Associate Professor Hunt
Associate Professor Hunt
Position:
 
Honorary Associate Professor
 
Contact Details:
 
Email: douglas.hunt@jcu.edu.au
 
Qualifications:
 
BA, James Cook University
PhD, James Cook University
  
Research Interests: 
 
Labour history, Pacific History, industrial relations policy, Queensland politics and political history.
 
Current Research Projects:
 
The South Pacific Labour Trade: the early years, 1863-1875, incorporating the life and times of Henry Ross Lewin, the first blackbirder.
 
Australian Local Government in Comparative Perspective.
 
Selected Recent Publications: 
  • ‘Pont, George William, 1910-1992’, Australian Dictionary of Biography (forthcoming).
  • 2010 Labour in North Queensland: industrial and political behaviour, 1900-1920. VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken.
  • 2009 ‘Writing political history: Joh Bjelke-Petersen and the 1970 leadership challenge’. Queensland History Journal, 20 (10), pp. 470-494.
  • 2009 ‘Evolution of the system: industrial relations policy and legislation, 1859-2009’, in Bradley Bowden, Simon Blackwood, Cath Rafferty and Cameron Allan (eds.) Work and Strife in Paradise: the history of labour relations in Queensland 1859-2009. Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, Australia, pp. 77-94.
  • 2009 ‘Strikes: limits to industrial action?’ in Bradley Bowden, Simon Blackwood, Cath Rafferty and Cameron Allan (eds.) Work and Strife in Paradise: the history of labour relations in Queensland 1859-2009. Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, Australia, pp. 183-201.
  • 2007 ‘Hunting the Blackbirder: Ross Lewin and the Royal Navy’. Journal of Pacific History, 42 (1). pp. 37-53.
  • Hunt, D.W. (2007) Aikens, Thomas (Tom) (1900-1985). In: Langmore , Di, (ed.) Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 7-8.
  • Hunt, Douglas, and Kennedy, K.H. (2006) Bye Bye Blackbirder: the death of Ross Lewin. Journal of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 19 (5). pp. 805-823.
 
Other Activities:
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, James Cook University
  • Member, Australian South Sea Islanders Association Historical Advisory Panel
 

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