Researcher biography

In 2015 Mark completed a PhD entitled: “Making ‘the One Day of the Year’: a Genealogy of Anzac Day to 1918”. In 2016 he was awarded a Q Anzac 100 Fellowship from the State Library of Queensland.  He was formerly the Manager of the Fryer Library at the University of Queensland. Mark has researched, written and presented on aspects of both Australian and British history and literature. Of late his work has focussed on the Australian home front during World War 1.  Recent publications include:

  • “’Poor little Queensland’: Resisting Six O’clock Closing in the ‘Hot-bed of Disloyalty’”, Australian Journal of Politics and History, v.64, no.3, 2018.
  • ‘“The Tragic Pageant of War’: Anzac Commemoration in 1917 and 1918”, Social Alternatives, v.37, no. 3, 2018.
  • “’Gunner’ Taylour and the Comrades of War League”, Queensland History Journal, v.24, no.1, 2019.

In another life, Mark is a musician and songwriter.