Greg Lockhart


After serving with the Pacific Islands Regiment in Papua New Guinea and The Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam, Greg Lockhart had an academic career.

He is author of Nation in Arms: the Origins of the People’s Army of Vietnam (Allen & Unwin, 1989) and The Minefield: an Australian Tragedy in Vietnam (Allen & Unwin, 2007).

He has also written on Vietnamese literature and his other books include The Light of the Capital: Three Modern Vietnamese Classics (Oxford University Press, 1996) translated from Vietnamese with his wife, Monique.

Other writings and translations have appeared in journals, including OverlandEast Asian History, HeatGriffith REVIEW, and the Australian Literary Review.


Barrier thinking

EssayIN VIETNAM, MINES accounted for half of the Second Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) soldiers killed in action. Two of those killed on mines were among the nine South Australian members of the Battalion who died on active service,...

Race fear, dangerous denial

EssayFor Bruce Pollard, Greg Dodds and Howard Dick   'I still want to talk about Australia as a whole, as a nation-state...' – John Hirst, Looking for Australia (Black Inc., 2010)   ONE OF THE founding myths of Australia protects a great deception...

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