Tom Lewis (author)

Tom Lewis (author)

Dr. Tom Lewis OAM (1958–) is an Australian author and military historian.

In June 2003, Lewis was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for meritorious service to the Royal Australian Navy, particularly in the promotion of Australian naval history. [ [http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1044177&search_type=simple&showInd=true It's an Honour - Honours - Search Australian Honours ] ] . [cite web |url=http://www.ntl.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/33713/Tom_Lewis_talk_ws.pdf |title=Talk with Dr. Tom Lewis OAM |publisher=Northern Territory Library |accessdate=2008-03-12]

Books

*"Darwin Sayonara", Boolarong, 1991 - children's novel centred around the events of WWII in Darwin, Australia, 1942.
*"Wrecks in Darwin Waters", Turton and Armstrong, 1991 - details the ship and aircraft wrecks, many from attacks in WWII and Cyclone Tracy in 1974, that may be found in waters near Darwin, Australia.
*"Sensuikan I-124", Tall Stories, 1997 - dealing with the sinking of IJN submarine I-124 by HMAS Deloraine. [cite web |url=http://ajrp.awm.gov.au/ajrp/AJRP2.nsf/5c2a7f65120f209aca256b6d0020a228/225b90b97196e29bca256a1d00130203?OpenDocument |title=Japanese submarine operations against Australia 1942-1944 |author=David M. Stevens |publisher=Australian War Memorial |accessdate=2008-03-12]
*"A War at Home", Tall Stories, 1999 - about the Japanese attacks on Darwin on 19 February 1942. [" [http://www.aamh.asn.au/news/0078.pdf Quarterly Newsletter] " (PDF). The Australian Association for Maritime History, March 2000.] [ [http://www.users.bigpond.com/tall.stories/A_War_at_Home.html A War at Home ] ]
*"By Derwent Divided", Tall Stories, 2001 - tells the story of the Tasman Bridge disaster in the state of Tasmania, and the subsequent maritime events. [cite journal |last=Lewis |first=Tom |title=Deterrence, Capacity and Skill Retention |journal=Australian Defense Force Journal |issue=No. 156 |date=September-October 2002 |issn=1320-2545 |url=http://www.defence.gov.au/publications/dfj/61675%20Sep%20Oct.pdf |format=pdf |accessdate=2008-03-12]
*"Australian Naval Leaders", RAN College. A study of nine naval officers of the Royal Australian Navy, with analysis of their careers and effectiveness

Editor - "Warship" magazine (Australia), and "Headmark" - Journal of the Australian Naval Institute

Articles (selection):

• "What may the wreck of the Sydney reveal" - "Warship" Vol 42, RUSI Journal "United Service" Feb 2008, "Headmark" Dec 2007.

• “The Importance of Audience Perception in Communications from the Maritime Battlespace Environment of the Future – King-Hall History Conference, July 2007

• “Military History this week” - 54 articles within "Victory Times" – Iraq Coalition Troops newspaper, June-December 2006

• Media implications from the Gulf War "Army Journal", June 2006

• Heroes of the Navy – Rear Admiral Sir David Martin – "Warship" magazine, Dec 2006

• “Lethality in Tactical Air Combat – a study of the image and the reality of fighter combat, and some consideration of the ethics involved”. ADF Journal No. 167, 2005

• “The Myth of Land-Based Aircraft for Naval Defence”, paper presented at the 2005 King-Hall Naval History Conference

• “Unsung Heroes of the Royal Australian Navy”. Paper presented at the International Conference of Historical Sciences, July 2005.

• “Infantry Lethality in Vietnam: My Lai was Inevitable, and not alone”. Paper presented at The Legacy of the Vietnam War Conference, University of Newcastle, April 2005

• Encyclopedia of Maritime History – Oxford University Press - "Naval Wages". 2005

• The "Canberra Times" – book reviews: July 2004 - October 2006

• “The Navy’s Finest Fighting Leader – Captain ‘Hec’ Waller, DSC” - The "Journal of Australian Naval History", October 2004

• "Australia's Airpower at Sea - a new proposal for a flexible and mobile force" – winner of the 2003 Naval Officers’ Club Essay Competition. Published in the Australian "Army Journal", November 2004. Also published in March 2005 in United Service – the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute.

• “Naval Interdiction in the North – Haphazard and Hazardous" – Paper presented at the 2003 King-Hall Naval History Conference

• “Myths concerning the number of deaths in the first Japanese attacks on Darwin in February 1942” - "Wartime" magazine, May 2003

• “Wreck Finding - Dreams and Reality: the true nature of finding the wrecks of HMAS Sydney and the Kormoran”. "Australian Sea Heritage". Winter 2003

• “Deterrence, Capacity and Skill Retention: some thoughts on the acquisition or removal of platforms within the ADF” – "ADF Journa"l – July 2002

• “What do the Public Think? - about the effectiveness of Australia’s Offshore Surveillance and Interdiction Effort” - "Maritime Studie"s – June 2002

References

External links

*http://www.navalinstitute.com.au/


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