Personal profile

Personal profile

Currently Involved in research at Charles Sturt University.

Personal profile

Dr Stephen Gapps is an historian working to bring the Australian Frontier Wars into broader public recognition and commemoration. In 2019 his book The Sydney Wars won the Les Carlyon Award for the writing of military history. In 2021 his book Gudyarra: The First Wiradyuri War of Resistance, the Bathurst War 1822-1824 was published by NewSouth Press. Stephen is currently collaborating on the book of the documentary series The Australian Wars and his next project on resistance warfare ‘The Rising. War in the Colony of New South Wales between 1838 and 1842’.

Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD, Performing the Past. A cultural history of historical reenactment

Award Date: 01 Apr 2003

External positions

President of the History Council of NSW

2018 → …

Subject keywords

  • Australian Frontier Wars