Author Profile

Tony Moore

Tony Moore is a Senior Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies at Monash University, where he was Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies 2010–13.  His research areas include Australian history, media, popular culture, artistic bohemia and politics in the scholarly publications and in the press, radio and television. His books include Dancing With Empty Pockets: Australia’s Bohemians Since 1860 (2012) and Death or Liberty: Rebels and Radicals Transported to Australia, 1788–1868 (2010).


See Tony at the 2016 Festival:

What is happiness, and how does the pursuit of happiness shape our lives? Happiness appears to be a simple emotion, individual and pleasurable, yet the problems associated with happiness in politics, economics and philosophy suggest that it is perhaps more…

Location: Council Chamber