Publications

Books

The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia (Sydney: NewSouth, 2018).

A History of Australia, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd Edition, 2017; 1st Edition, 2011.): Co-authored with Mark Peel.

Australia’s Forgotten Prisoners: Australian Civilians Interned by the Japanese in World War II (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2007.)

Deserted and Destitute: Motherhood, Wife Desertion and Colonial Welfare (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2002.)

Edited Collections

Twomey, Christina and Koh, Ernest (eds), The Pacific War: Aftermaths, Remembrance, Culture, (New York: Routledge, 2015).

Twomey, Christina and Spark, C. & S. (eds), Australians In Papua New Guinea, 1960-75, (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2014).

Journal Articles

‘Protecting Slaves and Aborigines: The Legacies of European Colonialism in the British Empire’, Pacific Historical Review, 87:1, Winter 2018, 10-29.

‘Protection: Global Genealogies, Local Practices’, Pacific Historical Review, 87:1 Winter 2018, 2-9.

‘”A Novel form of War Memorial”: The AIF Malaya Nursing Scholarship and Australia-Asia Relations’, History Australia, 14:2, 2017, 250-65.

‘Class, Social Equity and Higher Education in postwar Australia’, Australian Historical Studies, 47:1, March 2016, 8-24. Co-authored with Jodie Boyd.

‘POWs of the Japanese: Race and Trauma in Australia, 1970-2005’, Journal of War and Culture Studies, 7:3, 2014

‘Trauma and the Reinvigoration of Anzac: An Argument’, History Australia, 10:3, December 2013, 85-105.

‘POWs of the Japanese: War and Memory in Australia’, Memory Studies, 6:3, July 2013, 321-30

‘Framing Atrocity: Photography and Humanitarianism’, History of Photography, 36:3, August 2012, 255-64.

[Reprinted in Heide Fehrenbach and Davide Rodongo (eds), Humanitarian Photography: A History, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2014, 47-63]

‘Australian Responses to the Indian Famine, 1876-8: Empire, Sympathy and Photography’, Australian Historical Studies, 43:2, July 2012, 233-52. Co-authored with Andrew J. May.

‘The National Service Scheme: Citizenship, Masculinity and the tradition of compulsory military service in 1960s Australia’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58:1, March 2012, 67-81.

‘Double Displacement: Western Women Return from Japanese Internment in World War II’, Gender & History, 21:3, November 2009, 670-84.

‘Emaciation or emasculation: Photographic Images, White masculinity and Captivity by the Japanese’,Journal of Men’s Studies, 15:3, Fall, 2007, pp. 295-310.

‘”In the front line”?: Debates about the citizenship entitlements of Australian civilians interned by the Japanese in World War Two’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 53:2, June 2007, 194-206.

‘Peer Mentoring as an Academic Resource’,Australian Universities Review, 49:2, 2006, pp. 26-29. Co-authored with JaneMaree Maher, Jo Lindsay and Vicki Peel.

‘Revisiting A Town Like Alice‘, Australian Feminist Studies, 21:49, March 2006, pp. 85-102

‘Problems in Paradise: Race, Gender and Historical ‘Truth’ in Paradise Road‘, Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 10:1, January 2006, pp. 30-52.

‘Australian Nurse POWs: Gender, War and Captivity’, in Australian Historical Studies, 36:124, October 2004, pp. 255-74.

‘Courting Men: Mothers, Magistrates and Welfare in the Australian Colonies’, Women’s History Review, 8:2, 1999, pp. 231-46.

‘Captive Women and Audiences: Internment in the Asia-Pacific in World War II’, Meanjin, 58:1, 1999, pp. 45-57.

‘Gender, Welfare and the Colonial State’, Labour History, No. 73, November 1997, pp. 169-186.

‘”Without Natural Protectors”: Responses to Wife Desertion in Gold-Rush Victoria’, Australian Historical Studies, 28:108, April 1997, pp. 22-46.

‘Gender and Australian History in the 1990s’, Australian Feminist Studies, 12:26, December 1997, pp. 344-56: with Cathy Coleborne and Vijaya Joshi

Book Chapters

‘Is Australian history over-determined by the transnational turn?’, in Anna Clark, Anne Rees and Alicia Simmonds (eds), Vernacular Voices, National Stories and New Transnational Perspectives, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 89-102.

Twomey, C., ‘Emily Hobhouse and The Brunt of the War and Where it Fell (1902): concentration camps, warfare and the British Empire’ in Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard and Benjamin Mountford (eds), Fighting Words: Fourteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World (New York: Peter Lang, 2017), pp. 57-71.

‘Compensating Captivity in post-war Australia’, in J. Beaumont, L Grant and A. Pegram (eds), Beyond Surrender: Australian Prisoners of War 1915-53, (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2015), 254-75.

‘POWs of the Japanese in Australia, 1945-60: Testimony, Truth and Compensation’ in Twomey, C. and Koh, E. (eds), The Pacific War: Aftermaths, Remembrance, Culture (New York: Routledge, 2015), 282-96.

‘Thinking about the Pacific War’, co-authored with Ernest Koh, in Twomey, C. and Koh, E. (eds), The Pacific War: Aftermaths, Remembrance, Culture, (New York: Routledge, 2015), 3-10.

Twomey, C. & Spark, S. & C.., ‘Living on the Edge of the World’, in C. Spark, S. Spark & C. Twomey (eds), Australians in Papua New Guinea (St Lucia, UQP, 2014), 1-10.

Twomey, C., ‘The Incorruptible Kodak: Photography, Human Rights and the Congo Campaign’ in Liam Kennedy and Caitlin Patrick (eds), The Violence of the Image: Photography and International Conflict (London: I B Taurius, 2014), pp. 9-33.

‘Wounded Minds: Trauma and Testimony in Ireland and Australia’, in Katie Holmes and Stuart Ward (eds), Volatile Substance: Memory and the Uses of the Past in Ireland and Australia, (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011), 37-50.

‘Severed Hands: Authenticating Atrocity in the Congo’, in Geoff Batchen, Mick Gidley, Jay Prosser and Nancy Miller (eds),Photography and Atrocity, (London: Reaktion Books, 2012).

‘Atrocity Narratives and Inter-Imperial Rivalry: Britain, Germany and the Treatment of ‘Native Races’, 1904-1939′ in T. Brooks and B. Taithe (eds), Barbarism and Civilisation: Evil, Atrocity and Pathology in Modern Britain and Abroad (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 201-25.

‘Bearing Witness: Modes of Testimony Among Civilian Internees of the Japanese’, in M. Crotty (ed.),When the Soldiers Return, (Melbourne: RMIT Publishing, 2009), 34-40.

‘Remembering War and Forgetting Civilians: The ambiguous position of civilian internees in Australian commemorations of the Pacific War’, in Kevin Blackburn and Karl Hack (eds), Forgotten Captives in Japanese Occupied Asia, (New York: Routledge, 2008), 10-23.

‘Retaining Integrity? Sex, Race and Gender in Narratives of Western Women detained by the Japanese in World War II’, in Bob Moore and Barbara Hately-Broad (eds), Prisoners of War, Prisoners of Peace: Captivity, Homecoming and Memory in World War II, (Oxford: Berg, 2005), 175-84.

‘Impossible History: Trauma and Testimony among Australian Civilians interned by the Japanese in World War Two’, in Joy Damousi and Robert Reynolds (eds), History on the Couch: Essays in Psychoanalysis and History, (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2003), 165-75.

‘Vagrancy, Indolence and Ignorance: Race and Civilisation in the era of Aboriginal “Protection”, Port Phillip 1839-1845’, in Julie Evans and Tracey Mar (eds), Writing Colonial Histories: Comparative Perspectives, University of Melbourne, Carlton, 2002, pp. 93-113.

‘Captivity, Human Rights and World War II: Japanese Captors and the Military Sexual Slavery of Western Women’, in Joy Damousi and Kat Ellinghaus (eds), Citizenship, Social Justice and Human Rights: International Historical Perspectives, (Carlton: University of Melbourne, 1999),  371-81.

‘Speaking the Silences: Public Presentations of Historical Research to Affected Communities’ in Michele Langfield (ed.), A Question of Ethics, (Carlton: The History Institute, 1999), 25-37.

‘Identifying with a “serious social evil”: Wife-desertion in mid-nineteenth century Victoria’, in Helen Brash, Jan Coulthart and Jane Long (eds), Forging Identities: Bodies, Gender and Feminist History, (Perth: University of Western Australia Press, 1997), 69-87.