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Michael Roe (historian)

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Name  Michael Roe
Role  Historian
Education  University of Melbourne, University of Cambridge, Peterhouse, Cambridge
Books  Market Research In Action, Albert Ogilvie and Stymie G, Polish Shipping Under Co, Australia - Britain and Migration, An Imperial Disaster: The Wrec

Owen Michael Roe (born 5 February 1931 — ) is an Australian historian and academic, focusing on Australian history.

Educated at Caulfield Grammar School (he was dux of the school in 1948), Roe attended the University of Melbourne and began studying a combined BA/LL.B. degree. He discontinued law after his first year, and after graduating from his arts degree he studied history Peterhouse at the University of Cambridge. He then undertook doctoral studies in history at the Australian National University on a scholarship.

He became a Professor of History at the University of Tasmania, retiring in 1996. He published several history books during his career, including A Short History of Tasmania and Australia, Britain and Migration 1915-1940.


  • Roe, M., Philip Gidley King, Oxford University Press, (Melbourne), 1963.
  • Roe, M., Quest for Authority in Eastern Australia, 1835-1851, Melbourne University Press, (Parkville), 1965.
  • Roe, M. (ed.), The Journal and Letters of Captain Charles Bishop on the North-West Coast of America, in the Pacific and in New South Wales, 1794-1799, Cambridge University Press, for the Hakluyt Society, (Cambridge), 1967.
  • Roe, M., Kenealy and the Tichborne cause: A Study in Mid-Victorian Populism, Melbourne University Press, (Carlton), 1974.
  • Roe, M., Nine Australian Progressives: Vitalism in Bourgeois Social Thought, 1890-1960, University of Queensland Press, (St. Lucia), 1984.
  • Roe, M., Australia, Britain, and Migration, 1915-1940: A Study of Desperate Hopes, Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge), 1995.
  • Roe, M., A Short History of Tasmania, by Lloyd Robson; Updated by Michael Roe, Oxford University Press, (Melbourne), 1997.
  • Roe, M., The State of Tasmania: Identity at Federation Time, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, (Hobart), 2001.
  • Roe, M., An Imperial Disaster: The Wreck of George the Third, Blubber Head Press, (Sandy Bay), 2006.
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