Deposit P65 - John Atchison collection

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John Atchison collection


  • 1968 - 1973 (Creation)

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0.75 m

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Dr John Atchison graduated in 1968 from the University of New England, NSW. In 1973 he submitted his PhD thesis at ANU on 'Port Stephens and Goonoo Goonoo - A review of the early period of the Australian Agricultural Company, 1824-1849'. He was Lecturer at the Armidale College of Advanced Education, then became Professor in Australian History at the University of New England, a position he held until 2011. He was Chairman, Committee for Geographical Names in Australia and was on the Board of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences. He was also on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Cambridge University Press journal, Rural History: Economy, Society, Culture.

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Research papers for his PhD thesis 'Port Stephens and Goonoo Goonoo'.


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NBAC: Australian Agricultural Company deposits

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Created by Erin Gallant on 17 August 2011; revised on 5 September 2011; revised by Christine Bryan on 4 September 2015




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