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Dr John Moremon BA (Hons), PhD

Lecturer

Centre for Defence and Security Studies

I lecture in defence studies and military history in the Centre for Defence and Security Studies. After a period of focus on university service and teaching, I have returned to research active status, undertaking periods of research leave.

I deliver quality education to stakeholders, including the New Zealand Army Officer Cadet School, and to on-campus and distance students, imparting knowledge and understanding of the subject areas while at the same time motivating, encouraging, and assisting students to develop their critical analysis and scholarly writing skills. I consider that these skills contribute to employability which is the reason most students choose to study. I also have a track record of successful postgraduate supervisions.

Forthcoming books and articles are principally in the areas of: the Pacific War; contemporary and historical airpower; and armed forces and society, including the experience of wartime loss and bereavement. For an open source example of scholarship, see my chapter, "Aircrew Loss and Bereavement: Exploring Casualty Files of the Royal Australian Air Force, 1939-45", in New Directions in War and History (2016). For shorter pieces , see entries in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. For a sample from my earlier professional experience as a public historian, see A Bitter Fate (2002).

My academic qualifications are a BA(Hons) in History from the University of New England (1993) and a PhD in History from the University of New South Wales (2000). I have also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies at Massey University (2017) and am studying towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching.

In 2010, I was appointed a Fellow in the Summer Seminar in Military History conducted by the Department of History, United States Military Academy; and in 2017 I was appointed to the Editorial Board of the RNZAF Journal.

Dr John Moremon lectures in defence studies and military history. After a period of focus on programme and qualification development, he returned to research active status, undertaking research leave. Recent and forthcoming research outputs are in areas of: the Pacific War; contemporary and historical airpower; armed forces and society, including the experience of wartime loss and bereavement (see New Directions in War and History.)

Dr Moremon holds a BA(Hons) in History from the University of New England and a PhD in History from the UNSW Canberra. He is also completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 06 356 9099 Ext 84516
    Location: 5.29, Social Sciences Tower
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - University of New England (1993)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of New South Wales (2000)
  • Mauri Ora/National Certificate in Māori (Te Waharoa) - Open Wānanga/Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (2014)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Military History 

Air Power

War and Society

Defence Studies

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303): Biography (210304): Historical Studies (210300): Historical Studies not elsewhere classified (210399): History And Archaeology (210000):
Other Technology (109900):
Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori) (210313):
Policy and Administration (160500): Studies In Human Society (160000):
Technology (100000)

Keywords

Military History

Air Power

War and Society

Defence Studies

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Moremon, J. (2017). The New Zealand Army Staff College at Massey Agricultural College during the Second World War. The Manawatu Journal of History. (13), 53-62
[Journal article]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2017). New Zealand's Western Front Campaign. New Zealand International Review. 42(4), 28-29
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2007). The professional soldier left high and dry: Military pensions of the Australian staff corps and its antecedents, 1903-1948. War and Society. 26(2), 27-50 Retrieved from http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/war/2007/00000026/00000002/art00003
[Journal article]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2013). Review of Phillip Bradley, Hell's Battlefield: The Australians in New Guinea in World War II, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2012. Australian Army Journal. X(1), 105-106
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2012). Review of A Tale of Three Battalions: Combat Morale and Battle Fatigue in the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade, Bougainville, 1944-45. Global War Studies: The Journal for the Study of Warfare and Weapons, 1919-1945. 9(1), 89-91
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2011). Book review: To Salamaua, by Bradley, P. (2010). Australian Army Journal. VIII(1), 128-129Retreived from http://www.army.gov.au/Our-future/LWSC/Our-publications/Australian-Army-Journal/Past-issues/~/media/Files/Our%20future/LWSC%20Publications/AAJ/2011Autumn/13-ToSalamauaByPhillipBrad.pdf
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2009). Book reveiw: R.A.A.F. Army Co-Operation units in the South West Pacific 1940-1946,R.A.A.F. 83 & 84 army co-operation wings : R.A.A.F. army co-operation units in the South West Pacific 1940 - 1946: 4 and 5 tactical reconnaissance squadrons : 16 and 17 air observation post flights : 9 and 10 local air supply units : School of Army co-operation : 1 air support unit, by Lever J. (2009). Sabretache. L(3)
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2009). Book review: Debate continued: A reveiw of The end of the pacific war: Reappraisals, by Hasegawa, T. (2007). H-Net. , 1-3Retreived from http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=23499
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2009). Book review: The search for the Sydney: How Australia's greatest maritime mystery was solved, by Mearns, D.L. (2009). New Zealand Journal of Defence Studies. (November), 45-45
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2009). Book review: The battle for Wau: New Guinea's frontline 1942-43, by Bradley, P. (2008). Australian Army Journal. VI(1), 226-228Retreived from http://www.army.gov.au/Our-future/LWSC/Our-publications/Australian-Army-Journal/Past-issues/~/media/Files/Our%20future/LWSC%20Publications/AAJ/2009Autumn/19-TheBattleForWauNewGuine.pdf
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2009). Book review: Contesting home defence: Men, women and the home guard in the second world war, by Summerfield, P., and Peniston-Bird, C. (2007). Minerva Journal of Women and War. 3(1), 106-108
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2008). Book review: A military history of Australia (3rd Edition), by Grey, J. (2008). New Zealand Journal of Defence Studies. 3(August), 39-43
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2008). Book review: Japanese army operations in the South Pacific area: New Britain and Papua campaigns, 1942-43, Translated by Bullard, S. (2007). The Journal of Pacific History. 43(1), 130-131Retreived from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00223340802054750
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2006). Book review: Possums and bird dogs: Australian army aviation's 161 reconnaisance flight in South Vietnam, by Nolan, P. (2006). Sabretache. 47(4), 51-51Retreived from http://www.mhsa.org.au/journal.html
[Book Review]Authored by: Moremon, J.

Book

Oliver, B., & Moremon, J. (2017). Air surveillance capability and the security of the exclusive economic zone. In W. Hoverd, N. Nelson, & C. Bradley (Eds.) New Zealand National Security: Challenges, Trends and Issues. (pp. 199 - 220). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2016). Aircrew loss and bereavement: Exploring casualty files of the Royal Australian Air Force, 1939-45. In T. Moss, & T. Richardson (Eds.) New Directions in War and History: Debating Military History. (pp. 88 - 103). Sydney, Au: Big Sky Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.(2005). Royal Australian Air Force in the Pacific War, 1941-1945. Canberra: Department of Veterans' Affairs
[Authored Book]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.(2005). New Britain 1941-1945. Canberra: Department of Veterans' Affairs
[Authored Book]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.(2005). Victory in the Pacific 1945. Canberra: Department of Veterans' Affairs
[Authored Book]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.(2003). Wau-Salamaua 1942-1943. Canberra: Department of Veterans' Affairs
[Authored Book]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.(2002). Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial. Canberra: Department of Veterans' Affairs
[Authored Book]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.(2002). A Bitter Fate: Australians in Malaya and Singapore 1941-1942. Canberra: Department of Veterans' Affairs
[Authored Book]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.(2002). Battle of the Beachheads: Buna, Gona, Sanananda 1942-1943. Canberra: Department of Veterans' Affairs
[Authored Book]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J., Stanley, P., Reid, R., & Anderson, N.(2002). Stolen Years: Australian Prisoners of War. Canberra: Department of Veterans' Affairs and Australian War Memorial
[Authored Book]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J., & Blackburn, K. (Eds.) (2006). Vietnam: Our war, our peace. Australia: Department of Veterans' Affairs
[Edited Book]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.(2006). Burma and India 1941-1945: Australians in the Pacific War. Australia: Department of Veterans' Affairs
[Authored Book]Authored by: Moremon, J.

Conference

Moremon, J.“It is with deep regret …”: Official Language and Casualty Notification following the Libyan campaign, 1941. . Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.The Price of Air Support: Royal Australian Air Force Casualties and the Grief of Families. . University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.Search, Recovery and “Closure”: the Royal Australian Air Force and its missing from wars of the twentieth century. . Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, UNSW, Canberra
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.Learning air mobility: the influence of commercial aviation on military air supply along the Kokoda Trail, 1942. . Sydney, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC., & Oliver, B.New Zealand air power in the South Pacific and Southern Ocean. . Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.Reassessing aircrew loss and bereavement by means of administrative military history: Did the void of silence extend into the Second World War?. . Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.A stumbling block to good relations: Air power tensions over New Guinea 1942-43. . Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.Loss, grief, and New Zealanders in the Royal Australian Air Force, 1939-1945. . Dunedin, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.The post-afghanistan rebalancing: Lessons from World War II and the cold war. . Kingston, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2005, November). Oral History with Veterans. Presented at History Teachers Association of Australia Annual Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2005, November). Oral History with Vietnam Veterans. Presented at History Teachers Association of Victoria Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.Rabaul, Ambon and Timor. . Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.The Fall of Singapore. . Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2004). No ‘Black Magic’: Doctrine and Training for Jungle Warfare. The Foundations of Victory: The Pacific War, 1943-1944. (pp. 76 - 85). Canberra: Chief of Army's History Conference, The Foundations of Victory: The Pacific War, 1943-1944
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.(2004). "No Black Magic": Doctrine and Training for Jungle Warfare. Paper presented at the meeting of The Foundations of Victory: The Pacific War 1943-1944. Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.Defending Australia, 1942. . Sydney, Melbourne
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.Logistics and the Malayan campaign. . National University of Singapore, Singapore
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.A failure to learn?: Preparing for war in New Guinea in 1942. . Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.Australian Women’s Army Service Lae Contingent: Servicewomen and Veterans. . Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC."You cannot treat natives like troops”: Australian employment of Papuans on the Kokoda Track. . University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.War service and social advantage in the case of Geoffrey Sylvester Peren. . Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Nelson, N., & Moremon, J. (2012). Small nation defence and security education: New Zealand and Brunei experience. In International Society of Military Sciences [ISMS] Annual Conference: Abstracts, International Society of Military Sciences [ISMS] Annual Conference: Balancing domestic and international security requirement: International Society of Military Sciences
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Nelson, N., & Moremon, J.Small nation defence and security education: New Zealand and Brunei experience. . Kingston, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2011). Australian Reporting of the New Zealand Wars. In Tutu te Puehu: New Zealand's Wars of the Nineteenth Century: Abstracts(pp. 7 - 7). , Tutu te Puehu: New Zealand's Wars of the Nineteenth Century New Zealand: Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.R.I.P. New Zealand Military History. . Hamilton, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.‘Courage', 'Endurance', 'Mateship', 'Sacrifice: A reflection on four words and the mythologizing of Kokoda. . Melbourne, VIC, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.Australian Reporting of the New Zealand Wars. . Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.Ways of war: The United States and Australian Armies at Buna, New Guinea. . Chicago, IL, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.Massey University and professional military education in New Zealand. . Ottawa, ON, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.'Battle for Australia': Reflections on public history in Australia's Department of Veterans' Affairs. . Hamilton, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.Turning points and national memories of war: Australia and New Zealand. . Calgary, AB, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2009). After 'the girls' came home: Ex-servicewomen of Australia's Wartime Women's Auxiliaries. In M. Crotty (Ed.) When the Soldiers Return: November 2007 Conference Proceedings. (pp. 203 - 211). Australia: When the Soliders Return Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2008). When 'the girls' came home: Life after the Women's Auxiliary Services of World Ware II. In When the Soldiers Return: November 2007 Conference Proceedings, When the Soldiers Return Australia: University of Queensland, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.Medical treatment and support of ex-POWs (of the Japanese) in the immediate post-war period. . Canberra, ACT, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.(2007). Cultures of remembrance [session chair]. . University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.When 'the girls' came home: Life after the Women's Auxiliary Services of World War II. . Brisbane, QLD, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2007). Royal Australian Air Force POWs of the Japanese. Report on the Seminar in Australia: Towards a Better Understanding: Reflections of the Experiences of Australian Prisoners of War of the Japanese. Tokyo, Japan: Towards a Better Understanding: Reflections of the Experiences of Australian Prisoners of War of the Japanese
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J.Royal Australian Air Force prisoners of war of the Japanese. Paper presented at the meeting of Outline of the Speeches. Canberra, ACT, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2006, October). Keynote address: The Vietnam war. Presented at History Teachers' Association of Victoria [HTAV] Annual Conference - Frontline: The state we're in. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moremon, J.

Other

Moremon, JC. (2017). No 5 Squadron. (pp. 22 - 27). RAAF Association
[Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2016). The 4th Squadron AFC. (pp. 16 - 20). RAAF Association
[Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2016). Stronach, Nellie Elizabeth (1892-1991). National Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University
[Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2010). Air Force historical research agency.
[Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2016). Online education in Australia and New Zealand. Sage
[Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2016). Showers, Henry Arthur (1899-1991). National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
[Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2016). Rankin, Ronald (Ron) (1914-1991). National Centre for Biography, Australian National University
[Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2016). Henderson, James Robert (Bob) (1916-1991). National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
[Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC.Parbury, Phillip Kingsmill (1916-1988).
[Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2012). Spencer, Margaret Joan (1912-1990). National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
[Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2007). Allen, Leslie Charles (Clarence) (1916-1982). (pp. 14 - 14). Melbourne University Press
[Other]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, J. (2011, June). General Harding and memories of the war in New Guinea. In Franklin Area Historical Society, Franklin, OH, United States.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Moremon, JC. (2006, April). The World Wars: Local and Family History Sources (presented to Blue Mountains Family History Society, Springwood, Australia).
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moremon, J.

Report

Lumb, M., Bennett, S., & Moremon, J. (2007). Commonwealth members of parliament who have served in war. Parliamentary Library, Parliament of Australia.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Moremon, J.
Harris-Rimmer, S., & Moremon, J. (2006). Defence legislation amendment bill 2006. ( Report No. 48). Parliamentary Library.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Moremon, J.

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