Dr Alan Quanchi

Honorary Research Senior Fellow

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


Research Interests

  • Pacific History
  • History of Photography
  • Australia-Pacific relations


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Quanchi, Max (2019). Melanesia: A region and a history. In Eric Hirsch and Will Rollason (Ed.), The Melanesian World (pp. 63-76) London, United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis. doi:10.4324/9781315529691

  • Quanchi, Max (2017). Tropicalisation and representation in Oceania: or a path into the deep, dark jungle. In Karen Stevensen (Ed.), Trading traditions: the role of art in the Pacific’s expansive exchange networks (pp. 23-32) Suva, Fiji: University of South Pacific Press.

  • Quanchi, Max (2016). Nauru. In Levine, Stephen (Ed.), Pacific Ways: Government and Politics in the Pacific Islands 2nd ed. (pp. 148-162) Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

  • Quanchi, Max (2015). Thomas McMahon's Pacific neighbours; an early Australian photojournalist. In Anne Maxwell and Josephine Croci (Ed.), Shifting focus: colonial Australian photography 1860-1920 (pp. 218-229) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

  • Quanchi, Max (2014). Geschichte der fotografie der Pazifischen Inseln. In Wulf Kopke and Bernd Schmelz (Ed.), Blick ins Paradies: historische fotografien aus Polynesien (pp. 67-86) Hamburg, Germany: Museum für Völkerkunde.

  • Quanchi, Max (2011). Towards a single visual history of New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. In Angela Wanhalla and Erika Wolf (Ed.), Early New Zealand photography: images and essays (pp. 166-167) Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press.

  • Quanchi, Max (2010). Merl La Voy: an American photographer in the South Seas. In Prue Ahrens and Chris Dixon (Ed.), Coast to coast: case histories of modern Pacific crossings (pp. 117-137) Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Quanchi, Max (2010). Photographic Representations of Pacific Peoples. In Joanne Bubolz Eicher (Ed.), Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (pp. 243-251) Oxford: Berg.

  • Quanchi, Max (2010). ‘It’s Our Turn to Give Orders’. Walkabout’s View of a Nation in the Making. In Ian Maddocks, E. P. Wolfers and Ron Crocombe (Ed.), Living history and evolving democracy (pp. 110-116) Port Moresby: UPNG Press.

  • Cochrane, Susan and Quanchi, Max (2007). Hunting the collectors. In Hunting the Collectors: Pacific Collections in Australian Museums, Art Galleries and Archives (pp. 1-16) Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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