Position:

Adjunct Professor
 
Contact Details:
 
Email: g.gray1@uq.edu.au

Research Interests:
 
Professor Gray is a Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. He has published widely on the history of Australian social anthropology, particularly the tripartite relationship between anthropologists, government and indigenous/colonised peoples.
 
Publications:
 
Books:
  • A Cautious Silence: the politics of Australian Anthropology. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 2007.
  • Before It’s Too Late: Anthropological Reflections, 1950-1970, Geoffrey Gray (ed.). Oceania Monograph no. 51. Sydney: Oceania Publications, 2001.
Chapters:
  • ‘E.W.P. Chinnery: a self-made anthropologist,’ in Brij Lal & Vicki Luker (eds), Writing Pacific Lives, ANU epress, Canberra, 2008.
  • ‘Walter E Roth and the WA Royal Commission 1904-1905’, in Russell McDougall and Iain Davidson (eds.), The Roth Family, Anthropology and Colonial Administration, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek (California), 2008.
  • ‘A deep-seated aversion or a prudish disapproval: Relations with Elkin’, in Bruce Rigsby and Nicholas Peterson (eds.), Donald Thomson, the Man and Scholar, Melbourne: Museum of Victoria and the Academy of the Social Sciences, 2005.
  • ‘Managing the Impact of War: Australian Anthropology, WWII and the Southwest Pacific’, Roy M MacLeod (ed), Science and the Pacific War. Science and Survival in the Pacific, 1939-1945. London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.
  • ‘From nomadism to citizenship: AP Elkin and Aboriginal Advancement’, Nicolas Peterson and Will Sanders (eds.), Citizenship and Indigenous Australians, Changing Conceptions and Possibilities, Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Journal articles :
  • Cluttering up the department“: Ronald Berndt and the distribution of the University of Sydney ethnographic collection. reCollections, vol 2 (2), 2007.
  • ‘Looking for Neanderthal man, finding a captive white woman: the story of a documentary film’, Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Society for the History of Medicine Health and Society, vol 8 (2), 2006, pp. 69-90.
  • ‘a triune anthropologist appears’: Gerhardt Laves, Ralph Piddington and Marjorie Piddington, La Grange Bay, 1930, Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2006/1, pp. 23-35.
  • Stanner’s War: W.E.H. Stanner, the Pacific War, and its Aftermath, The Journal of Pacific History, vol. 41 (2), 2006, pp. 145-163.
  • The “ANRC has Withdrawn its Offer”: Paul Kirchhoff, Academic Freedom and the Australian Academic Establishment, Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol 52(3), 2006, pp. 362-377.
  • ‘You are, if I may say so, my anthropological children’: patronage and the early anthropological career of Ronald Berndt and Catherine Berndt, 1940-1956. Aboriginal History, vol. 29, 2005, pp. 77-106.
  • ‘“The Army requires anthropologists”: Australian anthropologists at war, 1939-1946’, Australian Historical Studies, No. 127, 2006, pp, 156-180.
  • ‘Australian Anthropologists and WWII’, Anthropology Today, vol 21 (3), June 2005, pp. 18-21.
  • ‘There are many difficult problems: Ernest William Pearson Chinnery – government anthropologist’. The Journal of Pacific History, vol. 38 (3), 2003, pp. 313-330.
  • ‘Dislocating the self: anthropological field work in the Kimberley, Western Australia, 1934–1936’, Aboriginal History (vol. 26), 2002 (published March 2003), pp. 23-50.
  • ‘Abrogating Responsibility? Applied Anthropology, Vesteys, Aboriginal Labour - 1944-1946’. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2/2001, pp. 27-39.
  • ‘Being honest to my science: Reo Fortune and JHP Murray, 1927-1930’, The Australian Journal of Anthropology, vol. 10 (1), 1999, pp. 56-76.
 

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