Martin Crotty

Martin Crotty

Martin Crotty is an Associate Professor in Australian History at the University of Queensland. His research interests include war and Australian society, sports history, masculinity, and education.

Martin's major publications include making the Australian Male: Middle-class masculinity, 1870–1920 (2001) and journal articles, book chapters, and edited collections, including The Great Mistakes of Australian History (2006), Turning points in Australian History (2008) and Anzac Legacies: Australians and the aftermath of war (2010). He has supervised widely, and has seen some fifteen MPhil and PhD students through to completion.

Martin Crotty reviews 'Palestine Diaries: The light horsemen’s own story, battle by battle' by Jonathan King

March 2018, no. 399 28 December 2017
Martin Crotty reviews 'Palestine Diaries: The light horsemen’s own story, battle by battle' by Jonathan King
Australia’s role in the war against the Ottoman Empire from 1916 to 1918 is much less widely understood than its contribution to the doomed campaign in the Dardanelles or the muddy slog on the Western Front. It is one aspect of Australia’s World War I that has not been overwritten by historians (loosely termed), and thus offers Jonathan King considerable scope to make a meaningful contribution ... (read more)