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Assoc Prof Libby Connors

Assoc Prof Libby Connors
Name Libby Connors
Position Associate Professor (History)
Section School of Arts & Communication
Office Q208A
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1048
Extension 1048
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
1 June 2015
ABC Queensland
23-24 May 2015
The Australian
3 May 2015
Brisbane Times
25 April 2015
First Nations Telegraph
8 September 2014
22 January 2014
The Australian
28 December 2013
Brisbane Times
22 October 2013
Daily Mercury
9 October 2013
The Australian
Courier Mail
8 October 2013
ABC Online
Gladstone Observer
August/September 2013 '"Spin" on port report', Eco.13 February 2013
5 February 2013
Interview/debate with Qld Environment Minister on reef matters on ABC Qld radio:
4 February 2013
28 January 2013

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
'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.

‘Women, Children and Violence in Aboriginal Law: Some Perspectives from the Southeast Queensland Frontier’ in Diane Kirkby (ed.) Past Laws, Present Histories. Canberra: ANU E Press & ANZSOG, Sept 2012, pp. 125-136. ISBN 9781922144027 (Print version) ISBN 9781922144034 (Online)

Research most notable
Warrior: A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2015. ISBN 9781760110482

‘Sentencing on a colonial frontier: Judge Therry's decisions at Moreton Bay’. Legal History, Vol. 12 No. 1, 2008, pp. 81-97. ISSN 1833-7155

A History of the Australian Environment Movement, Melbourne, Cambridge University press, 1999. [co-authored with Drew Hutton.]

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 )