Associate Professor Mark McKenna’s research interests include Australian history, particularly political and cultural history and Aboriginal history. Over the last decade Associate Professor McKenna has published mainly in two areas – the history of Australian republicanism and monarchy and Aboriginal history.
His books include The Captive Republic: A History of Republicanism in Australia, 1788-1996 (Cambridge University Press, 1996), Looking for Blackfellas’ Point: an Australian History of Place (University of New South Wales Press, 2002), (with Wayne Hudson) Australian Republicanism: a Reader (Melbourne University Press, 2003) and This Country: a Reconciled Republic?(University of New South Wales Press, 2004).
A symbolic life
EssayGATJIL DJERRKURA LIVED the last decade of his life moving between two worlds – the world of Canberra politics and his distant homeland that looked out on the Arafura Sea. A senior elder of the Wangurri people of the...
Poetics of place
EssayNo society can make a perpetual constitution or even a perpetual law. The earth belongs always to the living generation.– Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, September 6, 1789 AUSTRALIANS LIVE UNDER a constitution that speaks only to the dead. Since its...