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Richard Ely

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
History and Classics

Off-Campus

03 9329 0072 (phone)

R.G.Ely@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Law and Legal Studies (189999)
  • British History (210305)
  • North American History (210312)
  • Historical Studies (210399)
  • Middle Eastern and African History (210310)
  • Religion and Society (220405)
  • Biography (210304)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology (970121)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
  • Understanding Past Societies (950599)
  • Government and Politics (940299)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies (970122)

Publications

Total publications

69

Journal Article

(26 outputs)
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2015Ely RG, 'Exploring the Concept of 'Thick Description' of the Religio-Moral Economy of Penal Transportation: A Micro-study of a Vandemonian Moment, 1821', Journal of Academic Perspectives, 2015, (3) pp. 1-25. ISSN 2328-8264 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2014Ely RG, 'Now You See It: Now You Don't! Issues of Secularity and Secularisation in Publicly Funded Elementary Schools in the Australian Colonies during the Middle Third of the Nineteenth Century', Journal of Religious History, 38, (3) pp. 356-376. ISSN 0022-4227 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-9809.12075 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2014Ely R, 'Reflections on War Memorials and Changing Values in Tasmania's Upper Derwent Valley: A Cultural Analysis', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 19 pp. 57-86. ISSN 1324-048X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2010Ely RG, 'William John Salter', Our yesterdays : a publication of the Victorian Baptist Historical Society, 18 pp. 21-40. ISSN 1320-6877 (2010) [Non Refereed Article]

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2009Ely RG, 'Countrymindedness and the democratic intellect: permutations and combinations in a Victorian country state school, 1853 to 2007', History of Education Review, 38, (1) pp. 40-53. ISSN 0819-8691 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/08198691200900004 [eCite] [Details]

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2002Ely RG, 'Sights and Sounds of Hobart During the 1860s and 1870s: a Townsman Remembers', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 8, (1) pp. 59-80. ISSN 1324-048X (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2002Ely RG, 'The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, vol. 1, 1909-1929', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 8, (1) pp. 118-20. ISSN 1324-048X (2002) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2001Ely RG, 'Andrew Inglis Clark on the Preamble to the Australian Constitution', The Australian Law Journal, 75, (1) pp. 36-43. ISSN 0004-9611 (2001) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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1999Ely RG, 'D.W.A. Baker, Preacher, Politician, Patriot: A Life of John Dunmore Lang', Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History, 1999, (02-22) EJ ISSN 1324-2342 (1999) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1999Ely RG, 'The Religion of John West: Orthodox Protestant, Deist, Atheist, or What?', Lucas: An Evangelical History Review, (25 & 26) pp. 46-74. ISSN 1030-4428 (1999) [Non Refereed Article]

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1998Ely RG, 'Australian Federation, Religion and James Bryce's Nightmare', Australian Cultural History, 16 pp. 151-169. ISSN 0728-8433 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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1998Ely RG, 'AJ Harrison, Savant of the Australian Seas: William Saville-Kent (1845-1908) and Australian Fisheries', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 6, (1) pp. 94-96. ISSN 1324-048X (1998) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1998Ely RG, 'John Stoward, Tasmanians', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 6, (1) pp. 100-101. ISSN 1324-048X (1998) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1998Ely RG, 'Person and Personae: New Light on Andrew Inglis Clark from some Old Documents', The New Federalist The Journal of Australian Federation History, 2 pp. 77-80. ISSN 1440-642X (1998) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1997Ely RG, 'D. Young, Making Crime Pay: The Evolution of Convict Tourism in Tasmania', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 5, (2) pp. 192-194. ISSN 1324-048X (1997) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1997Ely RG, 'R. Aldrich, Education for the Nation', History of Education Review, 26, (2) pp. 82-84. ISSN 0819-8691 (1997) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1997Ely RG, 'H Carey, Believing in Australia: A Cultural History of Religions', Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History, (26 Apr) pp. 1. ISSN 1324-2342 (1997) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1997Ely RG, 'Historical Journals in Tasmania', Australian Historical Association Bulletin, 85 pp. 59-64. ISSN 0312-6986 (1997) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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1996Ely RG, ''Against the Grain': Historiography the Hard Way', Australian Historical Association Bulletin, 82 pp. 47-49. ISSN 0312-6986 (1996) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1996Ely RG, 'R. C. Thompson, Religion in Australia: a History', American Historical Review, 101, (4) pp. 1664-1265. ISSN 0002-8762 (1996) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1996Ely RG, 'G Melleuish, Cultural Liberalism in Australia: A Study in Intellectual and Cultural History', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 42, (3) pp. 470-471. ISSN 0004-9522 (1996) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1995Ely RG, 'From Sect to Church: Sir James Stephen's Theology of Empire', Journal of Religious History, 19, (1) pp. 75-91. ISSN 0022-4227 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9809.1995.tb00246.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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1995Ely RG, 'W Phillips, James Jefferis: Prophet of Federation', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 81, (1) pp. 112-114. ISSN 0035-8762 (1995) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1995Ely RG, 'Ian Breward, A History of the Australian Churches', Journal of Australian Studies, 45 pp. 95. ISSN 1444-3058 (1995) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1995Ely RG, 'I. Breward, A History of the Australian Churches', Journal of Australian Studies, 45 pp. 95. ISSN 1444-3058 (1995) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1989Ely R, 'Protestantism in Australian History: An Interpretative Sketch', Lucas: An Evangelical History Review, 1, (5) pp. 11-20. ISSN 1030-4428 (1989) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(6 outputs)
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2016Ely R, 'At the edge of time: War letters from an Australian private soldier, 1915-1916. With reflections on William Salter's earlier and later life, and command assumptions', Dissenters Press & The Baptist Historical Society of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 212. ISBN 9780987046017 (2016) [Edited Book]

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2012Ely RG, 'Mayfield Presbyterian Church, Victoria: Origins, Early Years, and Character', Dissenters Press, West Melbourne, pp. 101. ISBN 978-0-646-58802-5 (2012) [Authored Other Book]

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2001Ely RG, 'A Living Force. Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth', Centre for Tasmanian Histroical Studies, Hobart, pp. 419. ISBN 0859019667 (2001) [Edited Book]

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1997Ely RG, 'Carrel Inglis Clark: The Supreme Court of Tasmania Its First Century 1824-1924', University of Tasmania Law School, Hobart, pp. 248. ISBN 0859016242 (1997) [Authored Other Book]

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1995Ely RG, 'Carrel Inglis Clark: The Supreme Court of Tasmania. Its First Century 1824-1924', University of Tasmania Law Press, Hobart, pp. 248. ISBN 0-85901-6242 (1995) [Edited Book]

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1995Jetson TJ, Ely RG, 'History of West and South-West Tasmania. A Guide to Printed Sources', Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, Hobart, pp. 198. ISBN 0859015971 (1995) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Jetson TJ

Chapter in Book

(15 outputs)
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2016Ely R, 'War Letters: Introduction to the 1915-16 and 1921 versions of Salter's Letters', At the edge of time: War letters from an Australian private soldier, 1915-1916. With reflections on William Salter's earlier and later life, and command assumptions, Dissenters Press & The Baptist Historical Society of Victoria, R Ely (ed), Melbourne, Australia, pp. xviii-xlviii. ISBN 9780987046017 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Ely RG, 'Religion', The Companion to Tasmanian History, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, A Alexander (ed), Hobart, pp. 472-7. ISBN 186295223X (2005) [Other Book Chapter]

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2004Ely RG, 'Religion (updated to 24.12.03)', Halsbury's Laws of Australia, Butterworths, Butterworths (ed), Sydney EJ ISBN 0409304360 (2004) [Revised Book Chapter]

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2001Ely RG, 'Inglis Clark's Religious Liberalism', A Living Force. Andrew Inlgis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, Ely, Richard; Haward, Marcus; Warden, James (ed), Hobart, pp. 113-39. ISBN 0859019667 (2001) [Other Book Chapter]

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2001Ely RG, 'Protecting Commonwealth from Church: Clark's 'Denomination Education', and Beyond', A Living Force. Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, Ely, Richard; Haward, Marcus; Warden, James (ed), Hobart, pp. 140-68. ISBN 0859019667 (2001) [Other Book Chapter]

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2001Ely RG, 'The Poetry of Inglis Clark', A Living Force. Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, Ely, Richard; Haward, Marcus, Warden, James (ed), Hobart, pp. 185-207. ISBN 0859019667 (2001) [Other Book Chapter]

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1995Ely RG, 'The Tyranny and Amenity of Distance: The Religious Liberalism of Andrew Inglis Clark', An Australian Democrat: The Life, Work and Consequences of Andrew Inglis Clark, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, Haward, M; Warden, J (ed), Hobart, pp. 98-118. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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1994Ely RG, Ely J, 'Offences', Halsbury's Laws of Australia, Butterworths, Gibbs, Sir Harry (ed), Sydney, pp. 690,455-690,466. (1994) [Research Book Chapter]

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1994Ely RG, Ely J, 'Christianity and the Common Law', Halsbury's Laws of Australia, Butterworths, Gibbs, Sir Harry (ed), Sydney, pp. 690,077-690,082. (1994) [Research Book Chapter]

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1994Ely RG, Ely J, 'Constitutional Provisions', Halsbury's Laws of Australia, Butterworths, Gibbs, Sir Harry (ed), Sydney, pp. 690,135-690,140. (1994) [Research Book Chapter]

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1994Ely RG, Ely J, 'Religion and Family Law', Halsbury's Laws of Australia, Butterworths, Gibbs, Sir Harry (ed), Sydney, pp. 690,193-690,194. (1994) [Research Book Chapter]

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1994Ely RG, Ely J, 'Religious Associations', Halsbury's Laws of Australia, Butterworths, Gibbs, Sir Harry (ed), Sydney, pp. 690,247-690,271. (1994) [Research Book Chapter]

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1994Ely RG, Ely J, 'Taxation Status', Halsbury's Laws of Australia, Butterworths, Gibbs, Sir Harry (ed), Sydney, pp. 690,323-690,339. (1994) [Research Book Chapter]

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1994Ely RG, Ely J, 'Privileged Communications and Religion', Halsbury's Laws of Australia, Butterworths, Gibbs, Sir Harry (ed), Sydney, pp. 690,393-690,400. (1994) [Research Book Chapter]

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1994Ely RG, Ely J, 'Introduction', Halsbury's Laws of Australia, Butterworths, Gibbs, Sir Harry (ed), Sydney, pp. 690,021-690,025. (1994) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Ely R, 'Book review: 'From Five Barley Loaves: Australian Baptists in Global Mission'', Journal of Religious History, 40, (2) pp. 280-282. ISSN 1467-9809 (2016) [Review Single Work]

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2012Ely RG, 'Encyclopedic Dreams: Religion in the Antipodes: A Review of James Jupp's Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia', Church Heritage, 17, (4) pp. 223-41. ISSN 0156-224X (2012) [Review Single Work]

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1995Ely RG, Ely J, 'Religion', Halsbury's Laws of Australia, 23 pp. 690001-690468. (1995) [Substantial Review]

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
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2003Ely RG, 'Larrikins, Brawlers, and Troublemakers in Hobart Town in the 1860s and 1870s', Living and Working in Hobart: Historical Perspectives: Papers and Proceedings of the Conference Held by the Professional Historians Association (Tasmania) on 20 October 2002, 20 October 2002, Hobart, pp. 58-71. ISBN 0-646426-00-1 (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Entry

(18 outputs)
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2012Ely RG, 'Robson, Leslie Lloyd (1931-1990)', Australian Dictionary of Biography; Volume 18: 1981-1990 L-Z, Melanie Nolan (ed), Melbourne, 18, pp. 00 (2012) [Entry]

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2005Ely RG, 'Stephen Cheek (1853-82)', The Companion to Tasmanian History, A Alexander (ed), Hobart, pp. 71 (2005) [Entry]

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2005Ely RG, 'Andrew Inglis Clark (1848-1907)', The Companion to Tasmanian History, A Alexander (ed), Hobart, pp. 77 (2005) [Entry]

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2005Ely RG, 'Anzac Day', The Companion to Tasmanian History, A Alexander (ed), Hobart, pp. 20 (2005) [Entry]

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1999Ely RG, 'Churches', The Centenary Companion to Australian Federation, Irving, Helen (ed), Cambridge, UK, pp. 344 (1999) [Entry]

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1998Ely RG, 'Church and State', The Oxford Companion to Australian History, G Davison, J Hirst, S. Macintyre (ed), Melbourne, 1, pp. 124-125 (1998) [Entry]

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1996Ely RG, Beechey N, 'Drysdale, Arthur James', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Ritchie, J; Cunneen, C. (ed), Melbourne, 14, pp. 41-42 (1996) [Entry]

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1995Ely RG, 'Reed, Henry', The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1730-1860, Lewis DM (ed), Oxford, 2, pp. 922 (1995) [Entry]

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1995Ely RG, 'Dear, Richard Edward', The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1730-1860, Lewis DM (ed), Oxford, 1, pp. 305 (1995) [Entry]

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1995Ely RG, 'H Reed', The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1730-1860, DM Lewis (ed), Oxford, 2, pp. 922 (1995) [Entry]

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1995Ely RG, 'Hopkins, Henry', The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1730-1860, Lewis, DM (ed), Oxford, 1, pp. 571 (1995) [Entry]

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1995Ely RG, 'Miller, Frederick', The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1730-1860, Lewis, DM (ed), Oxford, 1, pp. 770 (1995) [Entry]

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1995Ely RG, 'G Arthur', The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1730-1860, DM Lewis (ed), Oxford, 1, pp. 30 (1995) [Entry]

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1995Ely RG, 'J Backhouse', The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1730-1860, DM Lewis (ed), Oxford, 1, pp. 42-43 (1995) [Entry]

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1995Ely RG, 'RE Dear', The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1730-1860, DM Lewis (ed), Oxford, 1, pp. 305 (1995) [Entry]

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1995Ely RG, 'H Hopkins', The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, DM Lewis (ed), Oxford, 1, pp. 571 (1995) [Entry]

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1995Ely RG, 'F Miller', The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, DM Lewis (ed), Oxford, 2, pp. 770 (1995) [Entry]

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1995Ely RG, 'Arthur, Sir George', The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, Lewis, DM (ed), Oxford, 1, pp. 30 (1995) [Entry]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$182,070

Projects

Jane Franklin in Tasmania. Edition of her Journals and Correspondence (1999)$14,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($14,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ely RG; Roe OM
Year
1999
Jane Franklin in Tasmania. Edition of her journals and correspondence, 1837-1843 (1998)$11,500
Funding
Australian Research Council ($11,500)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ely RG; Alexander AA
Year
1998
Edition of the journals and correspondence of Lady Jane Franklin 1837-1843. (1997)$15,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ely RG
Year
1997
Critical Editing and Survey of Primary and Secondary Materials relating to Tasmanian History (1990 - 1992)$141,570
Funding
Australian Research Council ($141,570)
Scheme
Grant-Large
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Davis RP; Ely RG; Chapman GPR
Period
1990 - 1992
Grant Reference
A58932182

Research Supervision

Completed

12

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Lost Province: Exploration, Isolation and Domination in the Mount Lyell Region 1859 - 1935
Candidate: Louis Gould Rae
2005
PhDExternal and Internal Security in the Australian Colonies from their Founding to the end of the Macquarie Era
Candidate: John Farquhar McMahon
2004
PhDThe Tasmanian Government and the Metal Mining Industry - an administrative history - 1880-1914
Candidate: Glyn Tudor Roberts
2003
PhDThe "Father of Tasmania"?: Measuring the legend of James "Philosopher" Smith
Candidate: Nicolas Paul Haygarth
2003
PhDThe politics of grievance: society and political controversies in New South Wales 1819-1827
Candidate: Michael Charles Connor
2002
PhDTasmanian wards of state 1895-1935
Candidate: Caroline Patricia Evans
1999
UnknownThe life and repertoire ofthe Australian bariton, Peter Dawson (1882 - 1961): An historical and musicological enquiry
Candidate: Russell Hugh Smith
1997
MastersThe role of the government in the development of the Tasmanian Metal Mining Industry from 1803 - 1883
Candidate: Glyn Tudor Roberts
1997
PhDTitle: A History of the Muttonbird Industry
Candidate: Irynej Joseph Skira
1995
PhDLithuanian artists in Australia 1950-1990
Candidate: Genovaite Elena Kazokas
1994
MastersTITLE: War and After War: The Great War and its Aftermath in a Tasmanian Region: The Huon, 1914-1926
Candidate: Christopher Leslie Martin
1993
PhDThe too vast orb: the admirality and Australian naval defence 1881-1913
Candidate: Mark James Briggs
1992