Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong, October 2003 (Thesis: Destination Qiaoxiang – Pearl River Delta Villages & Pacific Ports, 1849-1949)
Master of Letters, University of New England, Sydney 1998 (Thesis: Sojourn in Your Native Land – Sydney’s huaqiao and their links with South China)
Bachelor of Arts, University of New England, Sydney 1996
Local history publications/research
A History in Three Rivers – Dungog Shire Heritage Study (Carste Studio Heritage Consultants, Dungog Shire Council, 2012)
Ah Dungog – A Brief Survey of its Charming Houses and Historic Buildings (Dungog Historical Society, 2011)
100th Anniversary of the Maitland to Dungog Railway 1911 to 2011 (Dungog Historical Society, 2011)
“By the Pleasing Countenance of My Superiors – The life of Dungog Magistrate Thomas Cook, J.P.” (History in the Williams River Valley, 2012)
“This Anomalous Community” (History in the Williams River Valley, 2012)
‘ “Would this not help your Federation?” ’ in Sophie Couchman, John Fitzgerald and Paul Macgregor (eds), After the Rush: Regulation, Participation, and Chinese Communities in Australia 1860–1940. Otherland Literary Journal, no. 9, December 2004.
“Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Qiaoxiang”, Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 38, Part 2, 2004, pp.257-282.
“In the Tang Mountains we have a Big House”, East Asian History, Vol. 25/26, June/December 2003, pp.85-112.
“Chinese Australia – the view from the village”, Locality, Autumn 2003, pp.17-22.
“Anglo-Saxonizing Machines: Exclusion America, White Australia”, Chinese America – History and Perspectives, Vol. 17, 2003, pp.23-33.
“Observations of a China Consul”, Locality, Vol.11, No.2, 2000, pp.24-31.
“Sojourn in Your Native Land: Sydney links with South China”, Queensland Review Vol. 6, No. 2, November, 1999, pp.11-23.
Chinese Settlement in NSW – A thematic history (Sydney: Heritage Office of NSW, 1999) http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au
“Departed friends”, Journal of Chinese Australia, Issue 2, October 2006
Zhongshan County (China), Chinese-Australian Historical Images in Australia, 2005.
“A brief note on some treasures in the Queensland State Archives”, Journal of Chinese Australia, Issue 1, May 2005
“Chinese in the Northern Territory: Review of Tim Jones, The Chinese in the Northern Territory, Diana Giese, Beyond Chinatown and Sweet and Sour“, Journal of Chinese Australia, Issue 1, May 2005
“Review of Paul Jones, Chinese-Australian Journeys: Records on Travel, Migration and Settlement, 1860-1975″, Journal of Chinese Australia, Issue 2, October 2006
“Wading 10,000 li to seek their fortune: Tung Wah News selections 1898-1901” (La Trobe Univerity, Asian Studies Program, Chinese Australia, The Tung Wah Times, 2003)
“State Records NSW: Sources for the history of the Chinese in regional NSW: A guide compiled for the Golden Threads Project”, (Golden Threads, The Chinese in Regional NSW, 1850 – 1950, UNE, 2002)
“Tracing your Chinese ancestor in the National Archives of Australia (NSW Office): A guide compiled by Michael Williams for the Golden Threads Project”, (Golden Threads, The Chinese in Regional NSW, 1850 – 1950, UNE, 2002)
Book Review: ‘Many Inventions’: The Chinese in the Rocks 1890-1930 by Jane Lydon. Labour History, No. 78 (May, 2000), pp. 217-219. (Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27516715)
Book Review: ‘If They Don’t Bring their Women Here’ by George Peffer, in Australiasian Journal of American Studies, October 2000.