Steven Farram

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Steven Farram completed his PhD in 2004 on the topic of the political history of West Timor, 1901-1967

His research interests include the history of northern Australia and Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia and Timor-Leste. He 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.

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Indonesia Social Sciences
Netherlands Social Sciences
allies Social Sciences
history Social Sciences
domination Social Sciences
Portugal Social Sciences
song Social Sciences
eighteenth century Social Sciences

Research Output 2006 2019

Indonesia, 1947: Australia and the first United Nations cease-fire order

Farram, S., 2019, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 254 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

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The Maubara fort, a relic of eighteenth-century local autonomy and Dutch-Portuguese rivalry on Timor

Farram, S., May 2019, In : Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 50, 2, p. 263–287 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
eighteenth century

‘Unruly days: Territory life, 1911–1921’, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 30 June 2018–17 May 2020

Farram, S., Jun 2019, In : Australian Historical Studies. 50, 2, p. 264-266 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewResearch

Northern Territory

Collected fragments presented in honour of Emeritus Professor Alan Powell

Farram, S., 2018, Professor Powell: Beyond the Far Country: proceedings of a symposium held on 31 May 2017 at the Northern Territory Library to celebrate Professor Powell’s contribution to the understanding of North Australian history. Wells, S. (ed.). Darwin: Historical Society of the Northern Territory, p. 28-43 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Looking at History: A consideration of two photographs; one from Darwin, one from Dili

Farram, S., 2018, In : Circa: the Journal of Professional Historians. 2018, 6, p. 35-41 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Outcomes Research
East Timor
Second World War


A man of many dreams: John George Knight, a life of fortune and misfortune in Victoria and the Northern Territory, 1851-1892

Author: Mastin, J., 2018

Supervisor: Farram, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


From 'Timor Koepang' to 'Timor NTT': a political history of West Timor, 1901-1967

Author: Farram, S., 2004

Supervisor: Doran, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


Identity, community and place : the post-World War II Eurasian Exodus from Malaysia and Singapore to Australia

Author: Jolly, I. M., 2017

Supervisor: Farram, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU