The Rev Dr Colin Bale
“Researching war graves may sound a bit strange… but it is a great way of seeing what really matters to people”
Colin lives at But-Har-Gra with his wife Gillian and children, Robert, Elizabeth and Edmund. His current research interest is ‘Responses of grief to Australian losses in World War 2’.
Articles & Essays
‘The Issue of Religious Precedence and the Commonwealth Parade in 1901’. Lucas: an Evangelical History Review, forthcoming.
‘The Churches and Federation’. Published as Annual Lecture of the Canberra/Goulbourn Anglican History Society Lecture 2001. Published in St Mark’s Review, No. 185, 2001 (2).
‘Changing Gods in Post-Modern Australia’. In Explorations 13: Sure and Certain Hope at the Edge of Time. Edited by R. J. Gibson. Carlisle: Paternoster (forthcoming).
‘Damn Precedence! An examination of ecclesiastical precedence in Australia with particular reference to the Commonwealth of Australia and New South Wales in the period 1901-1945′ (M. Litt Treatise, 2002).
A crowd of witnesses: Australian war graves inscriptions on the Western Front of the Great War. (PhD Thesis accepted by University of Sydney, 2006).
‘In God We Trust: The Impact of the Great War on Religious Belief in Australia’ in Donald Robinson: Selected Works – Appreciation (eds Peter G. Bolt & Mark D. Thompson) (Camperdown, NSW: Australian Church Record/Moore College, 2008)
Chapter on ‘Calvinism in Australia 1788–2009’ in monograph on theology of John Calvin by Mark Thompson (Ed).