Fred Cahir – Academic Researcher & Author

Peer reviewed publications

Books (2012-2019)

"My Country all gone. The White men have stolen it”: The Invasion of Wadawurrung Country 1800-1870

Cahir, F. (2019)
Australian History Matters, Ballarat.

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Aboriginal Bio-Cultural Knowledge in SE Australia

Cahir, F., Clark, I. & Clarke, P (2018) Aboriginal Bio-Cultural Knowledge in SE Australia, CSIRO Books: Melbourne.    see the book here

Chapters by Fred

Cahir, F., McMaster, S. (2018) ‘Aboriginal Fire in southeast Australia’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. pp.115-130. 

Cahir, F. (2018) ‘Aboriginal Canoes in southeast Australia’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. Pp. 133-150

Cahir, F. (2018) ‘introduction chapter’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. Pp. xv-xxiv.

Cahir, F. (2018) ‘concluding chapter’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. Pp.281-284.

Cahir, F. (2018) ‘Aboriginal housing / Shelter in southeast Australia ’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. pp. 151-172

Cahir, F. (2018) ‘Aboriginal clothes / Shelter in southeast Australia’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. Pp. 173-188.

The Children of the Port Phillip Protectorate: An Anthology of their Reminiscences and Contributions to Aboriginal Studies

Clark, I.D & Cahir, F. (eds.) (2016)
Australian Scholarly Press: Melbourne

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Scots under the Southern Cross

Cahir, F., Inglis, A. & Beggs Sunter, A. (eds.) (2015)
Ballarat Heritage Press: Ballarat.

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Burke and Wills: The Aboriginal Story

Clark, I. & Cahir, F. (eds.) (2013)
CSIRO: Melbourne

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Black Gold: A History of the Role of Aboriginal People on the Goldfields of Victoria, 1850-1870

Cahir, F. (2012)
Australian National University: Canberra

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Peer reviewed book chapters (2012-2019)

Cahir, F., Clark, I. (2019) ‘Exchange on the maritime frontier of southern Australia’. In Gillian Dooley (ed.) The First Wave: exploring early coastal contact history in Australia. Adelaide: Wakefield Press.

 

Clark, I. Cahir, F. (2019) ‘Understanding maritime explorers as ngamadjidj’ In Gillian Dooley (ed.) The First Wave: exploring early coastal contact history in Australia. Adelaide: Wakefield Press.

 

Cahir, F and Clark, I (in press, 2019) ‘Aboriginal corroborees on the Victorian Goldfields’. In D. Wickham and C. Gervasoni (Eds) Pay Dirt, Hidden Gold, Ballarat: Ballarat Heritage Press.

 

Cahir, F., McMaster, S. (2018) ‘Aboriginal Fire in southeast Australia’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. pp.115-130.

 

Cahir, F. (2018) ‘Aboriginal Canoes in southeast Australia’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. Pp. 133-150

 

Cahir, F. (2018) ‘introduction chapter’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. Pp. xv-xxiv.

 

Cahir, F. (2018) ‘Aboriginal housing / Shelter in southeast Australia ’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. pp. 151-172

 

Cahir, F. (2018) ‘Aboriginal clothes / Shelter in southeast Australia’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. Pp. 173-188.

 

Cahir, F. (2018) ‘concluding chapter’ in F. Cahir, I. Clark and P. Clarke. Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia. CSIRO Press, Melbourne. Pp.281-284.

 

Cahir, F. (2017), ‘Marngrook – The Indigenous Game’ In T Hogan (ed.) Reading the Game: a History of Australian Rules Football. Walla Walla Press: Sydney. Pp. 113-124

 

Clark, I & Cahir, F. (2016).’The Protectors Children and their relationships with Aboriginal peoples’. In Ian Clark and Fred Cahir [Eds] The Children of the Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate: Australian Scholarly Press, Melbourne, pp.1-23.

 

Clark, I & Cahir, F. (2016).’The Robinson Family’. In Ian Clark and Fred Cahir [Eds] The Children of the Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate: Australian Scholarly Press, Melbourne, pp.24-52.

 

Clark, I & Cahir, F. (2016).’The Dredge Family’. In Ian Clark and Fred Cahir [Eds] The Children of the Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate: Australian Scholarly Press, Melbourne, pp.53-61.

 

Clark, I & Cahir, F. (2016).’The Le Souef Family’. In Ian Clark and Fred Cahir [Eds] The Children of the Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate: Australian Scholarly Press, Melbourne, pp.62-177.

 

Clark, I & Cahir, F. (2016).’The Parker Family’. In Ian Clark and Fred Cahir [Eds] The Children of the Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate: Australian Scholarly Press, Melbourne, pp.178-239.

 

Clark, I & Cahir, F. (2016).’The Thomas Family’. In Ian Clark and Fred Cahir [Eds] The Children of the Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate: Australian Scholarly Press, Melbourne, pp.240-292.

 

Clark, I & Cahir, F. (2016).’The Sievwright Family’. In Ian Clark and Fred Cahir [Eds] The Children of the Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate: Australian Scholarly Press, Melbourne, pp.293-327.

 

Cahir, F. (2016) ‘The Mystery of the Moranghurk Sculptures’. In Forgotten and Dark Folklore. David Waldron (ed), Australian Scholarly Press. Pp. 143-150.

 

Cahir, F. (2015), ‘We had a good many visits from them’: Aboriginal/Scottish shared performance spaces on the Victorian frontier’. In F. Cahir, A. Inglis, J. Jones-O’Neill, A. Beggs Sunter. (eds) Scots under the Southern Cross: Scottish perspectives of Australia, Ballarat Heritage Services: Ballarat.

 

Cahir, F. (2015),’The Songlines of the Scots in Australia: An Introduction’. In F. Cahir, A. Inglis, J. Jones-O’Neill, A. Beggs Sunter. (Eds) Scots under the Southern Cross: Scottish perspectives of Frontier Australia, Ballarat Heritage Services: Ballarat.

 

Cahir, F. (2014) ‘Why did squatters in colonial Victoria use Indigenous place names for their sheep stations?’ in Clark, I., Hercus, L. and Kostanski, L. (eds.) Indigenous and Minority Place Names – Australian and International Perspectives, Aboriginal History Monograph Series, 221-234, ANU E-Press and Aboriginal History Press: Canberra.

 

Clark, I., Cahir, F. (2014), ‘John Green, manager of Coranderrk Aboriginal station and General Inspector – but also a ngamadjidj and a pied piper of Aboriginal children? – New insights into his work with Victorian Aboriginal people in the nineteenth century’. In M. Brett & J. Havea, Story Weaving: Colonial Contexts and Post-colonial Theology. Palgrave Macmillan: Sydney.

 

Cahir, F. (2013) “We have received news from the blacks”: Aboriginal reports of the McKinlay rescue expedition’ in Clark, I. & Cahir, F. (eds.) Burke and Wills: The Aboriginal Story, 261-278, CSIRO: Melbourne.pp.261-278

 

Cahir, F. (2013) “Devil been walk about tonight – not devil belonging to blackfellow, but white man devil. Methink Burke and Wills cry out tonight ‘What for whitefellow not send horses and grub?'” – An examination of Aboriginal oral traditions of colonial explorers’ in Clark, I. & Cahir, F. (eds.) Burke and Wills: The Aboriginal Story, 149-168, CSIRO: Melbourne. pp.149-168.

 

Clark, I. & Cahir, F. (2013) ‘The Aboriginal Legacy of the Burke and Wills Expedition Story – An Introduction’ in Clark, I. & Cahir, F. (eds.) Burke and Wills: The Aboriginal Story, 1-14, CSIRO: Melbourne. pp. 1-14.

 

Clark, I. & Cahir, F. (2013) “I suppose we will have to live like the Aborigines for a time” – Concluding Comments’ in Clark, I. & Cahir, F. (eds.) Burke and Wills: The Aboriginal Story, 301-305, CSIRO: Melbourne. Pp.301-305.

Journal articles (2012-2019)

Weuffen, S., Cahir, F., Barnes, A., Powell, B. (2019) ‘Uncovering Hidden Histories: Evaluating pre-service teachers’ (PST) understanding of local Indigenous perspectives in history via digital storytelling at Australia’s Sovereign Hill’ Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education.DOI: 10.1080/15595692.2019.1615430

 

Cahir, F., Schlagloth, R. & Clark, I.D. (submitted, under review, 2019) ‘The Historic Importance of the Koala in Aboriginal Society in New South Wales (Australia): An Exploration of the Archival Record’. ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples’ Cultures.

 

Roberts, P., Clark. & Cahir, F. (submitted, under review, 2019) ‘Making Fire: Regional Variation in Aboriginal Methods of Making Fire in the Ethnographic Record in Victoria’. Australasian Historical Archaeology

 

Clark, I.D., McMaster, S., Cahir, F. & Wright, W. (2019) ‘The tourism spectacle of fire making at Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, Victoria, Australia – a case study’. Journal of Heritage Tourism. https://www.tandfonline.com/action/showCitFormats?doi=10.1080/1743873X.2019.1572160

 

Cahir, F., Rippon, K & Kerin, R. (in press, 2019) ‘Aboriginal Evangelists to their white brethren in colonial Victoria’. Journal of Religious History, Vol. 43, no. 2.

 

Schlangoth, R., Cahir, F. & Clark, I. (2018) ‘Aboriginal people’s associations with koalas in Victoria’. Anthrozoös: Journal of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 433-441.

 

Cahir, F. (2018) ‘C.J La Trobe and the Wadawurrung, 1839-1853’ LaTrobeana. vol 17 (1) pp. 5-16.

 

Cahir, F & Tout, D. (2018) ‘All that appears possible now is to mitigate as much as possible the trials of their closing years.’ Alfred Deakin’s connections with Aboriginal Affairs’, Australian Journal of Politics and History. Vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 1-17

 

Wedrowicz, F., Wright, W., Schlagloth, R., Santamaria, F. & Cahir, F. (2017) ‘Landscape, koalas and people: A historical account of koala populations and their environment in South Gippsland’ Australian Zoologist. Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 518-536

 

Cahir, F., Horrocks, L., Tout, D. (2017) ‘Rethinking the Origins of the Australian Legend – the Aboriginal Origins’ AGORA. Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 4-12.

 

Cahir, F (2016) ‘Customary use of fire, fighting fire and fighting with fire by Aboriginal people in south east Australia: a survey of Aboriginal peoples associations with fire in the historical literature’ History Australia. Volume 47, Issue 2, pp. 225-240.

 

Donovan, P.M.; Clark, I., and Cahir, F.. (2016). ‘The remarkable disappearance of Messrs Gellibrand and Hesse’. What really happened in 1837?: A Re-examination of the historical evidence’. Victorian Historical Journal, Vol. 87, No. 2, pp. 278-297.

 

Weuffen, S., Cahir, F. and Zeegers, M. (2016) ‘What’s in a Name?: Exploring the Implications of Eurocentric (Re)naming Practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nomenclature in Australian Education Practices’, The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, pp. 1–10.

 

Weuffen, S & Cahir, F. (2016) “The centrality of Aboriginal cultural workshops and experiential learning in a pre-service teacher education course: A regional Victorian university case study” Journal of Higher Education Research & Development, vol 35, no.5, pp. 1-14.

 

Cahir, F. & Clark, I. (2015) ”John and Jackey’: An exploration of Aboriginal and Chinese people’s associations on the Victorian goldfields’ Journal of Australasian Mining History. Vol. 13, pp. 23-41.

 

Cahir, F. (2014) ‘Murnong, much more than a food’, Artefact: Journal of the Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria. (35), 23-33.

 

Cahir, F. & Clark, I. (2014) ‘Aboriginal and Maori interactions in Victoria Australia, 1830-1900: A preliminary analysis’. New Zealand Journal of History.48, (1) 109-126.

 

Cahir, F (2014) ‘Finding Indigenous History in the RHSV Collections’. Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Victorian Historical Journal 85, (1) pp. 1-18.

 

Cahir, F. & Clark, I. (2013), ‘The Historic Importance of the Dingo in Aboriginal Society in Victoria (Australia): A Reconsideration of the Archival Record’, Anthrozoos: Journal of the International Society for Anthrozoology. 26 (2) pp.185-199.

 

Cahir, F. (2012) ‘Slowly and peacefully he took us over the dead water of the little inlet we were in’ – Seeing the land from an Aboriginal canoe.’ Signals: Journal of the National Maritime Museum. Vol. 100, pp. 18-22.

Grants/ Research reports 2012-2018

Nicholls, L. & Cahir, F. (2018) ‘Facing Up: A Sound Installation commenting on prime ministerial statements relating to the status and well-being of Australia’s Indigenous population from federation to the present day’, Creative Arts Australia [Victoria] & Biennale of Australian Art.

 

Cahir, F., Horrocks, L., Nemo, J. & Weuffen, S. (2018-2019) ‘Ordinary people in Extraordinary Circumstances: The Australian War Graves Workers and the Red Cross Enquiry Volunteers’. Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program: Victorian Premiers Office. Fed Uni Australia, Faculty of Education and Arts.

 

Gell, P., Cahir, F., Fletcher, M.S., Beck, K., Doan, P. & Gell, C. (2017-18) ‘Gunbower Forest Sediment Cores for Ecological and Cultural Change’ North Central Catchment Management Authority & Barapa Barapa Traditional Owners. FOST, Fed Uni Mt Helen.

 

Cahir, F. & Clark, I. (2016) ‘Traditional Ecological Knowledge for Gariwerd’ Parks Victoria Grampians & Gariwerds Traditional Owners (TOs) represented by Barengi Gadjin, Martang and Eastern Maar. Faculty of Education and Arts: Federation University, Mt Helen.

 

Cahir, F., McMaster, S., Clark, I. & Thompson, H. (CeRDI) (2016) Aboriginal Ecological Knowledge – Gunaikurnai Information Hub. Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation. Federation University: CeRDI, Mt Helen Campus

 

Clark, I., Cahir, F. & Ryan, E. (2016) ‘Research Notes on Charley and Captain for Ballarat Fine Art Gallery’, Aboriginal Studies Research Unit, Federation University.

 

Cahir, F. & Clark, I. (2015) ‘Invisible People’ Verbatim Theatre prepared for Sovereign Hill Museums Association by Federation University Aboriginal Studies Research Unit.

 

Clark, I., Cahir, F. [Chief Investigators] (2011-2015) ‘The Burke and Wills Scientific Expedition 1860-1: The Aboriginal Story’ ARC Linkage with Royal Society of Victoria. Category 1

 

Cahir, F. (2014) Aboriginal People of the Victorian Goldfields – Digital Tour for Telematics / Sovereign Hill Museums Association prepared for Sovereign Hill Museums Association by Federation University Aboriginal Studies Research Unit.

 

Cahir, F. (2014) Academic research review of: ‘Six Generations Yarning Together: Local Aboriginal Needs Analysis Project 2014’ for Kurnai Nations and Baw Baw Shire prepared by Federation University Aboriginal Studies Research Unit.