PUBLICATIONS

In addition to the 8 published books listed below, freelance researcher, Dr Murray Johnson, has the following publications and appearances to his name.

Dozens of published Monographs, Book Chapters, and Research Articles in publications such as Journal of Australian Studies, Aboriginal History, Australian Journal of Politics and History, and Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society.

  • Editorial and production advisor for the Tasmanian Heritage Highway
  • Tourism Region Association.
  • Published book reviews in journals including the Australian Journal of Politics and History and Journal of Australian Studies.
  • ABC Radio featured guest discussing diverse historical topics, including ‘Van Diemen’s Land: An Aboriginal History’, ‘The Emu War of 1932’, and ‘Rabbits and the Great Depression’.
  • Seminar  and keynote presenter at events including Harmony Day and the 2009 Queensland Sesquicentenary Celebrations.

Click this link to download an extensive list of Dr Johnson’s publications.

Books by Freelance Researcher,
Dr Murray Johnson

Freelance Researcher - The Beerburrum Experiment
Freelance Researcher - Van Dieman's Land
Freelance Researcher - Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past
Freelance Researcher -  Celebrating the Re-Invention of Rum: Bundaberg Rum History
Freelance Researcher - Australia Aboriginies
Trials and Tribulations: A Social History or Europeans in Australia
Australian Historian & Freelance Researcher Book Publication
Freelance Researcher - No Holds Barred - Hughie Williams Story

The Beerburrum Experiment: A History of Australia’s First World War One Soldier Settlement, Dr Murray Johnson (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2016)

Van Diemen’s Land: An Aboriginal History, Dr Murray Johnson and I. McFarlane (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2015)

Australia’s Ancient Aboriginal Past: A Global Perspective, Dr Murray Johnson (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014)

Celebrating the Re-Invention of Rum: Bundaberg Distilling Co. 125 th Anniversary 1888-2013, E. Evans with contributions by Dr Murray Johnson (McMahons Point, NSW: Rafa Publishing for Diageo Australia, 2014)

Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines, M. Rolls and Dr Murray Johnson with an introduction by Henry Reynolds (Blue Ridge Summit, Penn,: Scarecrow Press, 2011)

Trials and Tribulations: A Social History of Europeans in Australia, 1788- 1960, Dr Murray Johnson (Launceston, Tas: Myola House of Publishing, 2007)

Health, Wealth and Tribulation: Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, P. Richards and Dr Murray Johnson (eds) (Launceston, Tas: Myola House of Publishing, 2007)

No Holds Barred − Hughie Williams: Olympic Wrestler and Trade Union Heavyweight – Dr Murray Johnson (Rockhampton, Qld: Central Queensland University Press, 2003).

Australian Historian & Freelance Researcher Book Publication
Australian Historian & Freelance Researcher Book Publication
Australian Historian & Freelance Researcher Book Publication
Australian Historian & Freelance Researcher Book Publication
Australian Historian & Freelance Researcher Book Publication
Australian Historian & Freelance Researcher Book Publication
Australian Historian & Freelance Researcher Book Publication
Australian Historian & Freelance Researcher Book Publication

The Beerburrum Experiment: A History of Australia’s First World War One Soldier Settlement, Dr M. Johnson (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2016)

Van Diemen’s Land: An Aboriginal History, Dr M. Johnson and I. McFarlane (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2015)

Australia’s Ancient Aboriginal Past: A Global Perspective, Dr Murray Johnson (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014)

Celebrating the Re-Invention of Rum: Bundaberg Distilling Co. 125 th Anniversary 1888-2013, E. Evans with contributions by M. Johnson (McMahons Point, NSW: Rafa Publishing for Diageo Australia, 2014)

Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines, M. Rolls and M. Johnson with an introduction by Henry Reynolds (Blue Ridge Summit, Penn,: Scarecrow Press, 2011)

Trials and Tribulations: A Social History of Europeans in Australia, 1788- 1960, M. Johnson (Launceston, Tas: Myola House of Publishing, 2007)

Health, Wealth and Tribulation: Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, P. Richards and M. Johnson (eds) (Launceston, Tas: Myola House of Publishing, 2007)

No Holds Barred − Hughie Williams: Olympic Wrestler and Trade Union Heavyweight – Dr Murray Johnson (Rockhampton, Qld: Central Queensland University Press, 2003).

Articles by Freelance Researcher,
Dr Murray Johnson

“Cranial connections: Queensland’s “Talgai Skull” debate of 1918 and custodianship of the past”, Aboriginal History, Vol.24 (2000), pp.117-31.

“The Masculine Dynamics of Larrikinism in South Queensland, 1880-1920”, Proceedings of the University of Queensland History Research Group, No.12 (2001), pp.38-47.

Brisbane and Federation: A Review Article”, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol.50, No.3 (September 2004), pp.420-24.

The 1903 Smallpox Outbreak at Launceston and the Role of J.S.C. Elkington, Launceston General Hospital Historical Committee: Papers and Proceedings (13 November 2005), pp.17-22.

Promises and Pineapples: Post-World War One Soldier Settlement at Beerburrum, Queensland”, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol.51, No.4 (December 2005), pp.496-512.

Denis Murphy on Strikes”, Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Vol.19, No.9 (December 2006), pp.122-37.

“Feathered Foes”: Soldier Settlers and Western Australia’s “Emu War” of 1932’, Journal of Australian Studies, No.88 (2006), pp.147-57.

Fruitless Endeavours: Genesis of the Bjelke-Petersen Government’s Persecution of Unionists in Queensland, 1976-77″, Queensland Journal of Labour History, No.4 (March 2007), pp.20-29.

“Veteran soldiers’ poisoned chalice”, Queensland Business Review, Issue 75 (October 2007), n.p.

“Mining Developments in Twentieth Century Queensland”, Queensland Business Review, Issue 76 (November 2007), n.p.

‘The Failure of Post-World War One Soldier Settlement in Queensland: Case Studies of Bald Hills and Coominya”, Queensland History Journal, Vol.20, No.9 (February 2009), pp.405-24.

Fangs and Faith: The search for an effective antidote against snake envenomation in Australia”, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol.95. Pt.2 (November 2009), pp.125-44.

“Ross: The Consummate Performer”, in D. Perkins and M. Kowald (comps), Quintessentially Ross: A Tribute to Associate Professor W. Ross Johnston (Salisbury, Qld: Boolarong Press, 2015), p.100.

Chapters by Freelance Researcher,
Dr Murray Johnson

“Whose guilt? What reward? The loss of the Sovereign 1847”, in M. Johnson (ed.), Moreton Bay Matters (Brisbane: Brisbane History Group, 2002), pp.11-18.

“A modified form of whaling: The Moreton Bay dugong fishery 1846-1920″, in M. Johnson (ed.), Moreton Bay Matters (Brisbane: Brisbane History Group, 2002), pp.27-38.

“Larrikin ‘Push’, 1902”, in R. Evans and C. Ferrier (eds), Radical Brisbane: an unruly history (Carlton North, Vic: Vulgar Press, 2004), pp.123-27.

‘The 1903 Smallpox Epidemic at Launceston, Tasmania, and Federal Health: The Role of J.S.C. Elkington”, in P. Richards, B. Valentine and T. Dunning (eds), Effecting a Cure: Aspects of Health and Medicine in Launceston (Launceston, Tas: Myola House of Publishing, 2006), pp.347-60.

“Indigenous People of the Cataract”, in P. Richards and M. Johnson (eds.), Health, Wealth and Tribulation: Launceston’s Cataract Gorge (Launceston, Tas: Myola House of Publishing, 20070, pp.57-67.

“Punts to Bridges”, in P. Richards and M. Johnson (eds), Health, Wealth and Tribulation: Launceston’s Cataract Gorge (Launceston, Tas: Myola House of Publishing, 2007), pp.223-33.

“Cataract Gorge and Hydro-Electric Power”, in P. Richards and M. Johnson (eds), Health, Wealth and Tribulation: Launceston’s Cataract Gorge (Launceston, Tas: Myola House of Publishing, 2007), pp.251-65.

‘Tourism and Recreation: Sights, Sound, Action”, in P. Richards and M. Johnson (eds), Health, Wealth and Tribulation: Launceston’s Cataract Gorge (Launceston, Tas: Myola House of Publishing, 2007), pp.267-79.

“Australian Bushrangers: Law, Retribution and the Public Imagination”, in R. Lincoln and S. Robinson (eds), Crime Over Time: Temporal Perspectives on Crime and Punishment in Australia (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), pp.3-22.

“People, Place and Identity in the Tamar Valley Precinct”, in F. Gale (ed.), Pulp Friction in Tasmania: A review of the environmental assessment of Gunns’ proposed pulp mill (Launceston, Tas: Pencil Pine Press, 2011) pp.1-17.

Ponrabbel and Moorronnol Revisited: Launceston and the Aboriginal People”, in T. Dunning, B. Valentine and P. Richards (eds), The Fabric of Launceston: A Collaborative History (Launceston, Tas: LGH Historical Society, 2016), pp.1-6.

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