Associate Professor<br />
Associate Professor
Honorary Research Associate Professor

Contact Details:

BEcon (Hons), (Qld)
PhD, (Qld)
Research Interests:
  • Australian colonial history in an international context
  • The opium trade
  • Biography
Current Research Projects:
  • Colonial Merchants: Australian trade with Asia and the Pacific in the colonial period.
  • The pill-pusher and the drug-dealer: Walter S. Davidson and his Australian network.
Selected Recent Publications:
  • ‘Another Singapore? Why Australia turned away from Asia in the nineteenth century’ in Martin Crotty and David Roberts (eds.) Great Mistakes in Australian History (UNSW Press, 2006).
  • ‘Australia and the China Trade’, in “For all the Tea in China”: America, Australia, and The China Tea Trade, special edition of Mains’l Haul: A Journal of Pacific Maritime History, vol. 39, no. 2, Spring 2003, pp. 47-55.
  • ‘The Myth of Patrick Leslie’, Journal of the Royal Queensland Historical Society, forthcoming.
Please refer to Dr Diamond's blog Historians are Past Caring for more information about Dr Diamond's interests.

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