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Matthew Cunneen

Matthew Cunneen

Matthew Cunneen is a historian of convict Australia and a research editor for the Australian Dictionary of Biography at the National Centre of Biography, ANU. Interested in forms of convict mobility, his Honours thesis explored the lives of people of colour transported to Australia. Beginning next year, his PhD thesis will investigate the convicts that left Australia. He is co-editor of the ANU Historical Journal II and guest co-editor of a special number of the Australian Journal of Biography and History on convict lives, to be published in 2023, with contributions from early career researchers to field-leading experts.   

Matthew Cunneen reviews 'Matthew Flinders: The man behind the map' by Gillian Dooley

December 2022, no. 449 25 November 2022
Few names are so ubiquitous in Australian culture or hold such a significant position in its history as that of Matthew Flinders. More than one hundred sites across Australia have been named in his honour, commemorating his accomplishments as a navigator, hydrographer, cartographer, and scientist. Among them are several statues featuring Flinders with Trim, his ever-faithful pet cat and companion, ... (read more)