Nicholas Hoare

Research Fellow
Contact details
Room: 2.265
Building: HC Coombs Building, #9
Nicholas Hoare, Department of Pacific Affairs

Nick Hoare is a Pacific History Research Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University (ANU).

Nick has broad research interests in the colonial and environmental histories of the Pacific region (both Francophone and Anglophone) as well as more specialised interests in the Pacific’s phosphate islands and Pacific biography. He teaches on Australia’s 19th- and 20th-century presence in Oceania and the Second World War in the Pacific Islands, and is happy to supervise honours and HDR students interested in any of the above fields or Pacific history more generally.

Prior to joining DPA, Nick worked closely with the Oceania Working Party of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, and the Journal of Pacific History.

Selected Publications

Refereed Papers

Hoare, Nicholas (2023), Tudor, Ethel Ellen (Judy) (1910–1998), Australian Dictionary of Biography,

Hoare, Nicholas (2018), Anticolonialism and the Politics of Friendship in New Zealand’s Pacific, History Australia 15, no. 3, 540–58.

Hoare, Nicholas (2014), Harry Holland’s ‘Samoan Complex’, Journal of Pacific History 49, no. 2, 151–69.

Book and Media Reviews

Hoare, Nicholas (2022) Review of Makatea, La terre convoitée, Journal of Pacific History,

Hoare, Nicholas (2022), Review of Australia & the Pacific: A History, Journal of Pacific History 57, no. 4, 546–8.

Hoare, Nicholas (2020), Review of Labour Lines and Colonial Power: Indigenous and Pacific Islander Labour Mobility in Australia, Journal of Pacific History 55, no. 4, 563–5.

Hoare, Nicholas (2015), Review of White Ghosts, Yellow Peril: China and New Zealand, 1790–1950, Journal of Pacific History 50, no. 3, 373–4.

PhD and Masters Theses

Hoare, Nicholas (2021), Re-Mining Makatea: People, Politics and Phosphate Rock. Accessible from

Hoare, Nicholas (2014), New Zealand’s ‘Critics of Empire’: Domestic Opposition to New Zealand’s Pacific Empire, 1883–1948. Accessible from


Hoare, Nicholas (2019), Hidden Women of History: Marau Ta’aroa, the Sydney-schooled ‘Last Queen of Tahiti’, The Conversation, 12 September.…

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