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Dr Leigh Straw


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6305, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.210
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6305  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.210  


Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Murdoch University, 2005 .

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Straw, L., (2013), Drunks, Pests and Harlots: Criminal Women in Perth and Fremantle, 1900-1939., 260, United Kingdom.
  • Straw, L., (2012), Wisdom in Words: Robert Kennedy's Search for Meaning, 1963-1968., 130, United Kingdom.

Journal Articles

  • Straw, L., (2013), "the worst female character": Criminal underclass women in Perth and Fremantle, 1900-1939. Journal of Australian Studies , 37(2), 208-224, Abingdon, Oxford.
  • Straw, L., (2012), Landscapes of the Scottish Dead: Headstones and Identity in Colonial Tasmania. Journal of Australian Colonial History, 14(2012), 89-106, Armidale, NSW.

Creative Works

  • Straw, L., (2013), Legacy., Sydney, Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Arts,  A Struggle For Recognition: The War Widows' Guild In Western Australia 1946- 1975 And Exegesis: Researching And Writing An Organisational History.
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