Professor Craig Stockings
Head of School

Professor Craig Stockings

UNSW Canberra
School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Craig Stockings is a Professor of History at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra . His areas of academic interest concern general and Australian military history and operational analysis. He has published a history of the army cadet movement in Australia entitled The Torch and the Sword (2007), and a study of the First Libyan Campaign in North Africa 1940-41: Bardia: Myth, Reality and the Heirs of Anzac (2009). He has also edited Zombie Myths of Australian Military History (2010) and Anzac’s Dirty Dozen: 12 Myths of Australian Military History (2012). In 2013 he co-authored an in depth study of the Greek campaign - Swastika over the Acropolis: re-interpreting the Nazi Invasion of Greece in World War II; and co-edited Before the Anzac Dawn: A Military History of Australia to 1915. His most recent book, published by CUP in 2015 is an investigation of turn of the century imperial defence entitled: Britannia’s Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton and Late Victorian Imperial Defence. His current research project is concerned with the INTERFET deployment to East Timor in last 1999 / early 2000.


Dr Stockings continues to supervise a number of research students, at an MPhil, Masters and PhD level, researching a range of of Australian and international military and defence-related historical subjects.

Phone
+61 2 5114 5275
Location
Building 29; Room 109
  • Books | 2022
    Stockings C, 2022, Born of Fire and Ash Australian Operations in Response to the East Timor Crisis 1999-2000
    Books | 2020
    Stockings C, 2020, Letters from the Veldt The Imperial Advance to Pretoria Through the Eyes of Edward Hutton and His Brigade of Colonials
    Books | 2015
    Stockings CA, 2015, Britannia's Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton and Late-Victorian Imperial Defence
    Books | 2013
    Stockings C; Hancock E, 2013, Swastika Over the Acropolis Re-interpreting the Nazi Invasion of Greece in World War Two, Brill Academic Pub
    Books | 2013
    Stockings C; Hancock E, 2013, Swastika over the Acropolis, BRILL
    Books | 2013
    Stockings CA; Connor J, 2013, Before the Anzac Dawn, University of New South Wales Press Ltd., Sydney Australia
    Books | 2012
    Stockings C, 2012, Anzac's Dirty Dozen, stockings, c , (ed.), UNSW Press, Sydney
    Books | 2010
    Stockings C, 2010, Zombie Myths of Australian Military History, stockings, c , (ed.), UNSW Press
    Books | 2010
    2010, Zombie Myths of Australian Military History, Stockings CA, (ed.), UNSW Press, Sydney Australia
    Books | 2009
    Stockings CA, 2009, Bardia: Myth, Reality and the Heirs of Anzac, UNSW Press, Sydney
    Books | 2007
    Stockings CA, 2007, The Making and Breaking of the Post-Federation Australian Army, 1901-09, Land Warfare Centre, Canberra
    Books | 2007
    Stockings CA, 2007, The Torch and the Sword, UNW Press, Sydney
    Books | 2006
    Stockings CA, 2006, The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History, Oxford University Press, Melbourne
    Books | 2000
    Stockings CA, 2000, Paratroopers as Peacekeepers - 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment East Timor 1999-2000, Sydney
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Stockings C, 2020, 'The Enduring Impact', in Frame T (ed.), INTERFET Lessons and Legacies from East Timor 20 Years on, pp. 132 - 150
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Stockings C, 2020, 'The Official History of Australian Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Australian Peacekeeping Operations in East Timor', in Niche Wars Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014, ANU Press, pp. 313 - 323
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Stockings C, 2018, 'An organisation structured for peace: the command, control and planning difficulties of Operations Warden/Stabilise, East Timor, 1999', in The Skill of Adaptability: the learning curve in combat, Big Sky Publishing, Canberra, pp. 220 - 234
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Stockings C, 2018, 'Official but not history, history but not official', in Jeff Grey A Life in History, pp. 30 - 44
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Stockings C, 2017, 'A continuing tradition…but a whole new ballgame: the Official Historian of Australian Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Australian Peacekeeping Operations in East Timor', in Stanley P (ed.), Charles Bean Man, Myth, Legacy, pp. 215 - 228
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Stockings CA, 2017, ''A continuing tradition...but a whole new ballgame: the Official Historian of Australian Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Australian Peacekeeping Operations in East Timor'', in Charles Bean: Man, Myth and Legacy, UNSW Press Sydney, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Stockings CA, 2017, 'The First Commander: Lieutenant Sir Edward 'Curley' Hutton', in The Shadow Men: The Leaders Who Shaped the Australian Army from the Veldt to Vietnam, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, pp. 9 - 36
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Stockings C, 2016, 'On the outside looking in: reflections of the INTERFET deployment 1999-2000', in On Ops: Lessons and Challenges for the Australian Army since East Timor, UNSW Press
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Connor J, 2013, 'The capture of German New Guinea', in Connor J; Stockings C (ed.), Before the Anzac Dawn: A military history of Australia to 1915, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, pp. 283 - 303, http://newsouthpublishing.com/
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Stanley P, 2013, 'British soldiers in colonial Australia', in Stockings C; Connor J (ed.), Before the ANZAC Dawn, NewSouth, Sydney, pp. 39 - 61
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Stanley P, 2013, 'British soldiers in in colonial Australia', in Stockings C; Connor J (ed.), Before the Anzac Dawn: a Military History of Australia to 1915, pp. 39 - 61
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Stockings CA, 2013, 'Australia's Boy Soldiers: The Army Cadet Movement', in Stockings C; Connor J (ed.), Before the Anzac Dawn, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 174 - 208
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Hall RA; Andrew Ross , 2012, '‘‘Landmark’ battles and the myths of Vietnam’', in Stockings (ed.), Anzac’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve myths and misconceptions of Australian military history, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Hancock EI, 2012, '"They also served": Exaggerating women's role in Australia's wars', in Stockings C (ed.), Anzac's Dirty Dozen: 12 Myths of Australian Military History, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 100 - 111
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Stockings CA, 2012, 'Introduction: Myths and Australian Military History', in Stockings C (ed.), Anzacs Dirty Dozen, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 1 - 11
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Stockings CA, 2012, 'Other People's Wars', in Stockings C (ed.), Anzacs Dirty Dozen, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 73 - 100
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Stanley P, 2010, 'Dramatic myth, dull truth: invasion by japan in 1942', in Stockings C (ed.), Zombie Myths of Australian Military History, NewSouth
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Stockings CA, 2010, 'An Abundance of Riches: Training and Sustaining the Second AIF in the First Libyan Campaign, North Africa, 1940-41', in Raise, Train and Sustain, Australian Military History Publications (AMHP), Sydney, pp. 93 - 107
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Stockings CA, 2010, 'The Diggers were born Soldiers', in , pp. 93 - 115
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Stockings CA, 2010, 'There is an idea the Australian is a natural born soldier', in Stockings C (ed.), Zombie Myths of Australian Military History, UNSW Press, Sydney Australia, pp. 93 - 115
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Stockings CA, 2008, 'A Kangaroo Slain by a Talisman Saber – We’ve Come a Long Way in a Few Short Years…', in Duty First: 60 Years of the Royal Australian Regiment, Faircount Media Group, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Stockings CA, 2008, 'The Difficult Years, 1980-2000', in Duty First: 60 Years of the Royal Australian Regiment, Faircount Media Group, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Stockings CA, 2008, 'The Formation of the Royal Australian Regiment', in Duty First: 60 Years of the Royal Australian Regiment, Faircount Media Group, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Stockings CA, 2008, 'Upheaval, Uncertainty and Opportunity: UN Operations and Australia, 1990-99', in Horner D; Bou J (ed.), Duty First: A History of the Royal Australian Regiment, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 281 - 305
  • Edited Books | 2021
    Stockings C, (ed.), 2021, An Army of Influence: eighty years of regional engagement, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781009086929
    Edited Books | 2017
    Stockings C, (ed.), 2017, The Shadow Men: the leaders who shaped the Australian Army from the Veldt to Vietnam, UNSW Press, Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2016
    Stockings CA, 2016, 'Ever kind of Machiavellian plot: Curley Hutton and Canada's march to a war in South Africa', Canadian Army Journal, 16, No. 2, pp. 31 - 53
    Journal articles | 2016
    Stockings CA, 2016, 'The weary Titan staggers under the too vast orb of its fate: Post-Federation Australia and the problem of Imperiall Defence', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 2016, 44, No. 6, pp. 900 - 927
    Journal articles | 2015
    Stockings CA; Hancock E, 2015, '‘Rethinking Allied relationships during the Greek Campaign, April 1941’, , Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 6-32.', Global War Studies, 11, pp. 6 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.5893/19498489.11.03.01
    Journal articles | 2015
    Stockings CA, 2015, '‘“A Trojan Horse” in the Colony? Federal and imperial defence in the Australian Colonies, 1893-96’', Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 17, pp. 159 - 184, http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=430146271911278;res=IELHSS
    Journal articles | 2015
    Stockings CA, 2015, '‘“There is nothing new under the sun”: An early Australian coalition operation, South Africa, 1900’', Australian Defence Force Journal: journal of the Australian profession of arms, pp. 27 - 38
    Journal articles | 2014
    Stockings CA; Stockings CA, 2014, 'The Minefield of Australian Military History', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 60, pp. 580 - 591, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12077
    Journal articles | 2014
    Stockings CA; hancock , 2014, 'The invasion of Greece in 1941 and the Nazi hordes that never were...', Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 16-17, pp. 147 - 164
    Journal articles | 2013
    Stockings CA; Grey JG, 2013, 'Australia from the Colonial Era to the Present', Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/OBO/9780199791279-0107
    Journal articles | 2013
    Stockings CA, 2013, ''Somthing is wrong with our army ...': Command, Leadership and Italian Military Failure in the First Libyan Campaign, 1940-41', Defence Studies, pp. 125 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14702436.2013.808103
    Journal articles | 2013
    Stockings CA, 2013, 'Other People's Wars', The Sydney Papers Online, 19
    Journal articles | 2012
    Stockings CA; Hancock EI, 2012, 'Reconsidering the Luftwaffe in Greece, 1941', Journal of Military History, 76, pp. 747 - 773
    Journal articles | 2011
    Stockings CA, 2011, 'Something is Wrong with our Army', Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 14, pp. 1 - 22
    Journal articles | 2011
    Stockings CA, 2011, 'The Battle of Pinos Gorge; a study of a broken Anzac Brigade', Australian Army Journal, Volume 8, pp. 141 - 168
    Journal articles | 2011
    Stockings CA, 2011, 'The Fairy Tale of the Panzers in Greece, April 1941', Australian Defence Force Journal, pp. 15 - 25
    Journal articles | 2010
    Stockings CA, 2010, 'How Bardia was Won', Wartime, 1, pp. 12 - 17
    Journal articles | 2010
    Stockings CA, 2010, 'The Anzac Legend and the Battle of Bardia', War in History, 17, pp. 86 - 112
    Journal articles | 2010
    Stockings CA, 2010, 'The Anzac Myth and the Battle of Bardia', War in History, 17, pp. 86 - 113
    Journal articles | 2009
    Stockings CA, 2009, 'Beyond the Anzac Myth - Relative Technological Advantage and the Battle of Bardia', Journal of Battlefield Technology, 12, pp. 33 - 39
    Journal articles | 2009
    Stockings CA, 2009, 'Deadly Pride and the Infamous Case of `Post 11`', Australian Army Journal, Vol. 6, pp. 117 - 140
    Journal articles | 2009
    Stockings CA, 2009, 'In the shadow of Anzac: the Battle of Bardia, 1941', Memento, pp. 20 - 23
    Journal articles | 2009
    Stockings CA, 2009, 'The Difficult Years 1980-2000', The Difficult Years 1980-2000, 1, Edition 1, pp. 42 - 45
    Journal articles | 2009
    Stockings CA, 2009, 'The Formation of the Royal Australian Regiment', Duty First: 60 Years of the Royal Australian Regiment, 1, Edition 1, pp. 12 - 13
    Journal articles | 2009
    Stockings CA, 2009, '`Equal to the task`: The Australian Women`s land Army and the question of `fourth Service` recognition.', Minerva Journal of Women and War, 3, pp. 68 - 88
    Journal articles | 2008
    Stockings CA, 2008, 'Journal of Battlefield Technology', Journal of Battlefield Technology, pp. 33 - 39
    Journal articles | 2008
    Stockings CA, 2008, 'Khaki in the Classroom: Compulsory Junior Cadet Training in Australian Schools 1911-1931', History of Education Review, 36:2
    Journal articles | 2007
    Stockings CA, 2007, 'A Survey of Military, Educational and Community Expectations of the Cadet Movement in Australia, 1866-2006', A Survey of Military, Educational and Community Expectations of the Cadet Movement in Australia, 1866-2006, 53, No. 2, pp. 236 - 250
    Journal articles | 2007
    Stockings CA, 2007, 'A Survey of Military, Educational and Community Expectations of the Cadet Movement in Australia, 1866-2006', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 53:2, pp. 236 - 250
    Journal articles | 2007
    Stockings CA, 2007, 'Airpower and the Myth of Strategic Bombing as Strategy', ISAA REVIW, 5
    Journal articles | 2007
    Stockings CA, 2007, 'Germanic Influences on the Evolution of Strategic Thought', Australian Defence Force Journal, 173
    Journal articles | 2007
    Stockings CA, 2007, 'The Domain in Which we Dwell: The Foundations, Form and Future of Land Warfare', SDSC Working Paper, 403
    Journal articles | 2007
    Stockings CA, 2007, 'The End of Strategy', Australian Army Journal, IV, pp. 11 - 31
    Journal articles | 2006
    Stockings CA; Fernandes C, 2006, 'Airpower and the Myth of Strategic Bombing as Strategy', ISAA REVIW, 5, pp. 6 - 20
  • Working Papers | 2007
    Stockings C, 2007, The Domain in which we Dwell: The Foundations, Form and Future of Land Warfare, ANU, Canberra, 403, http://dx.doi.org
  • Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Del Favero D; Harley R; Bennett J; Thielscher M; Brown N; Stockings C; Reid R, 2016, Retrospect, Published: 01 July 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/events/retrospect-war-family-afghanistan
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Stockings CA, 2008, 'Sources of Conflict', presented at 2006 Australian Defence Force International Peace Operations Seminar, 07 July 2008
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works |
    Del Favero D; Harley R; Bennett J; Thielscher M; Brown NC; Stockings C; Kuchelmeister V; MacGregor A; Reid R, Retrospect: War, Family, Afghanistan, Editor(s): Rayner M, website, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://retrospect.abcradio.net.au/