Craig Stockings

Official Historian
Professor

Craig Stockings is an Associate Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Canberra and Deputy Head of the School of Humanities and Social Science. His areas of academic interest concern general and Australian military history and operational analysis. He has published a history of the army cadet movement in Australia entitled The Torch and the Sword (2007), and a study of the First Libyan Campaign in North Africa 1940-41: Bardia: Myth, Reality and the Heirs of Anzac (2009). He has also edited Zombie Myths of Australian Military History (2010) and Anzac’s Dirty Dozen: 12 Myths of Australian Military History (2012). In 2013 he co-authored an in depth studty of the Greek campaign - Swastika over the Acropolis: re-interpreting the Nazi Invasion of Greece in World War II; and co-edited Before the Anzac Dawn: A Military History of Australia to 1915. His most recent book, published by CUP in 2015 is an investigation of turn of the century imperial defence entitled: Britannia’s Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton and Late Victorian Imperial Defence. His current research project is concerned with the INTERFET deployment to East Timor in last 1999 / early 2000.


Dr Stockings contiues to supervise a number of research students, at an MPhil, Masters and PhD level, researching a range of of Australian and international military and defence-related histocial subjects.

PUBLICATIONS

Books
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Stockings CA, 2015, Britannia's Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton and Late-Victorian Imperial Defence
2015
Stockings CA; Connor J, 2013, Before the Anzac Dawn, 9, University of New South Wales Press Ltd., Sydney Australia
2013
Stockings C; Hancock E, 2013, Swastika over the Acropolis, BRILL
2013
Stockings C, 2012, Anzac's Dirty Dozen, stockings, c , (ed.), UNSW Press, Sydney
2012
2010, Zombie Myths of Australian Military History, Stockings CA, (ed.), UNSW Press, Sydney Australia
2010
Stockings C, 2010, Zombie Myths of Australian Military History, stockings, c , (ed.), UNSW Press
2010
Stockings CA, 2009, Bardia: Myth, Reality and the Heirs of Anzac, Original, UNSW Press, Sydney
2009
Stockings CA, 2007, The Torch and the Sword, Original, UNW Press, Sydney
2007
Stockings CA, 2007, The Making and Breaking of the Post-Federation Australian Army, 1901-09, First, Land Warfare Centre, Canberra
2007
Stockings CA, 2006, The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History, Original, Oxford University Press, Melbourne
2006
Stockings CA, 2000, Paratroopers as Peacekeepers - 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment East Timor 1999-2000, Sydney
2000
Book Chapters
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Stockings CA, 2017, ''A continuing tradition...but a whole new ballgame: the Official Historian of Australian Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Australian Peacekeeping Operations in East Timor'', in Charles Bean: Man, Myth and Legacy, UNSW Press Sydney, Sydney
2017
Stockings CA, 2017, 'The First Commander: Lieutenant Sir Edward 'Curley' Hutton', in The Shadow Men: The Leaders Who Shaped the Australian Army from the Veldt to Vietnam, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, pp. 9 - 36
2017
Connor J, 2013, 'The capture of German New Guinea', in Connor J; Stockings C (ed.), Before the Anzac Dawn: A military history of Australia to 1915, edn. 1, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, pp. 283 - 303, http://newsouthpublishing.com/
2013
Stanley P, 2013, 'British soldiers in in colonial Australia', in Stockings C; Connor J (ed.), Before the Anzac Dawn: a Military History of Australia to 1915, pp. 39 - 61
2013
Stockings CA, 2013, 'Australia's Boy Soldiers: The Army Cadet Movement', in Stockings C; Connor J (ed.), Before the Anzac Dawn, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 174 - 208
2013
Stanley P, 2013, 'British soldiers in colonial Australia', in Stockings C; Connor J (ed.), Before the ANZAC Dawn, edn. first, NewSouth, Sydney, pp. 39 - 61
2013
Hancock EI, 2012, '"They also served": Exaggerating women's role in Australia's wars', in Stockings C (ed.), Anzac's Dirty Dozen: 12 Myths of Australian Military History, edn. 1st, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 100 - 111
2012
Stockings CA, 2012, 'Introduction: Myths and Australian Military History', in Stockings C (ed.), Anzacs Dirty Dozen, edn. First, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 1 - 11
2012
Stockings CA, 2012, 'Other People's Wars', in Stockings C (ed.), Anzacs Dirty Dozen, edn. First, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 73 - 100
2012
Stanley P, 2010, 'Dramatic myth, dull truth: invasion by japan in 1942', in Stockings C (ed.), Zombie Myths of Australian Military History, NewSouth
2010
Stockings CA, 2010, 'An Abundance of Riches: Training and Sustaining the Second AIF in the First Libyan Campaign, North Africa, 1940-41', in Raise, Train and Sustain, edn. Original, Australian Military History Publications (AMHP), Sydney, pp. 93 - 107
2010
Stockings CA, 2010, 'There is an idea the Australian is a natural born soldier', in Stockings C (ed.), Zombie Myths of Australian Military History, edn. 1st, UNSW Press, Sydney Australia, pp. 93 - 115
2010
Stockings CA, 2010, 'The Diggers were born Soldiers', in The Diggers were born Soldiers, edn. Original, pp. 93 - 115
2010
Stockings CA, 2008, 'The Difficult Years, 1980-2000', in Duty First: 60 Years of the Royal Australian Regiment, edn. Original, Faircount Media Group, Sydney
2008
Stockings CA, 2008, 'The Formation of the Royal Australian Regiment', in Duty First: 60 Years of the Royal Australian Regiment, edn. Original, Faircount Media Group, Sydney
2008
Stockings CA, 2008, 'A Kangaroo Slain by a Talisman Saber – We’ve Come a Long Way in a Few Short Years…', in Duty First: 60 Years of the Royal Australian Regiment, edn. Original, Faircount Media Group, Sydney
2008
Stockings CA, 2008, 'Upheaval, Uncertainty and Opportunity: UN Operations and Australia, 1990-99', in Horner D; Bou J (ed.), Duty First: A History of the Royal Australian Regiment, edn. Second, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 281 - 305
2008
Conference Presentations
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Stockings CA, 2008, 'Sources of Conflict', presented at 2006 Australian Defence Force International Peace Operations Seminar, 07 July 2008
2008
Curatorial Outputs
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Del Favero D; Harley R; Bennett J; Thielscher M; Brown NC; Stockings C; Kuchelmeister V; MacGregor A; Reid R, 2015, Retrospect: War, Family, Afghanistan, exhibited at: ABC Radio, Australia, 21 March 2015 - 01 October 2020, Retrospect: War, Family, Afghanistan (radio series), http://retrospect.abcradio.net.au/
2015
Journal articles
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Stockings CA, 2016, 'The weary Titan staggers under the too vast orb of its fate: Post-Federation Australia and the problem of Imperiall Defence', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 2016, vol. 44, No. 6, pp. 900 - 927
2016
Stockings CA, 2016, 'Ever kind of Machiavellian plot: Curley Hutton and Canada's march to a war in South Africa', Canadian Army Journal, vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 31 - 53
2016
Stockings CA; Hancock E, 2015, '‘Rethinking Allied relationships during the Greek Campaign, April 1941’, , Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 6-32.', Global War Studies, vol. 11, pp. 6 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.5893/19498489.11.03.01
2015
Stockings CA, 2015, '‘“There is nothing new under the sun”: An early Australian coalition operation, South Africa, 1900’', Australian Defence Force Journal: journal of the Australian profession of arms, pp. 27 - 38
2015
Stockings CA, 2015, '‘“A Trojan Horse” in the Colony? Federal and imperial defence in the Australian Colonies, 1893-96’', Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. Vol. 17, pp. 159 - 184, http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=430146271911278;res=IELHSS
2015
Stockings CA; Stockings CA, 2014, 'The Minefield of Australian Military History', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 60, pp. 580 - 591, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12077
2014
Stockings CA; hancock , 2014, 'The invasion of Greece in 1941 and the Nazi hordes that never were...', Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), vol. 16-17, pp. 147 - 164
2014
Stockings CA, 2013, 'Other People's Wars', The Sydney Papers Online, vol. 19
2013
Stockings CA, 2013, ''Somthing is wrong with our army ...': Command, Leadership and Italian Military Failure in the First Libyan Campaign, 1940-41', Defence Studies, pp. 125 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14702436.2013.808103
2013
Stockings CA; Grey JG, 2013, 'Australia from the Colonial Era to the Present', Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/OBO/9780199791279-0107
2013
Stockings CA; Hancock EI, 2012, 'Reconsidering the Luftwaffe in Greece, 1941', Journal of Military History, vol. 76, pp. 747 - 773
2012
Stockings CA, 2011, 'Something is Wrong with our Army', Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, vol. 14, pp. 1 - 22
2011
Stockings CA, 2011, 'The Fairy Tale of the Panzers in Greece, April 1941', Australian Defence Force Journal, pp. 15 - 25
2011
Stockings CA, 2011, 'The Battle of Pinos Gorge; a study of a broken Anzac Brigade', Australian Army Journal, vol. Volume 8, pp. 141 - 168
2011
Stockings CA, 2010, 'The Anzac Legend and the Battle of Bardia', War in History, vol. 17, pp. 86 - 112
2010
Stockings CA, 2010, 'The Anzac Myth and the Battle of Bardia', War in History, vol. 17, pp. 86 - 113
2010
Stockings CA, 2010, 'How Bardia was Won', Wartime, vol. 1, pp. 12 - 17
2010
Stockings CA, 2009, 'Deadly Pride and the Infamous Case of `Post 11`', Australian Army Journal, vol. Vol. 6, pp. 117 - 140
2009
Stockings CA, 2009, '`Equal to the task`: The Australian Women`s land Army and the question of `fourth Service` recognition.', Minerva Journal of Women and War, vol. 3, pp. 68 - 88
2009
Stockings CA, 2009, 'Beyond the Anzac Myth - Relative Technological Advantage and the Battle of Bardia', Journal of Battlefield Technology, vol. 12, pp. 33 - 39
2009
Stockings CA, 2009, 'The Formation of the Royal Australian Regiment', Duty First: 60 Years of the Royal Australian Regiment, vol. 1, Edition 1, pp. 12 - 13
2009
Stockings CA, 2009, 'In the shadow of Anzac: the Battle of Bardia, 1941', Memento, pp. 20 - 23
2009
Stockings CA, 2009, 'The Difficult Years 1980-2000', The Difficult Years 1980-2000, vol. 1, Edition 1, pp. 42 - 45
2009
Stockings CA, 2008, 'Journal of Battlefield Technology', Journal of Battlefield Technology, pp. 33 - 39
2008
Stockings CA, 2008, 'Khaki in the Classroom: Compulsory Junior Cadet Training in Australian Schools 1911-1931', History of Education Review, vol. 36:2
2008
Stockings CA, 2007, 'Airpower and the Myth of Strategic Bombing as Strategy', ISAA REVIW, vol. 5
2007
Stockings CA, 2007, 'A Survey of Military, Educational and Community Expectations of the Cadet Movement in Australia, 1866-2006', A Survey of Military, Educational and Community Expectations of the Cadet Movement in Australia, 1866-2006, vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 236 - 250
2007
Stockings CA, 2007, 'Germanic Influences on the Evolution of Strategic Thought', Australian Defence Force Journal, vol. 173
2007
Stockings CA, 2007, 'The End of Strategy', Australian Army Journal, vol. IV, pp. 11 - 31
2007
Stockings CA, 2007, 'A Survey of Military, Educational and Community Expectations of the Cadet Movement in Australia, 1866-2006', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 53:2, pp. 236 - 250
2007
Stockings CA, 2007, 'The Domain in Which we Dwell: The Foundations, Form and Future of Land Warfare', SDSC Working Paper, vol. 403
2007
Stockings CA; Fernandes C, 2006, 'Airpower and the Myth of Strategic Bombing as Strategy', ISAA REVIW, vol. 5, pp. 6 - 20
2006
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Del Favero D; Harley R; Bennett J; Thielscher M; Brown N; Stockings C; Reid R, 2016, Retrospect, Retrospect: War, Family Afghanistan, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Published: 01 July 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/events/retrospect-war-family-afghanistan
2016
Organisational units
lensSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences