BA (Hons), Dip.Ed, PhD (Adelaide)


Professor Peggy Brock is former Professor of Colonial and Indigenous History at Edith Cowan University. Her research interests focus on colonial history in Australia, the Pacific and Canada; Christian missions and religious change; anthropologists and Indigenous people.

Recent research includes:

  • Colonial history in central Australia and British Columbia
  • The process of religious change in mission environments

  • P. Brock, ‘Moveable Feasts: Chronicles of “Potlatching” Among the Tsimshian, 1860s-1900s’ Ethnohistory 59(2): 387-405, 2012.
  • P.Brock (2011) The Many Voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah: A Tsimshian Man on the Pacific Northwest Coast Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • P. Brock (2010) ‘An Indigenous View of Missionaries: Arthur Wellington Clah and Missionaries on the Northwest Coast of Canada’ in A. May and P. Grimshaw (eds) Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Exchange Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 67-80.
  • P. Brock (2008) ‘Missionaries as Newcomers; A comparative study of the Northwest Pacific coast and Central Australia’ Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 19 (2).
  • P. Brock (2008) Two-way food: bush tucker and Whitefella food, Journal of Australian Studies 32(1).
  • P. Brock (2007) Nakedness and clothing in early encounters between Aboriginal people of central Australia, missionaries and anthropologists, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History.
  • P. Brock (2005) New Christians as evangelists, In Missions and Colonialism. N. Etherington (ed.). Oxford: OUP.
  • P. Brock (ed) (2005) Indigenous Peoples and Religious Change. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.
  • P. Brock (2004) Skirmishes in Aboriginal History, Aboriginal History 28.
  • P. Brock (ed) (2001) Words and Silences. Aboriginal Women, Politics and Land Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
  • P. Brock (1991) Outback Ghettos. A History of Aboriginal Institutionalisation and Survival Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1993 [Reprinted 2009].