Rachel Caines

Ms Rachel Caines

Research Support Officer

Arts Faculty Office

Faculty of Arts


I am a MPhil student in the Department of History, researching Indigenous inclusion in the Anzac Legend in Australia and New Zealand.

My Master of Philosophy thesis explored the extent to which Indigenous Australian and Māori First World War service has been acknowledged in national sites of commemoration in Australia and New Zealand over the past century. The thesis argued that the development of different Indigenous-non-Indigenous race relations in Australia and New Zealand ultimately informed the extent to which Indigenous First World War service was acknowledged at a national level in both countries, and continues to shape attitudes towards the commemoration of Indigenous war service.

My broader research focuses on the socio-cultural history of the British Empire during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, I am interested in the ways gender (particularly masculinity) and race were depicted during this period, and the way these depictions influenced broader national and imperial identities.

Tutor for HIST1109 - Revolutions that Changed the World - Semester 2 2018

Tutor for HIST1108 - Empires in World History - Semester 1 2019

  • Position: Research Support Officer
  • Phone: 83132824
  • Email: rachel.caines@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor G
  • Room: G 56
  • Org Unit: Faculty of Arts

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