Publications

‘The Heritage of Public Space: Bondi Beach, Luna Park and the Politics of Amusement in Sydney’ in Jason Wood (ed) The Amusement Park: History, Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure. London: Ashgate (forthcoming, 2015).

Sydney Beaches: A History. Sydney: NewSouth Books, 2014.

with Richard White (editors), Playing in the Bush: Recreation and National Parks in New South Wales. Sydney: University of Sydney Press, 2012.

‘The Battle for Public Rights to Private Spaces on Sydney’s Ocean Beaches, 1854-1920s’. Australian Historical Studies, 41 (3), pp253-268.

‘The Lifesaver’ in Richard White and Melissa Harper (eds), Symbols of Australia. Sydney: UNSW Press and National Museum of Australia, 2010. pp153-160.

‘A Summer Fling: The Rise and Fall of Aquariums and Fun Parks on Sydney’s Ocean Coast, 1885-1920’. Journal of Tourism History, 1 (2), pp95-112.

Challenges in the Landscape: Memories of Conserving Historic Heritage in the NSW Park System 1967-2000. Sydney: Department of Environment and Climate Change, 2009.

‘”What Power, What Grandeur, What Sublimity!” Romanticism and the Appeal of Sydney Beaches in the Nineteenth Century’ in Susan Hosking, Rick Hosking, Rebecca Pannell and Nena Bierbum (eds), Something Rich and Strange: Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes. Kent Town: Wakefield Press, 2009. pp20-34.

The First Wave: The Making of a Beach Culture in Sydney, 1810-1920. Doctoral thesis: University of Sydney, 2007.

with Ed Jaggard, ‘Spreading the Word: Surf Lifesavers Overseas’ in Jaggard (ed), Between the Flags: One Hundred Summers of Australian Surf Lifesaving’. Sydney: UNSW Press, 2006. pp189-214.

‘Gazing, Strolling, Falling in Love: Culture and Nature on the Beach in Nineteenth Century Sydney’. History Australia, 3 (1), pp8.1-8.14.

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