Michael Organ - Home Page 2011

26 July 2011

Welcome to my research web site. I am presently employed at the University of Wollongong, Australia, as Manager, Repository Services. I was the first Australian Greens Federal Member for Cunningham in the Australian House of Representatives, serving a term from 19 October 2002 to 9 October 2004. I live in Wollongong, located on the coast approximately 45 miles (80 kilometres) south of Sydney. The archived Michael Organ MP web site contains copies of all my parliamentary work - speeches, motions, questions to the government, etc. - plus media and press releases during 2002-2004 and is located at the National Library of Australia's Pandora archive web site - entry no. 37942. A Web Archive version of my personal web site compiled between 1996-2002 is available at the following location: MO Web Archive site. It contains a large number of the images originally stored on that site, but not all.

This present Home Page provides links to my academic and research interests, specifically in the fields of Australian history, film studies (Metropolis 1927, movie posters), and Austrian history. The latter focuses on the round-the-world scientific expedition of the frigate Novara between 1857-9 and its visit to New South Wales in 1858, along with its role in the sea battle of Lissa 1866. Another ongoing area of interest is in the history of the Illawarra district of New South Wales, Australia, especially during the initial period of white settlement (1770-1850), and later (1815+) when a military stockade was in operation and my great-great-grandfather was a soldier on duty there between 1839-40.

The results of previous research work are contained in the attached copy of Publications and Reports, and letters to the editor. Broad subject areas accessible from this site include:

1. Australian Historical Studies
2. Aboriginal Studies
3. Film Studies
4. Austrian History & the Frigate Novara
5. Tibet
6. Illawarra - Local and Community
7. Music
8. Art
9. University of Wollongong
10. Family

1. Australian Historical Studies

2. Australian Aboriginal Studies

3. Film Studies

4. Austrian Naval History & the Frigate SMS Novara

5. Tibet

6. Illawarra - Local & Community

7. Music

8. Art

9. University of Wollongong

10. Family


Any comments, corrections, or additions to the content of this site are most welcome. Please e-mail the author at: Michael Organ [morgan@uow.edu.au]. Site last updated: 26 July 2011.