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Bio


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Bio


 

A little bit about me

Long time territorian

I have lived in the Northern Territory since 1987. Until 2001 I worked largely in the field of Aboriginal tertiary education. Since 2007 I have been the Manager of the Northern Territory Archives Service Oral History Unit.

I completed my PhD at Darwin’s Charles Darwin University in 2009. My thesis is entitled ‘Contact Zones: Sport and Race in The Northern Territory, 1869–1953’. A revised version of his thesis with the same title was published by Charles Darwin University Press in 2010.

In 2011 I undertook museum studies in the conservation of photographs and photographs in the museum environment.

 

Currently

Since January 2015 I have split my time between the Northern Territory Archives Service and working as a freelance historian.

Image: DCRC Soccer Team, NTL, Peter Spillett Collection, ph0238_0485

Image: DCRC Soccer Team, NTL, Peter Spillett Collection, ph0238_0485

My research into Northern Territory history continues with a particular interest in oral history and photography and why some stories are ‘often told’ while others are ‘forgotten’.  These themes are explored in ‘Colour Bar: Remembering and Forgetting Northern Territory Football 1916 to 1955’ published by the History Society of the Northern Territory in 2015.

Since establishing my history consultancy I have completed commissions for the Northern Territory Government Department of Sport and Recreation, The AFLNT, football clubs and the Darwin City Council. All were completed on time on and on budget.  


- Dr. Matthew Stephen

Background image: Don Pictures, NTAS,Wilson,NTRS 335, Item 387


My CV as follows

 
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Education


Education


 

Qualifications

 

2010

Doctor of Philosophy

Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory
Faculty of Law, Business and the Arts

My thesis is entitled Contact Zones: Sport and Race in the Northern Territory, 1869–1953. 

 

2000 - 2001

Masters of Public Management

Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.

Focused on Indigenous decision making processes and project management governance involving Indigenous communities or groups.

 

1990 - 1994

Masters of Education

Deakin University, Victoria

Participatory action research focused on Adult Education and Health in remote NT Indigenous communities.

 

1986

Batchelor of Education, Honours (Sports History)

Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

 

1981 - 1984

Batchelor of Education, (Physical Education)

Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. 

 

BACKGROUND IMAGE: Smith Street, c1930. NTAS, Wilson, NTRS 335, Item 306

 

Publications


Publications


 

Publications

 
 
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Wanderers Football Club Illustrated Centenary History

Published 2018.

 
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A Century of Northern Territory Football

In Celebrating 100 Years of Territory Football. AFLNT, September 2016. Published 2016.

 
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Colour Bar: Remembering and Forgetting Northern Territory Football 1916 to 1955

Darwin: Historical Society of the Northern Territory. Published 2015.

 
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Contact Zones: Sport and Race in the Northern Territory, 1869–1953

Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press. Short listed for the NT Chief Ministers History Book Award, 2011. Published 2010.

 
 
Published December 2018  $50 from this website

Published December 2018

$50 from this website

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Research Publications


Research Publications


 

Peer-Reviewed Research Publications

 

2014

On Display: Cricket and Minstrel Shows in Australia’s colonial Far North, 1869–1911.

In Beyond C.L.R. James: Shifting Boundaries of Race and Ethnicity in Sport, edited by John Nauright, Alan G. Cobley and David K. Wiggins, 99–124. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 2014. 

 

Cricket in the ‘contact zone’: Australia’s colonial far North frontier, 1869-1914.

In Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 2014, pp. 1-16.


2012

Trophy Moments on the Frontier: Northern Territory Horseracing, 1869-1911.

Journal of the Northern Territory Historical Society, Issue 23, pp. 1-24.


2009

Football, Race and Resistance: The Darwin Football League, 1926–1929.

Australian Aboriginal Studies Journal, 2009/2, pp. 63- 79.
Book Review, ‘David Moodie (ed.), 'Tiwi Footy: Yiloga’. The International Journal of The History of Sport, Volume 26, Issue 11, September 2009.


2007

Looking Through Other People's Masks: An Overview of Sport and Leisure in the Social History of Colonial Northern Territory 1869-1911

Journal of the Northern Territory Historical Society, Issue 18, pp. 11-18.

 

Darwin Oval, Field of Dreams, Battleground for Rights. Australian Rules football, in Darwin, 1916-1942.

Oral History Association of Australia Journal, no. 29, pp. 1-10.


2006

‘Connections and Disconnections: Sport and Leisure in the Social History of Colonial Northern Territory, 1869–1911.’

In Crossing Cultures, edited by Sylvia Kleinert, 54–69. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press, 2006. 


BACKGROUND IMAGE: Cyclists, NTL, Peter Spillett Collection, ph0238_0650

 

Professional Associations


Professional Associations


 

Professional Associations

 

1984 - 2019       Australian Society for Sports History
2003 - 2019      History Society of the Northern Territory
2006 - 2019      Professional Historians Association
2006 - 2019      Oral History Association of Australia

Image: Chinese Lion Dance, NTL, Roy Edwards Collection, ph0274_0005

Image: Chinese Lion Dance, NTL, Roy Edwards Collection, ph0274_0005