School of Historical and Philosophical Studies - Theses
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Liberty, licentiousness and libel: the London Newspaper 1695–1742
Press freedom is a principle that has been contested throughout its history. Western democracies hold the liberty of expression dear, and valorise the press as an essential check upon government. But, in the contemporary ...
Collection, collation & creation: girls and their material culture Victoria, 1870-1910
The thesis broadly explores the lives of girls who resided in the colony/state of Victoria, Australia between 1870 and 1910. A largely understudied and underappreciated area of historical study, the thesis takes a broad ...
Cycladic sculptures decorated with abstract painted motifs: representations of tattooing in the prehistoric Aegean
In historical literature pertaining to Cycladic sculptures, several writers suggest that some of the painted motifs on the surface of these marble sculptures may represent tattoos. This thesis seeks to undertake the first ...
East Greek pottery and Graeco-Anatolian mercenaries in the Southern Levant in Iron Age IIC (ca. 600 BCE)
This thesis questions the current scholarly consensus that East Greek mercenaries were responsible for the late seventh-century BCE East Greek pottery found in the Southern Levant. It is argued that it is possible that the ...
The later Roman naval forces of the Northern Frontier (3rd – 5th centuries CE)
This MA thesis provides an overview of the existence, distribution, and function of naval forces operating along the Northern Frontier of the Roman Empire from the 3rd – 5th centuries CE. Despite the vast amount of research ...
Changes in the chemical composition of archaeological wood caused by exposure to different environments and its relation with the other properties.
This thesis aims to characterise the deterioration mechanisms of dry cultural heritage wood by applying a multi-analytical technique that is comparable to that used for waterlogged archaeological wood. The deterioration ...
Visions of a mutual pacific destiny: the Japan-Australia society, 1896–1942
The Japan-Australia Society has been an elusive presence in Australian thought and historiography. The exclusive body was made up of one hundred leading business people involved in trade with Japan, along with supportive ...
A clamour of voices: negotiations of power and purpose in Australian spoken-word radio from 1924 to 1942
Radio broadcasting began in Australia as a commercial enterprise in the aftermath of World War I, with musicians and artistes offering audiences entertainment after the grief and divisiveness of the war years. However, the ...
Doctors down under: European medical migrants in Victoria (Australia), 1930-60
The middle of the twentieth-century saw an unprecedented mass relocation of medical practitioners – through forced migration, military service, and as economic migrants. Between 1930-60, over three thousand medical migrants ...
The pear tree: family narratives of Greek Macedonian migration to Australia
This thesis examines how migrants who left Florina, Greece, in the 1950s-1960s remember, narrate and transmit experiences of migration, and how complex ideas of home and identity have been mediated across three generations. ...