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Dr Jill Barnes

Conjoint Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (History)

Career Summary

Biography

Jillian Barnes is interested in colonial and Indigenous relationships in Australian history, the history of travel and tourism (especially the re-gazettal of Aboriginal reserves into national parks and joint management of national/world heritage sites), the history of environmental consciousness in Australia, the history of visual culture (especially photography), and the history of Aboriginal Sydney (especially between the Hunter and Hawkesbury Rivers). My current research projects include the History of Aboriginal Sydney (delivered online with GPS mapping), gazettal of urban Aboriginal Places in North West Sydney, a transnational history of the National Tourism Organisation phenomenon, and the relationship between visual imagery and Australia's history of human rights.

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Research Expertise
Building upon her arts marketing and business management background, Jillian Barnes has worked with Aboriginal people within remote and urban Australia in documentary film production and in examining the role played by tourism in advancing socio-economic autonomy, cultural preservation and identity reformation. Jillian’s doctoral research has attracted media and scholarly attention for its revision of usual understandings of the power of tourism to shape nation building, historical understanding, place-making and identity formation; and of Indigenous peoples to counter touristic constructions through fostering new ideas of Aboriginality.

Teaching Expertise
Since 2011, Jillian has coordinated and taught HIST3620 Maps & Dreams: Aboriginal-Colonial Relationships in Australian History at The University of Newcastle. During 2011 and 2012, Jillian received Well Regarded Lecturer Awards. Between 2003 and 2011, Jillian also taught Australian History at The University of Sydney, including Race Relations and Australian Frontiers, Koori Culture and Land, and Australia's Underworld: Stories and Methods. 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney
  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Aboriginal History
  • Australian History
  • History of Coloniser/Indigenous Encounters
  • History of Travel and Tourism
  • Maps and Dreams: Aboriginal-Colonial Relationships in Australian History
  • Visual Culture (especially Photography)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History 40
210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) 30
150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2013 - 1/12/2013 Senior Researcher The University of Sydney
Academic Division
Australia
1/01/2012 -  Editorial Board - Journal of Australian Studies Journal of Australian Studies
Germany
1/03/1998 - 1/11/2004 Special Projects, Researcher, Sub-Editor The University of Sydney
Academic Division
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2000 Pioneer Club of Australasia Prize
The University of Sydney

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2004 National PhD Workshop in Environmental History
Organisation: Australian National University Description: One of 16 doctoral students invited to attend national workshop to explore new ways to write about Australian Environmental History
2003 Transgressions National PhD Workshop
Organisation: Australian National University Description: One of 16 doctoral candidates invited to the Australian National University to explore new ways to write about creative Indigenous responses to the colonial encounter in Australia

Prestigious works

Year Commenced Year Finished Prestigious Work Role
2011 2014 History of Aboriginal Sydney http://www.historyofaboriginalsydney.edu.au/ Member
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Barnes JE, 'Aboriginal Cultural Tourism: Enterprise, Contested Mobilities and Negotiating a Responsible Australian Travel Culture', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 18 116-142 (2015)
2015 Barnes J, Foley D, 'Introduction: The Ever-Widening Circles and Impact of an Inspiring Educator', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 18 3-6 (2015)
2013 Barnes JE, 'The Flash of Recognition: Photography and the Emergence of Indigenous Rights by Jane Lydon', Aboriginal History, 37 151-153 (2013) [C3]
2011 Barnes JE, 'Tourism's role in the struggle for the intellectual and material possession of 'The Centre' of Australia at Uluru, 1929-2011', Journal of Tourism History, 3 147-176 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/1755182X.2011.598575
2007 Barnes JE, 'Resisting the Captured Image: How Gwoja Tjungurrayi ("One Pound Jimmy") Escaped the 'Stone-Age'', Aboriginal History, Monograph 16 83-134 (2007) [C1]
2001 Barnes JE, 'Hoges Works Wonders for the Land-Down-Under: A Nostalgic Chapter in Australian Tourism Marketing', Melbourne Historical Journal, 29 29-36 (2001) [C1]
2000 Barnes JE, 'Can Non-Aboriginal People Represent Aboriginal Peoples?', Past Imperfect, x 53-57 (2000) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Foley D, Barnes JE, 'Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One's Land by Sven Lindqvist', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (2008) [D2]

Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Barnes JE, 'Reconfiguring the Interface between Colonising Heritage Tourism and Indigenous Australian Rights', Tourism & the Shifting Values of Cultural Heritage: Visiting Pasts, Developing Futures, Taipei (2013) [E2]
2006 Barnes JE, 'Tourism and Place-Making at Uluru (Ayers Rock): From Wasteland to Spiritual Birthing Site, 1929-1958', The International Journal of the Humanities, University of Cambridge, UK (2006) [E1]
2004 Barnes JE, 'Crystallising Identities: The Imagining of the Centralian Patroller Tradition for Tourism Marketing Purposes, 1929-1958', Traditions in the Midst of Change: Communities, Cultures and the Strehlow Legacy, Alice Springs (2004) [E1]

Creative Work (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Barnes JE, The House that Tourism Built: Walkabout, Captured Images of Aboriginality and Colonisation, International Congress of Historical Sciences, Sydney, Australia (2005) [J2]

Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Barnes J, Foley D, 'Maps, Dreams, History Revisited: Power & Pastmindedness in (Post)Colonial Australia. Special Issue.', Maps, Dreams, History Revisited: Power & Pastmindedness in (Post)Colonial Australia. Special Issue. ( pp.1-142). Adelaide: University of South Australia (2015)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $15,000

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20151 grants / $15,000

Comparing Our Pasts (COP) International Pilot Study$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Heather Sharp, Associate Professor Josephine May, Doctor Jill Barnes, Ms Vicki Parkes
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500901
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Dr Jill Barnes

Positions

Conjoint Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Casual Academic
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

History

Contact Details

Email jill.barnes@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8835

Office

Room MC-LG41 in McMullin Building
Building McMullin
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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