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Emeritus Professor Heather Goodall


Heather Goodall is a Professor of History and has researched and published in three major areas:

  • indigenous histories and relationships in Australia
  • environmental history, focused on water, rivers and oceans and tracing in particular the ways environmental issues are used in social conflicts and inter-cultural social relations
  • intercolonial networks, particularly those between Australia and India and around the Indian Ocean, and including the decolonization conflicts of the mid 20th century in India, Indonesia and Australia.

Heather has worked in collaborative research projects with Aboriginal communities in NSW and in central Australia. She has been historical researcher in two Royal Commissions, that into British Nuclear testing in Australia [reporting 1985] and that into Black Deaths in Custody [1991]. Her book Invasion to Embassy [1996, NSW Premier's Prize for Australian History] charts the sustained focus on land in NSW Aboriginal politics from the 1860s to the present.

Her recent research has focused on gendered and racialised interactions through rivers and oceans. Her essays on this theme on the northern Darling River floodplain are to be published in collected form by UTS ePress as Making Country: water, place and gender in decolonizing Australia [2008 forthcoming]. In her current projects Heather has considered Sydney as a city of rivers and as a port. With the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change, Heather has investigated the use of an urban river and parklands in a high conflict area of working class Sydney, the Georges River, by a range of class and ethnic groups, including Indigenous, Anglo, Vietnamese and Arabic-speaking communities. Concurrently, Heather is researching the connections which have taken place through the Sydney docks to the Indian Ocean and particularly those between Australians and Indian seafarers, demonstrated in their collaboration to support Indonesian independence in 1945.

Heather's recent publications include the urban, environmental history: Rivers and Resilience: Aboriginal People on Sydney's Georges River, co-authored with Allison Cadzow [2009, Short Listed NSW Premier's award for Community History]; the life story: Isabel Flick: the many lives of an extraordinary Aboriginal woman, co-authored with Isabel Flick [2004, Margarey Medal for Australian Women's Biography] and the co-edited Water, Borders and Sovereignty in Asia and Oceania [2009, Routledge] and Echoes from the Poisoned Well: Global Memories of Environmental Injustice [2006, Lexington].

Casual Academic, University Casual Academics
Associate Member, TFC - Transforming Cultures
Core Member, CCS - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
BA (Hons) (Syd), GradDipAdEd (UTS), PhD (Syd)
+61 2 9514 2284

Research Interests

Place and contested histories
Indigenous histories
Environmental history
Cross-cultural research
International Activism
New Media

Can supervise: Yes

Social Inquiry; History; Politics; New media


Cook, K. & Goodall, H. 2013, Making Change Happen: Black and White Activists talk to Kevin Cook about Aboriginal, Union and Liberation Politics, 1, ANU E Press, Canberra.
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This book is a unique window into a dynamic time in the politics and history of Australia. The two decades from 1970 to the Bicentennial in 1988 saw the emergence of a new landscape in Australian Indigenous politics. There were struggles, triumphs and defeats around land rights, community control of organisations, national coalitions and the international movement for Indigenous rights. The changes of these years generated new roles for Aboriginal people. Leaders had to grapple with demands to be administrators and managers as well as spokespeople and lobbyists. The challenges were personal as well as organisational, with a central one being how to retain personal integrity in the highly politicised atmosphere of the `Aboriginal Industry. Kevin Cook was in the middle of many of these changes as a unionist, educator, land rights campaigner, cultural activist and advocate for liberation movements in Southern Africa, the Pacific and around the world. But `Cookie has not wanted to tell the story of his own life in these pages. Instead, with Heather Goodall, a long time friend, he has gathered together many of the activists with whom he worked to tell their stories of this important time. Readers are invited into the frank and vivid conversations Cookie had with forty-five black and white activists about what they wanted to achieve, the plans they made, and the risks they took to make change happen.
Goodall, H. & Cadzow, A.J. 2009, Rivers and Resilience: Aboriginal people on Sydney's Georges River, 1, UNSW Press, Sydney, Australia.
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Rivers and Resilience traces the history of Aboriginal people along Sydneys Georges River from the early periods of British and Irish settlement to the present. It offers a dramatically new approach to Aboriginal history in an urban setting in Australia. Leading historians investigate the continuities and changes experienced by Aboriginal communities in this densely settled suburban area where the continued presence of Aboriginal people, including traditional owners, is largely - and wrongly - ignored.
Goodall, H. & Flick, I. 2004, Isabel Flick: The many lives of an extraordinary Aboriginal woman, 1, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia.
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Goodall, H. 1996, From Invasion to Embassy: Land in Aboriginal Politics in NSW from 1770 to 1972., 1, Black Books and Allen & Unwin, Sydney.


Voyer, M., Dreher, T.I., Gladstone, W. & Goodall, H. 2013, 'Dodgy Science or Global Necessity? Local Media Reporting of Marine Parks' in Lester, L. & Hutchins, B. (eds), Environmental Conflict and the Media, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., New York, USA, pp. 153-168.
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Has the hype associated with the «revolutionary» potential of the World Wide Web and digital media for environmental activism been muted by the past two decades of lived experience? What are the empirical realities of the prevailing media landscape? Using a range of related disciplinary perspectives, the contributors to this book analyze and explain the complicated relationship between environmental conflict and the media. They shine light on why media are central to historical and contemporary conceptions of power and politics in the context of local, national and global issues and outline the emerging mixture of innovation and reliance on established strategies in environmental campaigns. With cases drawn from different sections of the globe Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, Latin America, China, Japan, the Pacific Islands, Africa the book demonstrates how conflicts emanate from and flow across multiple sites, regions and media platforms and examines the role of the media in helping to structure collective discussion, debate and decision-making.
Ghosh, D. & Goodall, H. 2012, 'Unauthorised Voyagers across Two Oceans: Africans, Indians and Aborigines in Australia' in Toledano, Ehud & R (eds), African Communities in Asia and the Mediterranean: Identities between Integration and Conflict, Africa World Press, Trenton, New Jersey, pp. 147-168.
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Considering movements of people between South Asia, Africa and Australia offers an opporrunity to rethink Empire and more broadly to question the way we have understood the meaning of land and landscapes. In Australia, until the mid-twentieth century, history focused on the distance between the colony of Australia and that of metropolitan Britain, tracing the impact that the enormity of that distance and the duration of travel had in shaping the colony. More recently, historians have focused attention on the links between settler colonies and the movements of ideology, policy, popular culture and people between these colonies of America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and even South America.
Goodall, H. 2010, 'Shared Hopes, New worlds: Indian seamen, Australian unionists & Indonesian Independence 1945 -1949' in Moorthy, S. & Jamal, A. (eds), Indian Ocean Studies: Cultural, Social, and Political Perspectives, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 158-196.
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The drama which began to unfold in Australia in August 1945 brought together people from countries now known as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, ,and Australia. CentraI to the story were the South Asian seamean in Sydney and Brisbane who, with Australian maritime workers, responded to a call from Indonesian nationalists to support. their unilateral declaration of independence by boycotting all Dutch shippIng In Australian waters. This was a powerful strategy: 559 ships wefe immobilised between October 1945 and the eventual achievement of Indonesian nationhood in 1949. Such events often leave only the public statements of leaders. This struggle, however, has given us a rare glimpse of deeper relationships: the links made between the everyday working people involved, the ordinary seamen and their supporters. We find people who, despite wide differences in background and outlook, still shared the powerful hopes with which they were trying to shape their vision of new worlds.
Goodall, H. & Cadzow, A.J. 2009, 'Salt Pan Creek: rivers as border zones within the colonial city' in Ghosh, D., Goodall, H. & Donald, S. (eds), Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 189-209.
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Goodall, H., Wearing, S.L., Byrne, D. & Cadzow, A.J. 2009, 'Fishing the Georges River: Cultural diversity and urban environments' in Wise, S. & Velayutham, S. (eds), Everyday Multiculturalism, Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom, pp. 177-198.
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Ghosh, D., Goodall, H. & Muecke, S. 2009, 'Introduction - fresh and salt' in Ghosh, D., Goodall, H. & Donald, S. (eds), Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 1-13.
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Goodall, H. 2009, 'Shared hopes, new worlds: Indians, Australians, and Indonesians in the boycott of dutch shipping, 1945-1949' in Indian Ocean Studies: Cultural, Social, and Political Perspectives, pp. 158-196.
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Goodall, H. 2008, 'Digging Deeper: ground tanks and the elusive 'Indian Archipelago'' in Alan Mayne (ed), Beyond the Black Stump: rethinking rural histories in Australia, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, pp. 1-29.
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Goodall, H. & Cadzow, A.J. 2008, 'Salt Pan Creek: rivers as borders zones within the colonial city' in Ghosh, D. & Goodall, H. (eds), Water, Sovereignty, and Borders: Fresh and Salt in Asia and Oceania, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 189-209.
Goodall, H. 2006, 'Indigenous Peoples, Coloonialism, and memories of Environmental Injustice' in Washington, S.H., Rosier, P. & Goodall, H. (eds), Echoes from the Poisoned Well: Global Memories of Environmental Injustice, Lexington Books, Lanham, USA, pp. 73-96.
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Goodall, H. 2006, 'Main Streets and Riverbanks: The Politics of Place in an Australian River Town' in Echoes from the Poisoned Well: Global Memories of Environmental Injustice, Lexington Books, Lanham, USA, pp. 255-270.
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Goodall, H. 2006, 'Gender, Race and Rivers: Women and Water in Northwestern NSW' in Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt (ed), Fluid Bonds: Views on Gender and Water, Stree Books, Kolkata, India, pp. 287-304.
Goodall, H. 2001, 'Speaking what our mothers want us to say: Aboriginal women, land and Western Women's Council in New South Wales, 1984-85' in Brock, P. (ed), Words and Silences, Allen & Unwin, Cows Nest, Australia, pp. 18-56.
Goodall, H. 2001, 'The River Runs Backwards: The language of order and disorder on the Darling's northern flood plain' in Bonyhady, T. & Griffiths, T. (eds), Words for Country: Landscape and Language in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 30-51.
Goodall, H. 1999, 'Authority under challenge: Pikampul land and Queen Victoria's law during the British Invasion of Australia' in Daunton, M. & Halpern, R. (eds), Empire and Others: British Encounters with Indigenous Peoples 1600 - 1850, University College Press, London, pp. 260-279.
Goodall, H. 1999, 'Contesting Changes on the Paroo and its sister rivers' in Richard Kingsford (ed), A Free-Flowing River: the ecology of the Paroo River, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Hurstville, pp. 179-200.
Goodall, H. 1998, 'Land Rights' in Stuart Macintyre (ed), Oxford Companion to Australian History, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 201-202.
Goodall, H. & Flick, K. 1998, 'Angledool Stories: Aboriginal History in Hypermedia' in Thomson, A. & Perks, R. (eds), The Oral History Reader, Routledge, London, pp. 421-431.
Goodall, H. 1996, 'Land In Our Own Country: the Aboriginal Land Rights Movement in South Eastern Australia, 1860 to 1914' in Read, P. & Chapman, V. (eds), Terrible Hard Biscuits, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, pp. 1-20.
Originally published in 1990 in Aboriginal History. vol 14[1], republished in Terrible Hard Biscuits, edited by Peter Read and Valerie Chapman, Allen and Unwin, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 1996, 'Aboriginal History and the Politics of Information Control' in White, R. & Russell, P. (eds), Memories and Dreams: Reflections on Twentieth Century Australia, Allen and Unwin, Sydney Australia, pp. 77-96.
Originally published 1989 in Oral History Association of Australia Journal: 1988, Vol 9.
Goodall, H. 1996, 'Constructing a 'Riot': Television news and Aborigines' in Ericksen, H. (ed), The Media's Australia, Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, pp. 45-57.
Goodall, H. 1995, 'A Continuing Struggle: Aboriginal History in NSW' in Ann McGrath (ed), Contested ground : Australian Aborigines under the British crown, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 228-256.
Goodall, H. 1994, 'Colonialism and Catastrophe: Contested Remembrance of Measles and Bombs in a Pitjantjatjara Community' in Hamilton, P. & Darian-Smith, K. (eds), Memory and History in Twentieth Century Australia, Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, pp. 55-76.
Goodall, H. & Huggins, J. 1992, 'Contemporary Struggles of Aboriginal Women' in Saunders, K. & Evans, R. (eds), Gender relations in Australia : domination and negotiation, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Sydney, pp. 189-221.
Goodall, H. 1988, 'Cryin' Out For Land Rights' in Burgmaann, V. & Lee, J. (eds), Staining the Wattle (The People's History of Australia), Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Sydney, pp. 245-268.
Goodall, H. 1988, 'Pearl Gibbs' in 200 Australian Women, Women's Redress Press, Sydney, pp. 211-213.


Goodall, H. 2009, 'Crews, convicts and anti-colonial Christians.', Island Connections: intercolonial networks across oceans and empires - Mauritius-Reunion-Australia-Fiji-Noumea, UTS Sydney.
Goodall, H. 2009, 'The Nuts and Bolts: how historians work with sources', Sydney.
Goodall, H. 2009, 'Everyday Heroes: recognizing the activism of Aboriginal Sydney', AIATSIS SYmposium: Perspectives on urban life: connections and reconnections, Australian National University, Canberra.
Goodall, H. 2009, 'Indigenous challenges to the âCriminal Justiceâ system', History Week Seminar: Redressing Scandals Past, Tranby Aboriginal College, Glebe.
Goodall, H. 2009, 'Recognising Aboriginal urban histories', Challenging Land Loss: Indigenous legal and political responses to land grabbing, LaTrobe University, Melbourne.
Goodall, H. 2009, 'Environment and history in urban Indigenous experience', School of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne.
Goodall, H. 2009, 'Indigenous communities directing research', Research and Communities Workshop: Strategies for research for trade, industry and social justice in Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, University of Technology, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 2009, 'Rethinking Independence: Australia, India and Indonesia at the Delhi Conference, January 1949', Intercolonial Networks Syposium, IOSARN, University of Technology, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Wild in the City: mangroves, wild flowers and fennel: botanical politics on a multicultural river', Cities Nature Justice: new dialogues for social sustainability, University of Technology, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Sorry Business as history, mourning and renewal', NSW Teachers' Assocation Conference: Implications of the Federal Government Apology, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Rivers of Resistance: Koori stories from the Georges River, Bankstown', Bankstown City Library.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Cultural Diversity, Heritage and the Georges River National Park, Sutherland', City of Sutherland Council, Sutherland.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Operation Bluetongue: The Importance of Education for Sustainabilty for New Arrival Migrants and Refugees', Workshop for Ethnic Community Council Project, Parramatta Park Centre.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Workshops with Year 6 Aboriginal students in Twugia Gifted and Talented developing short films : Keeping Country: Aboriginal stories of the Georges River', Workshops for South Western Sydney Region Aboriginal Education Unit, Chipping Norton Environmental Education Centre.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Connecting Aboriginal History to classroom education: Aboriginal Stories of the Georges River', South Western Sydney Region Aboriginal Education Conference, Liverpool Catholic CLub.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Linking Aboriginal Pasts and Futures: Aboriginal People on the Georges River', Liverpool Council.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Rethinking the First Australians', Senior School Education, MLC School, Burwood.
Boydell, S., Behrendt, L.Y., Goodall, H., Sankaran, S., Watson, N., Mangioni, V., McMillan, M.D. & McDermott, M.D. 2008, 'Sydney Restored: Aboriginal ownership of city spaces', Cities Nature Justice: Abstracts, Cities Nature Justice: dialogues for social sustainability in public spaces, a UTS Trans/forming cultures symposium, UTS : Trans/forming Cultures, University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 1-1.
Challenge Grant output, presented by Nicole Watson This paper explores an irredentist model of justice in the city, one in which Aboriginal title is taken as the superior property interest over Sydney. It reports on a trans-disciplinary UTS funded research initiative investigating the impact on the institutional landscape of a solution that prioritises the human and property rights of the indigenous population. Methodologically, this research adopts what Creswell and Tashakkori (2007) refer to as a paradigm perspective. The approach integrates an eclectic combination of research modes into history, law, social inquiry, theory, practice, and beliefs, with the attitudes of finance, finance providers, capital users and indigenous property owners. Such a dynamic trans-disciplinary engagement demands that the researchers discuss an overarching worldview (or several worldviews) that provide a philosophical foundation for mixed methods research. Building on the role of land in Aboriginal politics, we explore Native title and the interplay with freehold and leasehold models. Our model raises a range of issues for the contemporary commons. as well as conceptions of ownership when long leasehold interests replace freehold titles. Whilst in the short term, we suggest that there is no significant financial impact on those holding the new 99-year tenancies, a range of issues arise in respect of the reversionary interest including rights, obligations, and restrictions surrounding improvements on the land. We also highlight the complexity surrounding land tax and the role of the State in such a model.
Goodall, H. 2007, 'Port politics, race and change: Indian seamen and Australian unions in the Indonesian Independence Struggle, 1945 - 1947', Trans-Tasman Labour History Comparative or Transnational?, Auckland University of Technology.
Goodall, H. 2007, 'Aboriginal people, work and politics in Australia and the empires', Trans Tasman Labour History: Comparative or Transnational?, Auckland University of Technology.
Palmer, C.G., Gothe, J., Mitchell, C.A., Riedy, C., Sweetapple, K., McLaughlin, S.M., Hose, G.C., Lowe, M., Goodall, H., Green, T., Sharma, D., Fane, S.A., Brew, K. & Jones, P.R. 2007, 'Finding integration pathways: developing a transdisciplinary (TD) approach for the Upper Nepean Catchment.', Proceedings of the 5th Australian Stream Management Conference. Australian rivers: making a difference, Australian Stream Management Conference, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, Australia., pp. 306-311.
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Goodall, H., Cadzow, A.J., Bryne, D. & Wearing, S.L. 2007, 'Nets, Backyards and the Bush: prawns, wallabies and bluetongues: the conflicting cultures of nature on Sydney's Georges River', The Natural History of Sydney, Royal Zoological Society, Taronga Park Zoo.
Goodall, H., Cadzow, A.J., Byrne, D. & Wearing, S.L. 2007, 'People, Politics and Public Nature on the Georges River', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Conference, University of Technology, University of Technology Sydney.
Wearing, S.L., Goodall, H., Cadzow, A.J. & Bryne, D. 2007, 'Masculinity and Power Recreation on the Georges River', In the Pipeline: a symposium new directions on cultural research on water, Centre for Cultural Research, Parramatta.
Goodall, H., Cadzow, A.J., Bryne, D. & Wearing, S.L. 2007, 'Cultural diversity, heritage and the Georges River National Park', Cultural Heritage: a symposium of the Department of Environment and Climate Change, Maritime Museum, Sydney.
Goodall, H., Cadzow, A.J., Bryne, D. & Wearing, S.L. 2007, 'Gold and Silver: Vietnamese Australians and parks in Vietnam and Sydney', Cultural Heritage Conference, Department of Environment and Climate Change - ANMM, Darling Harbour.
Goodall, H. 2007, 'Digging Deeper: ground tanks and the elusive 'Indian Archipelago'', Australian Historical Association Conference, Armidale.
Goodall, H. 2007, 'Shared Hopes, New Worlds: Indian seamen, Australian unionists & Indonesian Independence 1945-1949', University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Aboriginal people and the seafront politics', University of Newcastle.
Goodall, H. 2007, 'Indigenous People, Conservation and Social Justice on the Upper Darling floodplain', Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Sustainability or another high-tech bandaid? Key environmental debates in Australia', Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Goodall, H. 2007, 'Water and Cotton: Key Australian Environmental Debates', Jahawarhalal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Goodall, H. 2007, 'The poisoned axe: people, vegetation & climate on the upper Darling floodplain', History and Science Seminar, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
Goodall, H. 2007, 'Women, water and political ecology in western NSW', In the Pipeline: new directions of cultural research, University of Western Sydney.
Wearing, S.L., Goodall, H., Cadzow, A.J. & Bryne, D. 2007, 'Water flexibility: Vietnamese women's experiences of migrancy, gender relations and rivers in Sydney and Vietnam', In the Pipeline: a symposium new directions on cultural research on water, Centre for Cultural Research, Parramatta.
Goodall, H. 2006, 'Race, gender and spatial politics in rural Australia', Centre for the Study of Social Sciences, Calcutta, India.
Goodall, H., Wearing, S.L., Byrne, D.R. & Cadzow, A.J. 2006, 'Green cities: rethinking suburban conservation campaigning in Sydney 1940 to 1990.', State of Australia's Cities 2005, Conference Proceedings, State of Australia's Cities 2005, Conference Proceedings, Sydney.
Goodall, H., Ghosh, D. & Todd, L. 2006, 'Behind the back of Empire: people, technologies and ideas 'jumping ship' India and Australia 1788 - 1948', Culture, Identity and Performance, CAPSTRANS, University of Woollongong.
Goodall, H. & Flick, B. 2006, 'Family Ties: Aboriginal - South Asian Histories', Rethinking Diasporas, Landscapes of Meaning Conference, University of Technology, Sydney.
Cadzow, A.J., Goodall, H., Byrne, D. & Wearing, S.L. 2006, 'Waterborne: Vietnamese Australians' Memories of Place in Vietnam and Sydney', Dancing With Memory: International Oral History Association Conference, University of Technology, Sydney.
Goodall, H., Cadzow, A.J., Byrne, D. & Wearing, S.L. 2006, 'The Flow of Memory: rivers and the narration of change in urban and rural Australia', Dancing with Memory: International Oral History Association Conference, University of Technology, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 2006, 'Land Rights, Native Title and the alternatives', History Teachers Conference, Powerhouse Museum.
Goodall, H. 2006, 'Indigenous People and Water Knowledge in a changing Australia', History of Waters Conference, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
Goodall, H. 2006, 'Rewriting Green History', Ideas in Action, Sydney.
Goodall, H., Wearing, S.L., Byrne, D. & Cadzow, A.J. 2006, 'Challenging Urban Green Myths: the social and political dimensions of urban conservation work', Kharagpur, India.
Goodall, H. 2006, 'What Mangroves Mean: ecology, people and politics on the Georges River', Australian National University, Canberra.
Goodall, H., Cadzow, A.J., Byrne, D. & Wearing, S.L. 2006, 'Fishing the Georges River', Everyday Multiculturalism, Macquarie University, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 2006, 'Gender, Race and Public Space', Sanctuary and Security, University of Technology, Sydney.
Goodall, H., Wearing, S.L., Byrne, D.R. & Cadzow, A.J. 2005, 'Bushland in the city: natural or unnatural?', National Conference - State of Australia Cities, State of Australia Cities, -, Sydney, Australia.
Goodall, H., Wearing, S.L., Byrne, D.R. & Cadzow, A.J. 2005, 'Making greenspace: rethinking suburban conservation campaigning in Sydney 1940 to 1990', State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference, State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference, -, Griffin University, Australia.
Byrne, D.R., Goodall, H., Wearing, S.L. & Cadzow, A.J. 2005, 'Enchanted places in the suburbs: seeing the Georges River', State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference, State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference, -, Wollongong, NSW Australia.
Barclay, K., Ghosh, D. & Goodall, H. 2005, 'Water and Borders - Oceanic Cultures', Theory and Project Workshop, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, UTS.
Goodall, H. 2005, 'Water AYearning: Drought on the flooded country', CISH/AHA Conference, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 2006, 'Oral History & Community: Memory and Place', CISH/AHA Conference, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 2005, 'Karoo: Communities reclaiming historical and anthropological photographs', Visual Modes of Historical Practice, National Museum of Australia.
Goodall, H., Wearing, S.L., Byrne, D.R. & Kijas, J. 2004, 'Recognising Cultural Diversity: The Georges River Project in South western Sydney', Sustainability and Social Science: Round Table Proceedings, Sustainability and Social Science, ISF, UTS & CSIRO Minerals, Sydney, Australia, pp. 159-185.
Goodall, H. 2004, 'Hidden Rivers: seeing the Georges River as space-time networks', Environmental History PhD Workshop, Australian National University, Canberra.
Goodall, H. 2004, 'Memory, people, place: how we learn about memory through place', Oral History Association of Australia workshop, State Library, Sydney.
Goodall, H., Cadzow, A.J., Byrne, D. & Wearing, S.L. 2004, 'Wild Places in the Suburbs', Visions, Australian Historical Association Biennal Conference, Newcastle.
Wearing, S.L., Goodall, H. & Byrne, D. 2008, 'Cultural diversity in the social valuing of parkland: Networking communities and park management', 8th World Leisure Congress, Leisure Matters, Brisbane.
Wearing, S.L. & Goodall, H. 2004, 'Ethnic Park Use', NSW Regional Council Seminar: The future of Recreation in Australia, Penrith.
Goodall, H. 2004, 'Main Streets and Riverbanks: the politics of place in an Australian river town', American Society for Environmental History and the National Council on Public History, Victoria, Canada.
Goodall, H. 2003, 'The Performance of Heritage: the Vietnamese Community in NSW', Diasporas and Contested Cultural Heritage, Visiting Scholars Program, Australian National University, Canberra.
Goodall, H. 2002, 'Memory and Place', Place, Memory and Cross Cultural Research, ANU, Canberra.
Goodall, H. 2001, 'Relational Lives: life stories and communities in indigenous and intercultural settings', New Zealand/Aotearoa Oral History Association Conference, Wellington.
Goodall, H. 2001, 'Dissolving Certainties: floodplain conflict, competition and public histories in rural Australia', National Council on Public History Conference, Ottawa.
Goodall, H. 2000, 'Aboriginal people and their lands in Rangelands environments', Rangelands Association Centenary Conference, Broken Hill.
Goodall, H. 2000, 'Working Research: History in the public arena', UTS Vice-Chancellor's Public Research Lecture, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 1999, 'On the Riverbank: Conversations about place for a national museum', Negotiating Histories, National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
Goodall, H. 1998, 'Post-Innocence Conference', Transforming cultures: Post innocence conference, University of Technology, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 1998, 'Making Traditions out of Rural Modernity', Localising Modernity Conference, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 1998, 'Water,Wik and the Valuing of Land: the interaction of the economic and the cultural in putting a price on land', Australian Historical Association Conference, University of Sydney.
Goodall, H. & Lucas, D.P. 1997, '"Country" Stories: Oral History and Sustainability Research', Proceedings of 1997 Conference of the Australian Association for Social Research, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Australia.
Sustainability and Social Research , Centre for Rural Social Research
Goodall, H. 1997, 'The River Runs Backwards', Landscape and Language Seminar, ANU, Canberra.
Goodall, H. 1997, 'Sharing Questions: towards Reconciliation and the Republic', The Festival of the Dreaming, Sydney Organising Committee for the 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney State Library.
Goodall, H. 1997, 'Stolen Land Stolen Children', Community Lecture, Granville Library.
Goodall, H. 1997, ''Storied Places': Memory, Oral History and Place', Crossing Boundaries Conference, Oral History Association of Australia, Alice Springs.
Goodall, H. 1997, 'Aboriginal History, Narration and New Media in Community and Formal Education', The Dissemination of Knowledge Conference, Glasgow.
Goodall, H. 1997, 'No easy reconciliation: Australians, History and Racism', Public History Towards the Millenium Seminar, Blackfriars, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 1997, 'Poisoning the Waterholes in 1997', Australian Reconciliation Convention, Melbourne.
Goodall, H. 1997, 'Facing today's poisoned waterholes: sharing histories', The View from the Other Side of the Hill: Reinterpreting Australian History in the Context of Reconciliation, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 1997, 'Recognising Realities: researching Native Title in NSW', Seminar on Native Title - Professional Historians Assocation, Sydney.
Goodall, H. 1997, 'Authority under challenge: Pikampul Land and Queen Victoria's Law during the British Invasion of Australia', The British Encounter with Indigenous People to 1850 Conference, The Neal Commonwealth Fund Conference, University College London.
Goodall, H. & Lucas, D.P. 1997, 'Country Stories', Oral History and Sustainability Research, Wagga Wagga.
Goodall, H. 1996, 'Interaction and Negotiation: approaches to the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal history in western NSW', Local History Workshop of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Orange.
Goodall, H. 1996, 'Angledool Stories', Apple University Consortium Academic and Developers Conference, Brisbane.
Goodall, H. 1996, ''Making histories' in hypermedia', Australian Historical Association Conference, University of Melbourne.
Goodall, H. 1995, 'Angledool Stories: Research and production in interactivity', Ultimo Series, University of Technology, Sydney.
Goodall, H. & Flick, K. 1995, 'Angledool Stories: Community History and Interactive Multimedia', Australian Film Commission: Narrative and Interactivity: the Filmmaker and Multimedia, Melbourne.
Goodall, H. 1993, 'Border Wars: the shifting meanings of boundaries in Aboriginal-coloniser relations in south-eastern Australia', Communal/Plural 2 Conference: Republicanism, citizenship, community, University of Western Sydney.

Journal articles

Voyer, M., Gladstone, W. & Goodall, H. 2015, 'Obtaining a social licence for MPAs - influences on social acceptability', Marine Policy, vol. 51, pp. 260-266.
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The biological success of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) depends to a large extent on their social acceptability, sometimes referred to as a social licence. Local resistance has slowed international progress towards a global network of MPAs. The causes of local resistance and limited social acceptability are poorly known, which constrains the development of new planning paradigms that could address these issues. Two case studies in New South Wales, Australia determined the factors that influenced community attitudes towards MPAs. The Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park (PSGLMP) and Batemans Marine Park (BMP) underwent virtually identical and concurrent planning processes, however resistance to the BMP was more intense and sustained. Differences in the demographics, history, local media coverage and social impacts of each marine park contributed to these different community responses. The BMP demonstrated the 'perfect storm' of opposition triggers - a community struggling in the transition away from a primary production economy, a highly politicised media dominated by powerful elites with ideological objections to the park, and social impacts sufficiently profound to motivate local citizens to support an active campaign against the park. These impacts included loss of access, identity and increased competition for resources. This research points to the importance of developing a deeper understanding of the social, cultural and political landscape of the communities in which MPAs are proposed and a rethink of planning processes to better incorporate community objectives and knowledge.
Goodall, H. & Ghosh, D. 2015, 'Beyond the 'poison of prejudice': Indian and Australian women talk about the White Australia policy', History Australia, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 116-140.
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This article opens two new inquiries into Australia–India relations. First, substantial existing analysis of the White Australia policy after the Second World War begins from Australian perspectives and sources: this article starts from the Indian side. It focuses on Indian women – on what they were reading in public media and what they said in speeches – because Indian women's personal and political contacts with Australia increased during the Cold War. Secondly, we explore the contemporary potential of cross-cultural collaboration – between researchers from Australian and Indian backgrounds – to identify the dissonances in our interpretations and ask why those differences have arisen
Goodall, H. 2015, 'Contract gangs: race, gender and vulnerability', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 23-23.
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Voyer, M., Gladstone, W. & Goodall, H. 2014, 'Understanding marine park opposition: the relationship between social impacts, environmental knowledge and motivation to fish', AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 441-462.
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Goodall, H. 2014, 'Wanderings in India: Australian Perceptions', South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 356-357.
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Frawley, J.E. & Goodall, H. 2013, 'Transforming Saltbush: Science, Mobility, and Metaphor in the Remaking of Intercolonial Worlds', Conservation and Society, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 176-186.
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The movement of exotic biota into native ecosystems are central to debates about the acclimatisation of plants in the settler colonies of the nineteenth century. For example, plants like lucerne from Europe and sudan grass from South Africa were transferred to Australia to support pastoral economies. The saltbush Atriplex spp. is an anomaly-it too, eventually, became the subject of acclimatisation within its native Australia because it was also deemed useful to the pastoralists of arid and semi-arid New South Wales. When settlers first came to this part of Australia, however, initial perceptions were that the plants were useless. We trace this transformation from the desert 'desperation' plant during early settlement to the 'precious' conservation species, from the 1880s, when there were changes in both management strategies and cultural responses to saltbush in Australia. This reconsideration can be seen in scientific assessments and experiments, in the way that it was commoditised by seeds and nursery traders, and in its use as a metaphor in bush poetry to connote a gendered nationalist figure in Saltbush Bill. We argue that while initial settlers were often so optimistic about European management techniques, they had nothing but contempt for indigenous plants. The later impulses to the conservation of natives arose from experiences of bitter failure and despair over attempts to impose European methods, which in turn forced this re-evaluation of Australian species.
Byrne, D.R. & Goodall, H. 2013, 'Placemaking And Transnationalism: Recent Migrants And A National Park In Sydney, Australia', Parks, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 63-72.
A study of the way Arab and Vietnamese migrants engage with a national park environment in south-west Sydney, Australia, has highlighted the agency of these people as they not merely adapt to that environment but actively make places for themselves in it. The concept of placemaking is useful particularly in showing that `place can be constructed out of social practice, emotion and affect, and does not have to entail physical impact on or alteration of the existing environment. Migrants bring with them into the park many of the perceptual habits, cultural `ways, and expectations about nature that were formed in their homelands. Participants in the study also reported that certain elements of the park environment, including the river, strongly evoked and triggered memories of their homelands. They experienced being in two places at once. The concept of transnationalism allows us to understand how a national park environment can, for certain people, be situated in transnational more than national space. Transnational connectivity is helping to destabilise park boundaries much the way that, from another perspective, wildlife corridors and the theory and practice of connectivity conservation view them as ideally porous.
Voyer, M., Dreher, T.I., Gladstone, W. & Goodall, H. 2013, 'Who cares wins: The role of local news and news sources in influencing community responses to marine protected areas', Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 85, no. A, pp. 29-38.
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Mass media is a key tool by which environmental interventions, such as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are communicated to the public. The way in which local news outlets present and explain MPAs to local communities is likely to be influential in determining how they respond to the proposal. In particular the tendency of news media to focus on areas of conflict and dispute ensures ideology and politics play a central role in reporting of MPA proposals, often simplifying debate into an `us versus them or `fishers versus conservationists ideological conflict. This can lead to the outright rejection of an MPA or undermine acceptance of the park within local communities. The media coverage of two marine parks in NSW, Australia was compared to determine the way in which news presented the parks to each community and how this may have influenced public acceptance of the parks. In particular the study examined the role ideology and politics played in the news coverage of each park by investigating the way in which the news was framed and the positions of key media spokespeople. Media coverage of the Batemans Marine Park appears to have been highly politicised and heavily influenced by the strong convictions of a small handful of prominent spokespeople. By way of contrast media coverage of the Port Stephens Great Lakes Marine Park was more nuanced and drew from a wide range of sources. This research provides insight into how areas of conflict could be reframed as opportunities that enhance MPA planning exercises and highlights how ideology can help shape community sentiment. Acknowledging the role of ideology in contested areas such as these allows for the development of strategies that can accommodate as well as moderate its influence. These strategies may include the incorporation of `bottom up approaches into MPA planning, the promotion and support of a range of voices within the community, and seeking out and building upon common ground and shared values.
Voyer, M., Gladstone, W. & Goodall, H. 2012, 'Methods of social assessment in Marine Protected Area planning: Is public participation enough?', Marine Policy, vol. 36, pp. 432-439.
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Addressing social and economic considerations is crucial to the success of Marine Protected Area (MPA) planning and management. Ineffective social assessment can alienate local communities and under- mine the success of existing and future MPAs. It is rare to critique the success of methods used currently to incorporate social and economic considerations into MPA planning. Three Australian MPA planning processes covering three states and incorporating federal and state jurisdictions are reviewed in order to determine how potential social impacts were assessed and considered. These case studies indicate that Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is under-developed in Australian MPA planning. Assessments rely heavily on public participation and economic modelling as surrogates for dedicated SIA and are followed commonly by attitudinal surveys to gauge public opinion on the MPA after its establishment. The emergence of issues around public perception of the value of MPAs indicates the failure of some of these proposals to adequately consider social factors in planning and management. This perception may have potential implications for the long term success of individual MPAs. It may also compromise Australia's ability to meet international commitments for MPA targets to gazette at least 10% of all its marine habitats as MPAs. Indeed, this is demonstrated in two of the three case studies where social and economic arguments against MPAs have been used to delay or block the future expansion of the MPA network.
Goodall, H. 2012, 'UNEASY COMRADES: Tuk Subianto, Eliot V. Elliot and the cold war', Indonesia and the Malay World, vol. 40, no. 117, pp. 209-230.
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This article focuses on the friendship between two martime workers and unionists - Tuk Subianto from Indonesia and Eliot V. Elliott from Australia - intially forged during the struggles in Australian against Dutch and British colonialism in Indonesia in 1945. Their communication into the 1960s was largely possible through their shared involvement with international networks of left-affiliated unions like the World Federation of Trade Unions. Despite the WFTU executive's sustained focus on Europe, the organisation had members from diverse racial and national groups which enabled communication between people at the periphery, like the Australians, Indonesians and Indians. Their relationship foundered, however, on Elliott's failure to recognise the imporance to Tuk Subinato and his maritime union of the network of decolonising nations, which are often linked through shared 'non-alaignment' like India and Indonesia, or even opposition to the European focus of formal left-wing structures like the WFTU. There were thus two different transnational networks operating as the vehicle for Tuk Subianto to be 'overseas', and his old Australian comrade was for various reasons only participating in one of them, which became increasingly inadequate to sustain their alliance.
Goodall, H. 2012, 'India's Environmental History', ENVIRONMENT AND HISTORY, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 297-304.
Goodall, H. 2011, 'Tracing Southern Cosmopolitanisms: the intersecting networks of Islam, Trade Unions, Gender and Communism, 1945-1965', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 108-139.
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At the end of World War 2, there were high hopes across the Indian Ocean for a new world in which the relationships between working people would mean more than the borders which separated them. This paper will explore the fate of the hopes for new worlds, in the decades after 1945, by following the uneven relationships among working class Australians, Indonesians and Indians in the aftermath of an intense political struggle in Australia from 1945 to 1949 in support of Indonesian independence. They had been brought together by intersections between the networks established through colonialism, like trade unions, communism and feminism, with those having much longer histories, like Islam. The men and women in this Australian setting expressed their vision in 1945 for a future of universal and transnational networks across the Indian Ocean which would continue the alliances they had found so fruitful. Today their experiences as well as their hopes might be called cosmopolitanism they expected that the person-to-person friendships they were forming could be sustained and be able to negotiate the differences between them to achieve common aims. Although these hopes for new futures of universal alliances and collaborations were held passionately in the 1940s, all seem to have died by 1970, diverted by newly independent national trajectories and defeated by the Cold War. Yet many of the relationships persisted far longer than might be expected and their unravelling was not inevitable. This paper will trace the course of a few of the relationships which began in the heat of the campaigns in Australia, 1943 to 1945, in order to identify the continuing common ground as well as the rising tensions which challenged them.
Goodall, H., Cadzow, A.J. & Byrne, D. 2010, 'Mangroves, garbage, fishing: Bringing everyday ecology to Sydney's industrial Georges River', Transforming Cultures, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-32.
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Post war problems of rising urban, industrial pollution and intractable waste disposal are usually considered as technical and economic problems only, solutions to which were led by experts at State level, and filtered into Australia from the ferments occurring in the United States and Britain in the 1960s and 70s. This paper investigates the change which arose from the localities in which the impact of those effects of modern city development were occurring. In particular, this study looks at a working class, industrial area, the Georges River near Bankstown Municipality, which was severely affected by Sydneys post-war expansion. Here, action to address urgent environmental problems was initiated first at the local level, and only later were professional engineers and public health officials involved in seeking remedies. It was even later that these local experts turned from engineering strategies to environmental science, embracing the newly developed ecological analyses to craft changing approaches to local problems. This paper centres on the perspective of one local public health surveyor, employed by a local municipal council to oversee waste disposal, to identify the motives for his decisions to intervene dramatically in river health and waste disposal programs. Rather than being prompted to act by influences from higher political levels or overseas, this officer drew his motivation from careful local data collection, from local political agitation and from his own recreational knowledge of the river. It was his involvement with the living environments of the area the ways in which he knew the river - through personal and recreational experiences, which prompted him to seek out the new science and investigate emerging waste disposal technologies.
Cadzow, A.J., Byrne, D. & Goodall, H. 2010, 'Waterborne: Vietnamese Australians and river environments in Vietnam and Sydney', Transforming Cultures, vol. 5, no. 1.
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Vietnamese Australians who arrived in Australia as refugees since the 1970s and later as migrants, have developed complex relationships of remembering, knowing and belonging to environments in Vietnam and Sydney. Water was a frequent point of reference in our interviews with Vietnamese people in Sydney, and their relationships with water are used in this article to explore interviewees associations with places. The article focuses on cultural knowledge of environments, which people bring with them, such as their connections with rivers and oceans, central to both memories of place and the histories of Vietnam. These memories also change with return visits and experiences between these places. Vietnamese refugees experiences of escape and trauma coming across oceans from Vietnam also influence subsequent relationships with place. Finally, relationships with Sydney parks and urban waterways are explored by examining popular places for family and community get-togethers along Georges River, located near where many Sydney Vietnamese people live. These have become key places in making Sydney home for Vietnamese people. The article considers how Vietnamese Australian cultural knowledge of place could be shared and acknowledged by park managers and used in park interpretatio
Goodall, H. & Cadzow, A. 2010, 'The People's National Park: Working-Class Environmental Campaigns on Sydney's Georges River, 1950-67', LABOUR HISTORY, no. 99, pp. 17-35.
Goodall, H. 2009, ''Indian Ocean News': Indian challenges to Australian Racialised Media', Transforming Cultures eJournal, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 111-143.
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Two events involving Indians in Australia have grabbed news headlines at different times. One was the 1945 campaign supporting Indonesian Independence in which Indian seamen known then in Australia as lascars played a high profile role for which they have seldom been acknowledged. The more recent has been the 2009 series of violent attacks on Indian students in Australia, which have aroused major news coverage and public debate in Australia and India. How might news media reflect better the potential of both these stories to tell transnational Indian Ocean news in which more than one narrative is heard? How, in fact, might they reflect the qualities of the Indian Ocean itself in fostering circulation and dialogue? To contribute to this wider question, this article explores two issues. Firstly, do cultural stereotypes persist over time and, if so, is it because news media re-create and re-circulate them in changing circumstances? Secondly, how does access to making news come about: whose voices are heard and how are news stories identified and told? In the light of what appears to be the simple perpetuation of old stereotypes into the 2009 stories, this paper examines both newspaper and documentary filmic representations of the 1945 campaign.
Brown, S., Dovers, S., Frawley, J.E., Gaynor, A., Goodall, H., Karskens, G. & Mullins, S. 2008, 'Can Environmental History Save the World?', History Australia, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-24.
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As a 'genre of history' in Australia environmental history is relatively new, emerging in the 1960s and 70s from encounters between history, geography and the natural sciences in the context of growing environmental concern and activism. Interdisciplinary in orientation, the field also exhibited an unusually high level of engagement with current environmental issues and organisations. In this era of national research priorities and debates about the role and purpose of university-based research, it therefore seemed fair to ask: can environmental history save the world? In response, a panel of new and established researchers offer their perspectives on issues of relevance and utility within this diverse and dynamic genre. This article has been peer-reviewed.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Riding the TIde: Indigneous knowledge, history and water in a changing Australia', Environment and History, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 355-384.
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Indigenous people's knowledge of their environments, often called Traditional Environmental Knowledge [TEK], is widely invoked today in many arenas of environmental analysis and natural resource management as a potential source of beneficial approaches to sustainability. Indigenous knowledge is most often discussed in this literature and practice as if it were a static archive of data, largely unchanging since the point of colonisation and/or modernisation in the area under study. This paper discusses the contested and relational nature of indigeneity and challenges the ahistorical conceptualisation of indigenous knowledge. It does so by drawing on the work of historians and anthropologists to argue that indigenous knowledge, about environmental and other matters, should be seen as a process rather than an archive. This approach offers a way to understand how indigenous knowledge of environments might continue to be meaningful and relevant in conditions of rapid environmental change. A case study of one such situation is the upper Darling River region in Australia, colonised by the British from the 1840s. Water courses, springs and water holes have been critically important both in the conservation of indigenous environmental knowledge and in shaping the way it has developed in interaction with the long and challenging conditions of colonisation. Tracing the historical changes in indigenous knowledge offers the possibility not only of identifying continuing viable alternatives to western agricultural or conservation strategies but also of identifying environmental change over the time of colonisation, particularly in relation to areas associated with the passage and use of water.
Goodall, H. 2008, 'Port Politics: Indian Seamen, Australian unionists and Indonesian independence 1945-1947', Labour History, vol. 94, pp. 43-68.
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In September 1945 a boycott of Dutch shipping in Australian waters was called in support of the lndonesian declaration of independence at the end of World War I!. Inspired by the Atlantic Charter, a new decolonised world seemed possible. It was working people of Australia, Indonesia and lndia who co-operated in the boycott and attempt to Win freedom. not Only in Indonesia but also in India. This article compares the Australian accounts of the boycott with Indian perspectives, found in the records of the Indian Seamen's Union in Australia and in oral histories of Australian activists who supported the Indians in this boycott. This comparison demonstrates that the Indian seamen played a substantial role in the practical implementation of the boycott, as it was they, not Indonesians or Australians, who were the main body of seamen obstructing the departures of the black-banned ships. The article asks why the lndian story has been absent in the Australian accounts to date and locates the sources of that marginalisation in the assumptions alld stereotypes deVeloped over a century of hierarchical and competitive colonial labour practices. Tile boycott which seemed to be about the end of colonialism was nevertheless shaped by and remembered within the constraints of that colonialism.
Goodall, H., Ghosh, D. & Todd, L. 2008, 'Jumping Ship - Skirting Empire: Indians, Aborigines and Australians across the Indian Ocean', Transforming Cultures eJournal, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 44-74.
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Relationships between South Asians and Australians during the colonial period have been little investigated. Closer attention to the dramatically expanded sea trade after 1850 and the relatively uncontrolled movement of people, ideas and goods which occurred on them, despite claims of imperial regulation, suggests that significant numbers of Indians among others entered Australia outside the immigration restrictions of empire or settlers. Given that many of them entered or remained in Australia without official sanction, their histories will not be found in the official immigration records, but rather in the memories and momentos of the communities into which they might have moved. Exploring the histories of Aboriginal communities and of maritime working class networks does allow a previously unwritten history to emerge: not only of Indian individuals with complex personal and working histories, but often as activists in the campaigns against racial discrimination and in support of decolonization. Yet their heritage has been obscured. The polarizing conflict between settlers and Aboriginal Australians has invariably meant that Aboriginal people of mixed background had to `choose sides to be counted simplistically as either `black or `white. The need to defend the communitys rights has meant that Aboriginal people had to be unequivocal in their identification and this simplification has had to take precedence over the assertion of a diverse heritage. In working class histories, the mobilization of selective ethnic stereotyping has meant that the history of Indians as workers, as unionists and as activists has been distorted and ignored.
Wearing, S.L., Goodall, H., Byrne, D. & Kijas, J. 2008, 'Cultural diversity in the social valuing of parklands: Networking communities and park management', Australasian Parks and Leisure Journal, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 20-29.
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The paper focuses on cultural diversity and the social valuing of parkland as a consequence of local urban park use. The paper is based on a study investigating whether the social values attributed to parklands are intrinsic, are generated by the cultural perspectives of the different communities who use them, or are simply generated by management approaches. The study assesses the perceptions and uses of public open space by Aboriginal, Anglo-Australian and recently migrated communities inside and outside park boundaries in the Georges River area. The preliminary results of this study identifies the impacts on each cultural group, how these groups value the public open spaces in their area and how they respond to current management approaches. The paper concludes with an outlook on how to develop research tools to support and encourage a multicultural approach to park management and create community networks that recognise opportunities and provisions at parks in an ethnically diverse multicultural Australia.
Goodall, H. 2006, 'Karoo: mates: Communities reclaim their images', Aboriginal History, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 48-66.
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Goodall, H. 2006, 'Exclusion and Re-emplacement: Tensions around Protected Areas in Australia and Southeast Asia', Conservation and Society, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 383-395.
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THE DEBATES AROUND CONSERVATION and social justice are urgent, as Ranga­rajan and Shahabuddin (this issue) demonstrates, but these debates have not followed the same course in different countries. The histories of protected ar­eas and people in countries other than India highlight differences as well as similarities. This response considers the questions raised from an Australian perspective, but these issues are not constrained by national borders. They re­flect instead the three-way tensions between the specifics of local circum­stances, the motives of governments and the prevailing international pressures. So while this paper starts from an Australian position, it moves to consider East Timor and Thailand, where numbers of Australians can be found today working as researches, staff or volunteers in conservation or de­velopment NGOs. Just as important are the questions arising in Vietnam, be­cause it is from here that significant and articulate minority of Australia's population draw their family background, their continuing relationships and their experience of the interaction of protected areas and local peoples.
Goodall, H. 2006, 'Challenging Voices: Tracing the Problematic Role of Testimony in Political Change', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 513-518.
Byrne, D.R., Goodall, H., Wearing, S.L. & Cadzow, A.J. 2006, 'Enchanted parklands', Australian Geographer, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 103-115.
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What is the religious or spiritual significance of the Australian natural environment to non-Indigenous Australians? This question is asked in relation to the parklands along the Georges River, in south-western Sydney, and some of the ethnic groups who live in the 'social catchment' of these parklands. The post-Reformation rationalist Christianity of Anglo-Celtic migrants led to a degree of institutional religious disengagement with nature, a disenchantment of places, that may tend to obscure the spiritual tone of the relationship that many Anglo-Australians clearly do have with the natural environment. Migrants from East Asia can be seen to be drawing their cultural links closer to the natural landscape as it exists in and around Sydney by engaging this landscape with wider narratives of emplaced spiritual presence. This situation is evident in the construction of Buddhist forest monasteries, the practice of meditation in the bush and in the mapping of geomantic forces and flows.
Goodall, H. 2006, 'Frankenstein, Triffids and Mangroves: anxiety and changing urban ecologies', Australian Folklore, vol. 21, pp. 82-92.
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Goodall, H. 2006, 'Challenging voices: Tracing the problematic role of testimony in political change ('Human Rights and Narrated Lives - The Politics of Recognition' by Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith)', AUSTRALIAN LITERARY STUDIES, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 513-518.
Goodall, H. 2005, 'Writing a Life with Isabel Flick: An exploration in cross-cultural collaboration', The Public Historian, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 65-82.
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Goodall, H. 2002, 'Too early yet or not soon enough? Reflections on 'sharing' histories as process not collection', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 33, no. 118, pp. 7-24.
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Goodall, H. 2002, 'Facing the Dilemmas: a review of the Canadian Museum of Civilisation', The Public Historian, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 55-63.
Goodall, H. 2001, 'Mourning: remembrance and the politics of place: a study of the significance of Collarenebri Aborginal Cemetery', Public History Review, vol. 9, pp. 72-96.
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Goodall, H. 2001, 'Renewing country: Aboriginal people and their lands in rangeland environments', The Rangeland Journal, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 99-115.
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Goodall, H. 2000, 'Fixing the Past: Modernity, Tradition and Memory in Rural Australia', UTS Review, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 20-40.
Ashton, P., Connors, J., Goodall, H., Hamilton, P.I. & McCarthy, L. 2000, 'Australians and the Past at the University of Technology, Sydney', Public History Review, vol. 15, pp. 157-167.
Goodall, H. 1999, 'Telling Country: Memory, Modernity and Narratives in Rural Australia', History Workshop Journal, vol. 1999, no. 47, pp. 161-190.
Goodall, H. 1999, 'Telling country: Memory, modernity and narratives in rural Australia', HISTORY WORKSHOP JOURNAL, no. 47, pp. 160-190.
Goodall, H. 1999, 'Telling country: Memory, modernity and narratives in rural Australia', History Workshop Journal, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 159-190.
Goodall, H. 1997, 'Poisoning the Waterholes', Documents of Reconciliation, vol. 4, pp. 71-74.
Goodall, H. 1996, 'Working with History: Experiments in Aboriginal History and Hypermedia', The UTS Review, vol. 3, no. 1.
Goodall, H. 1995, ''Assimilation Begins in the Home': the State and Aboriginal Women's Work as Mothers in New South Wales, 1900s to 1960s', Labour History, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 89-95.
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The relations between Aboriginal people and their colonisers in Australia have always been highly charged with sexual tension. The pervasive and persistent sexual stereotyping of Aboriginal men and women has been as much a part of the discourse of administrative decision-making and policy formulation as it has been of the face-ta-face engagements between Aboriginal people and their employers, the police, or the white men who have continued to 'visit the camps' outside NSW country towns for illicit and often exploitative sex. Pearl Gibbs was the only woman to fill the place of the official Aboriginal representative on the NSW Aborigines Welfare Board. She enjoyed telling the story of the first Christmas of her term, in 1954, in which the white Board members, all senior male bureaucrats or academics, invited her to 'share some frivolities'. Pearl was very aware of the tensions in the situation, and waited until the Board members offered her a Christmas drink.
Goodall, H. & Flick, K. 1995, 'History and interactive multimedia: Hi tech gimmick or a new form for communicating history?', Public History Review, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 23-30.
Goodall, H. 1994, 'Border Wars: the shifting meanings of boundaries in Aboriginal-coloniser relations in south-eastern Australia', Communal/Plural 2, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 15-25.
Goodall, H. 1993, 'Constructing a 'Riot': Television news and Aborigines', Media Information Australia, vol. 3, no. 68, pp. 86-95.
Goodall, H. 1993, 'Representing the Daughters of the Dreamings: Aboriginal Women and Museums', Museums Association of Australia, vol. 2, pp. 18-23.
Goodall, H. 1992, 'The whole truth and nothing but ... Some intersections of western law, Aboriginal history and community memory', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 35, pp. 104-119.
Goodall, H. 1991, 'History Round Table Discussion', Teaching History, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 37-42.
Goodall, H. 1990, 'Land in Our Own Country: the Aboriginal Land Rights Movement in South Eastern Australia, 1860 to 1914', Aboriginal History, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 1-25.
Goodall, H. 1990, 'Saving the Children: Gender and the Colonization of Aboriginal Children in NSW, 1788 to 1990', Aboriginal Law Bulletin, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 6-9.
Goodall, H. & Torzillo, P. 1990, 'Socio-Economic Development and Aboriginal Health', Proceedings of the Second Annual Australian Tropical Health & Nutrition Conference, vol. 26, pp. 31-37.
Goodall, H. 1990, 'Policing in whose interests?Local Government, Aborigines and the Tactical Response Group in Brewarrina, 1987 to 1988', Journal for Social Justice Studies, vol. 3, pp. 19-36.
Goodall, H. 1989, 'Aboriginal Communists or Primitive Analysis? Comments on Russell Ward's 'Aboriginal Communists', Labour History, Nov, 1988', Labour History, vol. 56, no. May, pp. 80-83.
Goodall, H. 1989, 'Angry Ambassador: Anthony Fernando in Italy and England, 1887 to 1939', Land Rights News, vol. 5, no. February, pp. 4-6.
Goodall, H. 1988, 'Aboriginal Calls for Justice: Learning from History', Aboriginal Law Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 33, pp. 4-6.
Goodall, H. 1988, 'Winning overseas, losing at home', Land Rights News, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 6-9.
Goodall, H. 1988, 'Aboriginal History and the Politics of Information Control', Oral History Association of Australia Journal, vol. 10, pp. 7-22.
Goodall, H. 1988, 'King Burraga and Local History: Writing Aborigines back into the story', Bridging the Gap: National Issues in Local History, Proceedings of the Royal Australian Historical Society's Annual Conference, vol. 1, pp. 23-35.
Goodall, H. 1987, 'Not Such a Respected Soldier - The Impact of WWI on Aborigines in NSW', Teaching History, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 3-6.
Goodall, H. 1987, 'The Long Struggle: Land Rights in the South East', Land Rights News, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 8-13.
Goodall, H. 1983, 'Pearl Gibbs: Some Memories', Aboriginal History, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 20-22.

Non traditional outputs

Goodall, H., 'Remembering/Forgetting: writing histories in Asia, Australia and the Pacific, Winter School Workshop, (Trans|forming Cultures, UTS, July 2001)', http://www.transforming.cultures.uts.edu.au/tfc_home, UTS.
Goodall, H., 'Imprison and Detain: a forum on racialised punishment in Australia', http://www.transforming.cultures.uts.edu.au/imprisonforum/, UTS.


Goodall, H., Byrne, D., Cadzow, A.J. & Wearing, S.L. UTSePress 2012, Waters of belonging : Al-miyahu Tajma'unah: Arabic Australians and the Georges River Parklands, pp. 1-55, Sydney.
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This series arises from Parklands, Culture and Communities, a project which looks at how cultural diversity shapes people's understandings and use of the Georges River and green spaces in Sydney's south west. We focus on the experiences of four local communities (Aboriginal, Vietnamese, Arabic and Anglo Australians) and their relationships with the river, parks and each other. Culturally diverse uses and views have not often been recognised in Australia in park and green space management models, which tend to be based on Anglo-Celtic 'norms' about nature and recreation. UTS and the Office of Environment and Heritage supported this research because they have been interested in how the more diverse cultural knowledges held by Australians today might offer support for managing green spaces more effectively.
Cadzow, A.J., Byrne, D., Goodall, H. & Wearing, S.L. UTSePress 2011, Waterborne: Vietnamese Australians and Sydney's Georges River parks and green spaces, pp. 1-43, Sydney.
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Waterborne: Vietnamese Australians and Sydney's Georges River parks and green spaces, has been created by talking with the Vietnamese Australians who live around the Georges River and who often visit its parklands. They explain here their memories of their early homelands, which are given a context with information about the histories of rivers and parks in Vietnam. Then these Vietnamese Australians talk about their hopes about parks in Australia and their actual experiences in the parks and rivers around their new homes near the Georges River.
Goodall, H. 2003, 2003 Evans Head and area, in respect of the application for a determination of native title number NG 6034 of 1998: Lawrence Wilson v Minister for Lands and Conservation. Prepared for the Federal Court of Australia.