The Historians

michael mckiernanDr. Michael McKernan is a historian working in the field of Australian social and military history. He has worked as an academic, museum administrator and battlefield tour guide but he always returns to writing history. It seem to be a compulsion. A recent book, The Strength of a Nation, attempted a comprehensive coverage of Australia in the second world war, as seen through the lives of ordinary Australian men and women. In his next book (Oct 2010) Gallipoli: A Short History Charles Bean is a principal character.


peter stanleyDr Peter Stanley is one of Australia’s most active military historians. He has written extensively on the Great War through books such as Quinn’s Post, Men of Mont St Quentin and Bad Characters, in all of which Charles Bean has been an important figure. Peter heads the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia.


anne-marie condeAnne-Marie Condé is a historian and in 2008 she took up a position as a curator at the National Museum of Australia. For 15 years before that she was an historian at the Australian War Memorial, and worked on several of its major exhibition redevelopments. She publishes in the area of the history of Australian archives and museums.


jeff greyProf. Jeffrey Grey is professor of history in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University College, Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. He is the author or editor of twenty-six books in the fields of Australian and comparative and international military history, and has published numerous articles, chapters and reviews in these fields, and sits on the advisory boards of a number of journals in these fields. He is the series editor of the Australian Army Centenary History of the Great War, to be published in 2014-15.