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Hamish Maxwell-Stewart

Hamish Maxwell-Stewart

Associate Dean, Research

Room Hum 461, Social Sciences, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1983 (phone)

Hamish.MaxwellStewart@utas.edu.au

Professor of Social History, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart is using Tasmania's significant convict archives to study intergenerational health issues.

Unlocking insights from one of the World’s greatest archives

Tasmania is one of the few places on the planet where it is possible to study intergenerational health issues.  This is because the settler population was amongst the best documented in the British Empire.  Why?  They came against their will.

The life courses of nearly 75,000 convicts are meticulously recorded in leather bound volumes, written by convict clerks.  They detail the lives of the convict workforce for the colony, those who laboured in farms and road gangs in the 'prison without walls', as well as those incarcerated in places like Port Arthur and the female factories.  

'What happens to you if your ancestors have a terrible start in life? Could it impact on the likelihood that you will develop type-2 diabetes?' said Professor Maxwell-Stewart.  

'We want to build an intergenerational database in Tasmania that will allow us to study how the experiences of one generation impacts on their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  And this is one of the few places where this is possible, because of Tasmania's small population size and excellent records.

'We can't run a clinical trial that will answer intergenerational health questions in our lifetime.  But using the detailed records from our convict past, we can find answers to contemporary health and other issues.

'Because they were prisoners, they were described in extraordinary detail.  We know their eye colour, their height, their parents names, where they were born, what was in their bank accounts.  We also know what happened to them, like whether they were flogged and how many days they spent in cells.

'These records are one of the world's great archives, listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.  It is an incredible privilege to work with them.' 

The research has found that there is a direct link between the experiences of your ancestors and your health. 

'We have found for example, that children of convicts were taller than other colonially born children, such as those born to free labourers who migrated from England.  Our research suggests that this is due to smaller family size, which meant fewer mouths to feed and therefore better overall nutrition.'

Professor Maxwell-Stewart and his team are also transcribing and photographing the records. 

'We are making them available online for people to access and discover their own ancestry.  We want to see these archives used, to bring to life the stories of the people from Tasmania's past.' 

The work on the archives has obvious impacts for the tourism industry, but it also has unexpected outcomes.

'We discovered that subjecting someone to solitary confinement not only increased their chance of death at the time of incarceration, but it shortened their life in the long term.  They had poorer health.'

Professor Maxwell-Stewart said understanding why solitary confinement decreased peoples life expectancy could inform current debates about prison reform and the impact of institutionalisation.

The convict archives will provide enough research topics for Professor Maxwell-Stewart's entire career and beyond.

 'I am currently looking at which convicts managed to go straight after the end of their sentence to transportation. We are particularly interested about the impact of intergenerational poverty traps on offending. 'We are also considering studying 19th Century photographs of prisoners to identify those with facial symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome.  The aim is to try and determine if those that might have been affected were shorter in height and had different offending histories.'

Hamish Maxwell-Stewart is a Professor of social history and Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts. His research, currently funded by three ARC grants, uses Tasmania's colonial archives to explore intergenerational health issues. He is best known for his knowledge of convict transportation. He was awarded the Margaret Scott Award for the best book by a Tasmanian author in 2010, for his book 'Closing Hells Gates'. He is currently collaborating with Researchers at the universities of Liverpool, Sheffield, Oxford and Sussex on the 'Digital Panopticon' project, which is looking at the global impact of London Punishments between 1780 and 1925.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDEconomic and Social HistoryUniversity of EdinburghScotland1991
MA (Hons) University of EdinburghScotland1987

Biography

Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart teaches History at the University of Tasmania. Born in Nigeria, raised in England, he is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He migrated to Tasmania in 1996. His publications include the prizewinning Closing Hell's Gates (Allen and Unwin, 2008) and American Citizens British Slaves (Melbourne University Press, 2002). He is currently working on the impact of British and Australian penal policy on health and offending outcomes.  Hamish Maxwell Stewart - Who Do You Think You Are?

He has regularly appeared on both the Australian and British editions of Who Do You Think You Are? as well as other television programs such as Coast Australia and Tony Robinson Explores Australia. His work was featured in an extensive article in the The Australian Weekend Magazine, 3-4 August, 2013.

Research Themes

Hamish's work focuses on colonial history, the health outcomes of pass populations and the history of crime. He uses large datasets to follow past populations from cradle to grave. Many of these life course histories have been intergenerationally linked enabling him to explore the impact of policy outcomes over a long period of time. His highly inter-disciplinary work uses new technologies to interpret the past. A feature of his research is his close collaborations with industry partners, particularly in the heritage sector, which has enabled him and his team to translate their findings into school, family history and other interpretative resources.

His work relates to the University of Tasmania's priority theme areas: Creativity, Culture and Society, Better Health and Data, Knowledge and Decisions

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member Social Science History Association 2008-present
  • Member Australian Historical Association 2004-present
  • Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand 2014-present
  • Member of the Australian Research Council Future Fellowships Selection Advisory Committee 2010 –11

Committee associations

Member, editorial boards of History Compass, Journal of Australian Colonial History, Australian Economic History Review

Teaching

Social History, World History, Convict History, History of Health, History and Heritage, Family History

Teaching expertise

  • History of the Modern World: 1492-1914
  • Australian History 1850-1918
  • Australian History 1918-1975
  • History and Heritage
  • Atlantic Worlds 1450-1807
  • Family History
  • Colonial Societies
  • Convict Archaeology
  • History Honours.

Teaching responsibility

First Year units First year coordinator second semester.

Research Appointments

  • Keith Cameron Chair of Australian History  School of Archives and History, University College Dublin   2012
  • Associate member of staff, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania (2010)
  • Visiting Professorial Fellow, Australian Studies, University of Texas, Austin (February – March 2010)
  • Port Arthur Fellow (1997-99)

Research Invitations

  • Member, ten-person Convict Nomination Reference Group, federal Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts for the successful Australian Convict Sites Serial nomination inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage Register (2009–10).
  • Consultant for the Tasmanian Government heritage assessment reports for Brickendon, Woolmers, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory historic sites (2007-09).
  • Commissioned by the federal Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts to advise on the nomination process for World Heritage Status for 12 Australian convict sites.

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Expertise

  • Anthropometric History
  • Historical criminology
  • History of migration
  • Historical demography

Awards

  • 2010— Winner of the Kay Daniels (Australian Historical Association) for Closing Hell's Gates (Allen & Unwin, 2008).
  • 2009 — Winner of the Margaret Scott Prize for best book by a Tasmanian writer in all categories, Closing Hell's Gates: The Death of a Convict Station (Allen & Unwin, 2008).
  • 2004 — Joint winner of the inaugural Kay Daniels (Australian Historical Association) award for Chain Letters: Narrating Convict Lives (Melbourne University Press, 2001).

Collaboration

Professor Maxwell-Stewart is collaborating with research partners at the University of Guelph in Canada, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States, the universities of Liverpool, Sheffield, Oxford and Sussex in the UK, and the University of Melbourne in Australia.

His industry research partners are the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Female Convicts Research Centre, the National Trust of Tasmania, Port Arthur Historic Sites, the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office and Roar Film.

Current projects

  • 2014 ARC Linkage Grant with Prof Mardi Dungey, Prof Kris Inwood (Guelph), Prof Lucy Frost, Ross Latham, Dr Rebecca Kippen (Melbourne), Capital Offending: Income Work and Crime in Australia's Convict Era, $342,777 AUS
  • 2014 ARC Linkage Grant with Assoc Prof Penny Edmonds, Prof Christopher Lueg, Prof Michael Twidale (Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Prof Lucy Frost, Steve Thomas, Treating Criminals from Shore to Ship: Public Health, Humanitarianism and Convict Transportation $150,000 AUS
  • 2013 ARC Discovery Grant with Prof Kris Inwood, Guelph, Prof Barry Godfrey, Liverpool, ARC Discovery, Corn Stalks and New Chums, Crime and Nutritional Status in Settler Australia, $229,000 AUS2014 Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK, Digital Transformations Grant with Prof Barry Godfrey, Liverpool, Prof Tim Hitchcock, Sussex, Prof, Bob Shoemaker, Sheffield, Dr Deb Oxley, Oxford,Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London Punishments, 1780-1925, $3,126,000 AUS

Research Fields

  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Historical Studies (210399)
  • British History (210305)
  • Family and Household Studies (160301)
  • Economic History (140203)
  • Tourism Policy (160513)
  • European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman) (210307)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Visual Arts and Crafts (190599)
  • Architectural Heritage and Conservation (120102)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History (210301)
  • Archaeological Science (210102)
  • Geophysics (040499)
  • Biography (210304)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) (210104)
  • Economic Geography (160401)
  • Causes and Prevention of Crime (160201)
  • Police Administration, Procedures and Practice (160205)
  • Tourism Resource Appraisal (150605)
  • Tourism Management (150603)
  • Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience (150606)
  • North American History (210312)
  • Mortality (160304)
  • Stylistics and Textual Analysis (200526)
  • History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture) (120502)
  • Tourism Marketing (150604)
  • Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
  • Migration (160303)
  • Globalisation and Culture (200206)

Research Impact

  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology (970121)
  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Tourism Infrastructure Development (900303)
  • Understanding Past Societies (950599)
  • Heritage (950399)
  • Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism (900302)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)
  • Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare (940111)
  • Tourism (900399)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)
  • Industry Policy (910205)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Conserving the Historic Environment (950307)
  • Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage (950303)
  • Understanding Europe's Past (950504)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Finance Services (900101)
  • Economic Issues in Tourism (900301)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Crime Prevention (940402)
  • Rehabilitation and Correctional Services (940408)

Publications

Closing HellAmerican Citizens, British SlavesChain Letters book coverPack of Thieves book cover

Total publications

95

Highlighted publications

(8 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Chapter in BookAnderson C, Maxwell-Stewart H, 'Convict labour and the Western Empires, 1415-1954', Routledge History of Western Empires, Routledge Taylor & Francis Ltd, Robert Aldrich and Kirsten McKenzie (ed), United States, pp. 102-117. ISBN 9780415639873 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Chapter in BookChristopher E, Maxwell-Stewart H, 'Convict transportation in global context, c.1700-88', The Cambridge History of Australia: Indigenous and Colonial Australia, Cambridge University Press, Alison Bashford and Stuart Macintyre (ed), New York, pp. 68-90. ISBN 9781107011533 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Journal ArticleMaxwell-Stewart H, '''Those Lads Contrived a Plan'': attempts at mutiny on Australia-bound convict vessels', International Review of Social History, 58, (S21) pp. 177-196. ISSN 0020-8590 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0020859013000308 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2012Journal ArticleHarman K, Maxwell-Stewart H, 'Aboriginal deaths in custody in colonial Australia 1805-1860', Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 13, (2) pp. 1-20. ISSN 1532-5768 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/cch.2012.0023 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Harman K

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2010Journal ArticleMaxwell-Stewart Hamish, 'Convict Transportation from Britain and Ireland 1615-1870', History Compass, 8, (11) pp. 1221-1242. ISSN 1478-0542 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1478-0542.2010.00722.x [eCite] [Details]

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2008BookMaxwell-Stewart H, 'Closing Hell's Gates: The Death of a Convict Station', Allen and Unwin, Sydney, pp. 312. ISBN 9781741751499 (2008) [Authored Research Book]

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2002BookPybus C, Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'American Citizens, British Slaves. Yankee Political Prisoners in an Australian Penal Colony 1839-1850', Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 270. ISBN 0-522-85027-8 (2002) [Authored Research Book]

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2001BookFrost L, Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives', Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 248. ISBN 0522849776 (2001) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Frost L

Journal Article

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2016Edmonds P, Maxwell-Stewart H, 'The Whip Is a Very Contagious Kind of Thing': Flogging and humanitarian reform in penal Australia', Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History, 17, (1) Article 613283. ISSN 1532-5768 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/cch.2016.0006 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Edmonds P

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2016Maxwell-Stewart H, 'Big Data and Australian History', Australian Historical Studies, 47, (3) pp. 359-364. ISSN 1031-461X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/1031461X.2016.1208728 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'The State, Convicts and Longitudinal Analysis', Australian Historical Studies, 47, (3) pp. 414-429. ISSN 1031-461X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/1031461X.2016.1203963 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Inwood K, Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Introduction: Health, Human Capital, and Early Economic Development in Australia and New Zealand', Australian Economic History Review, 55, (2) pp. 105-111. ISSN 0004-8992 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/aehr.12072 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Maxwell-Stewart H, Inwood K, Stankovich J, 'Prison and the colonial family', The History of the Family, 20, (2) pp. 231-248. ISSN 1081-602X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/1081602X.2015.1006654 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Stankovich J

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2015Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Cracknell MR, Inwood K, 'Height, Crime and Colonial History', Law, Crime and History, 5, (1) pp. 25-42. ISSN 2045-9238 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Cracknell MR

2015Inwood K, Maxwell- Stewart H, 'Introduction: Prison and the history of the family', History of The Family, 20, (2) pp. 159-162. ISSN 1081-602X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/1081602X.2015.1033737 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Inwood K, Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Oxley D, Stankovich J, 'Growing Incomes, Growing People In Nineteenth-Century Tasmania', Australian Economic History Review, 55, (2) pp. 187-211. ISSN 0004-8992 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/aehr.12071 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Stankovich J

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2013Maxwell-Stewart H, ''The Lottery of Life': Convict Tourism at Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia', Prison Service Journal, 2013, (210) pp. 24-28. ISSN 0300-3558 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Maxwell-Stewart H, '''Those Lads Contrived a Plan'': attempts at mutiny on Australia-bound convict vessels', International Review of Social History, 58, (S21) pp. 177-196. ISSN 0020-8590 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0020859013000308 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2012Harman K, Maxwell-Stewart H, 'Aboriginal deaths in custody in colonial Australia 1805-1860', Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 13, (2) pp. 1-20. ISSN 1532-5768 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/cch.2012.0023 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Harman K

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2012Maxwell-Stewart H, 'Revisiting Linus Miller's 'dark picture of Van Diemen's Land'', Australasian Canadian Studies, 29, (1-2) pp. 101-116. ISSN 1832-5408 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Maxwell-Stewart H, 'Isles of the Dead: convict death rates in comparative perspective', Historic Environment, 24, (3) pp. 28-34. ISSN 0726-6715 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2011Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'To Fill Dishonoured Graces? Death and Convict Transportation to Colonial Australia', THRA Papers and Proceedings, 58, (1) pp. 17-32. ISSN 0039-9809 (2011) [Non Refereed Article]

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2010Bradley J, Kippen R, Maxwell-Stewart Hamish, McCalman J, Silcot S, 'Research Note: the founders and survivors project', The history of the family, 15, (4) pp. 467-77. ISSN 1081-602X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.hisfam.2010.08.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2010Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Review of Simon Adams, The Unforgiving Rope: Murder and Hanging on Australia's Western Frontier (2009)', Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History, 98, (May) pp. 246-47. ISSN 0023-6942 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2010Maxwell-Stewart Hamish, 'Convict Transportation from Britain and Ireland 1615-1870', History Compass, 8, (11) pp. 1221-1242. ISSN 1478-0542 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1478-0542.2010.00722.x [eCite] [Details]

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2009Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Competition and Conflict of the forgotten Frontier: Western Van Diemen's Land 1822-33', History Australia: Journal of the Australian Historical Association, 6, (3) pp. 66.1-20. ISSN 1449-0854 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2104/ha090066 [eCite] [Details]

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2009Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Gottfried Hanskie: A German Convict on the Australian Frontier', Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien, 23 pp. 9-23. ISSN 1617-9900 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2009Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Babette Smith, Australia's Birthstain the Startling Legacy of the Convict Era', Journal of Australian Colonial History, 11 pp. 196-99. ISSN 1441-0370 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Robyn Haines, Doctors at Sea: emigrant voyages to colonial Australia', Journal of Scottish Historical Studies , 27, (1) pp. 114-16. ISSN 1748-538X (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2008Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'James Boyce, Van Diemen's Land', Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings, 55, (2) pp. 140-42. ISSN 0039-9809 (2008) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2006Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Unutterable: Imaging Macquarie Harbour Penal Station', Launceston Historical Society Papers and Proceedings, 18 pp. 1-13. ISSN 1034-1625 (2006) [Non Refereed Article]

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2006Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Gwenda Morgan and Peter Rushton, Eighteenth-Century Criminal Transportation: The Formation of the Criminal Atlantic ', Journal of American History, 93, (2) pp. 497. ISSN 0021-8723 (2006) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2005Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'The Life and Death of James Thomas', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 10 pp. 55-64. ISSN 1324-048X (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2003Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Dan Sprod, The Usurper: Jorgen Jorgenson and his Turbulent Life in Iceland and Van Diemen's Land 1780-1841', The Great Circle, 25, (2) pp. 54-6. ISSN 0156-8698 (2003) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2002Dunning TP, Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Mutiny at Deloraine: Ganging and Convict Resistance in 1840s Van Diemen's Land', Labour History, May 2002, (82) pp. 35-47. ISSN 0023-6942 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2002Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Lines P, 'John Longworth's Story: The Caribbean and the Penal Station Complex', Australian Cultural History, 21 pp. 41-59. ISSN 0728-8433 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2001Hindmarsh B, Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'These are the Birds that Never Flew: Five Scottish Bushrangers', Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings, 48, (1) pp. 52-64. ISSN 0039-9809 (2001) [Non Refereed Article]

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2001Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Grace Karskens, Inside the Rocks: the Archaeology of a Neighbourhood', Labour History, (81) pp. 219-21. ISSN 0023-6942 (2001) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2000Maxwell-Stewart HJ, ''What's that you've got in your tucker bag?' Food and Food Politics in Convict Tasmania', Tasmanian Ancestry, 20, (4) pp. 229-232. ISSN 0159-0677 (2000) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2000Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Hindmarsh B, ''This is the bird that never flew': William Stewart, Major Donald MacLeod and the Launceston Advertiser', Journal of Australian Colonial History, 2, (1) pp. 1-28. ISSN 1441-0370 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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1999Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'The Rise and Fall of John Longworth: Work and Punishment in Early Port Arthur', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 6, (2) pp. 96-114. ISSN 1324-048X (1999) [Refereed Article]

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1999Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Kay Daniels, Convict Women', The Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History, 1999, (22 May ) EJ ISSN 1324-2342 (1999) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1998Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'The search for the convict voice', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 6, (1) pp. 75-89. ISSN 1324-048X (1998) [Refereed Article]

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1998Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Collecting by Numbers', Siglo, 10 pp. 45-49. ISSN 1320-8411 (1998) [Non Refereed Article]

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1997Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'R. White & C. Alder, The Police and Young People in Australia', Australian Studies, 12, (1) pp. 167-168. (1997) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1997Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Bradley J, ''Behold the Man': Power, Observation and the Tattooed Convict', Australian Studies, 12, (1) pp. 71-97. ISSN 0954-0954 (1997) [Refereed Article]

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1997Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Duffield I, 'Beyond Hell's Gates: Religion at Macquarie Harbour Penal Station', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 5, (2) pp. 83-99. ISSN 1324-048X (1997) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Franklin AS, Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'The Research Life of Arts Objects', UniPrint, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, pp. 14. ISBN 9781862956667 (2012) [Edited Book]

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2008Maxwell-Stewart H, 'Closing Hell's Gates: The Death of a Convict Station', Allen and Unwin, Sydney, pp. 312. ISBN 9781741751499 (2008) [Authored Research Book]

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2002Pybus C, Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'American Citizens, British Slaves. Yankee Political Prisoners in an Australian Penal Colony 1839-1850', Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 270. ISBN 0-522-85027-8 (2002) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Pybus C

2001Frost L, Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives', Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 248. ISBN 0522849776 (2001) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Frost L

2001Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Hood S, 'Pack of Thieves? 52 Port Arthur Lives', Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, Port Arthur, Tasmania, pp. 127. ISBN 0-9579394-0-X (2001) [Authored Other Book]

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1999Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Tough A, 'Selecting Clinical Records for Long-Term Preservation: Problems and Procedures', University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, pp. 84. ISBN 0951176536 (1999) [Revision/New Edition]

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Chapter in Book

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2016Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'The Rise and Fall of Penal Transportation', The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press, Knepper P and Johansen A (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-24. (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199352333.013.33 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Maxwell Stewart H, 'Convict Labour Extraction and Transportation from Britain and Ireland 1615-1870', Global Convict Labour, Brill Publishing, G DeVito and A Lichtenstein (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 168-198. ISBN 9789004285019 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1163/9789004285026_008 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Kippen R, ' What is a man that is a bolter to do? I would steal the Governor's axe rather than starve': Old lags and recidivism in the Tasmanian penal colony', Transnational Penal Cultures, Routledge, James Campbell and Vivien Miller (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 165-183. ISBN 978-0-415-74131-6 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Kippen R, 'Sickness and Death on Convict Voyages to Australia', Lives in Transition, McGill-Queen's University Press, P Baskerville and K Inwood (ed), Canada, pp. 43-70. ISBN 9780773544666 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Maxwell-Stewart HJ, ''And All My Great Hardships Endured'?: Irish Convicts in Van Diemen's Land', Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish History, Routledge, Niall Whelehan (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 69-87. ISBN 9780415719803 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Anderson C, Maxwell-Stewart H, 'Convict labour and the Western Empires, 1415-1954', Routledge History of Western Empires, Routledge Taylor & Francis Ltd, Robert Aldrich and Kirsten McKenzie (ed), United States, pp. 102-117. ISBN 9780415639873 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Christopher E, Maxwell-Stewart H, 'Convict transportation in global context, c.1700-88', The Cambridge History of Australia: Indigenous and Colonial Australia, Cambridge University Press, Alison Bashford and Stuart Macintyre (ed), New York, pp. 68-90. ISBN 9781107011533 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Maxwell-Stewart H, 'Convicts, Slaves and Prison Inmates: The Voyage to Australia in Comparative Perspective', The Atlantic World in the Antipodes: Effects and Transformations since the Eighteenth Century, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, K Fullagar (ed), Newcastle, pp. 33-51. ISBN 978-1-4438-3744-6 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Shlomowitz R, 'Mortality and migration : a survey', Health and medicine at sea, 1700-1900, Boydell Press, D. Haycock and S. Archer (ed), London, pp. 128-142. ISBN 978-1-84383-522-6 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Maxwell-Stewart HJ, ''Like Poor Galley Slaves ....': Slavery and Convict Transportation', in Legacies of Slavery: Comparative Perspectives, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Maria Suzette Fernandes Dias (ed), Newcastle, pp. 48-61. ISBN 1847181112 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Slipping the shackles: escape from convict Australia', Escape! Fremantle to Freedom, Fremantle Prison, Sandra Murray (ed), Fremantle, pp. 35-39. ISBN 9780980316209 (2007) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Crime and Health: An Introductory Overview', Effecting a Cure: Aspects of Health and Medicine in Launceston, Myola House of Publishing, Paul A. C. Richards (ed), Launceston, pp. 35-54. ISBN 0975736280 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2005Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Convicts', The Companion to Tasmanian History, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, A Alexander (ed), Hobart, pp. 415-19. ISBN 186295223X (2005) [Other Book Chapter]

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2003Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Land of Sorrow, Land of Honey: Aspects of the Life of Judah Solomon (c.1777-1856)', A Few From Afar: Jewish Lives in Tasmania From 1804, Hobart Hebrew Congregation, P Elias, A Elias (ed), Hobart, pp. 13-20. ISBN 0-646-42207-3 (2003) [Other Book Chapter]

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2001Frost L, Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'At large with the run-a-ways', Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives, Melbourne University Press, L Frost, H Maxwell-Stewart (ed), Melbourne, pp. 201-209. ISBN 0-522-84977-6 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

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2001Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'The search for the invisible man', Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives, Melbourne University Press, L Frost, H Maxwell-Stewart (ed), Melbourne, pp. 49-63. ISBN 0-522-84977-6 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

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2001Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Seven Tales for a Man with Seven Sides', Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives, Melbourne University Press, L Frost, H Maxwell-Stewart (ed), Melbourne, pp. 64-76. ISBN 0-522-84977-6 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

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2001Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Bradley J, 'Alexander and the mother of invention', Chain Letters. Narrating Convict lives, Melbourne University Press, L Frost, H Maxwell-Stewart (ed), Melbourne, pp. 190-198. ISBN 0-522-84977-6 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

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2001Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Donnelly P, Millett T, 'Dr Martin and the Forty Thieves', Chain Letters. Narrating Convict Lives, Melbourne University Press, L Frost, H Maxwell-Stewart (ed), Melbourne, pp. 177-189. ISBN 0-522-84977-6 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

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2000Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Duffield I, 'Skin Deep Devotions: Religious Tattoos and Convict Transportation to Australia', Written on the Body: The Tattoo in European and American History, Princeton University Press, Caplan, Jane (ed), Princeton, NJ, pp. 118-135. ISBN 0691057230 (2000) [Research Book Chapter]

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1997Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Convict Workers, 'Penal Labour' and Sarah Island: Life at Macquarie Harbour, 1822-1834', Representing Convicts: New Perspectives on Convict Forced Labour Migration, Leicester University Press, I Duffield & J Bradley (ed), London, pp. 124-162. ISBN 071850075X (1997) [Research Book Chapter]

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1997Maxwell-Stewart HJ, Bradley J, 'Embodied explorations: investigating convict tattoos and the transportation system', Representing Convicts: New Perspectives on Convict Forced Labour Migration, Leicester University Press, I Duffield & J Bradley (ed), London, pp. 183-203. ISBN 071850075X (1997) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Review: Alan Frost, Botany Bay: The Real Story, Collingwood, Black Inc., 2011', Australian Historical Studies, 43, (2) pp. 315-316. ISSN 1031-461X (2012) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2000Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'The accidental death of James Thomas', The National Trust into the New Millennium: Conference Proceedings, 23-29 August, 2000, Alice Springs, pp. 117-128. ISBN 0908198183 (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1997Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Land and Freedom in Sandy Bay', Sandy Bay Connections, Wrest Point Hotel Casino, pp. 9-18. (1997) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Creative Work

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2004Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Skulduggery: Where There's Smoke', University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 36 (2004) [Minor Creative Work]

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2003Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Skulduggery: The Arch Villans', University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 36 (2003) [Minor Creative Work]

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2003Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Skulduggery: Forgery for Fools', University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 34 (2003) [Minor Creative Work]

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Entry

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2005Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Macquarie Harbour Penal Station', The Companion to Tasmanian History, A Alexander (ed), Hobart, pp. 225 (2005) [Entry]

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2005Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Maria Island', The Companion to Tasmanian History, A Alexander (ed), Hobart, pp. 227 (2005) [Entry]

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2005Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Daniel Herbert (1802-1868)', Australian Dictionary of Biography: Supplement 1580-1980, C Cunneen (ed), Melbourne, pp. 176 (2005) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Ned Kelly paintings', Arts Tonight, RTE Radio 1, Ireland (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Tasmania: Freycinet Peninsula to Bruny Island', Coast Australia, BBC Two, Australia, 4 (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Tasmania elections: historical concerns match contemporary anxieties', The Guardian, Phillip Hoare, online (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Tasmania, the island with a shameful past and a hopeful future', The NewStatesman, Phillip Hoare, online (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Mna Dibeartha', Documentary Series, TG4 Television, Ireland, 1, 3 (2014) [Media Interview]

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2013Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Treasure islanders', The Australian, Andrew Trounson, online, p. 6. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2012Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'From Punishment of the Body to Punishment of the Mind', ABC Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Frank the Poet: A Convicts Tour to Hell', ABC Radio National, 5th August, Australian Broadcasting Corperation, Australia (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Exploring the series of Ned Kelly paintings by Sidney Nolan displayed at the Irish Museum of Modern Art', The Works, RTE Commercial Enterprises Ltd,, The Republic of Ireland (2012) [Media Interview]

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2011Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'The People Are Revolting', Tony Robinson Explores Australia, The History Channel, WTFN Entertainment Pty Ltd, Australia, 1, 3 (2011) [Media Interview]

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2011Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'The Isle of Denial: William Cuffay in Van Diemens Land', ABC Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia (2011) [Media Interview]

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2010Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'ABC Life Matters - Talkback: a convict in the family - 29 Jan. 2010', ABC Life Matters , ABC Radio National, Australia, 29 Jan. 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'BBC1 (UK) Who Do You Think You Are? (Jason Donovan) - 30 Aug. 2010', Who Do You Think You Are? (Jason Donovan) , BBC1 (UK) , United Kingdom, 30 Aug. 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2009Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Who Do You Think You Are? Ep 10 - Ron Barassi', Who do you think you are?, SBS Broadcasting, ep 10 (2009) [Media Interview]

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2009Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'James Porter and the capture of the Frederick', Hindsight, ABC Radio National, Australia, 15 Feb. 2009 (2009) [Media Interview]

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2009Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Exile in Hell', Exile in Hell, Ned Kelly Pictures, Dublin, documentary (2009) [Media Interview]

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2008Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'To the Ends of the Earth', ABC Radio National (2008) [Media Interview]

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2005Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Dynasties: The Archer Family', ABC, Sydney (2005) [Media Interview]

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2003Maxwell-Stewart HJ, 'Interview', Voices of the Powerless: A Journey Beyond the Seas, BBC, London, 7/8/03 (2003) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

30

Total funding

$2,930,394

Projects

How country shapes its people (2016)$7,000
Description
This study will explore the extent to which contemporary social, economic and administrative boundaries share features with the original nine Tasmanian Aboriginal nation boundaries. Our aimis to testthe hypothesis that aspects of the island's geography, history and culture continue to influence the social, economic and educational status and oppportunites of its people.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($7,000)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Walter MM; Lefroy EC; Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2016
Cornstalks and new chums: crime and nutritional status in settler Australia (2014 - 2016)$229,000
Description
The project will use records for 200,000 Australian-born and migrant prisoners released from Tasmanian and Victorian gaols between 1853 and 1924 to probe links between childhood well-being and the propensity to re-offend. It will explore the extent to which childhood nutrition (inferred from adult height), the timing and place of birth, and adult occupation can explain migration advantages, the impact of large cities like Melbourne on child health, and the circumstances that gave rise to recidivism. It will also explore changes in the composition of offenders over time and the extent to which different penal systems helped offenders to go straight.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($229,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Inwood K; Godfrey B
Period
2014 - 2016
Grant Reference
DP140102231
Digital Panopticon of Punishment (2014)$101,769
Description
This is to cover work to be undertaken by UTas researchers as part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded grant award to the University of Liverpool, Uk
Funding
Arts and Humanities Research Council ($101,769)
Scheme
Digital Transformations Large Grants
Administered By
University of Liverpool
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2014
Treating Criminals from Shore to Ship: Public Health, Humanitarianism and Convict Transportation (2014 - 2017)$269,926
Funding
Australian Research Council ($150,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Edmonds P; Lueg C; Twidale Michael; Frost Lucy; Thomas Steve
Period
2014 - 2017
Grant Reference
LP140100623
Capital Offending: Income, Work and Crime in Australia's Convict Era (2014 - 2017)$411,777
Funding
Australian Research Council ($342,777)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Dungey MH; Inwood K; Frost Lucy; Latham Ross; Kippen Rebecca
Period
2014 - 2017
Grant Reference
LP140100783
Policing the Tasmanian Archive (2012)$34,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($34,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Johnston A
Year
2012
Founders and Survivors (2011)$10,909
Funding
Roar Film Pty Ltd ($10,909)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2011
ARC Selection Advisory Committee- Future Fellowships (2011)$3,990
Description
Expert assessment and advice to the ARC.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($3,990)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2011
Convicts and Diggers: A Demography of Life Courses, Families and Generations (2011 - 2013)$443,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($443,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Melbourne
Research Team
Kippen Rebecca; Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Alahakoon D; Bradley J; Dharmage SC; Inwood K; Mathews J; Shields MJ
Period
2011 - 2013
Grant Reference
DP1112756
'Believing Without Seeing' : High-resolution Geophysics in the Discovery of Tasmania's Buried Heritage (2011)$20,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Cross Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM; Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2011
Assigned Convicts of the Norfolk Plains (2009 - 2011)$7,955
Funding
National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) ($7,955)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Johnson Murray
Period
2009 - 2011
Assigned Convicts of the Norfolk Plain (2009)$15,000
Funding
Heritage Highway Tourism Region Association ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Johnson Murray
Year
2009
World Heritage Convict Sites Serial Nomination - Review Process (2008)$1,283
Funding
Department of the Environment and Heritage ($1,283)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2008
Assignment Report - World Heritage Convict Sites Serial Nomination (2007)$4,105
Funding
Department of the Environment and Heritage ($4,105)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2007
Report on the national heritage list assessments for Darlington, Coal Mines and Cascade Female Factory (2007)$2,566
Funding
Department of the Environment and Heritage ($2,566)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2007
Founders and Survivors: Tasmanian Lifecourses in Historical Context (2007 - 2011)$800,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($800,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Kippen Rebecca; McCalman Janet; Shlomowitz R; Venn A; Meredith D; Dharmage S
Period
2007 - 2011
Grant Reference
DP0771033
World Heritage Serial Nomination for Australian Convict Sites Consultants Report (2006)$8,005
Funding
Department of Environment (Cwth) ($8,005)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2006
Conservation Management Plan Cascades Female Factory Historic Site (2006)$6,000
Funding
Lovell Chen: Architects & Heritage Consultant ($6,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2006
Development of the Motor Inn Port Arthur (2006)$4,000
Funding
Morris Nunn and Associates ($4,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2006
Preparation for national heritage listing for Woolmers and Brickendon (2006)$6,415
Funding
Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment ($6,415)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2006
Pilot Project on Tasmanian Life Course Epidemiology (2006)$9,155
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,155)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2006
Heritage Highway - Expansion of 'Skulduggery' and Review of the Initial CRC Tourism Research Grant (2004)$23,000
Funding
CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd ($23,000)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Frost L
Year
2004
The Silent Buildings of Willow Court: Testing a New and Innovative Model for Cultural Heritage Assessment (2003 - 2004)$85,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($50,000)
Collaborators
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($5,000); Derwent Valley Council ($30,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 2
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Frost L; Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Period
2003 - 2004
Grant Reference
LP0349051
Transatlantic Slavery, the African Diaspora and the Unfree Settlement of Australia, 1750-1850 (2003 - 2005)$190,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($190,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pybus C; Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Period
2003 - 2005
Grant Reference
DP0342957
Landscapes of the Imagination: Sustainable Tourism for the Heritage Highway (2002)$60,000
Funding
CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd ($60,000)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Reynolds H
Year
2002
A Control Sample for the Study of Male Convict Labour in Van Diemen's Land 1817-1853 (2000)$9,539
Funding
Australian Research Council ($9,539)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Pybus C; Dunning TP
Year
2000
Penal Probation and Patriot Exile in Tasmania: 1839-1846 (2000 - 2002)$104,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($104,000)
Scheme
Grant-Large
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pybus C; Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Period
2000 - 2002
Grant Reference
A00001246
1999 Supplementary Funding (1999)$15,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ; Bennett MJ
Year
1999
Port Arthur Fellow Sponsorship (1999)$35,000
Funding
Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority ($35,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Port Arthur Sponsorship
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
1999
Penal labour in Van Diemen's Land, 1922-1850 (1998)$13,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($13,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bennett MJ; Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
1998

Research Supervision

Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart is currently looking to supervise students working on life course histories, digital history, the history of health, crime and migration.

Current

11

Completed

18

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDMauritius Caught in the Web of Empire: The legal system, crime punishment and labour 182518452010
PhDInvisible Shackles: Labour, Coercion and Ideological Constructs in the Antipodean and Indian Ocean Worlds, 1788-18992013
PhDThe Colonial Tasmanian Landscape: A Home Recreated or a Fresh Start2014
PhDFrontier of Space, Frontier of Mind: The Aboriginal Establishment, Bruny Island2014
PhDFinding Tasmanian Aboriginal People on the "Frontiers": from the First Recorded Encounters to the Closure of Wybaleena2014
PhD'We are one, but we are many': national identity and cross-cultural adaptation in Australian film and fiction since 19502014
PhDTurning History into Heritage - interpreting the Founders & Survivors data through the performing arts2014
PhDGambling in Elizabethan England2014
PhDThe Lash, Solitary Confinement and Work Opportunities in Convict Australia2015
MastersSeeking Eliza2015
MastersReal Ticket of Leave Women and Men2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhD'Through a Glass Darkly': The camera, the convict and the criminal life
Candidate: Julia Clark
2016
PhDLearning to be the Mistress: Convict transportation, domestic service and family structure in 19th century Australia and America
Candidate: Alice Meredith Hodgson
2015
MastersOverlooked: Tasmanian Aborigines in the First World War
Candidate: Andrea Elizabeth Gerrard
2015
PhD'The Unfortunates': Prostitutes transported to Van Diemen's Land 1822-1843
Candidate: Christine Jessie Leppard-Quinn
2013
PhD'We grew up this place': Ernabella Mission 1937-1974
Candidate: Carol Ann Pybus
2012
PhDEngaging the Convict Legacy: Art's Role as a Means of Understanding
Candidate: Christina Janette Henri
2012
PhDFlora Tasmaniae: Tasmanian Naturalists and Imperial Botany, 1829-1860
Candidate: Eleanor Catherine Cave
2012
PhDBleeding, Blistering and Observations of the Bowel: A Comparative Analysis of Hospital Treatment in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Candidate: Amy Ruth Kamphuis
2011
MastersThe Mole Creek Pack Track Between Central & Western Tasmania
Candidate: Peter John Brown
2011
PhDDeconstructing and Reconstructing the Martin Cash/James Lester Burke Narrative/Manuscript of 1870
Candidate: Duane Helmer Emberg
2011
MastersHugh Macintosh and Peter Degraves: The Story of an Officer and a Gentleman
Candidate: Gregory Jefferys
2011
PhD'Branded D on The Left Side': A Study of Former Soldiers and Marines Transported to Van Diemen's Land: 1804-1854
Candidate: Phillip James Hilton
2010
PhD'Policy on the Run' Transportation, the Law, and Empire: The Case of Van Dieman's Land
Candidate: Thomas Peter Vincent Gunn
2009
PhDAboriginal Convicts: Race, Law, and Transportation in Colonial New South Wales
Candidate: Kristyn Evelyn Harman
2008
PhDConvict Labor and Colonial Society in the Campbell Town Police District: 1820 - 1839
Candidate: Margaret Christina Dillon
2008
MastersThe machine breaker convicts from the Proteus and Eliza
Candidate: Bruce William Brown
2004
PhDBEYOND THE CONVIST SYSTEM: THE AGED POOR AND INSTITUTIONALISATION IN COLONIA TASMANIA
Candidate: Andrew Kenneth Shaw Piper
2003
PhDAn analysis of penal experiences and social outcomes of Salford Hundred convicts transported from Britain to Van Dieman's Land between 1828 and 1837
Candidate: Leonard David Johnson
2002