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Biography

Over the past decade professor John Maynard has established himself as the foremost Indigenous historian in Australia. His books Fight for Liberty and Freedom (shortlisted for the Victorian Premiers History Award), The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe (a highly commended finalist for the prestigious Walkley Award) and Aboriginal Stars of the Turf (Dymocks Readers Choice) have received high acclaim. His research has concentrated on the intersections of Aboriginal political and social history and made significant contributions to the research fields of Aboriginal, race relations and sports history both nationally and internationally. His work has impacted through a wide range of important research articles published in major peer-refereed journals and publications in Australia, United States and England. His work examining the rise of organized Aboriginal political activism during the 1920s has been recognized as groundbreaking including the revelation that African American influence and inspiration (particularly, Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association) played a part in the rise of the early Aboriginal political movement has challenged the previous misconception that it was largely non-Indigenous Christian and humanitarian influence that drove Aboriginal political mobilisation. A number of respected historians have recognised the importance of his work, Professor Henry Reynolds stating Maynard 'has made a major contribution to Australian historiography': 'He has brought to life several major figures of the 1920s and has discovered much hitherto unknown material about Aboriginal politics. Interpretations can never be the same again. Mr Maynard has found this material by carrying out extensive research often among sources not hitherto used. This is a major achievement'. Since entering the University environment in 1993 he has achieved a Diploma (Aboriginal Studies - University of Newcastle), Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Studies - University of South Australia) and was awarded his PhD with the University of Newcastle in 2003.

Professor Maynard has held several major positions and served on numerous prominent organizations and committees including Director of the Wollotuka Institute of Aboriginal Studies at the University of Newcastle, Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association, New South Wales History Council, Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council (IHEAC), Australian Research Council College of Experts – Deputy Chair Humanities, National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) and the NSW Fulbright Selection Committee. He was the recipient of the Aboriginal History (Australian National University) Stanner Fellowship 1996, the New South Wales Premiers Indigenous History Fellow 2003, Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow 2004, University of Newcastle Researcher of the Year 2008 and 2012 and Australian National University Allan Martin History Lecturer 2010.

Professor Maynard is a much sought after media commentator on Aboriginal history and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including documentaries The Track, The Colony, Vote Yes for Aborigines, Captain Cook Obsession and Discovery, Outback United, Lachlan Macquarie - The Father of Australia and The Years That Made Us.

 

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 27/06/2003
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of South Australia
  • Diploma in Aboriginal Studies, University of Newcastle, 18/04/1996

Research

Research keywords

  • Aboriginal Culture and Language
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Aboriginal History
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • History
  • International race Relations
  • Oral History
  • Politics
  • Sporting History
  • inter-relationships between Aboriginal men and white women

Research expertise

I have in a relatively short space of time established a significant research record that would be the envy of many. My areas of research have been diverse and varied. At the heart of my work lies a driving desire to play a part in the process of revealing previously missing important chapters in Aboriginal history. I have concentrated on the intersections of Aboriginal political and social history, and race relations. I am the author of five books, including Aboriginal Stars of the Turf, Fight for Liberty and Freedom and The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe.

My work on the rise of Aboriginal political activism in the 1920s and the influence of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association has been groundbreaking and has challenged the previous misconception that early Aboriginal activists were only influenced by white Christian, humanitarian and nationalistic reformers. My work exploring the history of Aboriginal jockeys in Australian horse racing exposed the myth of limited Aboriginal involvement in Australian racing. My study 'The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe' examined the missing history of Aboriginal soccer players the book was a highly commended Walkley Finalist and Deadly Finalist. A collaborative project with Associate Professor Victoria Haskins explores the racially sensitive and taboo topic of historical relationships between Aboriginal men and white women. My two major current studies (1) Land, Children and Politics - the comparative history of Native American and Aboriginal political history 1900-1930 and (2) Serving Our Country the history of Aboriginal servicemen and women from the Boer War to the present.

I am regularly sought as a speaker at important forums and conferences both nationally and internationally. I have presented seminars at several prominent universities including Macquarie University, Australian National University, Flinders University, Wellesley College, Boston University, Harvard University and the Universite de La Rochelle in France on Aboriginal political activism.

I have had articles published in several prominent journals including Aboriginal History, Australian Historical Studies, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society and Cultural Survival Quarterly in the United States. I have had six books published including Aboriginal Stars of the Turf which was launched at Randwick race course in 2002 amidst widespread media interest including a half page spread in the Weekend Australian. The success the book generated necessitated in it being revised and expanded only six months after release. My thesis on the life of my grandfather Fred Maynard and the rise of early Aboriginal activism in the 1920s has been reworked and been accepted for publication in 2007 as For Liberty and Freedom Fred Maynard and the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association.

Additionally my research success has been instrumental in my being asked to sit on several important advisory bodies and committees such as AIATSIS Council, NSW History Council, Vice Chancellors Indigenous Advisory Council, Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association and Advisory Committee for the Centre for Indigenous History at the Australian Nation

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
210301Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History50
210300Historical Studies40
219900Other History And Archaeology10

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Council Member - Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - AIATSIS
  • Executive - Australian Historical Association Executive Council
  • Member - Australian Vice Chancellors Committee on Indigenous Higher Education
  • Council Member - NSW History Council

Learned Academy.

  • Fellow - ASSA (Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia)
  • Fellow - AIATSIS Research Advisory Council (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS))

Appointments

ARC College of Experts
ARC (Australia)
01/01/2010
Executive Committee
Australian Historical Association (Australia)
01/01/2002 - 01/01/2004
Advisory Council
Indigenous History Centre ANU (Australia)
01/01/2004
Advisory Committee
AIATSIS Research Committee (Australia)
01/01/2006 - 01/01/2007
Council
AIATSIS (Australia)
01/07/2006
Council Member
Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council (Australia)
01/01/2007
Council
NSW History Council (Australia)
01/01/2007
Advisory Committee
Vice Chancellors Committee Indigenous Higher Education (Australia)
01/01/2007

Awards

ANU Allan Martin History Lecturer

2010Allan Martin History Lecturer
Australian National University (Australia)
The Allan Martin History Lecture is a prestigious award to a prominent historian to spend a week at ANU delivering the Allan Martin Lecture.

Honours.

2007NSW Premiers Indigenous History Fellowship
NSW History Council (Australia)
NSW Premiers Indigenous History Fellowship
2005Visiting Scholar
Boston University, MA, USA (United States)
Visiting Scholar - African American Studies
2001Visiting History Fellow
Flinders University (Australia)
Visiting History Fellow
1998Deans Order of Merit List
University of South Australia (Australia)
Deans Order of Merit List University of South Australia
1998Golden Key National Honours Society
Univerdsity of South Australia (Australia)
Golden Key National Honours Society
1996Visiting History Fellow
ANU (Australia)
Visiting History fellow
1996Stanner Fellowship
ANU (Australia)
The Stanner Fellowship - ANU
1995Jack Doherty Scholarship
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Jack Doherty Scholarship

Recognition.

2000Senior Education Award - Newcastle Awabakal Awards
Awabakal (Australia)
Senior Education Award Newcastle Awabakal Awards

Research Award.

2012Vice Chancellors Researcher of the Year
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Vice Chancellors Researcher of the Year
2012Vice Chancellors Award for Research Excellence
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Vice Chancellors Award for Research Excellence - The book 'The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe' has been a Deadly Finalist for Literature and a highly commended finalist for the 2012 Walkley Awards.
2008Vice Chancellors Researcher of the Year
University of Newcastle (Australia)
University of Newcastle – Vice Chancellor’s Award for Researcher of the Year 2008 ($10,000)
2008• University of Newcastle – Faculty of Education and Arts Research Excellence Awards – Faculty of E
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Faculty Researcher Award for my book 'Fight for Liberty and Freedom'. The book was shortlisted as a finalist for the Victorian Premiers History Award

Invitations

Keynote Address
University of Newcastle, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006
Taking Charge of Our Own Destiny In the Footsteps of Fred Maynard
NSW Reconciliation, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006
The Journey Federation Shared Future
Reconciliation Australia, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2001
ANZSANA Conference
Harvard University, United States (Invited speaker)
2005
Aboriginal History
African American Studies Centre - Wellesley College, United States (Invited speaker)
2003
Blacks and Asians: Encounters Through Time Conference
African American Studies Centre Boston University, United States (Invited speaker)
2002
Guest lecture series
Cunard, United Kingdom (Invited speaker)
2001
Here's Looking at You Conference
Universite de la Rochelle, France (Invited speaker)
2005
Radio commentator
ABC, SBS, Australia (Radio)
2007
Television documentary commentator
ABC, SBS, Ronin Films, Australia (Television Documentaries)
2007

Collaboration

Professor John Maynard has acquired considerable experience in Aboriginal affairs and research, both within the institutional framework and at a grassroots Aboriginal community level.

Fifteen years ago he established close working relationships between the Wollotuka Institute and the University of Newcastle Research Branch and its staff. This relationship established grant-writing workshops for Aboriginal academics and students and was responsible for Wollotuka and its research arm Umulliko achieving near 70% success with ARC grant applications.

In his capacity and time as Director he was regularly contacted by members of other faculties and schools for advice, guidance, input or thoughts regarding research grant applications, publications, projects or presentations where there was an Indigenous focus. He saw those collaborations as crucial in promoting Wollotuka's capacity to work constructively with other Schools and Faculties in developing and implementing research and teaching initiatives relevant to the field of Indigenous Studies, and facilitating cross university collaboration that enhanced cultural understanding, as an integral component of the Universities strategic direction.

From the viewpoint of a historian professor Maynard was well placed with the University of Newcastle with colleagues in the history department with strong reputations working in the area of Aboriginal history. Including Emeritus Professor John Ramsland, Professor Lyndall Ryan, Professor Hilary Carey and Dr Victoria Haskins. These are people he has worked and collaborated with in the past. His commitment to collaborative initiatives has not been confined to the University of Newcastle alone. He played a prominent role in pushing Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRUA) Indigenous Centres, meeting and forging an alliance of teaching and research collaboration. He has personally collaborated with many groups and bodies on projects over the years, including the NSW Board of Studies, the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, NSW Department of Education, Reconciliation Australia, NSW State Library, National Library of Australia, Victorian State Library and the NSW History Council. He firmly believes in the importance of Indigenous community collaboration in the research process and has had the good fortune to have conducted research work with and within many Aboriginal communities urban, rural and remote. He carries a very strong desire to deliver his research findings for the benefit of Aboriginal people and communities.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

In mid 2006 I was appointed Professor and Chair of Indigenous Studies and Head of Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies at the University of Newcastle. This appointment has accelerated my administrative workload and experience at all levels.

I have in the course of the past ten years gained wide experience in taking part in and observing university administration procedures at all levels. I have sat on several important review, advisory, and committee groups at department, faculty and university level. I have been sought after on several occasions for comment on university directive and administration re Indigenous direction and impact. These include consultation and input with the successful University of Newcastle bid for an Indigenous super centre of research ultimately Umulliko Centre for Indigenous Higher Education Research, the planning and construction of the new Biraban Indigenous Education Centre at the University of Newcastle and the establishment of the Aboriginal employment policy at the University of Newcastle. Additionally at a national level I have gained wide experience from sitting on several important committees and bodies, including AIATSIS Council, NSW History Council, Vice Chancellors Indigenous Advisory Council, Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association, Advisory Committee for the Centre for Indigenous History at the Australian National University and the Indigenous Advisory Committee to Belonging A Century Celebrated Exhibition jointly conducted by The National Library of Australia, Australian Museum, National Gallery, the Victorian State Library and the NSW State Library. Again I emphasise my added experience of more than a decade of running my own business and dealing with the everyday administrative issues involved especially maintaining a tight and efficient budge

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Aboriginal Culture and Language
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Aboriginal History
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • History
  • International race relations
  • Oral History
  • Politics
  • Sporting History
  • inter-relationships between Aboriginal men and white women

Teaching expertise

I am a skilled teacher at all levels of university teaching, from first year to PhD students. As a teacher I have learned a variety of skills, including delivery (lecturing and tutoring), supervising, marking and assessment, arranging guest lecturers and excursions, consulting, and teaching with tutorial assistance.

I have developed my own philosophy and methods of teaching. This centers on a fluid approach to the needs of student learning. I strongly believe that education is a tool that can draw out peoples abilities. I encourage the students from the outset to question previous and current understanding of both social and historical issues. I feel my strongest point is my ability to hold an audience as an engaging storyteller. I have from the outset embraced new technology and have utilised aids like power point as a means of keeping students engaged.

I have clearly defined criteria for marking and the assessment tasks are always explained and clearly connected to the aims of the courses I conduct. It is of critical importance that students can clearly see what it is expected, and after marking, where their strengths and weaknesses lie.

I am extremely flexible in regard to student consultations (that is, I don t have set times, but am generally available). The students can contact me via phone, email or dropping by, and if I am busy they can make an appointment to see me. I do not find consulting arduous or particularly time-consuming, which is why I dont have set hours. I do tell the students in the initial lectures and tutorials the times when I am not available, and the optimum times for catching me.

I currently have ten postgraduate students under supervision. I have taken to the task with the same professionalism I employ with my research work. All students are individuals and require different kinds of supervision, from those wanting a lot of discipline, regular deadlines and tasks, to those who are highly independent workers. I work out the process of supervision by discussion with each student and regularly check that it is working. I have also learnt to judge a students commitment and abilities at the start of a project and am very confident about the progress of my students. I believe that regular consultation with both the students and co-supervisors about progress is instrumental along with offers to read draft chapters in providing steadfast encouragement. I believe it is important to be responsive to students and their needs.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Maynard JM, Aboriginal Stars of the Turf: Jockeys of Australian Racing History, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 112 (2002) [A1]

Publications

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Book (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Maynard PJ, True Light and Shade An Aboriginal Perspective of Joseph Lycett's Art, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 172 (2014)
2013Maynard J, Aborigines and the Sport of Kings: Aboriginal jockeys in Australian Racing History, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 144 (2013) [A4]
2012Cadzow A, Maynard JM, Nelson Aboriginal Studies, Nelson Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, VIC, 289 (2012) [A3]
2011Maynard JM, The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe : A History of Aboriginal Involvement with the World Game, Magabala Books, Broome, 192 (2011) [A1]
2010Maynard JM, A Ride Through Time - Allan Martin Lecture, School of History, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, Canberra (2010)
2007Maynard JM, Fight for Liberty and Freedom : The Origins of Australian Aboriginal Activism, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 186 (2007) [A1]
2004Maynard JM, Awabakal Word Finder, Merino Harding, Brisbane, 64 (2004) [A2]
2004Blyton GM, Heitmeyer DG, Maynard JM, Wannin thanbarran a history of Aboriginal and European contact in Muswellbrook and the Upper Hunter Valley, Muswellbrook Shire Aboriginal Reconciliation Committee, Newcastle, 94 (2004) [A2]
2003Maynard JM, Aboriginal Stars of the Turf - Jockeys of Australian racing history, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 144 (2003) [A4]
2002Maynard JM, Aboriginal Stars of the Turf: Jockeys of Australian Racing History, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 112 (2002) [A1]
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Chapter (15 outputs)

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2014Maynard JM, 'Tracking Back: parallels between the 1920s Aboriginal political movement and the 1972 Tent Embassy', The Aboriginal Tent Embassy: Sovereignty, Black Power, Land Rights and the State, Routledge, London 84-97 (2014) [B1]
2014Maynard JM, 'Captain Cook Came Very Cheeky You Know - James Cook an Aboriginal Appraisal', East Coast Encounters - Re-Imagining 1770, One Day Hill Pty Ltd, Melbourne 16-21 (2014)
2013Maynard JM, 'Contested Space ¿ the Australian Aboriginal Sporting Arena', Indigenous people, Race Relations and Australian Sport, Routledge, London 73-82 (2013) [B1]
2013Maynard JM, 'The Legacy of Jack Johnson on Aboriginal Australia', Native Games: Indigenous Peoples and Sport in the Post-Colonial World, Emerald, London 147-159 (2013) [B1]
2013Maynard JM, 'Fred Maynard and Marcus Garvey: Storming the Urban Space', Exploring Urban Identities and Histories, AIATSIS Research Publications, Canberra 153-160 (2013) [B1]
2013Maynard JM, 'Bodies on the Line: The Social and Physical Capital of Race Riding', The Cambridge Companion to Horseracing, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (UK) 83-93 (2013) [B1]
2012Maynard JM, 'Aboriginal identity: The sporting challenge', Nelson Aboriginal Studies, Nelson Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, VIC 128-135 (2012) [B2]
2012Maynard JM, 'Communities' experiences and politics', Nelson Aboriginal Studies, Nelson Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, VIC 2-12 (2012) [B2]
2010Maynard JM, 'Football Barriers - Aboriginal Under-representation and Disconnection from the World Game', The Containment of Soccer in Australia - Fencing off the World Game, Routledge, London 39-56 (2010)
2008Maynard JM, 'Pan-Aboriginalism in Australia', Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California 1843-1854 (2008) [B1]
2005Maynard JM, 'The Other Fellow: Fred Maynard and the 1920s Defence of Cultural Difference', Contesting Assimilation, API Network, Perth, Western Australia 27-37 (2005) [B1]
2005Maynard JM, ''Light in the darkness': Elizabeth McKenzie Hatton', Uncommon Ground - White Women in Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra 3-27 (2005) [B1]
2005Maynard JM, 'Transcultural/transnational interaction and influences on Aboriginal Australia', Connected Worlds - History inTransnational Perspective, ANU E Press, Canberra 195-208 (2005) [B1]
2005Maynard JM, 'Pre-colonial Histories: Australia', A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English, Edinburgh University Press Ltd, Edinburgh 384-387 (2005) [B2]
2000Maynard JM, 'Aboriginal Involvement with Horse Racing', The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture, Oxford University Press, Sydney 611-612 (2000)
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Journal article (22 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Maynard JM, 'Awabakal Voices: The life and work of Percy Haslam', Aboriginal History, 37 77-92 (2013) [C1]
2012Maynard JM, 'Contested space - The Australian Aboriginal sporting arena', Sport in Society, 15 987-996 (2012) [C1]
2011Maynard JM, 'From Little Things Big Things Grow - Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920 - 1970', ReCollections Journal of Museums and Collections, 6 12-13 (2011)
2009Maynard JM, 'Transnational understandings of Australian Aboriginal sporting migration: Sporting walkabout', International Journal of the History of Sport, 26 2376-2396 (2009) [C1]
2009Maynard JM, 'Football barriers: Aboriginal under-representation and disconnection from the 'world game'', Soccer and Society, 10 39-56 (2009) [C1]
2008Maynard JM, 'The shark, remora and Aboriginal history', International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 1 45-51 (2008) [C1]
2007Maynard JM, 'Circles in the Sand - An Indigenous Framework of Historical Practice', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 36S 117-120 (2007) [C1]
2007Maynard JM, 'Sovereign subjects: Indigenous sovereignty matters', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 36 120-121 (2007) [C3]
2005Maynard JM, ''Be the change that you want to see': The awakening of cultural nationalism - Gandhi, Garvey and the AAPA', Borderlands EJournal - Ghandi, Non-violence and Modernity, 4 (2005) [C1]
2005Haskins V, Maynard JM, 'Sex, race and power - Aboriginal men and white women in Australian history', Australian Historical Studies, 37 191-216 (2005) [C1]
2005Maynard JM, ''In the interests of our people': The influence of Garveyism on the rise of Australian Aboriginal political activism', Aboriginal History, 29 1-22 (2005) [C1]
2005Maynard JM, 'Freedom ride: A freedom rider remembers (Book review)', Australian Historical Studies, 37 355-356 (2005) [C3]
2005Maynard JM, 'For Liberty and Freedom: Fred Maynard and the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association', Teaching History - Journal of the History Teachers Association of NSW, 39 6-12 (2005)
2004Maynard JM, 'Australian history - lifting haze or descending fog', Aboriginal History, 28 318-328 (2004) [C1]
2003Maynard JM, 'Vision, Voice and Influence: The Rise of the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association', Australian Historical Studies, 34 91-105 (2003) [C1]
2002Maynard JM, 'The 1920s Aboriginal Political Defence of the 'Sacred Ancient Code'', Cultural Survival Quarterly, 30-36 (2002)
2002Maynard JM, 'Locality: The Community History Magazine', Locality, 1-22 (2002)
2002Maynard JM, 'Locality: The Community History Magazine', Locality, 1-22 (2002)
2001Maynard JM, 'Peter Jackson Perfect Man', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies JIGS, 6 10-12 (2001) [C3]
2001Maynard JM, 'Muloobinbah (Newcastle) an Aboriginal industrial presence: past and present', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 87 248-266 (2001) [C3]
2000Maynard JM, 'Aboriginal Stars of the Pigskin', Journal of Aboriginal History, 22 116-142 (2000) [C1]
1999Maynard JM, 'Fred Maynard and the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association', Journal of Aboriginal History, 21 1-13 (1999) [C1]
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Review (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Maynard JM, 'Remembering Aboriginal Heroes', Australian Historical Studies (2014)
2009Maynard JM, 'Garvey, Marcus Mosiah 1887-1940', The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History (2009) [D2]
2001Maynard JM, 'The True Story of Jimmy Governor', Indigenous Law Bulletin (2001) [D1]
1997Maynard JM, 'Fighters in the Fringe (1997)
1996Maynard JM, 'Eye of the Eagle', Aboriginal History (1996)
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Conference (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012George RD, Nesbitt KV, Donovan MJ, Maynard JM, 'Evaluating indigenous design features using cultural dimensions', User Interfaces 2012: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC2012), Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E1]
2011George RD, Nesbitt KV, Donovan MJ, Maynard JM, 'Focusing on cultural design features for an Indigenous website', Proceedings of the Australiasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2011 -, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E1]
2008Kable AK, Levett-Jones TL, Maynard JM, 'Enhancing academic staff understanding of the learning needs of Indigenous Australian students in a tertiary education setting', 13th National Nurse Education Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
2006Maynard J, 'History Wars: Shark Tales', The History Wars: Factitous Fiction or Fictious Facts? (2006) [E3]
2000Maynard JM, 'Re-assessing the Awakening of Aboriginal Political Consciousness and Activism in Twentieth Century Australia', Re-assessing the Awakening of Aboriginal Political Consciousness and Activism in Twentieth Century Australia, Adelaide (2000) [E2]
2000Maynard JM, 'The Other Fellow - Fred Maynard and the 1920's defence of cultural difference', The Other Fellow - Fred Maynard and the 1920's defence of cultural difference, Sydney (2000) [E2]
2000Maynard JM, 'Survival Tales - The Colour Bar of Exclusion', Survival Tales - The Colour Bar of Exclusion in "A Race for Place" Eugenics, Darwinism and Social Thought and Practice in Australia, Newcastle (2000) [E2]
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Creative Work (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Maynard JM, Bungaree: He was no coconut!, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman (2012) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants24
Total funding$1,907,824

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2015 (1 grants)

The NSW Aborigines Protection/Welfare Board 1883-1969: A History$610,029
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Maynard, Associate Professor Victoria Haskins, Bamblett, Lawrence, Barker, Lorina, Troy, Jakelin
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$610,02920152018
GNo:G1400067

2013 (3 grants)

National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)$190,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Special Research Initiative Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers' NetworkChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$190,00020132016
GNo:G1300113

National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) - UoN Contribution$110,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$110,00020132016
GNo:G1301238

2012 Vice Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Award for Research ExcellenceChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:G1300225

2012 (1 grants)

Serving Our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia$16,400
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,40020122016
GNo:G1300314

2011 (1 grants)

Land, Children and Politics - Native America and Aboriginal Australia 1900 - 1930$376,221
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$376,22120112013
GNo:G1000578

2009 (5 grants)

Private Sector Workplace Employment Programs for Indigenous Australians$55,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Mrs Sharlene Leroy-Dyer, Conjoint Professor John Burgess, Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development SchemeInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$55,00020092010
GNo:G0188990

Land, Children and Politics - Native America and Aboriginal Australia 1900 - 1930$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020092009
GNo:G0189825

ERF Teaching Relief - Donovan$16,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Maynard, Mr Michael Donovan
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,40020092009
GNo:G0189837

2008 VC Research Excellence Award $10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Award for Research ExcellenceChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020092009
GNo:G0189937

2008 FE&A Research Excellence Award $2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Award for Research ExcellenceChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020092009
GNo:G0189936

2006 (1 grants)

The Birabahn/Threlkeld project: place, history, memory and performance in the development of sustainable cultural identities and communities in Lake Macquarie$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David Watt, Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020062006
GNo:G0186115

2005 (1 grants)

The comparatives of 1920's intellectual and political mobilisation - Australian Aborigines, African Americans and North American Indians$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020052005
GNo:G0184679

2004 (3 grants)

The influence and inspiration of African-American political and intellectual thought on Aboriginal political activism in 20th century Australia$205,366
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$205,36620042006
GNo:G0182846

The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe$34,060
Funding Body: Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$34,06020042004
GNo:G0184171

Australian Indigenous Knowledges and Research Network (AIKRN) SEED project$30,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Lester, Mrs Gail Garvey, Professor John Maynard, Associate Professor Nerida Blair, Dr Isobel Rolfe, Dr Sadanand Rajkumar
SchemeRole
Special Research InitiativesInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020042004
GNo:G0183633

2003 (1 grants)

The Aboriginal Fight for Liberty and Freedom - The hidden history of African American influence on the 1920's rise of Aboriginal political activism.$80,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Maynard, Emeritus Professor John Ramsland
SchemeRole
Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$80,00020032004
GNo:G0182147

2002 (4 grants)

BLACKMAN/WAIJIN - Facts, Fears and Fallacy - Relationships between Aboriginal Men and White Women$27,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,00020022002
GNo:G0181029

The Aboriginal Political Response to the 'Model Aboriginal State'.$20,000
Funding Body: Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020022002
GNo:G0181680

Introductory history of the Aboriginal peoples of the Muswellbrook Upper Hunter Arm.$18,182
Funding Body: Muswellbrook Shire Council

Project Team
Mrs Deidre Heitmeyer, Professor John Maynard, Mr Greg Blyton
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,18220022002
GNo:G0182675

The 2002 New South Wales Premiers Indigenous History Fellowship 'The Origins of the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association and its links to the Universal Negro Improvement Association"$0
Funding Body: NSW Premiers Department

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$020022004
GNo:15808513

2001 (2 grants)

A study of the health needs of victims of the stolen generation in the Awabakal Aboriginal Medical Service Area.$17,981
Funding Body: Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-op Ltd

Project Team
Professor John Lester, Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,98120012001
GNo:G0181973

The Life's Work of Percy Haslam - Linguistic, cultural and historical study of the Awabakal.$14,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,00020012001
GNo:G0180553

1998 (1 grants)

Aboriginal Stars of the Pigskin$30,185
Funding Body: Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

Project Team
Professor John Maynard
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,18519981998
GNo:G0177982
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions6
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.25
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.35

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Principal SupervisorWalking in Our Leaders Footsteps: Looking Back Going Forward
20132021PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Principal SupervisorOral and Pictorial Histories to Create a Historical Narrative
20122016M Philosophy (Abor Studies)Principal SupervisorRespecting Our Past Securing Our Future
20122016PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Principal SupervisorRespecting Aboriginal Tradition While Moving into the Future: The Value of Talking and Listening in Today's Society
20102014PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Co-SupervisorArtistic Styles in the Sculpture of the Ancient Rock Art in Wadi Al Baqar (Valley of Cows) in the Sahara Desert in Libya
20082013PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Principal SupervisorDreaming the Keepara: NSW an Indigenous Cultural Perspective 1900-2006

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Principal SupervisorCuzzie Bros: The Interface Between Aboriginal People and Maori/Pacific Islander Migrants to Australia
2014PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorPeople Places and Pathways in NSW Aboriginal Education: The Impact of Aboriginal Community on Education Provision in NSW
2014PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Principal Supervisor'Mission Impossible': Aboriginal Survival Before, During and After the Aboriginal Protection Era
2011PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Principal SupervisorThe Larrakia Treaty Petitions: Australia's Legal Response to Aboriginal Demands for a Treaty
2009PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Co-SupervisorState and Church Involvement in Aboriginal Reserves, Missions and Stations in New South Wales, 1900 -1975 and a translation into French of John Ramsland, Custodians of the Soil. A History of Aboriginal-European Relationships in the Manning Valley of New South Wales. Taree: Greater Taree City Council, 2001
2007PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Principal SupervisorThe Seeds of Myth: Demographic Collapse in the Aboriginal Society in the Hunter Region,1804-1840
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Professor John Maynard

Work Phone0408 416 886
Cell / Mobile Phone0408 416 886
Email
PositionProfessor
Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Research Centre
The Wollotuka Institute
Academic Division
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaIndigenous History
Office
SAS1.123,
Birabahn,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/john-maynard
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/john-maynard