Black Armada


Dr Stephen Gapps

Dr Stephen Gapps is a Curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum. In 2014 he developed the exhibition War at Sea – The Navy in WWI. He was previously responsible for the collection areas of Environment and Industry and is currently involved in the development of the museum’s soon to be opened Warships Pavilion.

Stephen has a long-standing interest in public history. His PhD thesis was a history of historical reenactments and public commemorations of the past.

Stephen is an historian whose work has been published widely. In 2011 he won the NSW Premiers History Prize for Regional and Community history with his book Cabrogal to Fairfield – A history of a multicultural community. Stephen has current research interests in early colonial Australian military history and is working on a project about Indonesian and Australian connections during the Indonesian struggle for independence 1945-1949.

Heather Goodall

Heather Goodall is an Adjunct Professor of History at University of Technology, Sydney. She has worked extensively with oral history in Australia and India. Heather is currently writing Beyond Borders: International implications of the Indonesian Revolution, a book which traces transnational interactions between India, Indonesia and Australia during the dramatic campaigns around decolonization at the end of WW2. She is also working with A/Professor Devleena Ghosh on Countering the Cold War, tracing the transnational relations between women’s movements in Australia, Indonesia and India during the Cold War.