Dr Jonathan Ritchie



Senior Lecturer, History


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Hum & Social Science


Melbourne Burwood Campus



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From the grassroots: Bernard Narokobi and the making of Papua New Guinea's Constitution

Jonathan Ritchie

(2020), Vol. 55, pp. 235-254, Journal of Pacific history, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Papua New Guineans Reconstructing their Histories: The Pacific War Revisited

J Ritchie

(2017), Vol. 87, pp. 124-138, Oceania, C1

journal article

Political life writing in Papua New Guinea: what, who, why?

J Ritchie

(2015), pp. 13-31, Political life writing in the Pacific: reflections on practice, Acton, A.C.T., B1

book chapter

Defining citizenship for a new nation: Papua New Guinea, 1972-1974

J Ritchie

(2013), Vol. 48, pp. 144-161, Journal of Pacific history, London, England, C1

journal article

Ebia Olewale : a life of service

J Ritchie

(2012), Waigani, Papua New Guinea, A1


Now is the time to make their own law : the development of PNG's independence constitution in the years from 1972 to 1975

J Ritchie

(2010), pp. 32-50, Living history and evolving democracy, Papua New Guinea, B1-1

book chapter

We need one district government to be set up to replace other district governments : the beginnings of provincial government in Papua New Guinea

J Ritchie

(2010), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Pacific solutions? The pacific seasonal worker pilot scheme as a symbol of Australian relations with the pacific islands

J Ritchie

(2009), Vol. 28, pp. 14-18, Social alternatives, Brisbane, QLD, C1-1

journal article

We need one district government to be set up to replace other district governments : the beginnings of Provincial Government in Papua New Guinea

J Ritchie

(2009), Vol. 10, pp. 77-92, South Pacific journal of philosophy and culture, Port Moresby, PNG, C1-1

journal article

Pacfic Solutions? The Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme as a Symbol of Australian Relations with the Pacific Islands

Jonathan Ritchie

(2009), Vol. 28, pp. 14-18, SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES, C1-1

journal article

Australian and commonwealth republicanism

J Ritchie, D Markwell

(2006), Vol. 95, pp. 727-737, The round table, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal article

Following on a National Scale their Old Tribal Traditions of Rule by Consent of the People : How Westminster Government Hybridised, Transformed, Yet Persisted in Papua New Guinea

J Ritchie

(2004), pp. 1060-1073, Exploring the British world : identity, cultural production, institutions, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

50 years of Papua New Guinean and Indonesian tertiary scholarships in Australia: an assessment of post-scholarship leadership, networks and linkages with Australia

Prof David Lowe, Dr Jonathan Ritchie

AusAID Grant - Australian Development Research Awards - Australian Agency for International Development

  • 2014: $299,821
  • 2013: $315,466

Other Public Sector Funding

Papua New Guinea WWII Oral Histories Project

Dr Jonathan Ritchie

Department of the Environment and Energy (C'Wealth)

  • 2015: $8,892
  • 2014: $150,000

PNG Oral History Project

Dr Jonathan Ritchie, Dr Ceridwen Spark, A/Prof Victoria Stead

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade DFAT

  • 2018: $105,724
  • 2017: $566,591
  • 2016: $67,492
  • 2015: $186,686

Industry and Other Funding

Walking with Sir Ebia: from village to the world

Dr Jonathan Ritchie

PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd

  • 2011: $72,000
  • 2010: $108,000


Associate Supervisor

Brad Underhill

Thesis entitled: The New Deal on the ground in Papua New Guinea

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences