Associate Professor Nick Bainton

Principal Research Fellow

Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
Sustainable Minerals Institute



  • B Arts (Honours), The University of Adelaide
  • PhD, University of Melbourne


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Book Chapter

  • Bainton, Nicholas A. (2017). Migrants, labourers and landowners at the Lihir Gold Mine.. In Colin Filer and Pierre-Yves Le Meur (Ed.), Large-scale mines and local-level politics : between New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea (pp. 313-351) Canberra, ACT, Australia: ANU Press.

  • Bainton, N.A. and Macintyre, M. (2016). Mortuary ritual and mining riches in Island Melanesia. In David Lipset and Eric K. Silverman (Ed.), Mortuary dialogues: death ritual and the reproduction of moral community in pacific modernities (pp. 110-132) New York, NY, United States: Berghahn.

  • Bainton, N. A. (2015). The Lihir language in modern social and historical context. In Karl Neuhaus (Ed.), Grammar of the Lihir Language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea (pp. xiii-xxiv) Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies.

  • Bainton, Nicholas A. and Macintyre, Martha (2013). "My land, my work": business development and large-scale mining in Papua New Guinea. In Fiona McCormack and Kate Barclay (Ed.), Engaging with capitalism: cases from oceania (pp. 139-165) Bingley, W Yorks, United Kingdom: Emerald. doi:10.1108/S0190-1281(2013)0000033008

  • Bainton, Nicholas A. (2011). Are You Viable? Personal avarice, collective antagonism and grassroots development in Melanesia. In Mary Patterson and Martha Macintyre (Ed.), Managing modernity in the Western Pacific (pp. 231-259) St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

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