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Professor Victoria Haskins


School of Humanities and Social Science (History)

Filling the gaps of Indigenous history

An eloquent and fascinating storyteller, Professor Victoria Haskins is sharing the individual and intimate experiences of those who survived war, discrimination and social upheaval during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Victoria Haskins

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

Victoria, 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 middleclass housewife built a relationship with the women, which led to her becoming an unlikely advocate for Aboriginal rights and a rare white voice speaking out against the removal of children from Indigenous families in the 1930s.

“She became an activist,” Victoria proudly comments.

“Her history was the subject of my first book, ‘One Bright Spot.’”

Servitude and stolen years

Fortuitously, the late Kingsley-Strack left a comprehensive archive of personal papers, which helped Victoria write her doctoral thesis on NSW Aboriginal Protection Board domestic service policies. These were viewed through the personal narratives of her great-grandmother and the Indigenous women who worked for her.

In researching her PhD, Victoria 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 under World War II.

“This is a lesser known but still very significant part of the Stolen Generations’ history,” she asserts.

“It was a very widespread and gender-specific form of social engineering by state governments as an expedient way of dealing with what they regarded as the problem of young Aboriginal girls on reserves.”

Victoria’s search for comparable government assimilation policies in other countries drew a blank – until she spent time at Harvard University on a visiting fellowship in 2005. While in the United States, she found archival evidence of a largely forgotten scheme called the ‘Outing program’, which involved placing Native American girls with white families to work as maids.

This discovery laid the foundation of Victoria’s 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 both Australia and the United States.

“They can be understood as helping establish social hierarchies,” she suggests.

“These policies were about managing relationships between the races in a way that strengthened and legitimised the settler/colonial process.”

“On a superficial level, the idea was one of assimilation.”

“In reality, however, they were strategies of containment and control – not of inclusion.”

In 2012, Victoria convened an international symposium in Newcastle, titled ‘Domestic Service and Colonisation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.’ A few months later in October of that year, she released a book on the Outing scheme. The hardback, Matrons and Maids, was the first of its kind to comprehensively explore this facet of American race relations.

“This research is part of an important shared history between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people,” she explains.

“Part of my role is to be a memory custodian, and I feel it is essential that these experiences are remembered and understood.”

A further reach

In 2013, Victoria was awarded another prestigious Fellowship – this time with ArtsNSW. As the current NSW Centenary of ANZAC Commemoration (2014-2018) History Fellow, she’s exploring the diverse and distinctive ways WWI and the ANZAC experience impacted upon the lives of women in NSW.

“I have been researching a number of Australian females whose personal histories illuminate the Great War’s broader significance for gender relations,” the dedicated scholar elaborates.

“These include the stories of Australian Army nurses who served in India, pro-war women who established the Australian Women’s Service Corps, anti-war women who opposed conscription, and unique characters like 16-year-old Maud Butler from Kurri Kurri, a coalminer’s daughter who attempted to go to the front to fight.”

Though Victoria has a peer-reviewed article on Butler under submission with the journal ‘History Australia,’ she concedes the overall aim of this project is to engage with non-traditional audiences. Wanting to reach “very large” readerships for popular histories of war and provide them with information in “entertaining yet scholarly ways,” the esteemed educator has set up an exciting new blogsite through the UON.

“I like that digital technology allows me to share relevant digitised primary sources and direct my followers to other interesting online resources,” she smiles.

“I intend to publish a piece every 4-6 weeks.”

Fresh insight

Victoria is also working with Professor Lyndall Ryan on a research assignment that looks at the violent development of settler colonial cultures along the Pacific Rim. She’s collaborating with Professor John Maynard through the Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre on two other projects as well.

“The first is on the history of the NSW Aborigines Protection/Welfare Board between 1883 and 1969,” she clarifies.

“This body held control over Aboriginal lives in the state for many decades, through policies of segregation, assimilation, child removal and wage withholding.”

“Along with Indigenous historians Lawrence Bamblett (Australian National University), Lorena Barker (University of New England) and Jaky Troy (University of Sydney), we’ll be producing a two-volume history based on extensive archival and oral history research.”

“Professor Maynard and I have just finished writing a book on the entangled histories of white people who lived with Indigenous people in early colonial Australia too.”

“These were runaways and shipwreck survivors, like William Buckley, Duramboi and Eliza Fraser.”

“It’s titled ‘Living with the Locals’ and will be published by the National Library of Australia later this year.”

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Career Summary


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. I am currently a CI on two ARC Discovery projects based at the University of Newcastle, "Intimacy and Violence in Anglo Pacific Rim Settler Societies," and "The NSW Aborigines Protection/Welfare Board 1883-1969: A history."

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 including the Deputy Head of School (Teaching & Learning) for the School of Humanities & Social Science, Faculty of Education and Arts, 2014-15.

Co-director of Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre and an associate member of the Umulliko Indigenous Research Institute, Prof. Haskins is committed to the principle of collaborative engagement and research with Indigenous communities, colleagues and advisory bodies. In addition to her two current collaborative research grants, 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.


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


  • 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
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science

Academic appointment

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

ARC - Discovery - Future Fellowships

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

Program Developer


National Museum of Australia
Department of Australian Social History



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


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


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


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


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

Book (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Maynard JM, Haskins VK, Living with the Locals - Early Europeans' Experience of Indigenous Life, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 241 (2016)
Co-authors John Maynard
2015 Haskins VK, Lowrie C, Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Routledge, New York, 365 (2015) [A3]
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) [O1]
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) [B2]
2015 Haskins VK, Lowie C, 'Introduction: Decolonizing Domestic Service: Introducing a New Agenda', Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Routledge, New York 1-18 (2015) [B1]
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) [B1]
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]
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, Jacobs MD, '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)
1994 Clark VL, Bavoil PM, 'Preface', (1994) [B2]
DOI 10.1016/0076-6879(94)35125-2
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Journal article (36 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Haskins VK, '"Maud Butler's Anzac Day"', The Last Post Magazine, 24-25 (2016)
2015 Haskins VK, '"It's a trap! It's a trap!"', Women and Research Newsletter, 2-3 (2015)
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) [C1]
2015 Haskins VK, 'Stories of broken dreams', The Herald newspaper (Newcastle, NSW), 21-21 (2015) [O1]
2015 Haskins VK, Scrimgeour A, '¿¿Strike Strike, We Strike¿: Making Aboriginal Domestic Labor Visible in the Pilbara Pastoral Workers¿ Strike, Western Australia, 1946-1952.¿', International Labor and Working-Class History, Fall 87-108 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/S0147547915000228
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,, 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]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2012 Haskins VK, 'A sense of absence, restored', History Australia, 9 247-249 (2012) [C3]
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]
Citations Scopus - 1
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, '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
Citations Web of Science - 3
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 (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Haskins VK, 'The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue: Voices and Images from Sherman Institute', PACIFIC HISTORICAL REVIEW (2014) [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 (2012) [C3]
2011 Haskins VK, 'Stephen Gray, The Protectors: a Journey through Whitefella Past (Allen & Unwin, 2011) [Book Review]', Transnational Literature (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 (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 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/00664677.2011.582837
2007 Haskins VK, 'Review of In Living Memory, State Records Gallery', History Australia (2007) [C3]
DOI 10.2104/ha070018
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) (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 (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 (2007) [E3]

Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Maynard JM, Haskins VH, 'Living with the Locals in 19th-century Australia', . Canberra: National Library of Australia (2016)
Co-authors John Maynard
2014 Haskins VK, 'World War I: Teenage girl Maud Butler cut hair, dressed as soldier and stowed away on troopship', ( (2014) [O1]

Research Supervision

Number of supervisions


Total current UON EFTSL


Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD A History of the Transition from Protection to Welfare in NSW 1939 to 1940
PhD (Aboriginal Studies), The Wollotuka Institute, The University of Newcastle
2016 PhD Australian Women in World War I
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Life Insurance of Slaves in the Antebellum United States
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD What Significance did Women of African and West Indian Descent have in Social, Cultural and Economic Society During Eighteenth Century Britain?
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Relationship between struggles for Aboriginal Liberation and the Socialist and Trade Union Movements in Australia 1912 - 1945
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD The Politics of Gendered Memory of Japanese "Comfort Women"
PhD (Politics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
2013 PhD Early Seamen's Missions in the British World
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD The life and work of Reverend James Robert Beattie Love (1889 - 1947) - transforming, and being transformed by cross-cultural and cross-language relationships
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

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

Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 9
United States 4


Photo of Prof John Maynard and members of research team


August 7, 2015

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

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

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

Professor Victoria Haskins


School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area


Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 5221
Link UoN Blogs


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