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Creative Non-Fiction

2022 – Red Flags in the North. Townsville 1919 (currently writing)

2022 – Remembering Rosa. The nurse that saved Australia from the Spanish Flu (currently writing)

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2020 – “Forgetting and Remembering during Pandemics”, in Matthew Wengert (ed.)., Our Inside Voices: Reflections on COVID-19, Brisbane: AndAlso Books, pp.61-66.

2020 (with Brian F. Davies) – “Remembering the Late Sister Rosa O’Kane”, in Matthew Wengert (ed.)., All We Could Do. Queensland Flu Stories 1918-20, Brisbane: AndAlso Books, All We Could Do coverpp.20-22.

2019 – ‘Taking it to the streetsin Edwina Shaw (ed.)., Bjelke Blues. Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland 1968-1987. Brisbane: AndAlso Books, pp.51-69.

Bjelke Blues - front cover

See also: Glenn Davies, “Remembering Bjelke-Petersen’s abject reign“, Independent Australia, 8 September 2019.

Townsville Bulletin, 7 May 1985

2018 – ‘Foreword’ in Caylie Jeffery. Under the Lino. The Mystery. The History. The Community. Milton: Mindful Matters, pp.9-10.

More information at:

Leanne Edminstone, “A renovator’s dream for suburban sleuths”, QWeekend. The Courier Mail, 26 May 2018.

Glenn Davies, “Under the Lino: A Brisbane collaborative history project is unravelling secrets“, Independent Australia, 31 October 2017.

Under the Lino book launch, 13 October 2018

Online Articles

2010-2022 – Over 180 articles published in Independent Australia online journal focusing on the historical background to contemporary issues on Australian history and identity. Article list and biography available at,14

2017 – “Frontier Dreaming. The perils of Katter country”, Griffith Review 57. Perils of Populism

2012 – “Australia Ignores Diamond Jubilee”, The Great Frock ‘n’ Robe Swindle, 5 June, p.6.

Chapters in Academic Books / Theses


2000 – “Andrew (Anderson) Dawson” entry in Ann Millar (ed.), The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate. Vol 1: 1901-29, Melbourne University Press, Carlton South, pp.81-84.

1996 – Chapter 14: “Civic republicanism and citizenship: a republic with republicanism” in Denis Cryle, Grahame Griffin & Dani Stehlik (eds.), Futures for Central Queensland, Central Queensland University Press, Rockhampton, pp.79-81.

1994 – Chapter 3: “A brief history of Australian republicanism” in George Winterton (ed.), We, the People: Australian Republican Government, Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, pp.49-62.


2005 – Cut the Painter? the middle class dimension to Australia’s republican past (Ph.D, University of New England): 96 000 words; 402pp. Supervisors: Professor Alan Atkinson and Professor Graham Maddox

1988 – The Australian Republican: a Charters Towers radical journal, 1890-1891 (BA Hons, James Cook University of North Queensland): 30 000 words; 230pp. Supervisor: Dr Rod Sullivan

Academic journal articles

2006 – “The middle-class dimension to Australia’s republican past: a personal historiographical journey”, Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Vol.19, No.6, May, pp.844-853.

1998 – “The Goldfield Commissioners on the colonial Queensland frontier 1870-1875”, Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History

1997 – “Failed squatters and colonial autocrats: the ‘gold-laced tyranny’ of the Commissioners on the frontier”, Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Vol.16, No.8, November, pp.371-380.

1997 – “The Charters Towers republicans and Volapuk”, Royal Historical Society of Queensland Bulletin, No.608, November, pp.10-11.

1996 – ” ‘An atmosphere hampered by cant’: the outspoken assistant teacher Peter Airey”, (Great Australian Educators), Unicorn. Journal of the Australian College of Education, Vol.22, No.4, September, pp.101-103.

1996 – “Looking Backward: republican journalism in the 1880s and 1890s, with an emphasis on north Queensland”, Australian Studies in Journalism, No.5, pp.141-157 at

1996 – “Education and journalism in nineteenth century Charters Towers”, Queensland Review. A Journal of Queensland Studies, Vol.3, No.1, April, pp.10-14.

1995 – “Firebrand of the North: Thadeus O’Kane, educator of a generation”, The Educational Historian, Monograph, Vol.8, No.1, pp.i-iv.

1995 – “A medical footnote”: the diabetic Gold Commissioner Charters”, Royal Historical Society of Queensland Bulletin, No.582, May, pp.5-6.

1994 – “The western republicans: the Queensland elections of 1893”, Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Vol.XV, No.9, November, pp.440-454.

1993 – “The Grand Pajandrum: The 1872 suspension of Gold Commissioner William Skelton Ewbank Melbourne Charters”, Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Volume XV, No.3, June, pp.130-144.

1992 – “A Time of Perceived Rebellion: A comparison of the Charters Towers and Rockhampton showcase trials of 1891”, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol.38, No.1, pp.27-40.

1991 – “A World War 1 Anzac: The letters of Private Walter Steward 1916/1917 to his sister Maude in North Queensland”, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol.77, Part 1, June, pp.40-49.

1990 – ” ‘Atheistical and Blasphemous Notoriety Seekers?’: The Australasian Republican Association, Charters Towers, 1890-1891″, Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Vol.XIV, No.3, August, pp.99-112.

Newspapers & Magazines

2016 – “Labour Day Back in May”, AMIEU Qld Labour Day March publication

1997 – “Commitment to compulsory voting”, Labour Herald, March, p.6.

1997 – “The case for a republic”, Bundaberg News Mail, 26 November 1997, p.7.

1993 – “Texas Terror’s last flight”, Pageant, No.3, April/May, pp.11-12.

Northern Miner (Charters Towers)

2004 – “Labor win in ’04 – that’s 1904”, Northern Miner, 12 November.
1995 – “Town followed Toll’s exploits”, Northern Miner, 15 August.
1995 – “1876: the end of the ‘slap dash’ frontier days in Charters Towers”, Northern Miner, 13 June.
1995 – “Big celebrations over Relief of Mafeking”, Northern Miner, 20 January.
1994 – “Towers had profound effect on strike in far away London”, Northern Miner, 23 September.
1994 – “Two gold rush settlements were rivals”, Northern Miner, 6 September.
1994 – “Bush races on the gold frontier”, Northern Miner, 5 August.
1994 – “Community took time to develop identity”, Northern Miner, 8 July.
1994 – “Choice words go back a long way”, Northern Miner, 7 June.
1994 – “Eagle soared for the Labor Party”, Northern Miner, 3 May.
1994 – “Sabbath was a day of sport”, Northern Miner, 15 April.
1994 – “Newspapers flourished and died in early days”, Northern Miner, 11 January.
1993 – “Republican newspaper folded after 18 months”, Northern Miner, 3 December.
1993 – “Sparks flew when the Charters Towers Times took on O’Kane and the Miner”, Northern Miner, 2 November.
1993 – “Papers that gave news of the world to The World”, Northern Miner, 5 October.
1993 – “Wildest scenes when republicans won vote”, Northern Miner, 29 June.
1993 – “Push for a republic was started many years ago”, Northern Miner, 4 June.
1993 – “An outlandish nineteenth century language: Volapuk”, Northern Miner, 13 May.
1993 – “Larrikin Hero and Aboriginal Activist: the marriage of ‘Breaker’ Morant and Daisy Bates”, Northern Miner, 20 April.
1993 – “A medical footnote: the diabetic Warden Charters”, Northern Miner, 12 January.
1992 – “Clearing the air over the origin of ‘Charters Towers’ “, Northern Miner, 8 September.
1992 – ” ‘Fighting Charlie’: the Towers’ republican MP”, Northern Miner, 2 June.
1992 – “The Letters of Private Walter Steward”, Northern Miner, 17, 21 & 24 January.
1991 – “100 years ago republicanism the talk at Dunsford’s bookshop”, Northern Miner, 17 December.
1991 – “A Time of Perceived Rebellion”, Northern Miner, 28 June.