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Professor John Maynard

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The Wollotuka Institute (Indigenous History)

Finding Yuraki

Credited with unearthing the links between early African-American and Aboriginal politics, leading historian Professor John Maynard's current comparative study on Native American and Aboriginal issues surrounding land, politics and children during the early 1900s is gaining global attention.

Maynard's journey began with a desire to piece together a family history and has now seen the University of Newcastle Professor become one of the world's most prolific and respected voices on Indigenous history, internationally regarded as an expert on issues ranging from military involvement to political activism and sport.Professor John Maynard

Native American Connection

"The first three decades of the last century continue to be neglected in the history books for both Native Americans and Indigenous Australian politics," Prof Maynard said.

Prof Maynard sees many similarities and differences between Native American and Australian Aboriginals in modern, contemporary politics, especially during the 'missing period' of the 1900s to 1930s.

"Native American historian, Vine Deloria Jr, once described this era as 'the most significant three decades in Indian history' due to the impact of government policy and the removal of the majority of Indian land," he said.

"There is a lot of historical material in the United States concentrated on the 19th century, but all the material is about the wars and the battles of the Little-Big Horn, Custer, Sitting Bull, Wounded Knee and the massacres.

"My research is shining a light on the similarities between Australia and America, and there are many. Like Australian Aboriginal people, Indians were fighting to protect massive amounts of land which was being ripped away.

"Another similarity was the institutional system in both countries, with Indigenous children being trained as labourers and domestic servants.

"A major difference was that Indians did have opportunities for higher education in the late 19th century and the early 20th century. There were Indian doctors, lawyers, politicians and academics.

"That wasn't the case in Australia. We had some very eloquent and well-written Aboriginal people but they were self-educated. We didn't have an Aboriginal person at University until 1964 with Charles Perkins, so there was a very big gap there."

Maynard is a firm believer that education is the great leveller. At the forefront of Indigenous education for the past quarter of a century, the Wollotuka Instutute at the University of Newcastle that Maynard was a former Director of, employs 46 indigenous staff and is a leader in international collaboration.

Serving Our Country

Exploring the similarities of returning Aboriginal and Native American WWI servicemen in political activism is another subject of Prof Maynard's research interest.

Funded by a national Australian Research Council grant, Maynard leads a project, Serving Our Country, that explores the role of Aboriginal people with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.  His findings are expected to shift the Australian historical perspective of Aboriginal involvement in conflict before the ANZAC Centenary Commemorations from 2014 to 2018.

"Serving Our Country will look at the complete history of Indigenous involvement with the military from the Boer War right through to Afghanistan and Iraq," Prof Maynard said.

"During World War I, Aboriginal and Native Americans felt they weren't just fighting for their so-called country, they were fighting for social and political change back home," he said.

"They were under what I would call the misguided belief that that would be recognised and that government in both countries would make changes to improve Indigenous living and outcomes.

"However, a lot of those returned servicemen became quickly disillusioned and some, highly politicised. Critically, at the same time, they were fighting for self-determination and that was front-page news in both American and Australian press."

A Family History

Prof Maynard's grandfather, noted political activist and the President of the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA), Fred Maynard, was one of those people fighting for self-determination in this period.

"Most Australians see Aboriginal self-determination as belonging to the  1970s and the Whitlam government, and this is not the case," Prof Maynard said.

"Aboriginal people were front page news in 1925 in Sydney demanding self-determination."

In his paper, Fred Maynard and the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA): One God, One Aim, One Destiny, Maynard stated that 'the groundswell of Aboriginal resistance to domination has been on-going since Cook and the Endeavour first appeared over the horizon'.

Maynard's ground-breaking studies revealed that African-American political movements, in particular Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association, played a role in the evolution of Aboriginal political activism.

"There were a lot of Aboriginal dock workers working in Sydney and around Australia at the start of the century - including my grandfather," he said.

"African-American and West Indian sailors were arriving on the merchant ships at the height of the white Australia policy. For black men to come off a ship and walk the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and elsewhere - it wasn't very comforting, friendly or inviting.

"Straight away they connected with the Aboriginal workers on the dock and were introduced to their community. This was the beginning of the connection between the African-American and Aboriginal political movements."

A number of respected historians have recognised the importance of his work, with Professor Henry Reynolds stating Maynard 'has made a major contribution to Australian historiography'.

This reputation is reflected in his position on a number of boards and councils - including the Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association, the New South Wales History Council, the Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council and the Australian Research Council College of Experts. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

From the Worimi People of Port Stephens, located an hour from Newcastle City Centre, Maynard was inspired by his family history to write a book on Indigenous identities in racing. The book, Aboriginal Stars of the Turf, earned him the Dymocks Reader Choice Award and features his father, renowned jockey Merv Maynard.

Professor John Maynard's other books include the Aboriginal Soccer Tribe and the Fight for Liberty and Freedom, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premiers History Award.

Other books that Maynard is contributing to due for release in 2014 include one on convict artist, Joseph Lycett, titled True, Light and Shade for the National Library and one titled Living with Locals, that he is producing with his wife, acclaimed historian, Victoria Haskins.

Living with Locals explores the stories of convicts, lost explorers and shipwrecked people who ended up living with Aboriginal communities and how they survived and adapted.

Prof Maynard is also heading up the 'Yuraki – History, Politics and Culture Node' of the Australian Research Council-funded National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN).

NIRAKN is a multidisciplinary hub and spokes-model network of Indigenous researchers, comprising of 44 indigenous academic network participants from 21 universities.

Mapping historical and contemporary Indigenous advocacy through oral and documentary histories, Prof Maynard drew on the Aboriginal word for 'history, long ago, since and past' – Yuraki – which is from the Awabakal people in Newcastle.

Building on this network, Prof Maynard has also facilitated a group at the University of Newcastle called the Purai-Indigenous Global Indigenous Diaspora Research Centre – which includes 14 academics across the University connected through global indigenous and diaspora studies.

Capturing the missing pieces of Yuraki is not only important for the history books, but for also changing current misconceptions and perceptions of Indigenous culture, but Maynard is still driven by his original intention    

"I'm still writing for my family – but it's also for all Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to enjoy and learn from now."

Professor John Maynard

Finding Yuraki

Credited with unearthing the links between early African-American and Aboriginal politics, leading historian Professor John Maynard's current comparative study on Native American and Aboriginal issues surrounding land, politics and children during the early 1900s is gaining global attention.Maynard's journey began…

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Career Summary

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.

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

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.

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 budget.

Collaborations
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.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of South Australia
  • Diploma in Aboriginal Studies, University of Newcastle

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
219999 History and Archaeology not elsewhere classified 10
210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History 50
210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
The Wollotuka Institute
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Fellowship - Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Australia
1/01/2011 - 26/06/2015 Fellow - ARC University of Newcastle
The Wollotuka Institute
Australia
1/08/2010 -  Adjunct Professor Australian National University
National Centre for Indigenous Studies
Australia
1/03/2010 -  Australian Research fellow (Indigenous) University of Newcastle
Academic Division
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Expert - ARC ARC (Australian Research Council)
1/01/2007 -  Council Member - Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Council Member - NSW History Council NSW History Council
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Membership - Advisory Committee Vice Chancellors Committee Indigenous Higher Education
Australia
1/07/2006 -  Fellow - AIATSIS Research Advisory Council AIATSIS Research Advisory Council
Australia
1/07/2006 -  Chair of Aboriginal Studies/Head of School University of Newcastle
The Wollotuka Institute (formerly Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies)
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/01/2007 Membership - Advisory Committee AIATSIS Research Committee
Australia
1/04/2005 - 1/09/2005 Visiting Scholar Boston University MA
African American Studies
United States
1/01/2005 - 31/12/2014 Membership - AIATSIS Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
Australia
1/01/2004 -  Membership - Advisory Council Indigenous History Centre ANU
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2006 ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Newcastle
The Wollotuka Institute (formerly Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies)
Australia
1/07/2002 - 1/12/2002 Visiting History Fellow Flinders University
History
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/01/2004 Membership - Executive Committee Australian Historical Association
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2003 ARC IRDS Research Cadetship University of Newcastle
The Wollotuka Institute (formerly Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies)
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/06/2006 Research Academic University of Newcastle
The Wollotuka Institute (formerly Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies)
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/12/1998 Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
The Wollotuka Institute (formerly Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies)
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/06/1998 Research Officer

Aboriginal and Islander Health

University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/01/1996 - 1/07/1996 Visiting History Fellow Australian National University
History Department
Australia
1/01/1995 -  Membership - AIATSIS Research Advisory Council AIATSIS Research Advisory Council
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Australian Vice Chancellors Committee on Indigenous Higher Education Australian Vice Chancellors Committee on Indigenous Higher Education
Australia
Council Member NSW History Council
Australia
Executive Council Member Australian Historical Association
Australia
Council Member Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council
Australia

Awards

Honours

Year Award
2007 NSW Premiers Indigenous History Fellowship
NSW History Council
2005 Visiting Scholar
Boston University
2001 Visiting History Fellow
Flinders University
1998 Deans Order of Merit List
University of South Australia
1998 Golden Key National Honours Society
University of South Australia
1996 Visiting History Fellow
Australian National University
1996 Stanner Fellowship
Australian National University
1995 Jack Doherty Scholarship
University of Newcastle

Recipient

Year Award
2010 Allan Martin History Lecturer
Australian National University

Research Award

Year Award
2012 Vice Chancellors Award for Research Excellence
University of Newcastle
2012 Vice Chancellors Researcher of the Year
University of Newcastle
2008 Vice Chancellors Researcher of the Year
University of Newcastle
2008 University of Newcastle – Faculty of Education and Arts Research Excellence Awards
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2007 Television documentary commentator
Organisation: ABC, SBS, Ronin Films Description: I have been regularly contacted to take part in major television documentaries on aspects of Aboriginal history including The Track, The Colony, Vote Yes for Aborigines and Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery
2007 Radio commentator
Organisation: ABC, SBS Description: I have been regularly sought after as a highly qualified commentator on Indigenous issues on national radio programs including Verbatim, Hindsight, Awaye, Encounter and Blackchat.
2006 Keynote Address
Organisation: University of Newcastle Description: Keynote Address 4th National Indigenous Education Conference
2006 Taking Charge of Our Own Destiny - In the Footsteps of Fred Maynard
2005 Here's Looking at You Conference
Organisation: Universite de la Rochelle Description: Early Aboriginal Activism with a French Connection, for the Heres Looking at You conference, 3-5 October 2005, Universit¿ de La Rochelle, France
2005 ANZSANA Conference
Organisation: Harvard University Description: In the Interests of our People: The Influence of Garveyism on the rise of Australian Aboriginal Political Activism. for the Australian & New Zealand Studies Association of North America Annual Conference, 29-30 April 2005, The Faculty Club, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2003 Aboriginal History
Organisation: African American Studies Centre - Wellesley College Description: Guest Seminar Wellesley College Massachusetts Aboriginal History 25th April 2003
2002 Blacks and Asians: Encounters Through Time Conference
Organisation: African American Studies Centre Boston University Description: The Aboriginal Fight for Freedom, Liberty and Justice - The hidden history of African American inspiration and influence on the rise of the 1920s Aboriginal political movement in Australia. Blacks and Asians: Encounters Through Time and Space An International Conference Boston University Boston, Massachusetts, United States, April 12-14 2002
2001 Guest lecture series
Organisation: Cunard Description: QEII World Cruise Guest Lecturer
2001 The Journey Federation Shared Future
Organisation: Reconciliation Australia Description: Keynote Address A Reconciliation Forum Adelaide Town Hall Sunday October 14th 2001
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Publications

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


Book (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Maynard JM, Callaghan The University of Newcastle Whose Traditional Land, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, 64 (2015)
2014 Maynard PJ, True Light and Shade An Aboriginal Perspective of Joseph Lycett's Art, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 172 (2014) [A1]
2013 Maynard J, Aborigines and the Sport of Kings: Aboriginal jockeys in Australian Racing History, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 144 (2013) [A4]
2012 Cadzow A, Maynard JM, Nelson Aboriginal Studies, Nelson Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, VIC, 289 (2012) [A3]
2011 Maynard JM, The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe : A History of Aboriginal Involvement with the World Game, Magabala Books, Broome, 192 (2011) [A1]
2010 Maynard JM, A Ride Through Time - Allan Martin Lecture, School of History, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, Canberra (2010)
2007 Maynard JM, Fight for Liberty and Freedom : The Origins of Australian Aboriginal Activism, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 186 (2007) [A1]
2004 Maynard JM, Awabakal Word Finder, Merino Harding, Brisbane, 64 (2004) [A2]
2004 Blyton 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]
2003 Maynard JM, Aboriginal Stars of the Turf - Jockeys of Australian racing history, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 144 (2003) [A4]
2002 Maynard JM, Aboriginal Stars of the Turf: Jockeys of Australian Racing History, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 112 (2002) [A1]
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Chapter (18 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Maynard JM, 'Garvey in Oz: The International Black Influence on Australian Aboriginal Political Activism', Anywhere But Here _ Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond, University Press of Mississipi, United States 1-270 (2015)
2015 Maynard JM, 'John J. Moloney - The Voice of the North', Radical Newcastle, New South, Sydney 1-333 (2015)
2014 Maynard JM, ''Captain Cook Came Very Cheeky You Know' - James Cook an Aboriginal Appraisal', East Coast Encounter, One Day Hill, Melbourne 16-21 (2014) [J3]
2014 Maynard 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]
2014 Maynard JM, 'Marching to a Different Beat: The Influence of the International Black Diaspora on Aboriginal Australia.', Indigenous Networks - Mobility, Connections and Exchange, Routledge, London UK 262-272 (2014) [B1]
2013 Maynard 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]
2013 Maynard 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]
DOI 10.1108/S1476-2854(2013)0000007018
2013 Maynard JM, 'Fred Maynard and Marcus Garvey: Storming the Urban Space', Exploring Urban Identities and Histories, AIATSIS Research Publications, Canberra 153-160 (2013) [B1]
2013 Maynard JM, 'Contested Space - The Australian Aboriginal Sporting Arena', Indigenous people, Race Relations and Australian Sport, Routledge, London 73-82 (2013) [B1]
2012 Maynard JM, 'Aboriginal identity: The sporting challenge', Nelson Aboriginal Studies, Nelson Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, VIC 128-135 (2012) [B2]
2012 Maynard JM, 'Communities' experiences and politics', Nelson Aboriginal Studies, Nelson Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, VIC 2-12 (2012) [B2]
2010 Maynard 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)
2008 Maynard JM, 'Pan-Aboriginalism in Australia', Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California 1843-1854 (2008) [B1]
2005 Maynard JM, 'Pre-colonial Histories: Australia', A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English, Edinburgh University Press Ltd, Edinburgh 384-387 (2005) [B2]
2005 Maynard JM, 'The Other Fellow: Fred Maynard and the 1920s Defence of Cultural Difference', Contesting Assimilation, API Network, Perth, Western Australia 27-37 (2005) [B1]
2005 Maynard JM, 'Transcultural/transnational interaction and influences on Aboriginal Australia', Connected Worlds - History inTransnational Perspective, ANU E Press, Canberra 195-208 (2005) [B1]
2005 Maynard JM, ''Light in the darkness': Elizabeth McKenzie Hatton', Uncommon Ground - White Women in Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra 3-27 (2005) [B1]
2000 Maynard 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 (25 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Maynard JM, ''Welfare' and 'Protection' Boards Removed Aboriginal Children. Now Their True Histories Will Be Revealed.', newmatilda, (2015)
2014 Maynard JM, 'Remembering Aboriginal Heroes', Australian Historical Studies, 45 162-162 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/1031461X.2013.877809
2014 Maynard J, 'Land, children and politics: Native Americans and Australian Aborigines 1900¿1930', Journal of Australian Studies, 38 415-429 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14443058.2014.953010
2014 Maynard JM, 'The Politics of War and the 'Battle of Balaclava'', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: an interdisciplinary journal, 6 83-95 (2014) [C1]
2013 Maynard JM, 'Awabakal Voices: The life and work of Percy Haslam', Aboriginal History, 37 77-92 (2013) [C1]
2012 Maynard JM, 'Contested space - The Australian Aboriginal sporting arena', Sport in Society, 15 987-996 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2011 Maynard JM, 'From Little Things Big Things Grow - Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920 - 1970', ReCollections Journal of Museums and Collections, 6 12-13 (2011)
2009 Maynard JM, 'Football barriers: Aboriginal under-representation and disconnection from the 'world game'', Soccer and Society, 10 39-56 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14660970802472650
Citations Scopus - 2
2009 Maynard JM, 'Transnational understandings of Australian Aboriginal sporting migration: Sporting walkabout', International Journal of the History of Sport, 26 2376-2396 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09523360903457031
2008 Maynard JM, 'The shark, remora and Aboriginal history', International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 1 45-51 (2008) [C1]
2007 Maynard JM, 'Circles in the Sand - An Indigenous Framework of Historical Practice', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 36S 117-120 (2007) [C1]
2007 Maynard JM, 'Sovereign subjects: Indigenous sovereignty matters', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 36 120-121 (2007) [C3]
2005 Maynard 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]
2005 Maynard JM, 'Freedom ride: A freedom rider remembers (Book review)', Australian Historical Studies, 37 355-356 (2005) [C3]
2005 Haskins V, Maynard JM, 'Sex, race and power - Aboriginal men and white women in Australian history', Australian Historical Studies, 37 191-216 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10314610508682920
2005 Maynard 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]
2005 Maynard 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)
2004 Maynard JM, 'Australian history - lifting haze or descending fog', Aboriginal History, 28 318-328 (2004) [C1]
2003 Maynard JM, 'Vision, Voice and Influence: The Rise of the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association', Australian Historical Studies, 34 91-105 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10314610308596238
2002 Maynard JM, 'The 1920s Aboriginal Political Defence of the 'Sacred Ancient Code'', Cultural Survival Quarterly, 30-36 (2002)
2002 Maynard JM, 'Locality: The Community History Magazine', Locality, 1-22 (2002)
2001 Maynard JM, 'Muloobinbah (Newcastle) an Aboriginal industrial presence: past and present', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 87 248-266 (2001) [C3]
2001 Maynard JM, 'Peter Jackson Perfect Man', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies JIGS, 6 10-12 (2001) [C3]
2000 Maynard JM, 'Aboriginal Stars of the Pigskin', Journal of Aboriginal History, 22 116-142 (2000) [C1]
1999 Maynard JM, 'Fred Maynard and the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association', Journal of Aboriginal History, 21 1-13 (1999) [C1]
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Review (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Maynard JM, 'Geoffrey Blainey takes fresh look at Australia's early history (2015)
2009 Maynard JM, 'Garvey, Marcus Mosiah 1887-1940', The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History (2009) [D2]
2007 Maynard JM, 'Sovereign Subjects: Indigenous Sovereignty Matters (2007)
2005 Maynard JM, 'Freedom Ride: A Freedom Rider Remembers (2005)
2001 Maynard JM, 'The True Story of Jimmy Governor', Indigenous Law Bulletin (2001) [D1]
1997 Maynard JM, 'Fighters in the Fringe (1997)
1996 Maynard JM, 'Eye of the Eagle', Aboriginal History (1996)
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Conference (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 George 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]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Michael Donovan, Keith Nesbitt
2011 George 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]
Co-authors Michael Donovan, Keith Nesbitt
2008 Kable 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]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Tracy Levett-Jones
2006 Maynard J, 'History Wars: Shark Tales', The History Wars: Factitous Fiction or Fictious Facts? (2006) [E3]
2000 Maynard 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]
2000 Maynard 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]
2000 Maynard 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]
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Creative Work (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Maynard JM, Fighting for Country, Lake Macquarie (2015)
2012 Maynard JM, Bungaree: He was no coconut!, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, NSW, Australia (2012) [J2]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2003 Maynard JM, Fred Maynard and the Awakening of Aboriginal Political Conciousness and Activism in Twentieth Century Australia., University of Newcastle (2003)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 24
Total funding $1,907,824

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $610,029

The NSW Aborigines Protection/Welfare Board 1883-1969: A History$610,029

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Maynard, Associate Professor Victoria Haskins, Dr Lawrence Bamblett, Ms Lorina Barker, Professor Jakelin Troy
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400067
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20133 grants / $310,000

National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)$190,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Special Research Initiative Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers' Network
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300113
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) - UoN Contribution$110,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301238
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2012 Vice Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Award for Research Excellence
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300225
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $16,400

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)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1300314
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20111 grants / $376,221

Land, Children and Politics - Native America and Aboriginal Australia 1900 - 1930$376,221

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000578
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20095 grants / $103,400

Private Sector Workplace Employment Programs for Indigenous Australians$55,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Mrs Sharlene Leroy-Dyer, Conjoint Professor John Burgess, Professor John Maynard
Scheme Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188990
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Land, Children and Politics - Native America and Aboriginal Australia 1900 - 1930$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189825
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

ERF Teaching Relief - Donovan$16,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Maynard, Mr Michael Donovan
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189837
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2008 VC Research Excellence Award $10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Award for Research Excellence
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189937
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2008 FE&A Research Excellence Award $2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Award for Research Excellence
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189936
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $10,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor David Watt, Professor John Maynard
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186115
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $5,000

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184679
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20043 grants / $269,426

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)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0182846
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe$34,060

Funding body: Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

Funding body Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184171
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Australian Indigenous Knowledges and Research Network (AIKRN) SEED project$30,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

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
Scheme Special Research Initiatives
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183633
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20031 grants / $80,000

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)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Maynard, Emeritus Professor John Ramsland
Scheme Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182147
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20024 grants / $65,182

BLACKMAN/WAIJIN - Facts, Fears and Fallacy - Relationships between Aboriginal Men and White Women$27,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181029
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The Aboriginal Political Response to the 'Model Aboriginal State'.$20,000

Funding body: Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

Funding body Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181680
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Introductory history of the Aboriginal peoples of the Muswellbrook Upper Hunter Arm.$18,182

Funding body: Muswellbrook Shire Council

Funding body Muswellbrook Shire Council
Project Team Mrs Deidre Heitmeyer, Professor John Maynard, Mr Greg Blyton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182675
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

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

Funding body NSW Premiers Department
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20012 grants / $31,981

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

Funding body Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-op Ltd
Project Team Professor John Lester, Professor John Maynard
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181973
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The Life's Work of Percy Haslam - Linguistic, cultural and historical study of the Awabakal.$14,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180553
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19981 grants / $30,185

Aboriginal Stars of the Pigskin$30,185

Funding body: Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

Funding body Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies
Project Team Professor John Maynard
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177982
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.25
PhD1.7

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Pirlirrpa Ka Wakami (Spirit the Whispering Voice): An Exegesis of Warlpiri Christianity and the Jukurrpa Through Visual Arts Practice and a Cultural Intertextuality That Seeks to Develop and Explore the Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge Production for Contextually Appropriate Leadership, Mediation, and Education in Rem
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Walking in Our Leaders Footsteps: Looking Back Going Forward
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 Masters Respecting Our Past Securing Our Future
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Respecting Aboriginal Tradition While Moving into the Future: The Value of Talking and Listening in Today's Society
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Artistic Styles in the Engravings of the Ancient Rock Art in Wadi Al Baqar (Valley of Cows) in the Sahara Desert in Libya
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD Dreaming the Keepara: New South Wales Indigenous Cultural Perspectives 1808-2007
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Cuzzie Bros: The Interface Between Aboriginal People and Maori/Pacific Islander Migrants to Australia
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD 'Mission Impossible': Aboriginal Survival Before, During and After the Aboriginal Protection Era
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD People Places and Pathways in NSW Aboriginal Education: The Impact of Aboriginal Community on Education Provision in NSW
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD The Larrakia Treaty Petitions: Australia's Legal Response to Aboriginal Demands for a Treaty
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD The Larrakia Treaty Petitions: Australia's Legal Response to Aboriginal Demands for a Treaty
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD State 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
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD The Seeds of Myth: Demographic Collapse in the Aboriginal Society in the Hunter Region,1804-1840
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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News

Photo of Prof John Maynard and members of research team

LANDMARK RESEARCH INTO ABORIGINES PROTECTION BOARD

August 7, 2015

First comprehensive study into the activities of the NSW Aborigines Protection Board begins.

Radical Newcastle launch

Radical Newcastle launched at Newcastle Writers Festival

March 24, 2015

Watch talks by Newcastle radicals Vera Deacon, Professor John Maynard and Dr Daniela Heil, along with an official launch by Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen of the Radical Newcastle book.

Indigenous Australian History Phd scholarship

Indigenous History Project PhD Scholarship

November 25, 2014

This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian applicants who are interested in undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Newcastle examining an important aspect of Protection/Welfare Board history – the transition from the Protection Board era (1883 - 1940) to that of the Welfare Board (1940 - 1969).

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Discovery Project funding success

November 19, 2014

Professor John Maynard and Associate Professor Victoria Haskins have been awarded more than $610,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project The NSW Aborigines Protection/Welfare Board 1883-1969: A History.

ARC funding

UON secures $11m ARC funding

November 5, 2014

The University of Newcastle (UON) was today awarded almost $11 million in competitive research funding by the Australian Research Council (ARC) in its 2015 Major Grants announcement.

John Maynard

National Reconciliation Week

May 27, 2014

Australia's foremost Indigenous historian, Professor John Maynard of the University of Newcastle, will sit amongst other visionaries from the community on an inspiring panel that revisits one of the early encounters between Aboriginal people and European explorers.

Sport of Kings

Sport of kings

October 31, 2013

A new book authored by one of Australia's most prolific and respected voices on Aboriginal history, Professor John Maynard, explores the significant involvement of Aboriginal people in one of Australia's oldest and most celebrated sports – horse racing.

Professor John Maynard

Position

Professor
Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Research Centre
The Wollotuka Institute
Academic Division

Focus area

Indigenous History

Contact Details

Email john.maynard@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 0408 416 886
Mobile 0408 416 886

Office

Room SAS1.123
Building Birabahn
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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