About

Jeff KIldeaJeff Kildea is an historian, lecturer and author with a PhD in history from the University of New South Wales. In 2014 he was the Keith Cameron Professor of Australian History at University College Dublin. He has taught Irish and Australian history to undergraduates at the University of New South Wales and at Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education and is an adjunct professor in Irish Studies at UNSW. He has written books and articles and presented papers in Australia, Ireland and America on early 20th-century Irish-Australian history. His books include Tearing the Fabric: Sectarianism in Australia 1910-1925 (2002), Anzacs and Ireland (2007) and Wartime Australians: Billy Hughes (2008). In 2014 he recorded a series of podcasts on the Irish at Galllipoli for UCD’s The History Hub for release during the Gallipoli centenary year. He is currently director of the Irish Anzacs Project and is researching a biography of Irish-Australian politician Hugh Mahon, who as the Labor member for Kalgoorlie was expelled from the Australian parliament in 1920 for his criticism of British rule in Ireland. For more than 30 years Jeff Kildea practised as a barrister from 5 Wentworth Chambers in Sydney and is now an Acting Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court. He is also the editor of Land & Environment Court Law & Practice NSW and a contributing author to Planning & Development Service NSW and Environmental Responsibilities Law published by Thomson Reuters.