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Tom Dunning

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
History and Classics

Newnham Campus

Biography

Tom Dunning was Senior Lecturer in the School, specialising in North American History.

Career Summary

University of Alabama, Huntsville, 1969-1971, Lecturer
La Trobe University, Melbourne, 1971-1979, Lecturer
University of Tasmania, (including years at TSIT),1985-2012, Senior Lecturer and Head of School

Research Interests

Current projects include the Social and Cultural Life of the Plebeian Peoples of Scotland and the American Civil War and Cultural Memory.

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Current projects

  • 'A Model Among Towns': A Study of Progressivism in Launceston During the Interwar Period
  • Convicts & the law in VDL - how they used the legal processes available to their own advantage
  • Educating the Masses: the intentional authoring of Native American identity in the early nineteenth century
  • The History of the Wine Industry in Tasmania
  • Destructing and Reconstructing The Martin Cash/James Lester Burke Narrative/Manuscript of 1870
  • Representations of Landscapes by Artists and Filmmakers
  • The Experience of Exile: North American Political Prisoners in Van Diemen
  • A Social History of Colonial Campbell Town for the Period April 1854 to May 1855 through the eyes of Diarist, Miss Sarah Leake of Rosedale
  • Across the Tasman Sea: Movement between Launceston and Dunedin 1840-1914 in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Contribution of C.H.Spurgeon
  • Visitors in the Wilderness at Waldheim
  • The Mole Creek Pack Track Between Central & Western Tasmania

Fields of Research

  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • North American History (210312)
  • European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman) (210307)
  • Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori) (210313)
  • Economic History (140203)

Research Objectives

  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology (970121)
  • Understanding Past Societies (950599)
  • Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage (950303)
  • Religion and Society (950404)

Publications

Total publications

17

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2002Journal ArticleDunning TP, 'Civil War Re-Enactments: Performance as a Cultural Practice', The Australasian Journal of American Studies, 21, (1) pp. 63-73. ISSN 0705-7113 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2002Journal ArticleDunning 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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Co-authors: Maxwell-Stewart HJ

1999Journal ArticleDunning TP, 'The Adventures of Patriot Hunters: Danger, Memory, Place and Virtue at the Windmill', Canadian Review of American Studies, 29, (1) pp. 109-121. ISSN 0007-7720 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3138/CRAS-029-01-05 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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1998Journal ArticleDunning TP, 'Convict Bodies in Van Diemen's Land: The North American Experience', Australian Studies, 13, (1) pp. 134-141. ISSN 0954-0954 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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1995Journal ArticleHuon D, Dunning TP, 'Comparative History: Its Many Voices: Australia and the United States, 1788-1990s', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 14, (1) pp. 99-131. ISSN 0705-7113 (1995) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Huon D

Journal Article

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2009Dunning TP, 'The Canadian Rebellions of 1837 and 1838 as a Borderland War', Ontario History, C1, (2) pp. 129-41. ISSN 0030-2953 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2007Dunning TP, 'Narrow nowhere universes, child rape and convict transportation in Scotland and Van Diemen's Land, 1839-1853', Scottish Historical Review, 86, (221) pp. 113-125. ISSN 0036-9241 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/shr.2007.0037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2002Dunning TP, 'Civil War Re-Enactments: Performance as a Cultural Practice', The Australasian Journal of American Studies, 21, (1) pp. 63-73. ISSN 0705-7113 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2002Dunning TP, 'Trevor Burnard, Creole Gentlemen: The Maryland Elite, 1691-1776', The Australasian Journal of American Studies, 21, (2) pp. 117-119. ISSN 0705-7113 (2002) [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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Co-authors: Maxwell-Stewart HJ

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2001Dunning TP, 'Mary Louise Kete, Sentimental Collaboration: Mourning and Middle Class Identity in Nineteenth Century America', The Australasian Journal of American Studies, 20, (2) pp. 121-123. ISSN 0705-7113 (2001) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1999Dunning TP, 'The Adventures of Patriot Hunters: Danger, Memory, Place and Virtue at the Windmill', Canadian Review of American Studies, 29, (1) pp. 109-121. ISSN 0007-7720 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3138/CRAS-029-01-05 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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1998Dunning TP, 'Convict Bodies in Van Diemen's Land: The North American Experience', Australian Studies, 13, (1) pp. 134-141. ISSN 0954-0954 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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1995Dunning TP, 'The Canadian Rebellions of 1837-38: An Episode in Northern Borderlands History', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 14, (2) pp. 31-47. ISSN 0705-7113 (1995) [Refereed Article]

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1995Huon D, Dunning TP, 'Comparative History: Its Many Voices: Australia and the United States, 1788-1990s', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 14, (1) pp. 99-131. ISSN 0705-7113 (1995) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Huon D

Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
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2007Dunning TP, 'A Note on Penal Labour and Launceston's Cataract Gorge', Health, Wealth and Tribulation: Launceston's Cataract Gorge, Myola House of Publishing, Paul A.C. Richards and Murray Johnson (ed), Launceston, pp. 77-83. ISBN 0977565424 (2007) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Dunning TP, 'Introduction', Effecting a Cure: Aspects of Health and Medicine in Launceston, Myola House of Publishing, Paul A.C. Richards (ed), Launceston, pp. xxiii-xxv. ISBN 0975736280 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Dunning TP, 'Care and Treatment of Convict Bodies', Effecting a Cure: Aspects of Health and Medicine in Launceston, Myola House of Publishing, Paul A.C. Richards (ed), Launceston, pp. 31-34. ISBN 0975736280 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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Review

(3 outputs)
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1995Dunning TP, 'O.M. Roe Australia, Britain and Migration, 1915-1940: A study of desperate hopes', The Examiner, 9, (September) pp. 14. (1995) [Other Review]

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1995Dunning TP, 'K.D. Volkogonov Lenin: Life and legacy', Examiner, 3, (March) pp. 14. (1995) [Other Review]

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1995Dunning TP, 'P. Bartrop Australia and the Holocaust, 1933-1945', Examiner, 5, (May) pp. 15. (1995) [Other Review]

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Entry

(1 outputs)
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2005Dunning TP, 'The Canadian Exiles', The Companion to Tasmanian History, A Alexander (ed), Hobart, pp. 64 (2005) [Entry]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$29,539

Projects

Andrew Gregg - Scholarship for One Year - Manuscript on Colonial History (2010)$20,000
Funding
Connorville Station Pty Ltd ($20,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dunning TP; Gregg AJ
Year
2010
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

Research Supervision

Current

1

Completed

30

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Home Front in Tasmania during World War 22013

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDStage-Coach Enterprises in Van Diemen's Land and Tasmania
Candidate: Steven Walker
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
PhDAmong Friends: Middle-class Tasmanians who moved to New Zealand, 1855-1875
Candidate: Jean Paterson
2015
PhDDifferent White People: Communists, Unionists and Aboriginal Rights 1946 - 1972
Candidate: Deborah Mary Wilson
2013
Masters"Thick, Dark Strokes of Romantic Gloom and Terror": William Charles Piguenit's Tasmanian Wilderness
Candidate: Carl Lawrence Gavan
2013
PhDFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen's Land: An Attitudinal and Experiential History
Candidate: Nicholas Patrick Clements
2013
PhDIn Safe Hands: A History of Aged Care in Tasmania
Candidate: Elaine Peta Crisp
2012
MastersA History of the Tasmanian Wine Industry
Candidate: Anthony Charles Walker
2012
PhDBleeding, Blistering and Observations of the Bowel: A Comparative Analysis of Hospital Treatment in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Candidate: Amy Ruth Kamphuis
2011
PhD"A Model Among Towns?": A Study of Progressivism in Launceston during the Interwar Period
Candidate: Ronald Alan Mallett
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
MastersSpurgen's Men: The Resurgence of Baptist Belief and Practice in Tasmania 1869-1884
Candidate: Laurence Frederick Rowston
2011
PhDFragments: Beyond the Object
Candidate: David William Hamilton
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
PhDLevee, Line and Martial Law: A History of the Dispossession of the Mairremmener People of Van Diemen's Land 1803-1832
Candidate: Graeme Kenneth Calder
2009
PhDMemories, Dreams and Inventions: The Evolution of Tasmania's Tourism Image 1803-1939
Candidate: Marian Jeane Walker
2008
MastersNew Mountain, New River, New Home? The Tasmanian Hmong
Candidate: Margaret Ursula Eldridge
2008
PhDThe Entropic Landscape: Exploring the Intersection Between Digital Media, Large-Scale Drawings and Sculpture in Response to the Cultural Landscape of Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia
Candidate: Niels Nielsen Ellmoos
2007
MastersDancing on the Edge: A Transformative Tale of Pauline Melikoff, Hobart Girl and Russian Princess
Candidate: Victoria Elizabeth Rigney
2006
PhDImplement; Drawn
Candidate: Tim James Edwards
2005
PhDProfessional isolation, independence of bush nurses in Tasmania 1910-1957 "We were very much individuals on our own"
Candidate: Marita Elaine Bardenhagen
2004
PhDBEYOND THE CONVIST SYSTEM: THE AGED POOR AND INSTITUTIONALISATION IN COLONIA TASMANIA
Candidate: Andrew Kenneth Shaw Piper
2003
PhDIsland Women: an oral history 1910-1960
Candidate: Sheryl Nilma Brennan
2002
MastersElites in Revolution: A Struggle for Power in New York 1763 - 1783 YORK 1763-1783
Candidate: Peter Hilton Ryan
2001
MastersMemorials for the Living
Candidate: Ian Campbell
2000
PhDMothers of Children with Down Syndrome
Candidate: Talat Allahyari
2000
PhDThe life and work of Frank Lee Woodward, Buddhist scholar, in Ceylon and Tasmania
Candidate: Michael William Powell
1999