Publications

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This is a complete and up-to-date list of all pubished books and articles written by Gary Presland

(1) Authored books & edited volumes:

2016 Understanding our natural world: the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria 1880-2015 (Blackburn: Field Naturalists Club of Victoria)
2011 The Whitehorse landscape: as seen by the first settlers (Box Hill: Box Hill Historical Society Inc.)
2010 First people: the Eastern Kulin of Melbourne, Port  Phillip and central Victoria (Melbourne: Museum  Victoria)  [Revised edition of Aboriginal  Melbourne]
2009 The natural history of the Footscray District (Footscray: Footscray Historical Society)
2008 The place for a village: how nature has  shaped the city of Melbourne (Melbourne: Museum Victoria)
2005 (with Sheila Houghton) Leaves from  our history The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria 1880–2005. (Melbourne: Field Naturalists Club of  Victoria)
2003 (Compiled and Edited) Re-union of Junior Recruits 4th Intake  HMAS Leeuwin (Melbourne: The Author)
2002 (Edited with Kee Pookong, Ho  Chooi-Hon, & Paul McGregor) Chinese  in Oceania (Melbourne: ASCADAPI, Chinese Museum & Centre for Asia–Pacific Studies)
2000 Scratching the surface. A brief history of the Victoria Archaeological Survey 1972–1994.
1998 ‘For  God’s sake send the trackers’: Aboriginal trackers and Victoria Police, 1880–1968. (Melbourne:  Victoria Press)
1998 (Edited with Shirley Jones & Jack  Rogerson) Cards Australia 1998. (Melbourne:  Australian Cartophilic Society)
1997 The first residents of Melbourne’s western region. (Revised edition). (Melbourne: Harriland Press)
1994 (with Gavin  Brown & Ralph Stavely) In the  performance of duty. The murder and assault of Victorian police 1837–1988. (Melbourne:  Victoria Police Historical Society Inc.
1994 Aboriginal Melbourne.  The lost land of the Kulin people. (Melbourne:  McPhee Gribble) [Revised edition of Land of the Kulin]
1990 (with Helen  Harris) Cops and robbers. A guide to researching nineteenth century police and criminal records in Victoria, Australia. (Melbourne: Harriland Press)
1987 The first residents of Melbourne’s western region. (Footscray: Footscray City Council/Living  Museum of the West)
1985 The Land of the Kulin. Discovering the lost  landscape and first people of Port Phillip. (Melbourne: McPhee  Gribble)
1980 (Editor) Journals of George Augustus  Robinson, May to August 1841. Records  of the Victorian Archaeological Survey, No. 11
1977 (Editor) Journals of George Augustus  Robinson, March to May 1841. Records of  the Victorian Archaeological Survey, No. 6
1977 (Editor) Journals of  George  Augustus Robinson, January to March 1840. Records of the Victorian Archaeological  Survey, No. 5

 

(2) Journal articles, and chapters in published books: 

2017 ‘The Kulin people and the failure of the Aboriginal Protectorate during the superintendency of C J La Trobe.’ LaTrobeana 16: 5–13.
2016 ‘Australian Natural History Medallion 2016: Dr Max Moulds OAM’ The Victorian Naturalist 133: 208–209.
2016 ‘Australian Natural History Medallion 2015: Margaret MacDonald OAM’ The Victorian Naturalist 133: 30–31.
2015 ‘Australian Natural History Medallion 2014: Tom May’ The Victorian Naturalist 132: 16–17.
2014 ‘Tribute: Sheila Houghton 18 March 1928 – 16 September 2014’ The Victorian Naturalist 131: 219–220.
2014  ‘Aboriginal mortuary practices in Victoria’ in G. Hutchinson In memorium: a guide to the history and heritage of Victoria’s Cemeteries. Melbourne. Hardie Grant Books/ Dept of Health
2014 ‘Australian Natural History Medallion 2013: Marilyn Hewish’ The Victorian Naturalist 131: 30–31.
2014 ‘A boggy question: differing views of wetlands in 19th century Melbourne’ The Victorian Naturalist 131: 96–105.
2013 ‘Tribute: Noel Schleiger 3 October 1926 – 14 April 2013’ The Victorian Naturalist 130: 137–138.
2013 ‘Core values in Aboriginal religions’ The Beacon July 2013: 6–9.
2013 ‘Tribute: Arthur Wolfgang Thies 10 November 1914 – 20 February 2012’ The Victorian Naturalist 130: 86.
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‘Tribute: Dorothy Mahler 28 February 1941 – 12 December 2012’ The Victorian Naturalist 130: 53–54.
2012 ‘I sailed under four flags’ The Log 45:148-151.
2012 ‘With the trackers in Gippsland, 1886’ Journal of Police History 1: 49–51.
2012 ‘Australian Natural History Medallion 2011: John CZ Woinarski’ The Victorian Naturalist           129: 20–21.
2011 ‘The natural environments of La Trobe’s Melbourne’ LaTrobeana 10 (3): 35–42.
2011 ‘Introduction to Biodiversity Symposium issue’ The Victorian Naturalist 128: 160–161.
2011 ‘Landscapes of 19th century Melbourne’ Ancestor 30(6): 12–15.
2011 ‘The development of Melbourne’ Agora 1: 47-52.
2010 ‘Australian Natural History Medallion 2010: Don PA Sands OAMThe Victorian Naturalist           127: 266–267.
2010 ‘The role of naturalists in environmental conservation’ Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria 122 (2): xci–xcv.
2010 ‘Policing the Port Phillip District of NSW’ Journal of Police History 1: 4–8.
2009 ‘Once in the suburbs: some historical notes on bird watching and collecting in Melbourne’ The           Victorian Naturalist 126: 64–69.
2008 ‘Jack’s war’ Bravo! Recollections and reflections of the veteran community (Melbourne: Department of Veterans’ Affairs)
2007 ‘How Aboriginal studies ceased to be part of natural history’ The Victorian Naturalist 124:157–162.
2006 [Reprint of] Making of the Mallee. Birds of south-eastern Australia. Dry Country (Melbourne:     Gould League of Victoria Inc) pp. 3–5.
2005 Entries, as follows, in Brown-May, Andrew & Shurlee Swain (Eds) The Encyclopedia of Melbourne Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. ‘Boonwurrung’ (pp. 80–81); ‘Environment, natural’ (239–241); ‘Keilor Archaeological Area’ (386); ‘Kulin’(392–394); ‘Woiwurrung’ (775); and ‘Wurundjeri’ (782).
2004 ‘A vision of Melbourne’s past’ Traffic 5:113–128.
2004 ‘Aboriginal Australians’ Australia, Melbourne: Lonely Planet Publications,  pp. 34–35.
2003 ‘The Police Commissioner and the Historical Society of Victoria’ Victorian Historical Journal 74: 21–33.
2003 ‘The landscape of the Wurundjeri’ In Rural remnants  Some early Melbourne landscapes and            what happened to them Yarra–Melbourne Local History Forum, pp.1–2.
2002 ‘A reflection on Aboriginal tracking’ Philosophy Activism Nature  No. 2, pp. 63–64.
2002 ‘Towards a natural history of Melbourne’ Ethos 2002 Victorian Association of Social Studies            Teachers, vol. 10, pp. 3–9.
2002 ‘People, land, spirit: Koorie life on the Yarra Yarra’ Victorian Historical Journal 73(1):21–33.
2001 ‘The good oil’ In Griffiths, T.  Ash Forest  Melbourne: Museum Victoria/ Cambridge        University Press
2001 ‘From the Birr-arrung to Willam-meering (Yarra River to Mount William): A journey through Aboriginal Victoria’ In Rasmussen, C. et al. A Museum for the people. Melbourne: Scribe
2001 ‘Artefact of history: a history of The Artefact The Artefact 24:5–9
2000 ‘Katherine Ada Mackay’ Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol. 15 1940–1980 Kem–Pie       pp.237–238.
1998 ‘A.S. Gallus and the Archaeological Society of Victoria.’ The Artefact 21:9–13
1997 ‘Henry E P Dana’ in Forth, G. (Ed) Western District Dictionary of Biography
1997 ‘George Augustus Robinson’ in Forth, G. (Ed) Western District Dictionary of Biography
1997 (with John Kean) ‘Constructing an empire: the use of maps in the dispossession and           repossession of indigenous culture.’ in Unlocking Museums. The proceedings of 4th National          Conference of Museums Australia Inc. Museums Australia, Darwin, pp. 40–44.
1996 ‘Raymond Hudson Dunn’ Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol. 14 1940–1980 Di–Kel pp.57–58.
1995 ‘Chinese, crime and police in 19th century Victoria.’  In Macgregor, P. (Ed) Histories of the   Chinese in Australasia and the South Pacific  Melbourne: Museum of Chinese Australian        History.  pp.378–386.
1995 The Russell Street Police Complex. Australian Police Journal 49(3):160–165
1995 Traditional Koorie life in the Port Phillip area. Woorilla 6(1):34–36
1995 Detecting Chinese crime in 19th century Victoria. In  Ryan, J. (Ed) Chinese in Australia and New Zealand A multi-disciplinary approach. New Delhi: New Age International Publishers
1994 Entries on ‘Aboriginal trackers’ and ‘Port Phillip Protectorate’ in The Encyclopedia of Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press
1994 The Police Commissioner and the Historical Society of Victoria. Journal of Police History 2:7–15.
1994 Chinese detectives. Journal of Police History 2: 49–53.
1994 Blending black, white and yellow: the presence of Aborigines and Chinese in  the Victoria  Police.  Papers of the 7th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry pp. 42.1–6.
1994 Chinese detectives. Journal of Police History 2: 49–53.
1994 Presentation of Victorian police history. Australian Police Journal 48(2):88–90
1992 Policing the city of Melbourne. Ancestor Summer. pp. 2–3.
1991 Koories. (Chapter 4 in) Dennis, C. (Ed.) Landscapes recycled  The changing      

 environment of           Melbourne’s West Melbourne: Living Museum of the West 

1991 Researching Victoria Police records. Our Heritage in History Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry, pp. 279–287.
1991 Goldfields disappearance never solved. Victoria Police Association Journal April. pp. 27–31.
1990 Sources of police history held by the Victoria Police Historical Unit  The Genealogist 7(1):153–55.

 

1989 Victoria Police Historical Unit. Australasian Family History Gazette 2(3): 11–13.
1989 The journals of George Augustus Robinson. La Trobe Library Journal 11 (No. 43): 9–12.
1989 Sources of Gippsland Police history in Police Historical Unit. Gippsland Heritage Journal 6:37 39.
1989 The check-list approach. The VAS Site Register. In Sites and bytes: Recording Aboriginal sites in Australia Canberra: Australian Heritage Special Publication No. 8. pp. 232–238.
1988 A History of policing in Victoria. Monthly Bulletin. (December). Victoria Police.
1986 One hundred and fifty years of Aboriginal studies in Victoria. The Artefact 11: 13–28.
1986 Making of the Mallee. Birds of south-eastern Australia. Dry Country Gould League of Victoria Inc., pp. 3–5.
1985 George Robinson and the Aborigines. In Poad D., A. West & R. Miller Contact: an Australian history. Melbourne. Heinemann Educational
1985 The archaeology of the Western District of Victoria. In Western Victorian Aboriginal art and             culture. Catalogue of exhibition at Geelong and City of Ballaarat Art Galleries, July/August
1984 A cautionary tale: computerisation of the Victoria Archaeological Survey Sites Register.          Advances in computer archaeology 1:7–11.
1984 The archaeology of Melbourne. The Victorian Naturalist 101:170–177.
1984 (with Ian Glover) Microliths in Indonesian flaked stone industries. In (Misra R. & P. Bellwood)       Recent advances in Indo-Pacific Prehistory. pp. 185–196.
1980 Changes in lithic technology in South Sulawesi,  6000–4000 BC. The Artefact 5(1&2): 19–46.
1980 Forest cultures in South and  Southeast Asia. In (Edited, A. Sherratt) Cambridge Encyclopedia of Archaeology Cambridge University Press, pp. 272–276.
1979 Prehistory. (Chapter 3 in) Report on South West District 2 Land Conservation Council, Melbourne.
1977 Aboriginal heritage. In Landscape planning and conservation in North-east Victoria.  National Trust of Australia (Victoria), pp. 12–14.

 

1977 Aboriginal local groups and  seasonal exploitation in southwestern Victoria. The Artefact 2(4):197–208.