“Researching war graves may sound a bit strange… but it is a great way of seeing what really matters to people”
Colin lives at But-Har-Gra with his wife Gillian and children, Robert, Elizabeth and Edmund. His current research interest is ‘Responses of grief to Australian losses in World War 2’.
Articles & Essays
‘The Issue of Religious Precedence and the Commonwealth Parade in 1901’. Lucas: an Evangelical History Review, forthcoming.
‘The Churches and Federation’. Published as Annual Lecture of the Canberra/Goulbourn Anglican History Society Lecture 2001. Published in St Mark’s Review, No. 185, 2001 (2).
‘Changing Gods in Post-Modern Australia’. In Explorations 13: Sure and Certain Hope at the Edge of Time. Edited by R. J. Gibson. Carlisle: Paternoster (forthcoming).
‘Damn Precedence! An examination of ecclesiastical precedence in Australia with particular reference to the Commonwealth of Australia and New South Wales in the period 1901-1945' (M. Litt Treatise, 2002).
A crowd of witnesses: Australian war graves inscriptions on the Western Front of the Great War. (PhD Thesis accepted by University of Sydney, 2006).
‘In God We Trust: The Impact of the Great War on Religious Belief in Australia’ in Donald Robinson: Selected Works – Appreciation (eds Peter G. Bolt & Mark D. Thompson) (Camperdown, NSW: Australian Church Record/Moore College, 2008)
Chapter on ‘Calvinism in Australia 1788–2009’ in monograph on theology of John Calvin by Mark Thompson (Ed).
PhD thesis topic: Grief and mourning: Australian families’ responses to loss in World War 1.
Australian War Graves Inscriptions – World War 2
The Protestant Irish in Australia
The Freemasons in Australia
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1975 Bachelor of Arts (UNSW)
1976 Dip Ed (Sydney Teachers’ College)
1994 Bachelor of Theology (Hons 1) (ACT)
1994 Diploma of Ministry (MTC)
1996 Deaconed (Anglican Church of Australia, Sydney Diocese) Priested (Anglican Church of Australia, Sydney Diocese)
2002 M.Litt. (with Merit) (University of Sydney)
2006 PhD (University of Sydney))
1969-72 Commercial Trainee, QANTAS Airways Ltd
1976-86 Secondary Teacher, Kingsgrove High School
1987-88 English/History Head Teacher, Robert Townson High School
1989-92 English Head Teacher, Broughton Anglican College
1993-95 Student, Moore College
1996-98 Assistant Minister, Bowral Anglican Church
2002-03 Curate-in-Charge, St John’s Park Anglican Church
2006- Honorary Assistant, Croydon Anglican Church