Dr Thomas Richardson

Lecturer in History
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • ABOUT
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I graduated from Monash University with a BA (Hons) in 2009 and completed my doctorate, 'As if we'd never really been there? Pacification in Phuoc Tuy Province, Republic of Vietnam, 1966-1972', at UNSW Canberra in 2014. Between then and assuming my current position in July 2018 I worked as a tutor and lecturer at UNSW Canberra (2015-1016), as a researcher on the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping (2015), and as a researcher on the Official History of Australian Operations in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan (2016-2018). My first book, Destroy and Build: Pacification in Phuoc Tuy, 1966-1972 was published by Cambridge in 2017. I have contributed to a number of edited volumes and edited two with Tristan Moss: New Directions in War and History (Big Sky, 2016) and Beyond Combat: Australian Military Activity Away From the Battlefield (NewSouth, 2018). My broad research interests are Australian military history and counterinsurgency and the confluence of the two, particularly in South-East Asia after 1945. My current project is an operational history of Australia in the Second Anglo-Boer War.

Books

Connor J; Stockings C, (eds.), 2017, The Shadow Men: The leaders who shaped the Australian Army from the Veldt to Vietnam, 1st, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney

Richardson T, 2017, Destroy and Build Pacification in Phuoc Thuy, 1966–1972, Cambridge University Press

Book Chapters

Moss T; Richardson T, 2018, 'History and the military’s other tasks', in Moss T; Richardson T (ed.), Beyond Combat: the Australian military experience off the battlefield, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.booktopia.com.au/beyond-combat-tristan-moss/prod9781742235905.html

Edited Books

Moss T; Richardson T, (eds.), 2018, Beyond Combat: the Australian military experience off the battlefields, UNSW Press, Sydney

Richardson TE; Moss T, (eds.), 2016, New Directions in War and History, Big Sky Publishing