About (C.V.)

Historia Incognita researches a variety of historical subjects, and those inspired by our response to history.

Dr Douglas Wilkie MPHA

  • Honorary Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne
  • PhD – The University of Melbourne 2014 – “1849 The Rush That Never Started: forgotten origins of the 1851 gold rushes in Victoria”
  • MA – Monash University 2011 – Major Research Thesis – “The Deconstruction of a Convict Past”
  • MEd – Monash University 1986 – Major Research Thesis – “A History of Education in the Amherst and Talbot Districts of Victoria, 1836-1862”
  • BEd – Monash University 1984
  • BA – Monash University 1980 (Visual Arts; Ancient History; Renaissance & Baroque History)
  • Diploma of Visual Arts; Diploma of Frontline Management; Diploma of Project Management
  • Member Professional Historians Association (MPHA)(Vic)
  • Member Australian Historical Association (AHA)
  • Member Women’s History Network of Australia (WHNA)

Recent and Forthcoming Published Journal Articles and Book Chapters

(Full length books are listed on other pages of this website)

2017

  • ‘Ballarat’s Betsy Buckley: ‘victim of circumstance’ or ‘habitual criminal?’ [Victorian Historical Journal, December 2017] [Peer Reviewed Journal Article]

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Articles and Books In Preparation

  • ‘Strangers In Paradise: The European Settlement of Australia Felix’ [Book in research stage]
  • ‘Pirate women and female sailors: Cross-dressing female sailors in the early nineteenth century’. [In research stage].
  • ‘Emotivation for Action: Emotion and motivation in the Romantic Age of the Port Phillip District’. [In research stage]
  • ‘Charles La Trobe and the Great Exhibition of 1851’ [Article in preparation]

Professional Conferences and Seminars

2017

  • Self Publishing History: alternatives to commercial publishing‘, presented to the University of Melbourne, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies Fellows Group, 25 January 2017.

2016

2015

2014

  • ‘Alexandre Dumas’s Madame Giovanni,’ Australian Society for French Studies (ASFS) Conference, RMIT, December 2014.
  • ‘A micro-historical re-evaluation of the origins of the 1851 Victorian gold rushes,’ paper presented to The University of Melbourne History Department Fellows Group meeting, September 2014.
  • ‘The Discovery of Madame Giovanni through Digital Research,’ paper presented to The University of Melbourne History Department Fellows Group Research Day, 25 July 2014.
  • ‘Digital Research Methods’, Panel Member, The University of Melbourne History Department Fellows Group Research Day, 25 July 2014.
  • ‘Impressions of a Van Diemonian Convict Woman: The true identity of the narrator in Alexandre Dumas’s, Impressions de voyage: journal de madame Giovanni. CAIA Symposium, ‘Travelling—Writing—Tasmania’, 6 February 2014, Launceston.

2013

  • ‘Eugenie Caroline Lemaire: Woman of Fashion and Influence; or con-woman?’ Seminar presentation by invitation of Professor Lucy Frost, FCRC, Hobart, 9 November 2013.
  • ‘Earth, Wind, Fire, Water – Gold.’ Paper presented to Australian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA) conference, The University of Melbourne, February 2013.

2012

  • ‘A Man of Most Exemplary Conduct: Alexandre Duchene’s Role in the Australian Gold Rushes of 1851’. Paper resented to AHA Conference, Adelaide, July 2012.