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. The Melanesian World. (pp. 63-76) edited by Eric Hirsch and Will Rollason.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. Trading traditions: the role of art in the Pacific’s expansive exchange networks. (pp. 23-32) edited by Karen Stevensen.Suva, Fiji: University of South Pacific Press.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journal Article