The French Australian Review

ISSN 2981-894X (Online), ISSN 2203-5362 (Print)


The French Australian Review (formerly Explorations) is the six-monthly journal of the Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations (ISFAR), available with ISFAR membership.

Founding Editors: Dennis Davison, Wallace Kirsop and Colin Nettelbeck.

The French Australian Review is a peer refereed journal, highly ranked in the previous Australian Research Council’s journal ranking list (ERA) system. It is managed by an Editorial Committee supported by an international Advisory Board. The French Australian Review is open to receiving articles on the social and cultural, the political and economic, the contemporary as well as historical, including literature, the arts, popular culture, mutual perceptions at a distance, experiences of travellers and tourists, migration, science, the Francophone world and comparative studies. As well as fully refereed articles, The French Australian Review publishes other contributions such as notes, documents, essays, book reviews, and bibliographies on aspects of French Australian relations and experiences.

Printed copies of the two latest issues (dating back one year) in the Index (488Kb PDF) are available for purchase by contacting The French Australian Review editors. Prices per issue, where copies are available, on request are:
• Members: $11 incl GST ($10 for overseas) plus postage
• Non-members: $16.50 incl GST ($15 for overseas) plus postage.
PDF copies of the two latest issues (dating back one year) per issue $11 incl GST, single article $5.50 incl GST. Purchase these in the Journal Archive on the right. Upon receipt we will email to you.

Older issues are freely available in the Journal Archive on the right. The search field at the bottom right will search across the abstracts and keywords supplied in the Journal pages, but not within journal documents.

Editorial Team

Editorial correspondence may be addressed to the co-editors Elaine Lewis and Jane Gilmour. Members of the Editorial Committee and the Advisory Board are happy to discuss prospective contributions. Articles should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format according to the FAR Submissions Guide. This guide is based on the Chicago citation style which is now widely used for academic writing in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. There are two formats of referencing within the Chicago style – the Editors of The French Australian Review have chosen the ‘footnotes-bibliography’ style.

Editors: Jane Gilmour, Elaine Lewis
Editorial Consultant: Ivan Barko
Book Review Editor: Elaine Lewis
Cover Design: Judy Worthington, Lynn Smailes
Desktop Publishing: Lynn Smailes

Editorial Committee
Professor Stephen Alomes (RMIT University)
Dr Alexis Bergantz (RMIT University)
Professor Véronique Duché (University of Melbourne)
Dr Jane Gilmour (Melbourne)
Ms Elaine Lewis (Melbourne)
Assoc. Professor Kerry Mullan (RMIT University)
Dr Elizabeth Rechniewski (University of Sydney)

Advisory Board
Professor Robert Aldrich (Chair) (University of Sydney)
Dr Susan Barrett, (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)
Dr Maurice Blackman (University of New South Wales)
Professor Peter Brown (University of French Polynesia)
Dr David Camroux (Sciences Po, Paris)
Dr Vanessa Castejon (Université Sorbonne Paris-Nord)
Dr Estelle Castro-Koshy (James Cook University)
Dr Edward Duyker (Sylvania, NSW)
Professor Matthew Graves (Université Aix-Marseilles)
Professor Jacqueline Lo (Australian National University)
Professor Martine Piquet (Université Paris Dauphine)
Professor Xavier Pons (Université de Toulouse 2 Le Mirail)
Professor Margaret Sankey (University of Sydney)