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Dr Steven Farram

Higher Degree by Research
Dr Steven Farram

Dr Farram is a senior lecturer in history at Charles Darwin University.

Dr Farram completed his PhD at Charles Darwin University in 2004 on the topic of the political history of West Timor, 1901 to 1967.

Dr Farram also has a strong interest in the 1960s popular culture of the region, especially music. Steven has published extensively in these areas and is also a regular contributor of book and exhibition reviews to various journals.

Steven is an active member of the history community through organisations such as the Professional Historians Association (NT) and the Historical Society of the Northern Territory. He is a regular participant at international and local conferences and has been coordinator of the Annual History Colloquium held in Darwin for several years.

Steven is available to supervise research students who are interested in the politics and history of northern Australia and South-East Asia, particularly Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

Steven has successfully supervised research students to complete their postgraduate studies. These include topics such as:

PhD theses

  • Identity, community and place : the post-World War II Eurasian Exodus from Malaysia and Singapore to Australia (Jolly, I. M., Aug 2017)
  • A man of many dreams: John George Knight, a life of fortune and misfortune in Victoria and the Northern Territory, 1851-1892 (Mastin, J., 2018)
  • The beginnings of the secret Australian radar countermeasures unit during the Pacific War (Bellamy, C. A., Feb 2020)
  • The social, economic and political impact of the great war on the Northern Territory (Cramp, N. S., 2021)
  • ‘A Perfect Malay’: James Scott, East Indies Country Trader (Herivel, J., 2021)


The Last Voyage: Indonesian Fishing Boats in Australian Museums (Clark, P., 2014)


Radar countermeasures development in Australia : a case study of multinational co-operation in World War II at Fenton, Northern Territory (Bellamy, C. A., 2015)


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