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Peter Chapman

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Peter Chapman

Peter Chapman

Adjunct Associate Professor
History and Classics

Room Room 465A, Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2305 (phone)

+61 3 6226 7847 (fax)

Peter.Chapman@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • North American History (210312)
  • Film and Television (190204)
  • Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori) (210313)

Research Objectives

  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Work and Institutional Development (940599)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Religion and Society (950404)

Publications

Total publications

33

Highlighted publications

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2004EntryChapman P, 'Wilmot, Sir John Eardley Eardley-, first baronet: 1783-1847', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, HCG Matthew and BH Harrison (ed), Oxford, UK, 59, pp. 468-471 (2004) [Entry]

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2003BookChapman P, 'Tasmania, January-February 1829', Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. cviii, 1379. ISBN 0-522-85046-4 (2003) [Authored Research Book]

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Journal Article

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1990Chapman P, 'Historical records of Australia : a documentary periodical', 1, (2) ISSN 1032-6960 (1990) [Edited Journal]

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1989Chapman P, 'Historical records of Australia : a documentary periodical', 1, (1) ISSN 1032-6960 (1989) [Edited Journal]

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1988Chapman P, 'Bulletin of the Centre for Tasmanian Historical studies', 2, (1) ISSN 1324-048X (1988) [Edited Journal]

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1988Chapman P, 'Bulletin of the Centre for Tasmanian Historical studies', 2, (2) ISSN 1324-048X (1988) [Edited Journal]

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1987Chapman P, 'Bulletin of the Centre for Tasmanian Historical studies', 1, (3) ISSN 1324-048X (1987) [Edited Journal]

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1986Chapman P, 'Bulletin of the Centre for Tasmanian Historical studies', 1, (2) ISSN 1324-048X (1986) [Edited Journal]

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1985Chapman P, 'John Glover's Migration to Tasmania', Art bulletin of Tasmania pp. 23-35. ISSN 0811-4579 (1985) [Refereed Article]

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1985Chapman P, 'Bulletin of the Centre for Tasmanian Historical studies', 1, (1) ISSN 1324-048X (1985) [Edited Journal]

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1980Chapman P, 'Tasman and a Dutch Discovery', Australian Natural History, 20, (2) pp. 39-42. ISSN 0004-9840 (1980) [Refereed Article]

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1979Chapman P, 'Juror and Judge: Mr Boyes' Experiences inVan Diemen's Land 1838 and 1840', Push from the Bush: A Bulletin of Social History, 5 ISSN 0155-8633 (1979) [Refereed Article]

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1978Chapman P, 'Death of a Colonial Commissariat Officer', Push from the Bush: A Bulletin of Social History, 2 pp. 40-45. ISSN 0155-8633 (1978) [Refereed Article]

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1976Chapman P, 'G.T.W.B. Boyes and Australia: The Pursuit of a Vision?', Tasmanian Historical Research Association. Papers and Proceedings, 23, (3) pp. 58-76. ISSN 0039-9809 (1976) [Refereed Article]

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Book

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2013Chapman P, 'Historical records of Australia : resume series III. Despatches and papers relating to the history of Tasmania. Volume X. Tasmania, January-December 1831', Melbourne University Press, Australia, pp. 1224. ISBN 9780522856989 (2013) [Authored Research Book]

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2006Chapman P, 'Historical Records of Australia: Resumed Series III. Despatches and Papers Relating to the History of Tasmania. Volume IX, Tasmania, January-December 1830', Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 1091. ISBN 0522851886 (2006) [Authored Research Book]

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2003Chapman P, 'Tasmania, January-February 1829', Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. cviii, 1379. ISBN 0-522-85046-4 (2003) [Authored Research Book]

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1997Chapman P, Jetson TJ, 'Tasmania, January - December 1828', Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, pp. 930. ISBN 0644382953 (1997) [Authored Research Book]

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1985Chapman P, 'The diaries and letters of G.T.W.B. Boyes: 1820-1832', Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 692. ISBN 0195544544 (1985) [Authored Research Book]

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Review

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1991Chapman P, 'Convicts Unbound: The Story of The 'Calcutta' Convicts and their Settlement in Australia. By Marjorie Tipping', Australian Historical Studies, 24, (96) pp. 226-250. ISSN 1031-461X (1991) [Review Single Work]

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1988Chapman P, 'Michael Roe, (ed) The Flow of Culture: Tasmanian Studies, Australian Academy of the Humanities, Canberra', Tasmanian Historical Research Association. Papers and Proceedings, 35, (3) pp. 129-134. ISSN 0039-9809 (1988) [Review Single Work]

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1984Chapman P, 'Lyndal Ryan, The Aboriginal Tasmanians (Queensland 1981)', Journal of Historical Biography, 10, (1) pp. 110-111. ISSN 1911-852X (1984) [Substantial Review]

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Entry

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2005Chapman P, 'George Arthur (1784-1854)', The Companion to Tasmanian History, A Alexander (ed), Hobart, pp. 29-30 (2005) [Entry]

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2004Chapman P, 'Wilmot, Sir John Eardley Eardley-, first baronet: 1783-1847', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, HCG Matthew and BH Harrison (ed), Oxford, UK, 59, pp. 468-471 (2004) [Entry]

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1992Chapman P, 'G.T.W.B. Boyes', The dictionary of Australian artists : painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870, J Kerr (ed), Melbourne, pp. 86-88 (1992) [Entry]

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1990Chapman P, 'Webster, Charles Ernest (1861 - 1936) and Webster, Edwin Herbert (1864 - 1947)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, J Ritchie (ed), Melbourne, 12, pp. 432 (1990) [Entry]

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1988Chapman P, 'Shoobridge, Louis Manton (1851 - 1939), Shoobridge, William Ebenezer (1846 - 1940), and Shoobridge, Robert Wilkins (1847 - 1936)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, G Serle (ed), Melbourne, 11, pp. 601-603 (1988) [Entry]

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1986Chapman P, 'Mills, Charles (1877 - 1963)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, B Nairn and G Serle (ed), Melbourne, 10, pp. 516-517 (1986) [Entry]

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1979Chapman P, 'Bethune, Frank Pogson (1877 - 1942) and Bethune, John Walter (1882 - 1960)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, B Nairn and G Serle (ed), Melbourne, 7, pp. 281-82 (1979) [Entry]

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1979Chapman P, 'Booth, Norman Parr (1879 - 1950)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, B Nairn and G Serle (ed), Melbourne, 7, pp. 346-347 (1979) [Entry]

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1979Chapman P, 'Brock, Harold James (1887 - 1941) and Brock, Henry Eric (1884 - 1963)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, B Nairn and G Serle (ed), Melbourne, 7, pp. 418-419 (1979) [Entry]

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1979Chapman P, Reynolds J, 'Ashbolt, Sir Alfred Henry (1870 - 1930)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, B Nairn and G Serle (ed), Melbourne, 7, pp. 418-419 (1979) [Entry]

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1976Chapman GPR, 'Smith, James William Norton (1846 - 1911)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, G Serle and R Ward (ed), Melbourne, 6, pp. 147-148 (1976) [Entry]

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1976Chapman GPR, 'Webster, Alexander George (1830 - 1914)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, G Serle and R Ward (ed), Melbourne, 6, pp. 374-375 (1976) [Entry]

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1966Chapman GPR, 'Bethune, Walter Angus (1794 - 1885)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, AGL Shaw and CMH Clark (ed), Melbourne, 1, pp. 95-96 (1966) [Entry]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

7

Total funding

$1,257,997

Projects

Researching, Editing and Publication of Historical Research of Australia (2011 - 2013)$285,000
Description
To revitalise the research base of early Australian history by resuming the research, editing and publication of Historical Records of Australia, Series III and also to initiate, in similar form, the research, editing and publication of Series I (relating to New South Wales) with the aim of completing Historical Records of Australia in approximately 60 volumes. The expected outcome will be to establish a new research base for the interpretation of nineteenth-century Australian history as well as completing the objective of the original founder of the series, Frederick Watson, who in 1914 observed that "history in its truest form can be founded only on a careful and studied examination of the records themselves".
Funding
Australian Research Council ($285,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chapman GPR
Period
2011 - 2013
Grant Reference
DP110104878
The Researching Editing and Publication of Historical Records of Australia (2008 - 2010)$221,740
Description
This project aims to revitalize the research base of early Australian history by resuming the research, editing and publication of Historical Records of Australia, (Series Ill) and also to initiate, in similar form, the research, editing (relating to New South Wales), and completing of Historical Records of Australia in approximately 60 volumes. The expected outcome will be to establish a new research base for the writing and interpreting of 19th century Australian history as well as completing the objective of the original founder of the series, Frederick Watson, who in 1914 observed that "history in its truest form can be founded only on a careful and studied examination of the records themselves".
Funding
Australian Research Council ($221,740)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chapman GPR
Period
2008 - 2010
Grant Reference
DP0880589
Historical Records of Australia (2003 - 2007)$305,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($305,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chapman GPR
Period
2003 - 2007
Grant Reference
DP0342599
Resumption of the Research, Editing and Publication of Historical Records of Australia (2000 - 2002)$152,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($152,000)
Scheme
Grant-Large
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chapman GPR
Period
2000 - 2002
Grant Reference
A00000905
Resumption of the Research, Editing and Publication of Historical Records of Australia (1999)$10,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chapman GPR
Year
1999
Resumption of the researching, editing and publication of historical records of Australia series III (1994 - 1996)$142,687
Funding
Australian Research Council ($142,687)
Scheme
Grant-Large
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chapman GPR
Period
1994 - 1996
Grant Reference
A59332596
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

Current

1

Completed

16

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Life of George Meredith (1778-1856) and his Influence on the Social and Political Development of Van Diemens Land2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDCaptain Charles Swanston 'Man of the World' and Van Diemens Land Merchant Statesman
Candidate: Eleanor Denise Robin
2017
PhDPrisoners or Servants? A history of the legal status of Britain's transported convicts
Candidate: Alan Brooks
2016
PhDCronyism, Muddle and Money: Land Allocation in Tasmania under the Waste Lands Acts, 1856-1889
Candidate: Bronwyn Dorothy Meikle
2014
PhDConstructing a Colonial Chief Justice: John Lewes Pedder in Van Diemen's Land, 1824-1854
Candidate: Jacqueline Fox
2012
PhDVictim of an 'Extraordinary Conspiracy'? Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land 1843-46
Candidate: Leonie Clare Mickleborough
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
PhDConvict Labor and Colonial Society in the Campbell Town Police District: 1820 - 1839
Candidate: Margaret Christina Dillon
2008
PhDTreaty-Making in Van Diemen's Land
Candidate: Katrina Michelle Higgins
2005
PhD"A White Rag Burning": Irish Women who Committed Arson in Order to be Transported to Van Diemen's Land
Candidate: Dianne Maree Snowden
2005
MastersParty, Politics and Penalism 1836 - 1845: An Analysis of the Role of John Montagu in the Penal Politics of Van Diemen's Land
Candidate: Craig Robert Joel
2004
PhDExternal and Internal Security in the Australian Colonies from their Founding to the end of the Macquarie Era
Candidate: John Farquhar McMahon
2004
PhDFor the Best of Reasons: The Evandale Subscription Library 1847 - 1861
Candidate: Keith Edwin Adkins
2004
MastersThe machine breaker convicts from the Proteus and Eliza
Candidate: Bruce William Brown
2004
PhDThe politics of grievance: society and political controversies in New South Wales 1819-1827
Candidate: Michael Charles Connor
2002
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
MastersLieutenant-Governor William Sorell 1817-1824
Candidate: Leonie Clare Mickleborough
2002