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Assoc Prof Libby Connors

Assoc Prof Libby Connors
Name Libby Connors
Position Associate Professor (History)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office Q208A
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1048
Extension 1048
Email
Qualifications BA(Hons) Qld , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified ( 189999 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210399 )

Research interests
Social history of the law
Environmental history
Queensland and Australian history
Social movement history

Professional memberships
President, Australia & New Zealand Law and History Society
Editorial Board, Law & History Journal
Queensland Working Party, Australian Dictionary of Biography
History Panel, Queensland Literary Awards

Australian Historical Association
Brisbane History Group

Industry affiliations
Recent media:
24 April 2016
ABC Radio Darwin Interview re frontier wars
22 April 2016
Canberra Community FM Interview re frontier wars
15 April 2016
Sydney Morning Herald
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/litbits-april-16-2016-20160408-go1n3a.html
1 June 2015
ABC Queensland
http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2015/06/warrior-libby-connors.html
23-24 May 2015
The Australian
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/aborigines-and-brisbane-settlers-at-war-in-libby-connors-book/story-fn9n8gph-1227361604376
3 May 2015
Brisbane Times
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/queensland-historys-hidden-warrior-20150502-1my8ac.html
25 April 2015
First Nations Telegraph http://issuu.com/first_nations_telegraph/docs/anzac_day_should_begin_with_recogni
8 September 2014
APN
http://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/Group-warns-dredge-dumping-shouldnt-hit-taxpayers/2378404/
22 January 2014
The Australian
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/port-probe-could-dredge-up-icacstyle-scandal/story-e6frgczx-1226807131846#
28 December 2013
Brisbane Times
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/gladstone-harbour-inquiry-needed-scientist-20131227-2zzj4.html
22 October 2013
Daily Mercury
http://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/green-group-calls-harbour-review-be-re-opened/2058750/
9 October 2013
The Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/concerns-over-qld-gas-plant-water-testing/story-fn3dxiwe-1226735732256
Courier Mail http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/concerns-over-qld-gas-plant-water-testing/story-fnihsfrf-1226735732256
8 October 2013
ABC Online http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-08/pollution-fears-aired-over-curtis-island-lng-plant-approval/5008422?section=qld
Gladstone Observer http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/state-says-emissions-proposed-lng-plant-are-accept/2045814/
August/September 2013 '"Spin" on port report', Eco.13 February 2013
http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/curtis-island-lng-approvals-process-called-questio/1753704/
5 February 2013
Interview/debate with Qld Environment Minister on reef matters on ABC Qld radio: http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2013/02/how-did-queenslands-mines-fare-during-the-floods.html
4 February 2013
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/fitzroy-catchment-miners-release-diluted-cocktail-of-toxic-wastewater-into-flooded-river/story-e6frg6n6-1226567678887
28 January 2013
http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/regions-mines-release-water-fitzroy-basin/1734952/

Currently teaching courses/programs
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History
HIS4001 War and Society
HMT3001 Independent Study Project A
HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A
HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B

Administrative responsibilities
Honours Coordinator, School of Arts & Communication
Head, history discipline

Research most recent
Connors, Libby (2017) Understanding Deadman's Pocket: Peter Glynn and the making of a colonial frontiersman. In: Recovering history through fact and fiction: forgotten lives. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 27-41

'Uncovering the Shameful: Sexual Violence on an Australian Colonial Frontier' in Robert Mason (ed) Legacies of Violence: Rendering the Unspeakable Past in Modern Australia, New York: Bergahn Books, 2017. eISBN 978-1-78533-437-5

'"Within an hour's ride" of the Capital: The Problem of Sovereignty in 1859' Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. 17, 2015, pp. 83-100.


Research most notable
Warrior: A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2015. ISBN 9781760110482
*Winner of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Prize 2016; The Margarey Medal for Biography 2016; The Queensland Premier's Award for a Work of State Significance, 2015.

A History of the Australian Environment Movement, Melbourne, Cambridge University press, 1999. [co-authored with Drew Hutton.]
Catherine Potter et al, Conversations on the Condamine, Annandale NSW: Envirobook, 2002
Libby Connors et al, Australia's Frontline, St Lucia: University of Qld Press, 1992.


Publications in ePrints

Connors, Libby (2017) Fleay, David Howells (1907–1993). In: Australian dictionary of biography. Australian National University, National Centre of Biography, Canberra, ACT.

Connors, Libby (2017) Uncovering the shameful: sexual violence on an Australian colonial frontier. In: Legacies of violence: rendering the unspeakable past in modern Australia. Bergahn Books, New York, United States, pp. 33-52. ISBN 978-1-78533-436-8

Connors, Libby (2017) Understanding Deadman's Pocket: Peter Glynn and the making of a colonial frontiersman. In: Recovering history through fact and fiction: forgotten lives. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 27-41. ISBN 978-1-5275-0325-0

Connors, Libby (2015) Warrior: a legendary leader's dramatic life and violent death on the colonial frontier. Allen & Unwin, Sydney, Australia. ISBN 9781760110482

Connors, Libby (2015) 'Within an hour's ride' of the capital: the problem of sovereignty in 1859'. Journal of Australian Colonial History, 17. pp. 83-100. ISSN 1441-0370

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified ( 189999 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210399 )