Dr Erin Ihde

Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Erin Ihde

Phone: +61 2 6773 2176

Email: eihde2@une.edu.au


BA (Hons), PhD, GradCertHighEd

Teaching Areas

19th and 20th Century Australian History, Cold War, Cultural History

Research Interests

Australian Colonial History   
Australian Cold War and 1960s Cultural History


Books & Monographs

A Manifesto for New South Wales: Edward Smith Hall and the Sydney Monitor, 1826-1840, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2004.

Refereed Articles and Book Chapters

Ihde, Erin, 'The Cold War and Popular Culture', Agora, Vol. 51, No. 2, 2016, pp. 37-43.

‘Do Not Panic: Hawkwind, the Cold War and “the imagination of disaster”’, Cogent Arts & Humanities, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2015, 1024564 (online publication).

'Biggles Sees Red: Saving Australia from the Communist Menace', Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, pp. 363-380.

'Action, Adventure and Thrills Galore! Biggles in Australia: Radio and Comics', Australian Folklore, Number 27, Nov 2012, pp. 191-206.

'Liberty or Life!: The Convict Pirates of the Wellington', Darkmatter, No.5, 2009, pp. 103-115.

'Australia Federates, Australia Celebrates', in D.A. Roberts & M. Crotty, (eds) Turning Points in Australian History, UNSW Press, Sydney 2008,  pp. 87-99.

'Pirates of the Pacific: The Convict Seizure of the Wellington', The Great Circle: Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2008, pp. 3-17.

'''Bold, manly-minded men" and "sly, cunning, base convicts:" The double standard of escape', Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 7, 2005, pp. 123-138.

'To bank or not to bank: Edward Smith Hall on free trade and the commodification of money in early New South Wales', Journal of Australian Studies, No. 83, 224, pp. 13-23.

'Send more prostitutes: An alternative view of female sexuality in colonial New South Wales', Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 2002, pp. 35-50.       

''A smart volley of dough-boy shot': A military food riot in colonial Sydney', Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 3, No. 2, October 2001, pp. 23-37.

'Monitoring the situation: the 'convict journal', convict protest and convicts' rights', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 85, Part 1, June 1999, pp. 20-35.

'''So gross a violation of decency': A note on wife sales in colonial Australia", Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 84, Part 1, June 1998, pp. 26-37.


Review of Alan Atkinson, J.S. Ryan, Iain Davidson and Andrew Piper (eds), High Lean Country: Land, people and memory in New England, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2006, in Armidale and District Historical Society, Journal and Proceedings, No. 50, 2007, pp 139-141.

Review of Lyall Ford, A Photographic Record of Colonial Queensland: The Work of John Henry Mills, Professional Photographer 1851-1919, Taipan Press, Freshwater, 2004, in Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 9, 2007, pp 213-215.

Review of Martin Crotty and Erik Eklund (eds.), Australia to 1901: Selected readings in the Making of a Nation, Tertiary Press, Croydon, 2003, in Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol 6, 2006, pp 214-216.

Review of Lyall Ford, Below these Mountains: The Adventures of John Henry Mills Pioneer Photographer and Gold Miner, Taipan Press, Freshwater, 2001, and Poorhouse to Paradise: The Adventures of a Pioneering Family in a North Queensland Country Town, Taipan Press, Freshwater, 2001, in Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 5, 2004, pp. 172-174.

Review of John Gascoigne, The Enlightenment and the Origins of European Australia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002, in Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 4, No. 1, April 2002, pp. 134-135.