Dr Ellen Warne - Nat Sch of Arts (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


I am an accredited supervisor for Honours, MPhil and PhD students. I have supervised postgraduate students working on Forgotten Australians; Domestic and Family Violence Crisis centres; midwifery in the era of professionalisation and Catholic women's organisations. I have supervised honours students on: the Armenian diaspora in Australia; immigation stories of Anglo Indian migrants; Immigration experiences of South Africans coming to Melbourne; and Polish immigration and community in the western suburbs of Melbourne and currently, on the social and cultural impact of African-American visitors to Australia before the 1950s.


Phone :(03) 9953 3822 (Melbourne)
Email :Ellen.Warne@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Women's History ; Christian Women's Organisations ; Women & Social Policy ; Working Mothers-- History ; Transnationalism--War, Cold War ;

Methods Expertise

archival research ; Oral History Research ; Digital Archives ; Feminist Analysis ; Close Text Analysis ;

Research Projects

Current Projects

  • The Leadership of Anna Brennan: Catholic, Clubwoman, Lawyer, (Master) (Principal Supervisor)
  • White Australia and the African American Modern Exotic: Press responses to relationships between white Australian women and African American men in the 20th Century (Undergraduate) (Principal Supervisor)

Selected Publications


"These forces are in our midst: YWCA 'Girls' and Challenges of Transnationalism Between the Wars", , in Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies, Vol 18, No 1, 66-83.


"Learning from the League: Supra-National Women's Groups and the League of Nations", , in Lilith: A Feminist History Journal (print version), no. 17 & 18, 54-67


Whiteness, maternal feminism and the working mother, 1900-1960, in Creating White Australia, Sydney: Sydney University Press


'A Daily Scramble': Working Mothers' Access to Childcare in World War Two, in Double Shift: Working Mothers and Social Change in Australia

Whose problem? Experts and the working mother in 1960s Melbourne, in Go! Melbourne: Melbourne in the Sixties

Constructing the Working Mother: Australian Perspectives; 1920-1970, in Hecate, 31.2 (Oct 2005)


Ignorance is not innocence, in Sexual Pedagogies: Sex Education in Britain; Australia & America


Women in Conversation: A wartime social survey in Melbourne; Australia; 1941-43, in Women's History Review, Volume 12 Number 4