Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens

BA MA PhD Sydney

Arts,Design & Architecture
Humanities & Languages

Grace Karskens is Emeritus Professor of History in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales. Her research areas include Australian colonial and cross-cultural history, Aboriginal history and environmental history. Grace is interested in promoting historical understandings and awareness to wide audiences. She began her career as a public historian, served as a Trustee of the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales and is a founding member of the online Dictionary of Sydney. Her books include Inside the Rocks: The Archaeology of a Neighbourhood, the multi-award winning The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney and The Colony: A History of Early Sydney, which won the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for non-fiction. Grace's latest book People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia was published by Allen & Unwin in 2020. She was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2010 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales in 2019. At present she is working with Darug people on the collaborative Dyarubbin: The Real Secret River project, funded by the State Library of New South Wales' Coral Thomas Fellowship.

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Stockton E; Karskens G; Jackson M, 2019, ''Yellomundee: A Human Landscape'', in Knox K; Stockton E (ed.), Aboriginal Heritage of the Blue Mountains: Recent Research and Reflections, Blue Mountain Education and Research Trust, Lawson NSW, pp. 33 - 44
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens G, 2017, '‘On the Rocks – A Brief History’', in Dunn, J; Peake B; Piscopo A (ed.), Sirius, Piper Press, Sydney, pp. 10 - 11
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2013, 'The early colonial presence 1788-1822', in Bashford A; Macintyre S (ed.), The Cambridge History of Australia. Volume 1 : Indigenous and Colonial Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 91 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CHO9781107445758.008
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2012, 'Naked Possession: Building and the Politics of Legitimate Occupation in Early New South Wales, Australia', in Shammas C (ed.), Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment: Europeans, Asians, Settlers and Indigenous Societies, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, pp. 325 - 357
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2010, 'Introduction', in Ashton P; Butler Bowden C; Cossu A; Johnson W (ed.), Painting the Rocks: The Loss of Old Sydney, edn. first, HIstoric Houses Trust of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 11 - 13
    Books | 2009
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2009, The Colony: A history of early Sydney, 1st, Allen & Unwin, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2006, 'Making City Lives: Urban Achaeology and Australian Social, Cultural and Urban history', in Green A; Leech R (ed.), Cities in the World 1500-2000, edn. 1, Maney, UK, pp. 269 - 281
    Edited Books | 2004
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE; Rogowsky M, (ed.), 2004, Histories of Green Square, Sydney City Council and School of History, UNSW, Sydney, http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/120281/histories-of-Green-Square.pdf
    Book Chapters | 2003
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2003, 'The archaeology of cities: what is it we want to know?', in Murray T (ed.), Exploring the modern city: recent approaches to urban history and archaeology, edn. First, Historic Houses Trust (NSW), Sydney, pp. 87 - 111
    Book Chapters | 2001
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2001, 'Small things, big pictures: new perspectives from the archaeology of Sydney`s rocks neighbourhood', in Mayne A; Murray T (ed.), The archaeology of urban landscapes: explorations in slumland, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 69 - 85
    Books | 1999
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1999, Inside the Rocks: the archaeology of a neighbourhood,, Original, Hale and Iremonger Publishers, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 1998
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1998, 'Sydney', in Davison G; Hirst J; Macintyre S (ed.), Oxford Companion to Australian History, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 623 - 624
    Book Chapters | 1998
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1998, ''The Great North Road: Historical Overview Convict Trail Project, 1998, 6-28', in Banks L (ed.), Exploring the Great North Road: 1998 Forum Papers, edn. 1, Convict Trail Project Inc, Sydney, pp. 6 - 28
    Book Chapters | 1992
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1992, 'Spinning Yarns: An Oral History of Working Life at Bonds Cotton Spinning Mill, Pendle Hill, 1923-1988', in Shields J (ed.), All Our Labours: Oral Histories of Working Life in Twentieth Century Sydney, edn. 1, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 10 - 46
    Books | 1991
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens G, 1991, Holroyd A Social History of Western Sydney, UNSW Press
    Book Chapters | 1989
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1989, 'The House on the Hill: The State Conservatorium and `First Class Music' in New South Wales', in Coltheart L (ed.), Significant Sites: History and public works in New South Wales, edn. 1, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, pp. 121 - 141
    Books | 1988
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1988, Cox's Way: An Historical and Archaeological Study of Cox's Road and Early Crossings of the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, 1, Lands Department of New South Wales, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 1987
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1987, 'Between City and Country: 1920s Concord', in Kelly M (ed.), Sydney: City of Suburbs, edn. 1, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 125 - 148
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens G, 2020, 'Bedlam at Botany Bay', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 51, pp. 355 - 356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1031461x.2020.1784517
    Journal articles | 2019
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens G; Ross S; Burnett G, 2019, '‘Traces in a Lost Landscape: Aboriginal archaeological sites – Nepean River and contiguous areas NSW'', Internet Archaeology, vol. 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.52.8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2018, 'Fire in the forests? Exploring the human-ecological history of Australia’s first frontier', Environment and History, http://dx.doi.org/10.3197/096734018X15254461646378
    Journal articles | 2018
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Parkes R; Ross S; Sobotkova A; Evans T; Crook P; Lupack S; Karskens G; Leslie F; Merson J, 2018, '‘Ruined Castle Shale Mining Settlement, Katoomba NSW: Report on a Pilot Survey’', Australasian historical archaeology : journal of the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology, vol. 36, pp. 86 - 92
    Journal articles | 2018
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens G, 2018, 'Cleansing the Colony: Transporting Convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen’s Land', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 49, pp. 426 - 427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1031461x.2018.1495148
    Journal articles | 2018
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens G, 2018, 'Correspondence, Mark McKenna’s, ‘Moment of Truth: History and Australia’s Future’', Quarterly Essay, pp. 112 - 114
    Journal articles | 2017
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens G, 2017, 'Phillip and the Eora: Governing race relations in the colony of New South Wales', Sydney Journal, vol. 5, pp. 39 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/sj.v5i1.5728
    Journal articles | 2017
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2017, 'Phillip and the Eora: Governing race in New South Wales', The Sydney Journal, vol. 5, pp. 39 - 55, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/sydney_journal/issue/view/419/showToc
    Journal articles | 2016
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2016, 'Floods and Flood-mindedness in Early Colonial Australia', Environmental History, vol. 21, pp. 315 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/envhis/emv186
    Journal articles | 2015
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2015, 'The Governor and his convict architect: Alisdair McGregor’s A forger’s progress and Luke Slattery’s The First Dismissal', Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age, http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/the-governor-and-his-convict-architect-20150124-12wkbq.html
    Journal articles | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2014, 'The Blue Mountains Crossings: New Histories from the Old Legends', Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. 16, pp. 197 - 225, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=449772476836297;res=IELHSS
    Journal articles | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Gentry K; Fullagar K; Leppard-Quinn C; Karskens G; Akeroyd C, 2014, 'Exhibition Reviews', History Australia, vol. 11, pp. 240 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2014.11668524
    Journal articles | 2013
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2013, 'The settler evolution: space, place and memory in early colonial Australia', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 21, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/index
    Journal articles | 2013
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2013, 'Seeking Sydney from the ground up: foundations and horizons in Sydney's history', Sydney Journal, vol. 4, pp. 180 - 203, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/
    Journal articles | 2013
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2013, 'All that is Solid: Castlereagh 1999', RCC Perspectives, pp. 9 - 12, http://www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de/publications/perspectives_mainpage/2013_perspectives/index.html
    Journal articles | 2011
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2011, 'Review of Alan Frost, Botany Bay: The Real Story, in Sydney Morning Herald, 19-20 February, 2011', Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age, http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/botany-bay-the-real-story-20110222-1b3n3.html
    Journal articles | 2011
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2011, 'What is a gentleman to do? Penny Russell’s Savage or Civilised? and Lucy Sussex’s, Saltwater in the Ink', Australian Literary Review
    Journal articles | 2011
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2011, 'Archival Riches: Review of Anna Johnston, The Paper War: Morality, Print Culture and Power in Colonial New South Wales', Australian Book Review, pp. 67 - 68, https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/about/59-october-2011/541-anna-johnston-the-paper-war?tmpl=component&print=1
    Journal articles | 2011
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2011, '‘Red coats, blue jackets, black skin: Aboriginal men and clothing in the early colonial New South Wales’', Aboriginal History, vol. 35, pp. 1 - 36
    Journal articles | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2010, 'Barangaroo, a woman worth remembering', Sydney Morning Herald, http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/barangaroo-a-woman-worth-remembering-20100305-pot6.html
    Journal articles | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2010, 'Review of Tiffany Shellam, Shaking hands on the fringes', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 96, pp. 103 - 105, http://web.b.ebscohost.com.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/ehost/detail/detail?vid=4&sid=7d9fc9f0-3ee7-4087-890d-5f18cdfdfc31@sessionmgr105&hid=125&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#AN=51203317
    Journal articles | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2010, 'Review of Craig Wilcox, Red Coat Dreaming: How colonial Australia embraced the British Army', ReCollections (Canberra), vol. 5, http://recollections.nma.gov.au/issues/vol_5_no_2/book_reviews/red_coat_dreaming
    Journal articles | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE; Waterhouse R, 2010, ''Too sacred to be taken away': Property, Liberty, Tyranny and the 'Rum Rebellion'', Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 22
    Journal articles | 2009
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens G, 2009, 'The melbourne story', ReCollections, vol. 4
    Journal articles | 2009
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2009, 'Review of ‘The Melbourne Story’ exhibition, Museum of Victoria', ReCollections (Canberra), vol. 4, http://recollections.nma.gov.au/issues/vol_4_no_2/exhibition_reviews/the_melbourne_story/
    Journal articles | 2009
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2009, 'The Rocks', The Sydney Journal, vol. 2, pp. 117 - 123
    Journal articles | 2008
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Brown S; Dovers S; Frawley J; Gaynor A; Goodall H; Karskens G; Mullins S, 2008, 'Can Environmental History Save the World?', History Australia, vol. 5, pp. 03.1 - 03.24, http://dx.doi.org/10.2104/ha080003
    Journal articles | 2008
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2008, 'Review of Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Closing Hell’s Gates: The Death of a Convict Station', Tasmanian Historical Studies, vol. 13, pp. 155 - 156
    Journal articles | 2008
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE; Gaynor A; Dovers S; Mullins S; Brown S; Goodall H; Frawley J, 2008, 'Can Environmental History Save the World?', History Australia, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 24
    Journal articles | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2007, 'Water dreams, earthen histories: Exploring urban environmental history at the Penrith Lakes Scheme and Castlereagh, Sydney', Environment and History, vol. 13, pp. 115 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.3197/096734007780473555
    Journal articles | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2007, 'Review of an exhibition at Museum of Sydney: `Bridging Sydney`', reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 2, http://recollections.nma.gov.au/issues/vol_2_no2/exhibition_reviews/bridging_sydney/
    Journal articles | 2006
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2006, 'Nefarious Geographies: Convicts and the Early Sydney Environment', Tasmanian Historical Studies, vol. 11, pp. 15 - 27, http://search.informit.com.au.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/fullText;dn=200704599;res=APAFT
    Journal articles | 2006
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2006, 'Resurrecting Chapman', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 18, pp. 8 - 21
    Journal articles | 2005
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2005, 'Review of Seamus O’Hanlon, Together apart: Boarding house, hostel and flat life in pre-war Melbourne', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 37, pp. 178 - 179
    Journal articles | 2005
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2005, '`This spirit of emigration`: the nature and meanings of escape in early New South Wales', Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 34
    Journal articles | 2005
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2005, 'Review of Pat Jalland, Australian ways of death: A social and cultural history 1840-1918', Journal of Religious History, vol. 29, pp. 200 - 202
    Journal articles | 2005
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2005, 'Together apart: Boarding house, hostel and flat life in pre-war Melbourne', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 37, pp. 178 - 179
    Journal articles | 2004
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2004, 'Review of Anthony Scott, Tuggerah Lakes – way back when.', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, vol. 84
    Journal articles | 2003
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2003, 'Revisiting the world view: the archaeology of convist households in Sydney`s Rocks neighbourhood', Historical Archaeology, vol. 37, pp. 34 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03376591
    Journal articles | 2003
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Lawrence S; Karskens G, 2003, 'Historical archaeology in the antipodes', Historical Archaeology, vol. 37, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03376588
    Journal articles | 2003
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Journal articles | 2003
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2003, 'Raising the dead: attitudes to European human remains in the Sydney region c1840-2000', Islands of Vanishment - Historic Environment, vol. 17, pp. 42 - 48
    Journal articles | 2003
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2003, 'Tourists and pilgrims: (re)visiting the Rocks', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 79, pp. 29 - 38
    Journal articles | 2002
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2002, 'Tales of Sydney and the telling of Sydney histories', Journal of Urban History, vol. 28, pp. 778 - 792, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0096144202028006006
    Journal articles | 2002
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2002, 'Islands of vanishment, Port Arthur - Conference report', Phanfare, vol. 190, pp. 9 - 10
    Journal articles | 2002
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2002, 'Frontier conflict conference, National Museum of Australia', Phanfare, vol. 186, pp. 3 - 4
    Journal articles | 2002
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2002, 'Engaging artefacts: urban archaeology, museums and the origins of Sydney', Humanities Research, vol. IX, pp. 36 - 56
    Journal articles | 2001
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2001, 'Review of Marc Serge Riviere (translator and editor), The Governor's Noble Guest: Hyacinthe de Bougainville's Account of Port Jackson 1825', Journal of Australian Colonial History
    Journal articles | 2001
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2001, 'Voices from the Harbour’s Edge: Memory, Place and the Heritage of Modernity', The Central Coast Geographer, vol. 8, pp. 39 - 47
    Journal articles | 2001
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2001, 'Banished and reclaimed', Meanjin, pp. 26 - 43
    Journal articles | 2000
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Journal articles | 2000
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2000, 'Engaging artefacts: urban archaeology, museums and the origins of Sydney', Tasmanian Historical Studies, pp. 39 - 64
    Journal articles | 1999
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE; Mackay R, 1999, 'Historical archaeology in Australia: historical or hysterical? Crisis or creative awakening:', Australasian Historical Archaeology, vol. 17, pp. 110 - 115
    Journal articles | 1998
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1998, 'Death was in his Face: Dying, Burial and Remembrance in Early Sydney', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, vol. 74, pp. 21 - 39, http://web.a.ebscohost.com.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=7&sid=7723f88c-4fab-4bc8-be84-5966604d56e4@sessionmgr4005&hid=4107
    Journal articles | 1997
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens G, 1997, 'The dialogue of townscape: The rocks and Sydney, 1788-1820', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 27, pp. 88 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10314619708596029
    Journal articles | 1997
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1997, 'Crossing Over: Reflections of the Integration of History and Archaeology at the Cumberland/Gloucester Street Site, the Rocks 1994-1996', Public History Review, vol. 5-6, pp. 30 - 48
    Journal articles | 1995
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1995, '`Declining Life: On the Rocks in Sydney'', Australian Cultural History, vol. 14, pp. 63 - 75
    Journal articles | 1992
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1992, 'Public History, Academic History: The Common Ground', Public History Review, vol. 1, pp. 14 - 25
    Journal articles | 1992
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE; Thorp W, 1992, 'Archaeology and History in Sydney: Towards Integration and Interpretation', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 78, pp. 52 - 75
    Journal articles | 1987
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1987, 'Kirribilli House Bathing Pool and Early Harbourside Pools in Sydney : A Brief Overview', Australian Society for Historical Archaeology Newsletter - Research Bulletin, pp. 3 - 4
    Journal articles | 1986
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1986, 'Defiance, Deference and Diligence: Three Views of Convicts in N.S.W. Road Gangs', Australian Journal of Historical Archaeology, vol. 4, pp. 17 - 28, http://www.jstor.org/stable/29543160?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
    Journal articles | 1985
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1985, 'The Construction of the Great North Road N.S.W., 1826-1936 October, 1985, 102-111', Transactions of the Institution of Engineers - Multidisciplinary, vol. GE 9, pp. 102 - 111
    Journal articles | 1984
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1984, 'The Convict Road Station Site at Wisemans Ferry : An Historical and Archaeological Investigation', Australian Journal of Historical Archaeology, vol. 2, pp. 17 - 26
    Journal articles | 1982
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1982, 'As good as any in England - The background to the construction of the Great North Road, N.S.W.', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 68, pp. 192 - 204
  • Reports | 1999
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1999, The Cumberland/Gloucester Streets Site, The Rocks: Archaeological Investigation Report Volume 2 New Perspectives from the Rocks (Main Report), Godden Mackay Logan P/L, Sydney, The Cumberland/Gloucester Streets Site, The Rocks: Archaeological Investigation Reports, 1
  • Other | 2019
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens G; Burnett G; Ross S, 2019, Traces in a lost landscape: Aboriginal archaeological sites, Dyarubbin/Nepean River and contiguous areas, NSW, Australia (Data Paper), Council for British Archaeology, http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/IA.52.8
    Creative Written Works | 2019
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens G, 2019, ‘Life and death on Dyarubbin: reports from the river’, Griffith Review, Hay A, (ed.)
    Creative Written Works | 2019
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Other | 2017
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2017, Review of Liz Connor, Skin Deep: settler impressions of Aboriginal women’, https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/122.5.1597
    Other | 2015
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE; Butler-Bowden C, 2015, Painting Old Sydney, Dictionary of Sydney - Cultural Ribbon Foreshores History Project, Sydney, http://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/painting_old_sydney
    Other | 2015
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2015, Barangaroo and the Eora Fisherwomen, Dictionary of Sydney - Cultural Ribbon Foreshores History Project, Sydney, http://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/barangaroo_and_the_eora_fisherwomen
    Other | 2015
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Spedding J (ed.), 2015, Appin Massacre, Dictionary of Sydney - NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Aboriginal Heritage Project,, Sydney, http://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/appin_massacre
    Other | 2015
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2015, Manly Cove, Kai’ymay, Dictionary of Sydney - NSW Office of Environment Aboriginal Heritage Project, Sydney, http://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/manly_cove_kaiymay
    Other | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Creigh S (ed.), 2014, Harbour life: tracing early Sydney’s watery history, The Conversation, Sydney, https://theconversation.com/harbour-life-tracing-early-sydneys-watery-history-21892
    Other | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens , 2014, A spectre haunting William Street: Nicole Foreshew, born in darkness before dawn., Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, http://journals.publishing.monash.edu/ojs/index.php/ha/article/view/1183/1796
    Other | 2012
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2012, Shifting the shape of Australian history: convicts, the early colonial period and the making of Australia: The 2012 Allan Martin Lecture, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra
    Other | 2012
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2012, Shifting the Shape of Australian History, School of History, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra
    Other | 2011
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Spedding J (ed.), 2011, The myth of Sydney’s Foundational Orgy, Dictionary of Sydney, Sydney, http://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/the_myth_of_sydneys_foundational_orgy
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2006, 'Urban People, Urban Places, Urban Resilience: A paper in honour of Pat Troy', in Vulnerability in Australian Cities: Towards Sustainability and Security, Vulnerability in Australian Cities: A Symposium in Honour of Pat Troy, Brisbane, pp. 1 - 20, presented at Vulnerability in Australian Cities: A Symposium in Honour of Pat Troy, Brisbane, 05 May 2006 - 05 May 2006, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237620475_Delivered_at_Vulnerability_on_Australian_Cities_Towards_Sustainability_and_Security_a_Public_Symposium_Brisbane_5_May_2006
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2005, 'State of Australian Cities Environment Stream: Rapporteur's Report', in State of Australian Cities 2005, Urban Research Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, pp. 1 - 5, presented at State of Australian Cities 2005, Brisbane, 30 November 2005 - 02 December 2005, https://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/81383/environmental-city-rapporteur-report.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2003, 'The Sydney Gazette and early Sydney: exploring the 'lived' town', in Kirkpatrick R (ed.), Papers from the Australian Newspaper Press Bicentenary Symposium, Australian Newspaper History Group and State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 34 - 50, presented at Australian Newspaper Press Bicentenary Symposium, Sydney, -
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 2001, 'Crucial Fragments: Archives and Urban Social History', in Proceedings of the Convergence: Joint National Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists and Records Management Association of Australia, NSW Society of Archivists and Records Managements Association of Australia, Hobart, September 2001, presented at Convergence: Joint National Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists and Records Management Association of Australia, Hobart, September 2001, -
    Conference Papers | 1987
    Emeritus Professor Grace Elizabeth Karskens
    Karskens GE, 1987, 'We Thought it was Fantastic! Concord, Sydney in the 1920s', in Bairstow D (ed.), Archaeology of Colonisation: Australia in the World Context, Australian Society for Historical Archaeology, Sydney, pp. 187 - 201, presented at Australian Society for Historical Archaeology Conference, Sydney, -

Awards

2029 Calibre Prize, Australian Book Review, for the essay 'Nah Doongh's Song'

2018 Coral Thomas Fellowship, State Library of New South Wales, for The Real Secret River: Dyarubbin Project

2011  Best Book 2009-2010 (non-North American), Urban History Association (US) for The Colony: A History of Early Sydney

2010  Prime Minister’s Literary Award – Non-Fiction, for The Colony: A History of Early Sydney
2006  Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of New South Wales
2000  National Trust Heritage 2000 Award: Category E – Print. Joint winner with Godden Mackay Logan for Cumberland/Gloucester Street Site Archaeological Project Publications, including Inside the Rocks: The Archaeology of a Neighbourhood and four academic articles
2000  National Trust Heritage 2000 Award: Category A - Conservation- Built/Cultural Heritage. Joint winner with Siobhan Lavelle for  'Stage 1 Conservation Plan for the Great North Road'
1998  National Christina Smith Award for Community History, for The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney
1998  NSW Premier's Award (Community and Regional History) for The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney

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