Dr Jeff   Kildea
Honorary Professor

Dr Jeff Kildea

Arts,Design & Architecture
Humanities & Languages

Jeff Kildea was educated at the University of Sydney, where he gained a BA, LLB and LLM, and at the University of New South Wales, where he received a MA in History and was awarded a PhD for his thesis on sectarianism in early 20th-century Australia.

He practised law as a solicitor (1974-1979) and barrister (1979-2013). After receiving his PhD he taught Irish and Australian history at the University of New South Wales (2004-2005, 2014) and at Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education (2006-2012). In 2014 he held the Keith Cameron Chair of Australian History at University College Dublin.

He has written books and articles and presented papers in Australia, Ireland and the United States on early 20th-century Irish-Australian history. His books include Tearing the Fabric: Sectarianism in Australia 1910-1925 (2002), Anzacs and Ireland (2007), Wartime Australians: Billy Hughes (2008) and Hugh Mahon: Patriot, Pressman, Politician, Vol 1 (2017) and Vol 2 (2020). His website includes some of his writings and a blog on aspects of Irish-Australian history.

Location
Morven Brown Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea J, 2020, '"The Empire Strikes Back": Anzacs and the Easter Rising 1916', in New Zealand's Responses to the 1916 Rising
    Books | 2020
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea J, 2020, Hugh Mahon Patriot, Pressman, Politician, Volume 2, Politician: the Years From 1901-1931
    Books | 2020
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Reid R; Kildea J; McIntyre P, 2020, To Foster an Irish Spirit The Irish National Association of Australasia 1915-2015
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea J, 2018, 'Securing Public Safety and the Defence of the Commonwealth? The Detention of Australia’s Irish Radicals during the First World War', in Fír Fesso A Festschrift for Neil Mcleod
    Books | 2017
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2017, Hugh Mahon: Patriot, Pressman, Politician, Volume 1 Patriot and Pressman: the years from 1857 to 1901, Anchor Books Australia, Melbourne
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2015, '"A veritable hurricane of sectarianism": the year 1920 and ethno-religious conflict in Australia', in Religion and Greater Ireland Christianity and Irish Global Networks, 1750-1950, McGill-Queens University Press, pp. 363 - 382
    Books | 2008
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea J, 2008, Wartime Australians: Billy Hughes, Wartime Australians, Australian Government, Department of Veterans' Affairs, http://www.dva.gov.au/commems_oawg/commemorations/history_research/Pages/Publications.aspx
    Books | 2007
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea J, 2007, Anzacs and Ireland, 1st, University of New South Wales, Sydney, http://www.unswpress.com/
    Books | 2002
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2002, Tearing the Fabric: Sectarianism in Australia 1910-1925, 1st, Citadel Books, Sydney, http://jeffkildea.com/
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea J, 2021, 'A Tale of Two Pandemics: The Impact of Spanish Flu and COVID-19 on Religious Observance', The Australasian Catholic Record, vol. 98, pp. 3 - 16
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea J, 2020, ''Itinerant Preachers of Sedition’: the Redmond Brothers’Tour of Australia in 1883', Journal of the Federation of Local History Societies, vol. 25, pp. 14 - 22
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea J, 2020, 'Hugh Mahon, the Irishman expelled from the Australian parliament', History Ireland, vol. 28, pp. 42 - 45
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea J, 2019, 'What Price Loyalty? Australian Catholics in the First World War', The Australasian Catholic Record, vol. 96, pp. 25 - 44
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea J, 2019, 'Absence or amnesia: Was the Golden West really free of “the noxious weed of sectarianism” that blighted early twentieth-century Australia?', Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society, vol. 40, pp. 131 - 143
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea J, 2018, 'Ireland Will Be Free: “Fanning The Flames Of Sectarianism” in Australia 1920-21', Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, vol. 18, pp. 130 - 155
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2017, 'Killing Conscription: the Easter Rising and Irish Catholic attitudes to the conscription debates in Australia, 1916-1917', Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2017, 'The Battle of Kosturino: the Irish-Australian connection', Irish Sword
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2017, '‘We personally had no quarrel with the rioters’: Anzacs in Dublin during the Easter Rising 1916', Irish Sword
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2015, 'The Irish at Gallipoli', History Ireland, vol. 23, pp. 36 - 39
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2015, 'Did the Leinsters Flee At Chunuk Bair?', Reveille, pp. 28 - 30
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2015, 'Irish Anzacs Project', Reveille, pp. 21 - 23
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2015, 'The Irish Anzacs Project', Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review, vol. 31, pp. 33 - 52
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2015, 'The Impact of the First World War on Ireland and Australia', The Irish Sword: the journal of the military history society of lreland, vol. XXX, pp. 177 - 192
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Jeff Kildea
    Kildea JF, 2011, 'Remembering Hugh Mahon', Recorder, http://jeffkildea.com/

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