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Emeritus Professor Peggy Brock

BA (Hons), Dip.Ed, PhD (Adelaide)

Elected: 2005

Discipline: History

Specialisation: Indigenous history, colonial history, Australian history, Pacific history


Professor Peggy Brock is former Professor of Colonial and Indigenous History at Edith Cowan University. Her research interests focus on colonial history in Australia, the Pacific and Canada; Christian missions and religious change; anthropologists and Indigenous people.

Recent research includes:

  • Colonial history in central Australia and British Columbia
  • The process of religious change in mission environments


  • P. Brock, ‘Moveable Feasts: Chronicles of “Potlatching” Among the Tsimshian, 1860s-1900s’ Ethnohistory 59(2): 387-405, 2012.
  • P.Brock (2011) The Many Voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah: A Tsimshian Man on the Pacific Northwest Coast Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • P. Brock (2010) ‘An Indigenous View of Missionaries: Arthur Wellington Clah and Missionaries on the Northwest Coast of Canada’ in A. May and P. Grimshaw (eds) Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Exchange Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 67-80.
  • P. Brock (2008) ‘Missionaries as Newcomers; A comparative study of the Northwest Pacific coast and Central Australia’ Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 19 (2).
  • P. Brock (2008) Two-way food: bush tucker and Whitefella food, Journal of Australian Studies 32(1).
  • P. Brock (2007) Nakedness and clothing in early encounters between Aboriginal people of central Australia, missionaries and anthropologists, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History.
  • P. Brock (2005) New Christians as evangelists, In Missions and Colonialism. N. Etherington (ed.). Oxford: OUP.
  • P. Brock (ed) (2005) Indigenous Peoples and Religious Change. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.
  • P. Brock (2004) Skirmishes in Aboriginal History, Aboriginal History 28.
  • P. Brock (ed) (2001) Words and Silences. Aboriginal Women, Politics and Land Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
  • P. Brock (1991) Outback Ghettos. A History of Aboriginal Institutionalisation and Survival  Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1993 [Reprinted 2009].


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