Adjunct Professor Doug Munro

Adjunct Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

Although starting off as an historian of the Pacific Islands, I now think of myself more as a biographer and an historian of twentieth century New Zealand. My experience includes fieldwork in Tuvalu in the late 1970s, being Project Historian at the Port Arthur Historic Site in Tasmania in the early 1980s, and then teaching successively at the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Bond University and the University of the South Pacific, where I was Associate Professor and Head of Department. As well as being awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Yale University and a Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Australia, I’ve been an Associate of the Stout Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington and a Scholar at the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury. Between 2001 and 2005, I was the regular interviewer for History Now. I am currently an Associate Editor of Working USA and the acting review editor of the Journal of Pacific History. As an undergraduate I founded the Flinders Journal of History and Politics, have twice been Guest Editor of the Journal of Pacific Studies, and most recently co-editor of a special issue (on ‘Telling Academic Lives’) of the Journal of Historical Biography.

My current project is a history of the New Zealand Opera Company, 1954-1971, with the assistance of the 2013 Friends of the Turnbull Library Research Award.

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  • Munro, Doug (2017). Autobiography and faction. In Doug Munro and Jack Corbett (Ed.), Bearing witness: essays in honour of Brij V. Lal (pp. 247-272) Canberra: ANU Press.

  • Munro, Doug (2017). Bibliography of Brij V. Lal's academic writings. In Doug Munro and Jack Corbett (Ed.), Bearing witness: essays in honour of Brij V. Lal (pp. 307-333) Canberra: ANU Press.

  • Munro, Doug and Corbett, Jack (2017). Editors' introduction. In Doug Munro and Jack Corbett (Ed.), Bearing witness: essays in honour of Brij V. Lal (pp. 3-9) Canberra: ANU Press.

  • Munro, Doug (2017). Indenture and contemporary Fiji. In Doug Munro and Jack Corbett (Ed.), Bearing witness: essays in honour of Brij V. Lal (pp. 13-27) Canberra: ANU Press.

  • Munro, Doug and Reid, John G. (2017). Introduction. In Doug Munro and John G. Reid (Ed.), Clio's lives: biographies and autobiographies of historians (pp. 1-13) Canberra, ACT, Australia: ANU Press. doi:10.22459/CL.10.2017.01

  • Munro, Doug and Gray, Geoffrey (2017). Walvin, Fitzpatrick and Rickard: three autobiographies of childhood and coming of age. In Doug Munro and John G. Reid (Ed.), Clio's lives: biographies and autobiographies of historians (pp. 39-63) Canberra, ACT, Australia: ANU Press. doi:10.22459/CL.10.2017.03

  • Munro, Doug (2016). How illuminating it has been': Matthews and McKenna, and their biographies of Manning Clark. In Philip Payton (Ed.), Emigrants and Historians: essays in honour of Eric Richards (pp. 98-131) Adelaide, SA, Australia: Wakefield Press.

  • Munro, Doug (2015). Biographies of post-1900 New Zealand prime ministers. In Jack Corbett and Brij V. Lal (Ed.), Political life writing in the Pacific: reflections on practice (pp. 145-167) Acton, ACT, Australia: ANU Press.

  • Munro, Doug and Goldsmith, Michael (2015). Tuvalu. In Thomas Riggs (Ed.), Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices 2nd ed. (pp. 418-424) Farmington Hills, MI United States: Gale Publishing.

  • Munro, Doug (2014). Conclusion: on resistance and accommodation. In Maurits S. Hassankhan, Brij V. Lal and Doug Munro (Ed.), Resistance and Indian Indenture Experience: Comparative Perspectives (pp. 293-309) Daryaganj, New Delhi, India: Manohar Publishers & Distributors.

  • Lal, Brij and Munro, Doug (2014). Non-resistance in Fiji. In Maurits S. Hassankhan, Brij V. Lal and Doug Munro (Ed.), Resistance and Indian Indenture Experience: Comparative Perspectives (pp. 121-156) Daryaganj, New Delhi, India: Manohar Publishers & Distributors.

  • Gray, Geoffrey and Munro, Doug (2014). “The Department Was in Some Disarray”: The Politics of Choosing a Successor to S. F. Nadel, 1957. In Regna Darnell and Frederic W. Gleach (Ed.), Anthropologists and Their Traditions across National Borders (pp. 141-172) Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

  • Munro, Doug (2013). Indian migration to the South Pacific. In Immanuel Ness (Ed.), The encyclopedia of global human migration (pp. 1-4) Hoboken, NJ, United States: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm585

  • Munro, Doug and Gray, Geoffrey (2013). Ron Crocombe and Harry Maude. In Linda Crowl, Marjorie Tuainekore Crocombe and Roderick Dixon (Ed.), Ron Crocombe: E Toa! Pacific writings to celebrate his life and work (pp. 485-503) Suva, Fiji: USP Press.

  • Munro, Doug (2012). Foreword. In Mike Butcher (Ed.), ‘…when the long trick’s over’: Donald Kennedy in the Pacific (pp. iv-vi) Bendigo, Australia: Holland House.

  • Gray, Geoffrey, Munro, Doug and Winter, Christine (2012). Introduction. In Geoffrey Gray, Doug Munro and Christine Winter (Ed.), Scholars at War: Australasian Social Scientists, 1939-1945 (pp. 1-27) Canberra, ACT, Australia: ANU E Press.

  • Munro, Doug (2012). J. W. Davidson on the home front. In Geoffrey Gray, Doug Munro and Christine Winter (Ed.), Scholars at War: Australasian Social Scientists, 1939-1945 (pp. 187-206) Canberra, ACT, Australia: ANU E Press.

  • Munro, Doug (2012). Part II: the New Zealanders. In Geoffrey Gray, Doug Munro and Christine Winter (Ed.), Scholars at War: Australasian Social Scientists, 1939-1945 (pp. 163-168) Canberra, Australia: ANU E Press.

  • Gray, Geoffrey, Munro, Doug and Winter, Christine (2012). Preface. In Geoffrey Gray, Doug Munro and Christine Winter (Ed.), Scholars at war: Australasian social scientists, 1939-1945 (pp. VII-VIi) Canberra, ACT, Australia: ANU E Press.

  • Munro, Doug (2011). Foreword: what you see is what you get. In Brij V. Lal (Ed.), Intersections: history, memory, discipline (pp. vii-xi) Lautoka, Fiji: Fiji Institute of Applied Studies & Asia Pacific Publications.

  • Munro, Doug (2008). On being a participant biographer : The search for J.W. Davidson. In Brij V. Lal and Vicki Luker (Ed.), Telling Pacific lives : prisms of process (pp. 149-163) Canberra, ACT, Australia: ANU E Press.

  • Munro, Doug (2006). Distangling Samoan history : The contributions of Gilson and Davidson. In Doug Munro and Brij V. Lal (Ed.), Texts and contexts : Reflections in Pacific Islands historiography (pp. 225-237) Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.

  • Douglas, Bronwen and Munro, Doug (2006). Of islands and sandalwood : Shineberg, Maude and the hidden history of trade. In Doug Munro and Brij V. Lal (Ed.), Texts and contexts : Reflections in Pacific Islands historiography (pp. 140-153) Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.

  • Munro, Doug (2006). On Douglas Oliver's The Pacific Islands. In Doug Munro and Brij V. Lal (Ed.), Texts and contexts : Reflections in Pacific Islands historiography (pp. 29-38) Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.

  • Lal, Brij V. and Munro, Doug (2006). The text in its context : An introduction. In Texts and contexts : Reflections in Pacific Islands historiography (pp. 1-14) Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.

  • Munro, Doug (2006). Where the waves fall - or, playing the generalist game. In Doug Munro and Brij V. Lal (Ed.), Texts and contexts : Reflections in Pacific Islands historiography (pp. 51-62) Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.

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