Recipients: AGL Shaw Fellowships

Our collections have been used by AGL Shaw Summer Research fellows to explore a diverse range of topics including, Australian women artists, Australian Rules football and Anglo–Aboriginal interactions.

Current recipients

Ms Gabriel Maddock

Australian Catholic University, BA (Honours)

White Australia and the African American modern exotic: Examining relationships between white Australian women and African American men in the first half of the twentieth century.

Ms Rula Paterson

University of Melbourne, Master of Arts and Cultural Management

Movements in time: A critical investigation of the production and consumption of twentieth century monuments to British exploration.

Mr Dan Tout

Swinburne University, PhD

Rex Ingamells and the Jindyworobaks: Exemplary settler nationalists of the interwar period.

Past recipients


Sandra Pope's researched 'Bowling Alone Meets Brassed Off: the Importance of Brass Bands in Daylesford and District'.

Megan Ponsford inquired into 'Progressive Rebels or Boys Own Adventure? The 1935 Australian Cricket Tour of India'.

Rosalind McFarlane explored 'A Pair of Blue Tigers Wing Their Way Out To Sea: Representations of Water in Contemporary 1.5 and Second Generation Asian-Australian Poetry'.


Kristy Moody investigated children’s literature from historical and contemporary standpoints and considered how the 2012 National Year of Reading promoted children’s literature and the benefits of reading.

Lisa Hay explored the life and work of Margaret Kiddle, an academic, historian and children’s author working post-World War II.

James Lesh investigated the history and social impact of the Cremorne Gardens in 19th century Melbourne.


Ashley Humphrey's project investigated the development of the Loddon Valley Football League and its place in the shire's community.

Bob Thomson's research topic was 'Is there a significant discursive link during the early nineteenth-century between the Scottish Highland clearances, Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels and Aboriginal dispossession in the Western District of the colony of Victoria?'

Melissa Walsh's research topic was 'Voices from the outer: memory and legend in the life stories of Australian football followers'.


Peter Di Sciascio's research topic was 'The Women's Work Exhibition of 1907: its influence on Australian women artists'.

Enlai Hooi's research topic was 'Experiments in perception: the manipulation of space through cognitive devices'.

Anne McMaster's research topic was 'Merging of Indigenous and Anglo–Australian culture: research and analysis of decorative ink handwriting contained in colonial documents pertaining to Western Victoria'.