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Assoc/Prof Tony Barker

Senior Honorary Research Fellow

Contact details
The University of Western Australia (M208)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 7731
+61 8 6488 1069
BA Sheff., MA Syd., PhD Lond.
BA Sheffield
MA Sydney
Ph.D London
Key research
History -Slavery/antislavery; Racial theories; Sport; United States; Western Australia
The African Link: British Attitudes to the Negro in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade. London, Frank Cass Ltd. 1978.

Captain Charles Stuart: Anglo-American Abolitionist. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 1986..

Excellent Connections: A History of Bunbury, Western Australia, 1836-1990. Bunbury City Council. 1992. 408 pp. With Maxine Laurie. Short-listed for WA Premier’s Prize, Non-Fiction, 1992.

Fleeting Attraction: A Social History of American Servicemen in Western Australia During the Second World War. With Lisa Jackson. Nedlands: University of WA Press. 1996.

Slavery and Antislavery in Mauritius 1810-33: The Conflict Between Economic Expansion and Humanitarian Reform Under British Rule. London: Macmillan. 1996.

The WACA: An Australian Cricket Success Story. Sydney: Allen and Unwin. 1998.

Behind the Play: A History of Football in Western Australia from 1868. Perth: West Australian Football Commission, 2004. Awarded 2004 Western Australian Premier’s Prize in WA History.

Cricket’s Wartime Sanctuary: The First-class Flight to Bradford. Sleaford, Lincs: ACS Publications, 2009.

Ric Charlesworth: This Sporting, Medical and Political Life. Sleaford, Lincs: ACS Publications, 2010.

Keith Carmody: Keith Miller’s Favourite Captain. Cardiff. Wales: ACS Publications, 2012.

A Little America in Western Australia: The US Naval Communication Station at North West Cape and the Founding of Exmouth, co-authored with Michael L. Ondaatje. UWA Publishing, 2015.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Post-Graduate supervision
Future research
A Family History blending Yorkshire and the Aeolian Islands
Current projects
Book in Progress
Looking Down On Australia and New Zealand: The Expectations and Experiences of American Diplomats and their Families 1930-1990
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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