ABOUT

History is more than just a profession for Dr Murray Johnson, it’s an enduring passion. Beginning his Australian Historian and Heritage Researcher career in 1997, Dr Johnson has shared this passion in various forms with thousands of students, readers, and listeners. From university lecturer to published author many times over, radio interviews and curating historical exhibitions, Dr Murray Johnson has imbued history projects with life, understanding, and wisdom and brings the past to life for audiences across Australia.

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History is more than just a profession for Dr Murray Johnson, it’s an enduring passion. Beginning his Australian Historian and Heritage Researcher career in 1997, Dr Johnson has shared this passion in various forms with thousands of students, readers, and listeners. From university lecturer to published author many times over, radio interviews and curating historical exhibitions, Dr Murray Johnson has imbued history projects with life, understanding, and wisdom and brings the past to life for audiences across Australia.

Dr Murray Johnson – Researcher Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Queensland for the thesis, ‘Honour Denied: A Study of Soldier Settlement in Queensland, 1916-1929’.

Postgraduate Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours)

The University of Queensland for the thesis, ‘“Leaning on the Lamp-Post”: A Study of Larrikinism in South Queensland, 1880-1920’.

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in History

The University of Queensland

Dr Murray Johnson – Key Professional Appointments

Appointed Lecturer and Tutor at Riawunna Centre for Aboriginal Studies, University of Tasmania (Launceston campus)

Lectured in the following subjects

  • Colonised Land: Indigenous Australian History
  • Contemporary Indigenous Australia
  • Indigenous Justice Issues
  • Van Diemen’s Land: Contested History, Contested Place
  • Australia’s Ancient Aboriginal Past
  • Indigenous Australian Activism in the Twentieth Century

Appointed Lecturer and Tutor at the University of Queensland (Brisbane)

Lectured in the following subjects

  • Australian Social History
  • Australian Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Australian Colonial History
  • Twentieth-Century Australian History
  • Australian Popular Culture
  • Australian Gender Studies

Appointed Lecturer and Tutor at The Australian National University (Canberra)

Lectured in the following subjects

  • Australian History
  • Indigenous Australian History

Dr Murray Johnson – Affiliations

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