Mr Michael Aird

UQ Amplify Lecturer

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 52022



  • BA, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Aird, Michael (2023). À propos de sept photographies d’Aborigénes du Queensland achetées par Désiré Charnay. Mondes photographies, histories des débuts. (pp. 268-273) edited by Christine Barthe and Annabelle Lacour. Paris, France: Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac / Actes Sud.

  • O'Rourke, Timothy, Mapar, Mandana, Memmott, Paul and Aird, Michael (2022). Camps, cottages and homes: an introduction to the exhibition. Camps, cottages and homes. (pp. 5-5) edited by Timothy O'Rourke and Mandana Mapar. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland School of Architecture.

  • Aird, Michael (2022). Forward. Kirrenderri: Heart of The Channel Country. (pp. 6-6) edited by Michael C. Westaway, Mandana Mapar, Tracey Hough, Shawnee Gorringe and Geoff Ginn. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Anthropology Museum.

  • Aird, Michael (2022). Mary-Ann of Ulmurra 1870-1873. An Alternate History of Photography. (pp. 96-96) edited by Phillip Prodger. Munich, Germany: Prestel Publishing.

  • Aird, Michael (2021). 'Three boomerangs…shillling for each': linking objects and images from Moreton Bay. Ancestors, artefacts, empire: Indigenous Australia in British and Irish museums. (pp. 233-241) edited by Gaye Sculthorpe, Maria Nugent and Howard Morphy. London, United Kingdom: The British Museum Press.

  • Aird, Michael (2017). Gordon Hookey: another history, another reality. Gordon Hookey: summoning time - Painting & politikill transition in Murriland!. (pp. 11-15) edited by Angela Goddard and Vivian Ziherl. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Griffith University.

  • Aird, Michael (2015). Early Queensland photographers and their Aboriginal subjects. The photograph and Australia. edited by Judy Annear. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Art Gallery of New South Wales.

  • Aird, Michael (2015). Tactics of survival: images of Aboriginal women and domestic service. Colonization and domestic service: historical and contemporary perspectives. (pp. 182-190) edited by Victoria K. Haskins and Claire Lowrie. New York and London: Routledge.

  • Aird, Michael (2014). Aboriginal People and Four Early Brisbane Photogrpahers. Calling The Shots: Aboriginal Photographies. (pp. 132-154) edited by Jane Lydon. ACT, Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

  • Aird, Michael, Sullivan, Rodney and Barr, Todd (2014). Within Reach. The River: A History of Brisbane. (pp. 100-101) Brisbane: Museum of Brisbane.

  • Aird, Michael (2007). Defining who we are. Sunshine State Smart State. (pp. 43-47) edited by Djon Mundine. Campbelltown, NSW, Australia: Campbelltown Arts Centre.

  • Aird, Michael (2005). Growing up with Aborigines. Photography's other hisotries. (pp. 23-39) edited by Christopher Pinney and Nicolas Peterson. Durham, NC, United States: Duke University Press.

  • Aird, Michael (2002). Developments in the repatriation of human remains and other cultural items in Queensland, Australia. The dead and their possessions: repatriation in principle, policy and practice. (pp. 303-311) edited by Cressida Fforde, Jane Hubert and Paul Turnbull. New York, NY, United States: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Aird, Michael (2014). Documenting the ‘Exotic’ and ‘Savage’ in 1860s Brisbane, Queensland. Anthropology and Photography, London, United Kingdom, 29-31 May 2014. London, United Kingdom: Royal Anthropolgical Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. British Museum's Department of Africa, Oceania and the America's.

  • Aird, Michael (2009). The face of change among Australian Aborigines. IMACO International Conference 2009: The World Map of Masks and Symbols, Bangkok, Thailand, 12-14 November 2009. Andong, Korea: International Mask Arts & Culture Organisation.

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