Patricia Curthoys

Patricia Curthoys

BA (Hons) PhD
Sessional Lecturer
Phone: 8838 8914
Email: [email protected]

Patricia works as both a professional and an academic historian on various aspects of Australian history. She has taught Australian history and Australian politics at Macquarie University and the University of New South Wales. She has previously taught ‘Uniting Church Studies’, ‘Church History Methodology’ and ‘Christianity in Australian History’ at UTC. Her particular research interest are in the intersections between religion and society in Australia.


‘”problem” children of this community’: Christ Church St Laurence and the Children’s Court, Sydney, 1936-41, Sydney journal, Vol. 4, No. 13, pp. 86-98.

Evans, Tanya and Curthoys, Patricia, ‘Family history, identity and public history: Writing a history of the Benevolent Society in its 200th year’, Journal of Australian Studies, Special issue on the family, edited by Lisa Featherstone and Yoric Smaal, Vol. 37, Issue 3, 2013, pp. 285-301.

‘Congregationalism’, in Jupp, J., (ed.), The encyclopedia of religion in Australia, Port Melbourne, Cambridge University Press, 9200

“The ‘Communion Controversy;: Re-visiting Samuel Marsden’s actions against William Pascoe Crook in 1810’, Church Heritage, Vol. 16, No.1, March 2009, pp.37 – 46.

Emilsen, Susan, Skerman, Ben, Curthoys, Patricia and Emilsen, William, Pride of Place: A History of the Pitt Street Congregational Church Beaconsfield, Circa (an imprint of Melbourne Publishing Group), 2008.