BA (Hons) (Sydney), MA, PhD (John Hopkins). FAHA, FRSN, FASSA

History, Heritage And Archaeology

Professor Richard Waterhouse is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney. He specialises in United States colonial history, the history of Australian popular culture, and the social and cultural history of rural Australia. He is currently researching the role of the pioneer legend in shaping twentieth century Australian identity.

  • Consultant to National Museum of Australia
  • Consultant to Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.
  • President, History Council of NSW
  • Treasurer and Councillor, Australian Academy of Humanities

  • Richard Waterhouse (2007) Settling the Land: the Making of Rural Australia, In The Oxford History of the British Empire: Australia. D. Schrevdir and Stuart Ward (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Richard Waterhouse (2006) Agrarian Idealism and Pastoral Reality: the Use and Misuse of Land in Rural Australia, 1788-2004, In The Great Mistakes in Australian History. Martin Crotty and David Robers (eds.). Sydney: UNSW Press.
  • Richard Waterhouse (2005) A New World Gentry: the Making of a Merchant and Planter class in South Carolina, 1670-1770. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press.
  • Richard Waterhouse (2005) The Vision Splendid: A Social and Cultural History of Rural Australia. Fremantle: Curtin University Books / Frementle Arts Centre.
  • Richard Waterhouse (1995) Private Pleasures Public Leisure: A History of Australian Popular Culture since 1788. Melbourne: Longman.