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Associate Professor Victoria Haskins

Associate Professor

School of Humanities and Social Science (History)

Servitude and stolen years

Associate Professor Victoria Haskins' study of Indigenous domestic service policies across two countries is filling a gap in the historical narrative.

Victoria Haskins 

Discovering a childhood photograph of her grandmother with an Aboriginal nursemaid led to Associate Professor Victoria Haskins unearthing a surprising family link to the Stolen Generations. It also ignited what has become a continuing research interest in the use of enforced domestic service as an Indigenous regulation strategy.

Haskins, then a history postgraduate, learned that the Aboriginal woman in the picture was one of several assigned by the state to work for her great-grandmother, Joan Kingsley-Strack. The middle-class housewife built a relationship with the women, which led to her becoming an unlikely advocate for Aboriginal rights and a rare white voice in the 1930s speaking against the removal of children from Indigenous families.

Fortuitously, the late Kingsley-Strack left a comprehensive archive of personal papers, which helped Haskins when writing her doctoral thesis on NSW Aborigines Protection Board domestic service policies viewed through the personal narratives of her great-grandmother and the Indigenous women who worked for her. Haskins' PhD was published in 2005 under the title One Bright Spot. In researching the thesis, she learned that the forcible removal of Aboriginal girls as young as 11 and 12 for placement as domestic servants in white households was a key policy of various state governments until World War II.

"This is a lesser known but very significant part of the Stolen Generations history," Haskins asserts. "It was a very widespread and gender-specific form of social engineering seen by state governments as an expedient way of dealing with what they regarded as the problem of young Aboriginal girls on reserves."

A search by Haskins for comparable government assimilation policies in other countries largely drew a blank until she spent time at Harvard University on a visiting fellowship in 2005. While in the US, she found archival evidence of a largely forgotten American scheme called the 'outing', which involved the placement of Native American girls with white families to work as maids. That discovery laid the foundation of her successful bid for an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship, awarded in 2009, to conduct a transnational study of state intervention and domestic service policies in Australia and the United States.

"I am looking at a theory that these policies can be understood within the concept of constructing modern nations and establishing a societal hierarchy – that they are about managing relationships between the races in a way that strengthens and legitimises the settler/colonial process," Haskins outlines. "On a superficial level the idea was one of assimilation but in reality they were strategies of containment and control, not of inclusion."

Haskins this year convened an international symposium in Newcastle titled Domestic Service and Colonisation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. In October, she released a book on the outing scheme titled Matrons and Maids: Regulating Indian Domestic Service in Tucson, 1914-1934, the first scholarly book to comprehensively explore this facet of American race relations.

"I am intrigued by domestic service practices and policies and their impact on race relations," she comments, adding that her research is part of an important shared history between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people that warrants greater discussion and wider acknowledgement. "Part of my role as an historian is to be a memory custodian, and I feel it is important that these histories are remembered and understood."

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Servitude and stolen years

Associate Professor Victoria Haskins' study of Indigenous domestic service policies across two countries is filling a gap in the historical narrative.

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Career Summary

Biography

Associate Professor Haskins is co-director of the Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre, and a former ARC Future Fellow (2009-13). As a historian of Indigenous and women's histories, her key research interests are in gender, labour and cross-cultural relationships, with a focus on settler colonialism in Australia and the United States. She has published widely in the area of Indigenous domestic service histories and colonization, and utilizes comparative and transnational approaches to history. In 2013, she was awarded the NSW Centenary of Anzac Commemoration History Fellowship to research the impact of WWI on women in NSW.

Research Expertise
As a cultural and social historian, my main field of research interest is the history of cross-cultural relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, incorporating class and gender analyses into my examination of race and colonialism. More broadly, I am also interested in gender/women's histories, Indigenous studies, and domestic labour. Methodologically, I am interested in personal narratives, visual and material culture, and the interactions between popular culture and everyday experience, as well as traditional archival research. I am highly committed to collaborative research with Indigenous historians and the concept of shared histories. I have held a number of major research grants including an ARC Future Fellowship and a current ArtsNSW History Fellowship.

Teaching Expertise
I teach Australian social, cultural and political history, with a particular focus on cross-cultural histories (between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people) and women's histories. With background professional experience as a history curator, I have also taught and supervised students in museum studies. I currently teach an upper-level capstone History major course on working with primary sources in history.

Administrative Expertise
I have held various administrative roles and am currently the Deputy Head of School (Teaching & Learning) for the School of Humanities & Social Science, Faculty of Education and Arts.

Collaborations
Co-director of Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre and an associate member of the Umulliko Indigenous Research Institute, Assoc. Prof. Haskins is committed to the principle of collaborative engagement and research with Indigenous communities, colleagues and advisory bodies. She is currently working on a collaborative book project with Professor John Maynard on white people who lived with Aboriginal communities in the nineteenth century, to be published by the National Library of Australia, and another collaborative book project, with colleagues from the University of Wollongong, on transcolonial cultures of domestic service.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Aboriginal history
  • Australian history
  • Colonialism
  • Cross-cultural history
  • Dance history
  • Gender history
  • Indigenous history (US, Asia)
  • Museum studies
  • Women's history

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2010 - 1/02/2014 Associate Professor University of Newcastle
Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing
Australia
1/09/2009 - 1/11/2009 Visiting Fellow Monash University
Australia
1/03/2009 - 1/06/2010 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Humanities & Social Science, FEDUA
Australia
1/01/2009 - 1/12/2013 Fellow ARC

ARC - Discovery - Future Fellowships

University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
Australia
1/04/2006 - 1/03/2009 Lecturer University of Newcastle
Humanities & Social Science, FEDUA
Australia
1/01/2006 -  Editorial Board - Australian Feminist Studies Australian Feminist Studies Journal
Australia
1/06/2005 - 1/09/2005 Visiting Scholar Harvard University
United States
1/01/2000 - 1/04/2006 Lecturer in Australian History Flinders University
History
Australia
1/03/1998 - 1/12/1999 Curator

Program Developer

(Curator)

National Museum of Australia
Department of Australian Social History
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2006 Unions NSW & ASSLH Best Article in Labour History 2005/06
Unions NSW, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH) (joint)
2002 Mary Bennett Prize for Best Article on Women's History
Australian Women’s History Network

Recognition

Year Award
2011 ARC IntReader
Australian Research Council
1990 University Medal
University of Sydney

Research Award

Year Award
2010 ARC Discovery
Australian Research Council
2009 ARC Future Fellowship
Australian Research Council
2006 ARC Discovery
Australian Research Council
2006 Council of State Libraries Fellowship
State Library of NSW - Mitchell Library

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2003 No Place for a Lady? Reflections on the curious absence of women from the History Wars
Organisation: The Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, Griffith University Description: Keynote address for RHD Conference: Contact Zone, Griffith University, Brisbane
2002 Shared Histories, Shared Futures? Representing Interracial Histories in the Museum
Organisation: Museums Australia Description: Keynote Opening Address, Museums Australia 2002 National Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide: the major professional museums organisation in Australia, shared address with prominent Indigenous spokesperson Lowitja O'Donoghue

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 Book Launch, Rethinking Colonial Histories: New and Alternative Approaches
Organisation: RMIT/History Dept, University of Melbourne Description: Book Launch, Rethinking Colonial Histories: New and Alternative Approaches eds. Penelope Edmonds & Samuel Furphy, Melbourne: RMIT/History Dept, University of Melbourne, 2006
2006 Invited Opening Plenary Chair, Historicizing Whiteness Conference
Organisation: University of Melbourne Description: Invited Opening Plenary Chair, (Lillian Holt History, Honesty, Whiteness and Blackness and Marilyn Lake, The Discovery of Personal Whiteness is a Very Modern Thing: WEB DuBois on the Global and the Personal) Historicizing Whiteness Conference, The University of Melbourne, 22-24 November 2006
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Publications

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


Book (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Haskins VK, Lowrie C, Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Routledge, New York, 365 (2015)
2012 Haskins VK, Matrons and Maids: Regulating Indian Domestic Service in Tucson, 1914-1934, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona, 231 (2012) [A1]
2005 Cole A, Haskins V, Paisley F, Uncommon Ground: White Women in Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, ACT (2005) [A3]
2005 Haskins V, One Bright Spot, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, 281 (2005) [A1]
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Chapter (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Haskins VK, Lowrie C, 'Domination and Resistance', Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Routledge, New York 149-151 (2015)
2015 Haskins VK, Lowrie C, ''Legacies and Dreams'', Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Routledge, New York 235-238 (2015)
2015 Haskins VK, Lowrie C, 'Anxieties and Intimacies', Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Routledge, New York 41-43 (2015)
2015 Haskins VK, Lowrie C, 'Conclusion: Agency, Representation, and Subalternity: some Concluding Thoughts', Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Routledge, New York 348-350 (2015)
2015 Haskins VK, Lowie C, 'Introduction: Decolonizing Domestic Service: Introducing New Agenda', Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Routledge, New York 1-18 (2015)
2015 Haskins VK, '"The Matter of Wages Does not Seem to be Material": Native American Domestic Workers' Wages Under the Outing System in the United States, 1880s-1930s', Towards a Global History of Domestic and Caregiving Workers, Brill, Leiden & Boston 323-345 (2015)
DOI 10.1163/9789004280144_016
2014 Haskins VK, 'Beth Dean and the Transnational Circulation of Aboriginal Dance Culture: Gender, Authority and C. P. Mountford', Circulating Cultures: Exchanges of Australian Indigenous Music, Dance and Media, ANU Press, Canberra 19-44 (2014) [B1]
2013 Haskins VK, ''Plenty European ladies told me you should give me fair place same as everybody': Gender, race and Aboriginal domestic service', Women's Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon 153-167 (2013) [B1]
2011 Zhang F, Lidbury BA, Richardson AM, Yates BF, Gardiner MG, Bridgeman AJ, et al., 'Preface', , IGI Global (2011) [B2]
DOI 10.4018/978-1-61350-062-0
2009 Haskins VK, 'Her old Ayah: The transcolonial significance of the Indian domestic worker in India and Australia', Responding to the West: Essays on Colonial Domination and Asian Agency, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands 103-115 (2009) [B1]
2008 Haskins VK, 'The smoking buggy', Off the Beaten Track: A Journey Across the Nation, National Motor Museum, Birdwood, SA 72-89 (2008) [B2]
2007 Haskins VK, 'Dancing in the Dust: A Gendered History of Indigenising Australian Cultural Identity', Intersections: Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Australasian Studies, Prestige Books, Sydney, New South Wales 55-75 (2007) [B1]
2005 Haskins V, 'A Devotion I Hope I May Fully Repay: Joan Kingsley-Strack', Uncommon Ground: White women in Aboriginal history, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia 57-79 (2005) [B1]
2004 Haskins V, 'Fear the Bitch who Sheds No Tears: The Persistence of the Female Scapegoat in Cultural Representations of Frontier Violence and Stolen Generations', The Regenerative Spirit Volume 2: (Un)settling,(Dis)locations, (Post-)colonial, (Re)Presentations Australian Post-Colonial Reflections, Lythrum Press, Adelaide, South Australia 150-159 (2004) [B1]
2002 Haskins V, 'Aboriginal Histories', The Wakefield Companion to South Australia, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, South Australia 28-30 (2002) [B1]
2002 Haskins V, 'Stolen Generations and Vanishing Indians: The Removal of Indigenous Children as a Weapon of War in the United States and Australia, 1870-1940', Children and War: An Anthology, New York University Presss, New York, New York 227-241 (2002) [B1]
2000 Haskins VK, 'The apprenticing of Aboriginal girls to domestic service in NSW: eugenic preoccupations and the feminist response', ¿A Race for Place¿ Eugenics, Darwinism and Social Thought and Practice in Australia, University of Newcastle, Newcastle 189-194 (2000)
1999 Haskins VK, 'The Women¿s Movement and Aboriginal Citizenship, Sydney, 1937-1940', Citizenship, Women and Social Justice: International Historical Perspectives, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 43-51 (1999)
1998 Haskins VK, 'Servants in Suburban Sydney: the NSW Aborigines Protection Board and the policy of sending Aboriginal girls to Sydney, 1883 to 1940', Urban Life, Urban Culture ¿ Aboriginal/Indigenous Experiences, University of Western Sydney, Sydney 166-179 (1998)
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Journal article (39 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Haskins VK, 'The White Woman¿s Burden: Encounters between White and Indigenous Women in Australian Domestic Service.', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues: Special Issue Maps, Dreams, History Revisited: Power & Pastmindedness in (Post)Colonial Australia, 18 38-53 (2015)
2015 Haskins VK, 'Stories of broken dreams.', The Herald newspaper (Newcastle, NSW), 21-21 (2015)
2014 Haskins VK, 'The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue: Voices and Images from Sherman Institute. Edited by Clifford E Trafzer, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, and Lorene Sisquoc (Oregon State University Press, 2012)', Pacific Historical Review, 83 150-151 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1525/phr.2014.83.1.150
2013 Haskins VK, 'Domestic Geographies: The Place of the Outing Matron in Early Twentieth Century Tucson', Australasian Journal of American Studies (AJAS), 32 1-26 (2013) [C1]
2013 Haskins VK, '"Down in the gully & just outside the garden walk": White women and the sexual abuse of Aboriginal women on a colonial Australian frontier', History Australia, 10 11-34 (2013) [C1]
2012 Haskins VK, '¿The beautiful boys¿ ¿ Aboriginal houseboys in Darwin.', Stories from the Archives, Northern Territory Archives Service, Northern Territory Government Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport website, http://www.nretas.nt.gov.au/knowledge-and-history/ntas/stories/aboriginal-houseboys-in-darwin, np-np (2012)
2012 Haskins VK, 'The chaplain's wife and the native girl: re-envisaging a cross-cultural female relationship in the contact zone', Australian Feminist Studies, 27 259-268 (2012) [C1]
2012 Haskins VK, 'A sense of absence, restored', History Australia, 9 247-249 (2012) [C3]
2012 Haskins VK, 'Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780s-1890s, by Gregory D Smithers (New York: Routledge, 2009)', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 31 79-80 (2012) [C3]
2011 Haskins VK, 'Stephen Gray, The Protectors: a Journey through Whitefella Past (Allen & Unwin, 2011) [Book Review]', Transnational Literature, 4 1-2 (2011) [C3]
2011 Haskins VK, 'Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Anglo-World 1783-1939. By James Belich [Book Review]', Western Historical Quarterly, 42 379 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.2307/westhistquar.42.3.0379
2011 Haskins VK, 'Book review: Aboriginal family and the state: The conditions of history, by Sally Babidge', Anthropological Forum, 21 200-203 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/00664677.2011.582837
2011 Haskins VK, ''The privilege of employing natives': the Quan Sing affair and Chinese-Aboriginal employment in Western Australia, 1889-1934', Aboriginal History, 35 145-160 (2011) [C1]
2011 Haskins VK, 'To touch the infinity of a far horizon: A transnational history of transcultural appropriation in Beth Dean's Corroboree (1954)', Australasian Drama Studies, 59 23-38 (2011) [C1]
2010 Haskins VK, Schedlich-Day S, 'My mate Ellen: Cross-cultural friendship between women in a 'pioneer memoir'', La Trobe Journal, 85 70-192 (2010) [C1]
2009 Haskins VK, 'A significant step', The Herald newspaper (Newcastle, NSW), 9-9 (2009)
2009 Haskins VK, 'From the centre to the city: Modernity, mobility and mixed-descent Aboriginal domestic workers from central Australia', Womens History Review, 18 155-175 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09612020802608108
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2008 Haskins VK, ''Give to us the people we would love to be amongst us': The Aboriginal campaign against Caroline Bulmer's eviction from Lake Tyers Aboriginal Station, 1913-14', Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, 1-12 (2008) [C1]
2008 Haskins VK, 'Memsahib and missus: Transcolonial constructions of the white mistress in India and Australia', Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 39/40 221-235 (2008) [C1]
2007 Haskins VK, 'Review of In Living Memory, State Records Gallery', History Australia, 4 18.1-18.3 (2007) [C3]
DOI 10.2104/ha070018
2007 Haskins VK, 'Domestic service and frontier feminism - The call for a woman visitor to 'half-caste' girls and women in domestic service, Adelaide, 1925-1928', Frontiers - A Journal of Women Studies, 28 124-164 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1353/fro.2007.0027
2007 Haskins VK, Jacobs M, 'Introduction', Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 28 ix-xvi (2007) [C3]
2007 Haskins VK, Jacobs M, 'Editor - Special Issue', Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 28 (2007) [C2]
2006 Haskins VK, 'Isabel Flick: The many lives of an extraordinary Aboriginal woman', Australian Historical Studies, 37 144-145 (2006) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/10314610608601224
2006 Haskins VK, 'Beyond Complicity: questions and issues for white women in Aboriginal history', Australian Humanities Review, 39-40 (2006) [C1]
2006 Haskins V, 'Professional Savages: Captive Lives and Western Spectacle by Roslyn Poignant', API Review of Books, 44 - (2006) [C3]
2005 Haskins V, '& so we are "Slave owners"!'': Employers and the NSW Aborigines Protection Board Trust Funds', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, 88 147-164 (2005) [C1]
2005 Haskins V, Maynard J, 'Sex, Race and Power: Aboriginal men and white women in Australian history', Australian Historical Studies, 36 191-216 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10314610508682920
2004 Haskins V, 'A better chance? sexual abuse and the apprenticeship of Aboriginal girls under the NSW Aborigines Protection Board', Aboriginal History, 28 33-58 (2004) [C1]
2003 Haskins V, 'Fear the bitch who sheds no tears: The cultural depiction of the white female scapegoat in Australian historical drama', Lilith: a feminist history journal, 12 50-64 (2003) [C1]
2003 Haskins V, ''Could you see to the return of my Daughter': Fathers and daughters under the New South Wales Aborigines protection board child removal policy', Australian Historical Studies, 34 106-121 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10314610308596239
2002 Haskins V, 'Merriwinga, "Place of Dreaming": History and the Stories of Place', Locality: Journal of the ACPH, 2002 123-456 (2002) [C2]
2002 Haskins V, 'Turning magpies into canaries: the stories behind the Jedda portraits of the 1950s', The World of Antiques and Art, Dec 2001-June 2002 98-101 (2002) [C3]
2002 Haskins V, 'Shared Histories, Shared Futures? (2002) [C3]
2001 Haskins V, 'On the Doorstep: Aboriginal Domestic Service as a ''Contact Zone''', Australian Feminist Studies, 16 13-25 (2001) [C1]
2000 Haskins VK, 'Family histories, personal narratives and race relations history in Australia', Canberra Historical Society Journal, 45 25-29 (2000)
2000 Haskins VK, 'Aboriginal Representations in the Ceramics of Brownie Downing and the Martin Boyd Pottery', The World of Antiques and Art, 68-72 (2000)
1998 Haskins VK, '"Lovable Natives¿ and ¿Tribal Sisters¿: Feminism, Maternalism, and the Campaign for Aboriginal Citizenship in New South Wales in the Late 1930s.', Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 14 8-21 (1998)
1998 Haskins VK, 'Skeletons in Our Closet: family history, personal narratives and race relations history in Australia', The Olive Pink Society Bulletin, 10 15-22 (1998)
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Review (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Haskins VK, 'Stolen generations', International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2007) [D2]
2004 Haskins V, '''Mixed Marriages: Interracial Marriage in Australia'' by June Duncan Owen [Book review]', Australian Historical Studies (2004) [D2]
2004 Haskins V, 'Unearthed: The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island by Rebe Taylor (Wakefield: 2002) [Book Review]', Australian Historical Studies (2004) [D2]
2003 Haskins V, 'Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830-1867 by Catherine Hall (Polity Press: 2002) [Book Review]', Australian Feminist Studies (2003) [D2]
2003 Haskins V, 'Faith: Faith Bandler, Gentle Activist by Marilyn Lake (Allen & Unwin: 2002) [Book Review]', Australian Historical Studies (2003) [D2]
2003 Haskins V, 'Stories of Freedom in Black New York by Shane White (Harvard University Press: 2002) [Book Review]', Labour History (2003) [D2]
2003 Haskins V, 'Settlers, Servants and Slaves: Aboriginal and European Children in Nineteenth-Century Western Australia by Penelope Hetherington (UWA: 2002) [Book Review]', Lilith (2003) [D2]
2003 Haskins V, 'A Little Bird Told Me: family secrets, necessary lies, by Lynette Russell (Allen & Unwin, 2002) [Book review]', The Great Circle: Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History (2003) [D2]
2002 Haskins V, 'Confronting Cruelty: Historical Perspectives on Child Protection in Australia, by Dorothy Scott & Shurlee Swain (MUP, 2002) [Book review]', Lilith (2002) [D2]
2001 Haskins V, 'Kangushot: The Life of Nyamal Lawman Peter Coppin by J Read & P Coppin (Aboriginal Studies Press: 1999) [Book review]', Studies in Western Australian history (2001) [D2]
2001 Haskins V, '''Loving Protection? Australian Feminism and Australian Aboriginal Women''s Rights 1919-1939 [Book review]', Australian Feminist Studies (2001) [D2]
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Haskins VK, 'They shew no signs of resistance: Indigenous domestic work in early colonial Australia, 1789 to 1820', Women and Gender in Colonial Contexts (19th-20th centuries), Paris, France (2012) [E3]
2011 Haskins VK, ''She might kill the baby I know': Sexuality, infanticide, and Indigenous domestic service in Australia and the USA', Histories of Sexuality, Newcastle, Australia (2011) [E3]
2007 Haskins VK, 'Memsahib to Missus: Transcolonial constructions of the female domestic service relationships in India and Australia', ICAS5: International Convention of Asia Scholars 5th Convention. Abstracts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007) [E3]

Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Haskins VK, 'World War I: Teenage girl Maud Butler cut hair, dressed as soldier and stowed away on troopship', ( pp.np-np) (2014) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 21
Total funding $1,991,937

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


20152 grants / $1,110,166

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 Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400067
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Intimacy and Violence in Anglo Pacific Rim settler colonial societies$500,137

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Lyndall Ryan, Professor Amanda Nettelbeck, Associate Professor Anna Johnston, Associate Professor Penelope Edmonds, Associate Professor Victoria Haskins, Dr Angela Wanhalla
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400095
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20131 grants / $20,000

NSW Centenary of Anzac Commemoration History Fellowship$20,000

Funding body: NSW Trade & Investment

Funding body NSW Trade & Investment
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme NSW Centenary of Anzac Commemoration (2014-2018) History Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300889
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20113 grants / $63,429

Houseboys: A transcolonial history of domestic service in the Asia-Pacific$46,929

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Dr Julia Martinez, Associate Professor Victoria Haskins, Dr Claire Lowrie
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001073
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Emerging Research Leaders Program 2011$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme Emerging Research Leaders Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101094
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2011 Bershire Conference on the History of Women, University of Massachusetts, Amhert, 9 - 11 June 2011$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100655
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $1,500

21st International Congress of Historical Sciences , Amsterdam, 22 - 28 August 2010$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000098
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20092 grants / $650,602

In Her Place: state intervention and Indigenous domestic service in Australia and United States, 1880-1945$649,102

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme Future Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189703
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association Annual Conference 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 6-8 August 2009.$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190447
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20082 grants / $7,779

2007 Research Development Fellowship$6,079

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme Research Development Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188229
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Minnesota, West Bank Campus, Twin Cities, 12/6/2008 - 15/6/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188228
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $10,886

Out on the domestic frontier: An historical study of American Indian domestic service under the US federal outing system$9,489

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186677
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

ICAS5 (International Convention of Asia Scholars, Fitth Convention), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2/8/2007 - 5/8/2007$1,397

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187768
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20063 grants / $103,475

Domestic subversions:maternalism and cross-cultural histories$100,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186586
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Dancing in the Dust: transgressions of gender and race in the ballet Corroboree 1954$2,725

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186870
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

50th Anniversary Conference of the Oriental Society of Australia, The Womens Collee, The University of Sydney, 4/12/2006 - 7/12/2006$750

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Victoria Haskins
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0187050
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $7,100

Research travel USA American Indian domestic service$3,600

Funding body: Flinders University

Funding body Flinders University
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Domestic Frontiers: white mistress and Aboriginal servant in Australian history$3,500

Funding body: Flinders University

Funding body Flinders University
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20042 grants / $16,000

Marriages of Inconvenience: Relationships between Aboriginal Men and White Women$11,000

Funding body: Flinders University

Funding body Flinders University
Project Team
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Domestic Frontier: white mistresses and Aboriginal domestic workers in South Australian history$5,000

Funding body: Flinders University

Funding body Flinders University
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20021 grants / $1,000

Marriages of Inconvenience: Relationships between Aboriginal Men and White Women$1,000

Funding body: Flinders University

Funding body Flinders University
Project Team
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed5
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD2.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 The Relationship between struggles for Aboriginal Liberation and the Socialist and Trade Union Movements in Australia 1917 - 1939
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014 From the Darkness of Shame to the Light of Dignity: The Impact of Transnational Feminist Activism in Creating Collective Memory of Comfort Women in Japan
Political Science, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2013 Early Seamen's Missions in the British World
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2011 The life and work of Reverend James Robert Beattie Love (1889 - 1947) - transforming, and being transformed by cross-cultural and cross-language relationships
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009 Pioneer Women and Social Memory: Shifting Energies, Changing Tensions
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2007 The Moravian Missionaries in Australia
History, Flinders University
Sole Supervisor
2006 Annie Heloise Abel
History, Flinders University
Principal Supervisor
2005 Farm Archaeology Ruins
Archaeology, Flinders University
Co-Supervisor
2004 Representing women's histories in museums
Archaeology, Flinders University
Co-Supervisor
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News

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 Discovery Projects 2015

ARC Discovery Projects 2015

November 5, 2014

The Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle (UON) has secured six Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Program grants for 2015.

Victoria Haskins

Anzac Commemoration Fellowship project highlighted

September 22, 2014

Associate Professor Victoria Haskins' work on women in the First World War highlighted in an essay series for the ABC.

Associate Professor Victoria Haskins

Position

Associate Professor
History
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

History

Contact Details

Email victoria.haskins@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5221

Office

Room MC126
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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