AProf Kate Hunter

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Director SRC Stout Research Centre


Teaching in 2019

Research interests

Gender, Australia, WWI, colonialism, race relations


BA (Hons) PhD University of Melbourne

Administrative responsibilities

  • Director of SRCNZ
  • Postgraduate coordinator SRCNZ
  • Member of University Council
  • Member PBRF School Support Group

Current projects

The Middle East in the Australasian Imagination, 1890-1945

PhD supervision

New Zealand and Australian history, environmental and rural history, gender studies, First World War studies


Recent publications

  • National and imperial belonging in wartime: The tangled knot of Australians and New Zealanders as British subjects during the Great War’,Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol.63 (1), March 2017, pp.31-44.
  • 'Australian and New Zealand Fathers and Sons During the Great War' in Ashley Jackson (ed) The British Empire and the First World War (London, Routledge, 2016).
  • 'Feathers for a Wartime Bride' in Annabel Cooper et al (eds) Lives of Colonial Objects(Dunedin, Otago UP, 2015).
  • 'Colonial Hunting Cultures' in James Beattie et al (eds) Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Perspectives on Environmental History (London, Bloomsbury, 2014).
  • 'Aboriginal Women in Australia's Travelling Shows, 1930s-1950s: Shadows and Suggestions', Journal of Women's History, 26 (4) Winter 2014, pp. 37-59.
  • Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War with Kirstie Ross (Te Papa Press, 2014).
  • 'More than an Archive of War: Intimacy and Manliness in the Letters of a Great War Soldier to the Woman he Loved, 1915-19', Gender & History, 25 (2), July 2013: 339-354.
  • 'New Zealand Hunters in Africa: At the Edges of the Empire of Nature', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 40, 3 (2012), pp. 483-501.
  • 'Sarah Liggins' Patchwork Quilt', in Te Hau Nui: The Great Catch, edited by Fiona McKergow and Kerry Taylor (Auckland, Godwit Press, 2011), pp. 236-241.
  • 'Diaries and Letters as Testimonies of War', in The First World War: Personal Experiences , edited by Jay Winter (London, Adam Matthew Digital Publications, 2011), pp. 1-16.
  • 'A Bird in the Hand: Hunting, Fashion and Colonial Culture', Journal of New Zealand Studies, Special Issue, Communicating Culture in New Zealand (2011), pp. 91-106.
  • 'Hunting Histories: Using Third Party Interviews as Sources', Oral History in New Zealand: Journal of the National Oral History Association of New Zealand, 22 (2010), pp. 1-7.
  • Hunting: A New Zealand History, Random House, Auckland, 2009.
  • 'Rough riding: Aboriginal participation in rodeos and travelling shows to the 1950s' Aboriginal History, vol. 32, 2008, pp. 83-96.


Teaching in 2019