Thomas Rogers Historian

Dr Thomas Rogers began working as a historian in the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial in 2017. Prior to working at the Memorial, he taught modern world history, Australian Indigenous history, and Australian history at the University of Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University. His PhD thesis (University of Melbourne, 2014) examined the relationships between free settler rhetoric and frontier violence during the early settlement of the Port Phillip District. His book based on this research, The Civilisation of Port Phillip, was published in 2018.

At the Memorial, Tom is working on projects dealing with Australians’ involvement in colonial engagements, the Boer War, and the First World War. He researches and writes Last Post Ceremony biographies and is on the editorial committee of the Memorial’s magazine, Wartime. Please feel free to contact Tom if you have any enquiries about his research or areas of expertise.