Background

Tony Moore (Fellow)


Tony Moore is an academic, cultural historian, author and former documentary maker, with a special interest in media reform, Australian popular culture, artistic bohemia, education and Labor, and radical politics. Tony is a Senior Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies at Monash University and former Director of its National Centre for Australian Studies.  He was employed at the ABC for nine years working in documentaries, and at Four CornersForeign Correspondent and 7.30 Report. Prior to that Tony was a member of the ABC’s National Advisory Council. Tony also had a decade long career in book publishing, serving as commissioning editor at Pluto Press and Cambridge University Press, and was series editor of the Australian Encounters book series for CUP. Tony’s latest book is the critically acclaimed history Dancing with Empty Pockets: Australia’s Bohemians Since 1860 (Allen & Unwin 2012), and earlier publications include Death or Liberty: rebels and radicals transported to Australia 1788 – 1868 (Allen & Unwin 2010, and now an ABC documentary) and The Barry McKenzie Movies (2005, Currency Press). Tony also appears regularly as a commentator in the media.