Books – Sole Author

Anzac and Aviator: The Remarkable Story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England-Australia Air Race, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2019.

The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War Volume 1: Australia and the War in the Air, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2014.

Flying the Southern Cross: aviators Charles Ulm and Charles Kingsford Smith, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2012.

Fire in the sky: the Australian Flying Corps in the First World War, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2010.


Books – Co-author

Jonathon Dallimore et al, History Transformed Stage 5, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 2020.

Paul Kiem, Sarah Nicholson, Michael Molkentin and Jonathon Dallimore, History Extension Resource Book, History Teachers’ Association of NSW, Annandale, 2017.


Chapters in books

‘Military Aviation in the British Dominions before the First World War’ in Nicole Townsend, Kus Pandey, Jarrod Pendlebury (eds.), Australian Perspectives on Global Air and Space PowerPast, Present, Future, Routledge, New York, 2023. 

‘1935 Kingsford Smith survives’ in ‘Peter Stanley (ed.) Victory on Gallipoli and other what-ifs of Australian history, National Library of Australia, 2018.

‘Over the Western Front: Air power and the AIF’ in Jean Bou (ed.) The AIF in Battle: How the Australian Imperial Force Fought, 1914-1918, Melbourne University Press, 2016.

‘Total War and the Australian Home front: 1943-45’ in Peter Dean (ed.) Australia 1944-45: Victory in the Pacific, Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Articles – Peer reviewed

‘Hooke, John Hobson (1917–2000)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published online 2023.

‘The dominion of the air: the imperial dimension of Britain’s war in the air, 1914-1918’, The British Journal for Military History, volume 4, Issue 2, February 2018, 70-90.

With Ross Mahoney, ‘Introduction – The Cavalry of the Clouds? New Research in the Development and Experience of Air Power in the British Empire during the First World War’, The British Journal for Military History, volume 4, Issue 2, February 2018, 2-7.

‘Unconscious of any distinction’? Social and vocational quality in the Australian Flying Corps, 1914-1918’, The Journal of the Australian War Memorial, No. 30, February 2007.


Articles – Other

‘The Great War in the air’, Wartime, No. 93, Summer 2021.

‘Ross Smith’s War’, Wartime, No. 90, Autumn 2020.

‘”Every atom of evidence”: Frederic Morley Cutlack and the writing of the Australian Flying Corps’ official history’, The 14-18 Journal, vol. 1, 2017.

‘Using sources to assess the changing attitudes of Allied and German soldiers to WW1’, Teaching History, Vol. 50, No. 3, September 2016.

‘Empire of the Somme’, Wartime, No. 74, Autumn 2016.

‘”Relentless and incessant offensive”‘, Wartime, No. 74, Autumn 2016.

‘Mustangs over Korea’, Wartime, No. 72, Spring 2015.

‘Gallipoli on the home front’ in David Horner (ed.) Gallipoli 100, Faircount Media, 2014.

‘The training of Australian airmen during the Great War’, Over the front, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2013.

‘Nine miles of dead’, Flightpath, August 2010.

 ‘To catch old Jerry eating his sauerkraut’, Wartime, No. 51, July 2010.

‘Fall of the falcon: The Australian Flying Corps and the death of Manfred von Richthofen’, Teaching History, Vol. 44, No. 2, April 2010.

“This artificial hell’: Frank Hurley’s photographs of Ypres, 1917’, Teaching History, Vol. 43, No. 1, April 2009.

‘The most authentic witness: landscape, archaeology and the study of historical conflict’, Teaching History, No. 41, No. 4, December 2007.

‘Like cats in the night’, Wartime, No. 43, 2008.

‘Bitten and held: the Battle of Messines, June 1917’, Wartime, No. 40, 2007.

‘The black ANZAC raid’, Wartime, No. 36, 2006.

‘Fire-eater’, Wartime, No. 34, 2006.

‘Trench warfare 101: training at the Bustard trenches’, Wartime, No. 33, 2006.

‘That dreadful flying corps: responses to life and death in the Australian Flying Corps, 1914-1918’, Cross and Cockade International Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2005.


Conference Papers (published)

‘From aircraft to air power: military aviation’s evolution in 1916’, 1916: the cost of attrition, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 22 July 2016. [paper accepted for publication in forthcoming proceedings]

‘”Quite the right type”: recruiting and reinforcing Australia’s effort in the air, 1914-1918’, Military History and Heritage Victoria Conference, RAAF Museum, Point Cook, 12 November 2012.

‘The Australian Flying Corps’ legacy to the RAAF’, Royal Australian Air Force History Conference, National Convention Centre, Canberra, 4 November 2011. [Keith Brent (ed.), 90 Years of the RAAF: Proceedings of the 2001 Air Power Conference, Air Power Development Centre, Canberra, 2011]



Air power and the battle of Hamel, Balloons to Drones, 11 July 2018.

‘How to… be a teacher historian’, Australian Historical Association Early Career Researchers, 29 November 2017.

#AirWarBooks – Dr Michael Molkentin, Balloons to Drones, 18 July 2017.



‘Zero Hour: the First World War experiences of Captain Charles Linklater, Australian Imperial Force‘, 2010.


Podcast Episodes

History Teachers’ Association of NSW Podcast, Epsidode 23 Constructing the life of Sir Ross Smith, 2021.

Living History, Ross Smith: Anzac and Aviator, 4/11/19.

ABC The History Listen, The Great Air Race, broadcast 12/11/19.

Living History, Aviation Pioneers, broadcast 19/1/18.



AOU Productions/ SBS, The Greatest Air Race, 2019 (on-screen contributor)

Foxtel/Wildbear, Changed Forever, 2016 (on-screen contributor)

History Channel, Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty, 2013 (on-location consultant)

Shine Australia/Channel Nine, In their footsteps, 2011 (series consultant and on-screen contributor)

ABC, Lost in Flanders, 2009 (researcher, writing assistant and on-screen contributor)