About Associate Professor Mark McKenna

Associate Professor Mark McKenna’s research interests include: Australian history, particularly political and cultural history and Aboriginal history. Over the last decade Associate Professor McKenna has published mainly in two areas - the history of Australian republicanism and monarchy and Aboriginal history.

Current Project
Manning Clark: A Public Life

For more details see: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/history/staff/profiles/mckenna.shtml

Selected publications


An Eye for Eternity: the Life of Manning Clark, Melbourne University Press, 2011

What’s Wrong With Anzac? (with Marilyn Lake, Henry Reynolds & Joy Damousi), UNSW Press 2010
This Country: a Reconciled Republic? (University of New South Wales Press, 2004)

Looking for Blackfellas’ Point: an Australian History of Place (University of New South Wales Press, 2002). 

(with Wayne Hudson) Australian Republicanism: a Reader (Melbourne University Press, 2003)

The Captive Republic: A History of Republicanism in Australia, 1788-1996 (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Articles & Book Chapters

The Language of Ordinary Men’, in Bain Attwood & Tom Griffiths (eds) Henry Reynolds: Frontier Race Nation, Australian Scholarly Publishing 2010

‘The Crown’ in Richard White (ed) Symbols of Australia, UNSW Press 2010, pp.33-37

‘Australian History and the Australian National Inheritance’, Australian Cultural History, Vol.27 2009, pp.1-12

‘Silence Shattered with a Whisper to the Heart’, Australian Literary Review, March 4 2009