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Tom Frame

Professor Tom Frame AM has been a naval officer, Anglican Bishop to the Defence Force, a member of the Australian War Memorial Council and various ethics oversight bodies, and a theological college principal. He became Professor of History at UNSW Canberra in July 2014 and was appointed Director of the Public Leadership Research Group in July 2017 with responsibility for establishing the John Howard Prime Ministerial Library. He is the author or editor of more than 50 books, including HMAS Sydney: Loss and controversy, Stromlo: An Australian observatory, The Life and Death of Harold Holt, Evolution in the Antipodes: Charles Darwin and Australia and Gun Control: What Australia got right (and wrong).

Books from this author
The Long Road
Edited by Tom Frame
April 2017
Helping neighbours and partners stabilise their political systems and work towards peace and security is a core activity for the modern Australian Defence Force.
Evolution in the Antipodes
January 2009
Moral Injury
Edited by Tom Frame
November 2015
This collection of essays from ex-soldiers, military historians, chaplains and psychologists examines the unseen wounds sustained by Australians deployed to armed conflict, peacekeeping missions, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
On Ops
July 2016
No-one in the Australian government or Army could have predicted that in the 25 years following the end of the Cold War Army personnel would be deployed to Rwanda, Cambodia, Somalia, Bougainville, East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Solomon Islands. In a constructive critique of the modern Australian Army,  'On Ops'
Widening Minds
December 2017
Since 1967 more than 25,000 students have graduated from UNSW after studying at Duntroon, HMAS Creswell , the Australian Defence Force Academy. Tom Frame examines the productive 50-year partnership between UNSW and the Australian Defence Force.
Ethics Under Fire
September 2017
Events at Abu Ghraib prison and the 1968 My Lai Massacre show that the behaviour of the military can descend into barbarism. How strong is the military's commitment to avoiding such atrocities? Ethics Under Fire – a timely and compelling book – asks questions and raises issues the Australian Army can't ignore.
Anzac Day Then & Now
Edited by Tom Frame
April 2016
Peter Stanley, Jeffrey Grey, Carolyn Holbrook, Ken Inglis, Tom Frame and others explore the rise of Australia's unofficial national day.
Gun Control
September 2019
'A masterpiece of analysis of the politics of transformative change.' — Otago Daily Times
The Desire for Change, 2004-2007
Edited by Tom Frame
January 2021
The Liberal-National Party Coalition was elected to office on 2 March 1996 and continued in power until 3 December 2007 making John Howard the second-longest serving Australian Prime Minister. This book is the final in a four-volume series examining the four Howard Governments.
Trials and Transformations, 2001-2004
Edited by Tom Frame
December 2019
Few periods in Australian political history have generated more controversy than 2001–2004.
Back from the Brink, 1997-2001
Edited by Tom Frame
November 2018
The years 1997–2001 were eventful ones for the Howard Government. This second volume of the Howard Government series explores these tumultuous years.
The Ascent to Power, 1996
Edited by Tom Frame
November 2017
The Ascent to Power, 1996 takes a critical look at the Howard Government's rise to power; its policies and priorities, successes and shortcomings in what Paul Kelly calls the 'foundational year'.
Veiled Valour
June 2022
Tom Frame reveals the background to the war crimes allegedly committed by Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2013.