- ‘A Shadow from Country’, Island 162, 2021, pp. 22–27 [shortlisted for Island Magazine Non-Fiction Prize 2021]
Naomi Parry and Brad Manera with Will Davies and Stephen Garton, New South Wales and the Great War, Haberfield: Longueville Media, 2016. ISBN 978-0-9943863-7-3
When the Great War began in August 1914, the people of New South Wales took up the call to arms. NSW sent more people than any other state to serve overseas and many more worked and volunteered to support the war effort. But the economic, political and emotional strains of war, and the loss of so many young men, and some women, in the service of their country, fanned social and political divisions and wrought lasting changes to the society to which serving men and women would return.
New South Wales and the Great War is an authoritative history that uses the rich visual and written records of the marvellous repositories of our collective past to reveal the impact of war on the ordinary citizens of NSW, in theatres of combat and at home in our cities, towns and rural communities.
Book sections and academic articles
- ‘How a biography brought me to family history: Working on Aboriginal stories’, Traces Magazine, Issue 15, July 2021, pp. 12–15
- ‘From the island to the mainland (and back?), in Dee Michell, Jacqueline Z Wilson, Verity Archer (eds), Bread and Roses: Voices of Australian Academics from the Working Class, Rotterdam: Sense, 2015
- ‘Tracing the past: the Find & Connect web resource’, in Paul Ashton and Jacqueline Z Wilson (eds), Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the institutionalisation of women and children, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014
- ‘Stolen Childhoods. Reforming Aboriginal and Orphan Children through Removal and Labour in New South Wales (Australia), 1909-1917’, Revue d’histoire de l’enfance «irrégulière», Volume 14, 2012
- ‘“Hanging No Good for Blackfellow”: looking into the life of Musquito’, in Ingereth Macfarlane & Mark Hannah (eds.), Transgressions: critical Australian Indigenous histories, Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2007
- ‘My mother told me never to part with them’, in Dianne D. Johnson, Sacred Waters: the story of the Blue Mountains Gully traditional owners, Broadway: Halstead, 2007: 151-158
- Maria Lock, Australian Dictionary of Biography: Supplement 1580-1980, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2005
- Musquito, Australian Dictionary of Biography: Supplement 1580-1980, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2005
- (with Caroline Evans), ‘Vessels of Progressivism?: Tasmanian state girls and eugenics, 1900-1940’, Australian Historical Studies, Volume 32 (117), October 2001: 322-333
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