CONFERENCE PAPERS 

1988 ‘Beyond Jazz Improvisation: Melbourne, 1963’,  Symposium of the International Musicological Society’,  Victorian College of the Arts

 1992  'Popular  Music, Militarism. Women and the Early "Brass Band’ in Australia', International Council for Traditional Music Conference, Canberra

1994 ‘Australian Women in Performance-Time Composition: 1880-1925', Repercussions: Australian Composing Women’s Conference,  Melbourne

 1995 ‘”Breaking Out”: Oppositional Meanings in Australian Popular Music Before Jazz’, IASPM Australia-New Zealand Conference, University of Melbourne

 1995  ‘Ragtime and Ragging in Australia 1899-1923’,  19th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, University of Melbourne

1996 'Keith Humble: the Music-Maker with a Message', 100 years of Music at the University of Melbourne

 1999  ‘The Early “Brass Band” and Popular Music in Australia’,  19th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Popular Music, Sydney

 2000 ‘White Roots, Grey Flowers: Early Blues in Australia’,  IASPM Australia New Zealand Conference, RMIT, Sydney  

 2001 ‘What is Improvisation?’  24th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, Melbourne University

 2001 ‘Bringing the Outside in: Redefining Cultural Space, Significance and Utility in a Reference Work’ Cultural Studies of Australia Conference, University of Melbourne

 2002 'The Birth and Death of an Early Australian Popular Music Industry: Dance Orchestra Music' 8th Australia- New Zealand IASPM Conference, University of Technology, Sydney

2003 'How Abe Walters Became Don Carlos: Australian Construction of 'Latin-American music' Before Latin American Migration'IASPM Australia/New Zealand/Creative Cultures Committee Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide    

 2003 'Towards an Early History of Jazz in New Zealand: Problems and Solutions' MSA/IASPM Conference, Victoria University, Wellington 

 2003 'Swing 'Em to the Fiddle': Modern Western Square Dancing and Music in 1950s Australia' (&Aline Scott-Maxwell), Australian Institute of Country Music Conference, Gympie

2003 'Our Jazz Making Tools and How We Chose to Use Them' (Keynote response paper) Inaugural Asia-Pacific Jazz Conference, Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music with Hamilton Island Resort, Hamilton Island 

2004 'Continental Music as an Early 'Multicultural Influence' on Australian Popular Music',  SIMS 2004. International Musicological Society Conference (Combined with IASPM Australia/New Zealand), Victorian College of the  Arts

 2004 'Hillbilly, Cowboy and Western Music as Urban Popular Entertainment', Australian Institute of Country Music Conference, Gympie

2005 'Improvised Music: A Challenge for Tertiary Education',  Symposium on Improvised Music, Victorian College of the Arts

 2005 'The Italian Touch:  'Latin' Music In Australia before Multiculturalism'  IASPM Australia /New Zealand Conference, Victoria University, Wellington

2006 'The Tango Touch: Australian Imaginings of 'Gypsies' in Popular Music and Dance Before Multiculturalism and 'World Music' ,  IASPM Australia/New Zealand Conference, JMC Academy, Sydney

 2006  ''The Tango Touch: Australian Imaginings of 'Gypsies' in Popular Music Before Multiculturalism and 'World Music' 29th National MSA Conference, University of New England, Armidale

2007 ‘Making Gemütlichkeit: Bavarian-Style Music and Dance in German-Speaking Community and Commercial Popular Entertainment’ 2007 Australia/New Zealand IASPM Conference, University of Otago

2007 'The Tango Touch: Exoticised and Italianised Hispanic Music in Australia: 1932-1972,  Symposium: Exoticism, Identity and Constructions of Hispanic Music Hosted by the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne,

2008 'Kookaburra Samba: Mainstream and Non-Mainstream Interpretations of Hispanic Music and Dance in Pre-Multicultural Australia'  2008 Australia/New Zealand IASPM Conference, Queenland Conservatorium, Griffith University 

2008 'Kookaburra Samba: Mainstream and Non-Mainstream Interpretations of Hispanic Music and Dance in Pre-Multicultural Australia'  2008 31st National Conference, University of Melbourne,

2008 'Dr. Val Stephen: a 'Gentleman Amateur' in Australian Electronic Music Experiment of the 1960s' MSA National Conference, Newcastle Conservatorium

2010 'Some More Bagels and Bongos: The Jewish-Latin Connection in Australian Popular and Light Music History' 2010 Australia/New Zealand Conference, Monash Conference Centre, Melbourne

 2011 “Take Me To Spain”: ‘Spanish’ Music and Dance in Australia from the Early Colonial Popular Stage to Post-WW2 Cabaret-Restaurant Entertainment', 2011 IASPM Australia/New Zealand Conference, Wellington

 2012'Mambo Italiano The Sounds of 1960s Italian-Australian Brusnwick', public lecture, Brunswick Town Hall, Melbourne

2012 'Ginger Megs Meets the Peanut Vendor: "Tropical" Hispanic Music and Dance in Australian Popular Entertainment, 1930s-1960s', IASPM Australia/New Zealand Conference  

 “2012 '"The Spanish Woman”, Lola Montez and Escuela Bolera in Colonial Australia’ at the Symposium: Spanish Musics and their [Western] Others at the University of Melbourne                    

2013 Fisarmonica italiana in the Golden Age of the Piano-Accordion in Australia 17th Biennial Conference of IASPM, Gijón, Spain, 24th to 28th June (unable to attend).

‘“The Tango” in Australia as Popular Entertainment and Music of “Place”’, 2013 IASPM Australia/NZ Conferrence, Brisbane, December

 

'What Were the "German Bands" of Pre-WW1 Australian Street Life', Street Music Conference Dec. 1-2, 2014, Monash University, Melbourne

 

'Latin Influence on Jazz-Related Music in Australia 1912-1970s', 2014 IASPM Australia/NZ Conference, Dunedin, Nov. 27-30

 

'Black American Peformers of Repute in Australian Popular Music Before Jazz', 2015 IASPM Australia/NZ conference,Canberra, Dec.3-6

 

'Sounding the Silence of the Guitar in Australian Musical Entertainment, Culture and Society Before the Jazz Age', INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE: The International Rise of the Guitar (c. 1870-1945).; Melbourne University, 9-11 December