Inspiring Australians: The first fifty years of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishers, (October 2015)

The Churchill Trust has now awarded over 4,000 travelling Fellowships to men and women in a vast variety of fields, enabling them to return and enrich their Australian communities with what they have learned overseas. This book outlines a history of the Trust and covers the adventures of some Churchill Fellows over five decades in fields as diverse as health, farming, zoos, ballet dancing and furniture making.


Women in Politics: showing the way in 2010 (co-authored)

2010, Canberra: Australian Local Government Association.

The Australian Local Government Association produced [this] booklet to encourage greater participation of women in political life in all levels of government. The publication tells the stories of outstanding women, to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps. The Governor-General, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, AC, has lent her support by contributing the Foreword to the book. The book also includes a historical overview of women in politics, a review of what is happening across Australia at local government level and profiles of women such as Premier Kristina Keneally, the Hon Tanya Plibersek, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Councillor Rose Jackson and Indigenous Councillor Joyce Crombie. (From the National Library of Australia online catalogue.)


Creative Lives: Personal Papers of Australian Writers and Artists

2009, Canberra: National Library of Australia.

Miles Franklin, Xavier Herbert, Christina Stead, Patrick White, Dorothy Hewett, Kevin Gilbert, Thomas Keneally and Mem Fox all have stories hidden in the Manuscripts Collection of the National Library of Australia. Creative Lives brings together some of their stories and those of other well-known Australian literary figures in a book generously illustrated with personal photographs, sketches and paintings, diaries and drafts, and cards and letters - neatly typed or scrawled and claret-stained. Through her travels among the papers of 22 authors, Penelope Hanley deepens our insights into their creative lives - their feelings and foibles, their fears and triumphs. Read about convict James Tucker's gruesome floggings, Henry Lawson's sporadic imprisonment and alcoholism, and how Judy Cassab outwitted the Nazis. Was Christina Stead really 'all genius and no talent'? Why did Eric Rolls turn down the opportunity to make a killing on the stock market? Find out the answers to these questions and discover much more about the famous Australians in Creative Lives. (From the National Library of Australia online bookshop.)

Reviews and articles about Creative Lives

  • "Penelope Hanley's Creative Lives is a lavish production highlighting the pleasures available for the researcher in the manuscripts collection of the National Library of Australia." Australian Literary Review, June 2010.
  • "Each of Hanley's chapters adroitly mixes a concise summary of its subject's achievments with some key or quirky episodes drawn from the manuscripts at the National Library." Australian Book Review, May 2010.
  • "What Hanley exquisitely executes is the balance between the generous and beautifully presented photographs, sketches, letters and pages of hand-written manuscript, and her own lively retelling of the writer's personal stories." Bookseller+Publisher Oct/Nov 2009.
  • "...if Creative Lives detours along some dark pathways, it is more intent on celebrating the light. It underlines the communality that exists among Australian writers..." The Canberra Times (Panorama),December 2009.

Full House

1993, Sydney: Simon & Schuster.

A comedy of manners set in contemporary Canberra featuring Holly Baker, film reviewer and artists' model. A zany, energetically funny novel, Full House is about relationships and the pursuit of happiness.

Full House is a curious and fascinating read - a young, fresh and sunny book.

Reviews and articles about Full House

  • "A light and lively novel..." New Woman, September 1993.
  • "A paean to Canberra, it is an upbeat, urban love story..." ANU Reporter July 1993.
  • "Art imitating life? Well, yes, but only up to a point." Sunday Telegraph June 1993.
  • "Full House is full of ideas, energetic, contemporary..." Canberra Times, May 1993.

Youth Enterprise: A resource bibliography

(1988) Canberra: National Clearinghouse on Local Employment Initiatives.101 pp.

The annotated entries in this bibliography provide access to monographs, serial articles and audio-visual resources dealing with the theory and practice of selected issues relating to entrepreneurial activities in high schools. 

Book chapter

“My dear, if you were a horse I’d take you to the paddock and shoot you”: the adventures of a nurse in 1950s East Gippsland
 chapter in Bush Nurses, Penguin, March 2013.


Short stories

Eighteen short stories in Australian and International journals published between 1990 and 2009.

Journal articles

Animals - surviving and thriving
Churchill Trust Annual Report, 2014-2015.

Blessed are the cheese-makers
Churchill Trust Annual Report, 2014-2015.

Making speech pathology a priority
Health Speak, Spring 2014.

You're not alone: chronic pain
Carers Tasmania News, Winter 2014.

A matter of urgency: Oral health in rural places
Partyline, April 2014.

Join a group of friendly people interested in rural health
Australian Journal of Rural Health, December 2013.

Improving life, no matter what the state of your health
Queensland Women's Health Network News, December 2013.

Some success for a 12th National Rural Health priority

Australian Journal of Rural Health, October 2013.

Can you help close the gap?
Australian Journal of Rural Health, August 2013.

Priority Recommendations from the National Rural Health Conference
Australian Journal of Rural Health, June 2013.

A strong commitment, bright future for Rural Health
Rural Doctor Newsletter, April 2013.

Improving the social determinants of health
 Australian Journal of Rural Health, Issue 21, 135. April 2013.

Palliative care at the National Rural Health Conference
E-Hospice, Palliative Care Australia, April 2013.

A commitment to ageing well
Queensland Women’s Health Network News April 2013.

Workshops at the Conference
Partyline, NRHA, March 2013.

Bush Nurses: Sustaining the outback
Partyline, NRHA, March 2013.

Sound evidence of the health benefits of singing
Partyline, NRHA, March 2013.

Something to sing about
Partyline, NRHA, March 2013.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Australian Journal of Rural Health, Issue 21, 54. February 2013.

Australia’s Rural Women – Achieving a healthy balance
 Healthspeak Issue 2, Summer 2012.

Active and eating well: A bright new you!
Get Better Health website December 2012.

Targeting rural inequities: current priorities for rural health, co-authored with Helen Hopkins
HIV Australia, November 2012.

Strong commitment, bright future, co-authored with Helen Hopkins
 Nursing Post, November 2012.

Improving rural health, co-authored with Helen Hopkins
 The Nursing Post, October 2012.

Palliative care in rural and remote areas
National Rural Health Alliance Fact Sheet no. 34, October 2012.

100 Years – celebrating Frontier Services: A century of helping remote Australia
 Partyline, NRHA, September 2012.

People passionate about healthy rural life: A call for abstracts
PHCRIS Infonet e-journal, August 2012.

Farmers at risk – Help is at hand
In Touch, Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), July 2012.

Seizing opportunities with both hands: Ageing in rural Australia
The Health Advocate, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), June 2012.

How to manage camels and suture without fainting
In Touch, Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), June 2012.

Equal health is 20 steps away
Journal Associate piece for The Australian Journal of Rural Health, Vol. 21, 2012.

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: The bad news and the good
Queensland Women’s Network News, April 2012.

Rural youth – Changing the world
Partyline, NRHA, No. 43, March 2012.

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Partyline, NRHA, No. 43, March 2012.

Just one less
On the Art of Good Health and Well-Being conference, November 2011, Partyline, NRHA, No. 43, March 2012.

More data needed on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Journal Associate piece for The Australian Journal of Rural Health, Vol. 20, 2012.

Health care in rural and remote Australia – A necessary investment
Insyght, Insyght Consulting E-journal, February 2012.

Close the Gap
The Health Advocate, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), February 2012.

Rural doctors conflict
The Health Advocate, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), February 2012.

Heywire: Young people with bright ideas, passion and love
The Health Reporter E-journal, 15 February 2012.

Concerning the health of Australia’s rural women
Network News, Tasmania, (in press)

Diabetes in rural areas
Queensland Women’s Network News, December 2011.

Wild Things: Embracing the unexpected
The Australian Association of Writing Programs And is... papers: proceedings of the 12th conference of the AAWP, edited by Jen Webb and Jordan Williams, Nov. 2008.

Review of Practice Led Research by Josie Arnold, co-authored with Sandra Burr
TEXT Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. October 2008.

School-Based Enterprise
Set, NZ Council for Educational Research No. 1, May 1991.

School-Based Enterprise in Australia: Where do we go from here?
British Journal of Education and Work.Vol. 12, No. 3, 1989.

Problems and Possibilities: A personal view of the School-Based Enterprise concept
Work Matters, Canberra: November 1988.

Selected criticism and reviews

Daily Tasks. Australian Book Review , July-August no. 333 2011; Review of Between the Leaves : Stories of Australian Women, Writing and Gardens Katie Holmes 2011 biography.

Streets Ahead of Her Time. The Canberra Times, 20 March 2004; Review of Truth or Repose Jessie Street 1966 autobiography.

A Flair for the Peculiar Demise. The Canberra Times, 2 January 1999; Review of Aunts Up the Cross Robin Eakin 1965 autobiography ; An Incidental Memoir Robin Dalton 1998.

Bad Boys and Cyberpunks. The Canberra Times, 11 September 1999; Review of Surfing Antarctica : A Novel Liane Shavian 1999 novel ; Stay Away from Lightning Girl Stephen Cummings 1999 novel.

Essays from the Heart.  The Canberra Times, 19 June 1999; Review of The Red Heart Rosie Scott 1999 selected work essay autobiography.

The Portrait of an Age. The Canberra Times, 12 December 1998; Review of The Queen of Bohemia: The Autobiography of Dulcie Deamer

Bird Becomes Bloke for Comedy of Bad Manners. The Canberra Times, 10 August 1996; Review of Crisis : The Long Journey Home Jack Power 1996 novel.

Death in the Garden. The Canberra Times, 23 September 1995;  Review of The White Garden Carmel Bird 1995 novel.

A Zany, Sexy, Picaresque Romp. The Canberra Times, 16 September 1995;  Review of Eat Me Linda Jaivin 1995 novel.

A Whimsical Tale of Dreams and Reality. The Canberra Times, 1 June 1991; Review of Coming to Terms Anna Murdoch 1991 novel.

A Witty and Uplifting Satire. The Canberra Times, 23 December 1989; Review of Leaves from My Diary Norma Hall 1989 novel.

Fine Detail and Subtle Delicacy in an Uplifting Story. The Canberra Times, 21 October 1989;  Review of Living Alone Peter Shrubb 1989 novel.

Illusions of Equality Between the Sexes. The Canberra Times, 23 September 1989; Review of Moments of Desire : Sex and Sensuality by Australian Feminist Writers 1989 anthology poetry short story.

Pleasant Surprises in Healing Pools. The Canberra Times, 13 May 1989;  Review of The Miracle of the Waters : Stories Zeny Giles 1989 selected work short story.

Ways of Life That Are Gone Forever. The Canberra Times, 11 November 1989;  Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 autobiography.

Moving Look at a Woman's Life and Courage. The Canberra Times, 15 July 1989; Review of Ragged Owlet: the story of a young girl's triumph over epilepsy Susan Cooke 1989 autobiography.

Rare Vision in Domestic Milieu. The Canberra Times, 11 March 1989;  Review of The Hanged Man in the Garden Marion Halligan 1989 selected work short story.

View Through a Glass, Darkly, Darkly Golden. The Canberra Times, 12 November 1988;  Review of The Living Hothouse Marion Halligan 1988 selected work short story.

Shades of D.H. Lawrence in This Tightly Controlled Novel. The Canberra Times, 6 November 1988; Review of Steel Beach Margaret Barbalet 1988 novel.

A Bit Slow in the Backblocks. The Canberra Times, 28 May 1988; Review of Small Tales of a Town Susan Webster 1988 novel.

Campbell : Pleasures Recollected. The Canberra Times, 2 April 1988; Review of Flame and Shadow : Selected Stories David Campbell 1959 selected work short story.

Celestial Moments in the Tale James Spins. The Canberra Times, 13 December. 1987;  Review of The Remake : A Novel Clive James 1987 novel.


A selected list of books edited

Basin Futures: Water reform in the Murray-Darling Basin
Connell, D. and Grafton, R. Q. (2011) Canberra: ANU E Press.

China: New Engine of World Growth
Garnaut, R. and Song, L. (2003) Canberra: Asia Pacific Press.

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research and National Institute of the Arts, ANU. (2003) Catalogue and essays accompanying exhibition at the Drill Hall, March-April 2003. Canberra: Australian National University.

London Calling
London, V. (2002) London Calling. Canberra: ScreenSound.

After the Ark? Environmental Policy-Making and the Zoo
Mazur, N. (2001) Melbourne, Melbourne University Press.

Western Sydney Regional State of the Environment 2000
Brown, V. (2001) Sydney: WSROC.

A Very Public Solution: Transport in the Dispersed City
Mees, P. (2000) Melbourne, Melbourne University Press.

Australian Planning: New Challenges, New Agendas
Gleeson, B.J. and Low, N.P. (2000) Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Government for the Environment: Global Problems, Ethics and Democracy
Gleeson, B.J. and Low, N.P. (eds.) (2000) London: Palgrave.

Serving the City: The Crisis in Australia's Urban Services
Troy, P.N. (ed.) (1999) Sydney: Pluto Press.

Rolling Back the Market: Economic Dogma and Political Choice
Self, P. (1999) London: Macmillan.

Geographies of Disability
Gleeson, B.J. (1999) London: Routledge.

Australia in between Cultures: specialist session papers from the 1998 Australian Academy of the Humanities Symposium
Bennett, B. (ed.) (1999) Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Coming of Age: Forest Age and Heritage Values
Dargavel, J. (ed.) (1998) Canberra: CRES, ANU.

Fashioning Australia's Forests
Dargavel, J. (1996) Melbourne, Oxford University Press.

The Funding of Australia's Urban Infrastructure
Neutze, M. (1996) Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

The Urban Research Program 1966-1998
Troy, P.N. (1996) Canberra, Australian National University.

Good Times, Hard Times. The Past and Future in Elizabeth
Peel, M. (1995) Melbourne, Oxford University Press.

Places Worth Keeping: Conservationists, Politics and the Law
Bonyhady, T. (1993) Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Government by the Market? The Politics of Public Choice
Self, P. (1993) London: Macmillan.

Rethinking the World: Organisations, Technologies and Cultures in Comparative Perspective
Marceau, J. (1991) New York and Berlin: De Gruyter.

The Aesthetics of Landscape
Bourassa, S. (1991) London: Belhaven Press.

Film Preservation and Restoration
Schou, H. (1991) Paris: Federation Internationale des Archives du Film.

Presentation to the Review of the Institute of Advanced Studies
Bourke, P.F. (1990) Canberra: Australian National University.

Montage of Stone
Hanley, P. (ed.) (1990) Canberra: National Centre for Cultural Heritage Science Studies, University of Canberra.

A selected list of journals, supplements and newsletters edited

Consultation Paper on the National Television and Computer Product Stewardship Scheme

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. March 2011.

Consultation Paper on Product Stewardship Legislation

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. November 2010.


Australian Local Government Association. Weekly issues, online, from January to August 2010.

Indigenous Newslines

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). February and March 2010.

Sports Educator

Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2001-2002.

Sports Coach

Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. Several 2001 issues.


Stephens, S. Canberra/Melbourne: Environment Australia/Rural Press. October 2000.

Urban Research Program Newsletter (contributing editor)

Nos. 6-40, September 1990-September 1999.

Urban Research Program Working Papers

Urban Research Program, Australian National University. 1996-1998.

Administration, Compliance and Governability Program Working Papers

Nos 1-27. Urban Research Program, Australian National University. 1990-1995.

The Australia Institute Newsletter (contributing editor)

Nos 1-4, 1994-1995.

Biennial Review Supplement to NLA News

Canberra: NLA/Canberra Cultural Council. March 1995.

Research School of Social Sciences Annual Report

Canberra: Australian National University. 1991.

Work in Progress: RSSS supplements to Australian Society

Melbourne. July 1990, April 1991.