Portrait of Tony Moore

Tony Moore

Dr Tony Moore is a writer, historian, academic and Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University.

Tony’s career has spanned political activism, documentary production for the ABC, journalism and book publishing. Tony is writing a history of Australian bohemians to be published in 2012, that opens with Marcus Clarke’s Melbourne bohemianism. Tony was recently awarded a State Library Victoria Creative Fellowship (Honorary) to write the script for An Unnatural Life, a TV documentary he will direct on the life of Clarke. He writes regularly on Australian culture, history and politics and his latest book, Death or Liberty: Rebels and Radicals Transported to Australia 1788 to 1868, brings together the stories of the political prisoners sent as convicts to Australia from all parts of the British Empire, spanning the early days of the penal settlement at Sydney Cove until transportation ended in 1868.