O’Brien articles pdf

2017 “Bridging the Pacific: Ta’isi O. F. Nelson, Australia and the Sāmoan Mau”, History Australia, 14:1 (2017), 1-19. Published March 2017.


2016 “From Sudan to Sāmoa: Imperial Legacies, Cultures and New Zealand’s Rule over the Mandated Territory of Western Sāmoa”, New Zealand’s Empire, Katie Pickles and Catharine Coleborne eds. (Manchester University Press, 2016).


2015 “The Anzacs in the Pacific – Myths in Empire”, Australian Outlook, Australian Institute of International Affairs”


2014 “Ta’isi Olaf Nelson and Sir Maui Pomare: Sāmoans and Maori Reunited” Journal of Pacific History 49:1: 1-24, 2014.


2014 “Gender” for Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People edited by David Armitage and Alison Bashford (Palgrave Macmillan).


2012 “The Politics of Race, Nation, Empire and the Intimate: Recent Explorations”, Journal of Women’s History, Volume 24, Number 2, Summer 2012.


2012 “The 1926 Nakanai Massacre: Australian Colonial Violence in New Guinea in a Global Context”, Australian Historical Studies, 43:2: 191-209.


2011 With Bruce Vaughn, “Centre-Periphery Relations & Borders in Western New Guinea” in Borderlands of Southeast Asia (Washington: National Defense University Press).


2010 “The Politics of Mines and Indigenous Rights: A Case Study of the Grasberg Mine in Indonesia’s Papua Province”, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Winter/Spring, Volume XI, No. 1: 47-56.


2009 “Remaking Australia’s Colonial Culture?: White Australia and its Papuan Frontier 1901-1940”, Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 40, issue 1, March 2009: 96-112.


2006 “Think of Me as a Woman: Queen Pomare of Tahiti and Anglo- French Imperial Contest in the 1840s Pacific”, Gender and History, Vol. 18 No. 1 April 2006: 108-129.


2005 “Post-Colonial Women’s Historical Writing” in Companion to Women’s Historical Writing, gen. ed. Mary Spongberg (London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2005).


1999 “Exotic Primitivism and the Baudin Voyage to Tasmania in 1802”, Journal of Australian Studies, Volume 23, Issue 63.  Special Issue: Writing Australia: New Talents 21C.


1998 “The Gaze of the Ghosts: European Images of Aboriginal Women in New South Wales and Port Phillip 1800-1860” in J. Kociumbas ed. Maps, Dreams, History: Race and Representation in Australia, (Sydney: Braxus Publishing) pp. 313-400.