous History and School of History at the Australian National Uiversity
2008: Research Fellow, Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia
2003-2008: Lecturer, Koori Centre, University of Sydney
2002-2003: Associate Lecturer, Aboriginal Research and Resource Centre, University of New South Wales

Teaching overview

HIST3001: Making History
HIST2003: Crises and Controversies in Australian History
HIST3014: Intimate Strangers: Journeys in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian History

Research expertise keywords

  • Western Australian history


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