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Contributors to Struggle Country: The Rural Ideal in Twentieth Century Australia


  • Kate Murphy, Monash University
  • David Cameron, Cultural Heritage Officer, Government of Queensland
  • Helen Doyle, Monash University
  • Joy McCann, Australian National University
  • Megan Blair, Monash University
  • Monica Keneley, Deakin University
  • Jill Tacon, Monash University
  • Jaime Phillips, Curtin University
  • Emeritus Professor Don Aitkin
  • Graeme Davison, Monash University
  • Marc Brodie, Monash University


Professor Graeme Davison, Director of the Monash University London Centre, is Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor of the University. Recent publications include:

  • Car Wars: How the Car Won our Hearts and Conquered our Cities, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2004 (with S. Yelland). (Winner, Nettie Palmer Prize for nonfiction in 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards)
  • 'A historian in the museum: the ethics of public history', in S. Mcintyre (ed.), The Historian's Conscience: Australian Historians on the Ethics of History, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2004.
  • 'Rural sustainability in historical perspective', in Chris Cocklin and Jacqui Dibden (eds), Sustainability and Change in Rural Australia, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2004.
  • 'Fatal Attraction: The Lure of Technology and the Decline of Rural Australia 1890–2000', Tasmanian Historical Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2003.

Dr Marc Brodie is Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical Studies at Monash University. Dr Brodie was previously Manager of the Office of Research at the University of Ballarat, and Editorial and Research Associate for the Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. Recent publications include:

  • The Politics of the Poor: The East End of London 1885–1914, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004.
  • 'Voting in the Victorian and Edwardian East End of London', Parliamentary History, Vol. 23, Part 2, 2004.
  • '"A valuable, but minority, section": The Country Townspeople's League and responses to farmer politics in 1920s Victorian country towns', History Australia, Vol. 1, No. 1, December 2003.