Research overview

This field of research brings together current and new work across the following areas: colonial literary studies/print culture, theatre and performance, early cinema, visual art and design, migration and settlement, ‘contact’ studies, colonial typologies, frontier settler violence, law and order, race, and gender.

The colonial archive in Australia

Research into the colonial archive in Australia is ongoing and always in need of further encouragement. The colonial archive holds information crucial to the foundations, aspirations and anxieties of an emerging modern nation. The aim is to develop and disseminate a sophisticated sense of the complexities of colonial life in Australia across a wide range of sites of cultural and social activity.

The Colonial Australian Archive research publications