Henningham, Stephen Charles

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Henningham, Stephen Charles

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  • Dr Steve Henningham

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1950 -


Stephen Charles Henningham holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in history from the University of New South Wales and a PhD (1978) in South Asian Studies from the Australian National University. He taught at Monash University and the University of Melbourne before starting a career as a diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1982. In 1988 he returned to the ANU as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Pacific and South East Asian History where his research focussed on the French Pacific. He was Vice-Consul and Deputy Head of Post in Noumea 1982-1985; Analyst in the Office of National Assessments, South Pacific 1986 - 1988, and Western Europe 1995; Director, South Pacific Bilateral Section 1995 - 1997; Deputy High Commissioner in Port Moresby 1997-2000; Chief Negotiator in the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville 2000-2001; Consul General Ho Chi Minh City 2001-2007. He is High Commissioner to Samoa (2011 - ) and Director, Fiji and Strongim Gavman Program Section, a position he has held since June 2007.


Noumea; Papua New Guinea; Vietnam; Samoa; Fiji

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academic; diplomat; public servant; researcher

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Prepared by Karina Taylor on 14 May 2010; revised on 15 May 2012




Department of Foreign Affairs, http://www.dfat.gov.au/homs/ws.html (accessed on 15 May 2012)
Editor’s note in Stephen Cunningham, France and the South Pacific: a contemporary history (University of Hawaii Press, 1992)

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