This is a selected group of publications. For a complete list see my CV on my About page.

General Interest Writing

Growing up in Lismore on Widjabul Wia-bal Country project (2018). Growing up on Widjabul Wia-bal Country, Bundjalung Nation, Lismore, Lismore: YWCA Australia. [for copies of this 44-page book please contact YWCA Australia’s Northern Rivers Office on (02) 6625 5800.]

James, T., Sten, R., Ryan, M., Smith, J., Harrington, D. and Garbutt, R. (2016). Some Aboriginal History of North Lismore. RRHS Bulletin: Official Journal of the Richmond River Historical Society, (240), 1 & 3. [PDF]

Lismore Showground Aboriginal Heritage Signage Project Committee. (2014). Banyam/Baigham Wandarahn: Reconnecting to Lismore Showground. Lismore: Southern Cross University. [A limited number of these books are available. Please contact me for details.]

Garbutt, R. (2013). At home with the counterculture: Nostalgia for the future. In Lismore Regional Gallery (Ed.), Not quite square: The story of Northern Rivers architecture (pp. 8–13). Lismore: Lismore Regional Gallery.

Lismore Baptist Church Centenary History Group. (2013). Living Stones: Building the Spiritual Temple: A Centenary History of Lismore Baptist Church, 1913 – 2013. Lismore Baptist Church, Lismore. [A limited number of these books are available. Please contact me for details.]

Academic Writing and Reports


Goh, B. C., Offord, B., & Garbutt, R. (Eds.). (2016). Activating human rights and peace: Theories, practices and contexts. Abingdon: Routledge.

Offord, B., Kerruish, E., Garbutt, R., Wessell, A., & Pavlovic, K. (2014). Inside Australian Culture: Legacies of Enlightenment Values. London: Anthem Press.

Garbutt, R. (2011). The locals: Identity, place and belonging in Australia and beyond. Bern: Peter Lang.

Book Chapters

Garbutt, R (2016). ‘Cultural Studies and the pedagogy of community-engaged research’, in A Hickey (ed.), The Pedagogies of Cultural Studies, Routledge, New York, pp. 24–38. [PDF]

Garbutt, R. (2012). Everyday peace, human rights, belonging and local activism in a ‘peaceful’ nation. In B. C. Goh, B. Offord & R. Garbutt (Eds.), Activating human rights and peace: Theories, practices and contexts (pp. 143-158). Abingdon: Routledge. [PDF]

Biermann, S., Garbutt, R., & Offord, B. (2010). Cultural studies in action: Principled socially inclusive pedagogy and Higher Education Equity Projects. In N. Riseman, S. Rechter & E. Warne (Eds.), Learning, Teaching and Social Justice in Higher Education (pp. 85-99). Melbourne: University of Melbourne e-Scholarship Research Centre and the Australian Catholic University. [PDF]

Garbutt, R. (2008). Towards and ethics of location. In A. Haebich & B. Offord (Eds.), Landscapes of Exile: Once Perilous, Now Safe (pp. 175-192). Oxford: Peter Lang. [PDF]

Garbutt, R. (2004). White on white: Surveying the boundaries of local whiteness. In S. Schech & B. Wadham (Eds.), Placing race and localising whiteness (pp. 104-122). Adelaide: Flinders Press. [PDF]

Journal Articles

Garbutt, R., & McIntyre, S. (2017). The provocation of Gaïa: Learning to pay attention in Rotary Park. Transformations, (30), 164–181.

Garbutt, R., Sten, R., Smith, J., Harrington, D., James, T., & Ryan, M. (2017). ‘Why did they take him away?’ The theft of Neddy Larkin. History and Anthropology, 28 (5): 584-604. [PDF]


Backhouse, J. & Garbutt, R. (2019). An evaluation of the ‘Growing up on Widjabul Wia-bal Country’ project: A YWCA Australia Communities for Children Project. Southern Cross University, Lismore. [PDF]