Claire Brennan is a lecturer in History in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. She teaches environmental history of Australia and the Pacific, the history of the exploration of Australia and the Pacific, and global history.  She also teaches at honours level and supervises research students.

Claire's research centres on the history of animals.  She is interested in sport hunting in both Australia and New Zealand.  She also works on the history of livestock breeding. And she has a research interest in the environmental history of exploration in the Pacific.

At present Claire's research focuses on crocodile hunting in tropical Australia.

  • BA1001: Time, Truth and the Human Condition (Level 1; TSV)
  • HI1302: Modern World History (Level 1; TSV)
  • HI2001: The History of Global Connections (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • HI5001: The History of Global Connections (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • Environmental history of Australia and New Zealand
  • History of animals
  • History of sport hunting
  • History of animal breeding
  • History of exploration
  • 2006 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2005 to 2006 - Casual tutor, University of Auckland (Auckland)
  • 2001 to 2004 - PhD candidate, University of Melbourne (Melbourne)
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 29+ research outputs authored by Dr Claire Brennan from 2002 onwards.

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Townsville City Council - T150 - Anniversary Grant Program

Townsville's Timeline, our history and it's media

Indicative Funding
We are seeking funding from the T150 scheme for our research time and the putting on of an exhibition at the Museum of Tropical Queensland. We have support in kind from James Cook University, the Museum of Tropical Queensland, and the Townsville Bulletin. We learn about our community and region partly through the local and community media. In addition history is recorded through the reports of our media. This project will be unique in documenting and drawing together numerous events to reflect on how our local media has shaped our community and identity. The project will complement the work of the T150 Townsville Bulletin projects.
Maxine Newlands, Marie M'Balla-Ndi and Claire Brennan (College of Arts and Society & Education)
Townsville; Media; Celebratory; Community; History; Unity

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Madame de Stael's Political Impact on Feminism and the Abolition of Slavery. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • An Army of Naturalists: John Gould's Australian Network of Collectors and Correspondents. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Science, Agriculture and Environment: The Ideas, Culture, Practices and Programs of Agricultural Science in Queensland during the Early to Mid~Twentieth Century (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Developing the Queensland Tropics: The Ideas and Politics of Northern Development 1901-2014 (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Politics of Sugar: The Herbert River Farmers' League a North Queensland Small Farmer Organization in Comparative Perspective (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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