Australia's Asian garrisons and regional engagement, 1945-1988.

  • Twomey, Christina (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Brawley, Sean (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Koh, Ernest (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sobocinska, Agnieszka (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Augustine, Matthew (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Blackburn, Kevin (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project examines Australia's overseas military communities, which saw over 100,000 Australian service
personnel and their families reside in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong between 1945 and 1988. By
undertaking the first detailed analysis of these communities as major sites of cultural contact, the project seeks to
integrate the experiences of service personnel, their families and host societies into the history of regional
relationships. It is anticipated that the project will expand and reinterpret the history of Australia's engagement with
Asia, and extend the international scholarship on military bases, by focusing on the role of overseas garrisons in
bilateral and regional relations.
Effective start/end date1/03/1631/07/21


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$392,572.00
  • Monash University
  • Macquarie University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Kyushu University