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Referencing style - Chicago: Author-Date Style

A guide to using the Chicago citation referencing style for footnotes and reference lists.

Example texts for in-text references and the Reference List

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Breaker Morant has been described by historian Kit Denton (1983, 68) as “… a hard-fisted bushman, a versifier, womaniser, drunkard, gambler, a brilliant horseman, social success, brave soldier, and a ruthless adversary”.  It is, however, the circumstances which led to his trial and execution which most concern the average Australian.  Some view Morant and his fellow soldier Handcock through an Australian nationalist lens as “scapegoats of the Empire” (Bridges 1987, 37; Wilcox 2010, 30). Whether he should be considered a folk hero continues to be debated (Kirschke 2008, 46, 49-52).  


Bridges, Barry. 1987. "Lord Kitchener and the Morant/Handcock Executions." Journal of the Australian Historical Society 73, (1): 24-40.

Denton, Kit. 1983. Closed File. Adelaide: Rigby.

Kirschke, James J. 2008. "Say Who Made Her So: Breaker Morant and British Empire." Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies 38 (2): 45-53. doi:10.1353/flm.0.0042.

Wilcox, Craig. 2010. "Breaker Morant: The Murderer as Martyr." In Zombie Myths of Australian Military History, edited by Craig Stockings, 29-49. Sydney: UNSW Press.

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