Federation Business School

Prof Ian Clark

PositionProfessor in Tourism
LocationMt Helen - Building B, B012
Phone5327 9436
Emaili.clark@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • BTheol (Melb Coll. Divinity)
  • BA (Hons)
  • DipEd
  • PhD (Monash)

Biography

I have a strong background in heritage management, attraction management, and visitor interpretation. Before joining Federation University in 2000, I worked as a consultant, a lecturer in tourism at Monash University, a research fellow in history at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, manager of the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre, senior researcher in the Koori Tourism Unit of the former Victorian Tourism Commission, and a lecturer/tutor in geography at Monash University.

Research

My research interests centre on Victorian Aboriginal history, place names; Indigenous tourism, and tourism history. The synthesizing theme in much of my research is 'place' - history of places, place attachment, and tourism's commodification of place. I am also an avid collector of the music and memorabilia of Ella Jane Fitzgerald.

Grants and awards

  • 2014 Victorian Community History Awards Collaborative Community History Award - Commendation
    An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia - Case Studies. 
  • 2014 Victorian Community History Awards History Publication Award - Commendation
    Goulburn River Aboriginal Protectorate: a history of the Goulburn River Aboriginal Protectorate, Murchison, Victoria,...
  • 2014 Victorian Community History Awards Local History Project Award - Commendation
    The Last Matron of Coranderrk: Natalie Robarts's Diary of the Final Years of Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, 1909-1924.
  • 2014 Faculty Learning & Teaching Award - Most Outstanding Teacher 2013
    Learning and Teaching Award for Most Outstanding Teacher 2013.
  • 2014 NSW Premier's History Awards - Australian History Prize - shortlisted
    Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Award - Australian History Prize for The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills: Forgotten Narratives..
  • 2013 Faculty Research Award for Best Paper - Academic Level D/E
    For the paper: Three Nineteenth century colonial travellers to Victoria, Australia, and their preference for Aboriginal placenames
  • 2013 Victorian Community History Awards
    Commendation recognising the most outstanding community history project submitted in the 2013 Victorian Community History...
  • 2012 Faculty Research Award for Best Paper - Academic Level D/E
    For the paper: The Convincing Ground Aboriginal Massacre at Portland Bay, Victoria: fact or fiction?, Aboriginal History
  • 2012 Linkage: 'New technologies, Indigenous spatial knowledge, and tourism', industry partners – Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (Northern Territory); Dept. of Lands, Planning & Environment (Northern Territory); and Surveyor-General of Victoria (Victoria). I am a chief Investigator with Lead Investigator Dr Mark Harvey from University of Newcastle. This application was successful, and commenced in 2014.
  • 2010 Linkage: 'The Burke and Wills Scientific Expedition 1860-61: the Aboriginal story', industry partner –Royal Society of Victoria.  This application was successful, and commenced in 2011. It ends in 2015.
  • 2003 Linkage: 'What's in a name? Attachment and interference in placename-based identity', industry partner – Surveyor General Victoria, Department of Sustainability and Environment. This application was successful and the postgraduate student commenced in 2004, and was awarded the Doctorate in 2009.
  • 2002 Linkage: 'Black Gold: a history of Aboriginal people and gold mining in Victoria, 1850-1900', industry partner – Sovereign Hill Museum Association.  This application was successful and the postgraduate candidate commenced in 2003, and was awarded the degree in 2007.
  • 2000 SPIRT: 'Wine and regional tourism: strengthening complementarity to facilitate regional development', industry partners – Victorian Wineries Tourism Council, Ballarat Tourism, Northern Grampians Shire Council, Bendigo Tourism.  The application was successful and the postgraduate student commenced in 2001, and was awarded the degree in 2005.

Publications

Full publication list

Clark, ID (2015) Colin and Frances Campbell and their relationships with the Djabwurrung Aboriginal people of the Buangor district, 1840-1903, (pp. 23-32) F. Cahir, A. Beggs-Sunter, A. Inglis (Eds.) Scots Under the Southern Cross, Ballarat Heritage Services, Ballarat.

Clark, I.D. & Cahir, F. (2014) 'John Green, Manager of Coranderrk Aboriginal Station but also a ngamadjidj? New insights into his work with Victorian Aboriginal People in the nineteenth century' in M. Brett (ed.) Colonial Contexts and Post Colonial Theologies (Postcolonialism and Religions), Palgrave Macmillan.

Clark, I.D. (2014) The Last Matron of Coranderrk: Natalie Robarts's Diary of the Final Years of Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, 1909-1924, Createspace, USA.

Clark, I.D. (2014) Ella Fitzgerald in Australia – A History, Createspace, USA.

ID Clark (2014) 'Dissonance surrounding the Aboriginal origin of a selection of placenames in Victoria, Australia – lessons in lexical ambiguity' in I.D. Clark, L Hercus, L. Kostanski (eds) Indigenous and Minority Place Names – Australian and International Perspectives, ANU ePress & Aboriginal History Inc., Canberra, pp. 251-272.

ID Clark (2014) 'Multiple Aboriginal placenames in western Victoria, Australia' in I.D. Clark, L Hercus, L. Kostanski (eds) Indigenous and Minority Place Names – Australian and International Perspectives, ANU ePress & Aboriginal History Inc., Canberra, pp. 239-250.

Ian D. Clark; Luise Hercus; and Laura Kostanski (2014) 'Introduction: Indigenous and Minority Placenames – Australian and International Perspectives' in I.D. Clark, L Hercus, L. Kostanski (eds) Indigenous and Minority Place Names – Australian and International Perspectives, ANU ePress & Aboriginal History Inc., Canberra, pp. 1-10.

F Cahir & ID Clark, (2014) Aboriginal and Maori Interactions in Victoria (Australia) 1830-1900: a preliminary analysis; New Zealand Journal of History, 48(1): 109-126.

E Dolce & ID Clark (2014) 'The You Yangs Regional Park' in ID Clark (ed) An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: Case Studies, De Gruyter Open, Poland, pp. 181-205.

L. Justin & ID Clark (2014) 'Tower Hill State Game Reserve' in ID Clark (ed) An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: Case Studies, De Gruyter Open, Poland, pp. 153-180.

J. Watson & ID Clark (2014) 'Mount Buninyong Scenic Reserve' in ID Clark (ed) An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: Case Studies, De Gruyter Open, Poland, pp.135-152.

S. Skidmore & ID Clark (2014) 'Hanging Rock Recreation Reserve' in ID Clark (ed) An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: Case Studies, De Gruyter Open, Poland, pp.111-134.

S. Sergi & ID Clark (2014) 'Den of Nargun, Mitchell River National Park' in ID Clark (ed) An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: Case Studies, De Gruyter Open, Poland, pp.87-110.

ID Clark (2014) 'Bunjils Shelter, Black Range Scenic Reserve' in ID Clark (ed) An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: Case Studies, De Gruyter Open, Poland, pp. 64-86.

ID Clark (2014) 'The Buchan Caves Reserve' in ID Clark (ed) An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: Case Studies, De Gruyter Open, Poland, pp.36-63.

ID Clark (2014) 'Lal Lal Falls Scenic Reserve' in ID Clark (ed) An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: Case Studies, De Gruyter Open, Poland, pp. 15-35.

ID Clark (2014) 'Nascent tourism in Victoria, Australia – insights into the evolution of its tourism landscape' in ID Clark (ed) An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: Case Studies, De Gruyter Open, Poland, pp. 1-14.

ID Clark (ed) (2014) An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: case studies, De Gruyter Open, Poland.

Associations and memberships

  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Studies,         
  • Australian Rock Art Research Association
  • Institute of Australian Geographers
  • International Congress of Onomastic Sciences
  • Royal Historical Society of Victoria