Prof Timothy Bonyhady

Professor
ANU College of Law

Professor Tim Bonyhady is one of Australia’s foremost environmental lawyers and cultural historians.

His first major legal book, The Law of the Countryside: the Rights of the Public, focused on British law. Otherwise his domain has been Australian environmental law, focusing on property rights in Environmental Protection and Legal Change; on third parties in Places Worth Keeping: Conservationists, Politics and Law, and on climate law and environmental impact assessment in Climate Law in Australia, Adaptation to Climate Change and Mills, Mines and other Controversies.

Tim’s research also involves many aspects of cultural history. Australian colonial art was the subject of his first three books. Then his interests extended to art, science and exploration in Burke and Wills: From Melbourne to Myth. In The Colonial Earth he brought his legal and cultural interests together as he examined the origins of environmental concern in Australia. In Good Living Street his focus switched to Vienna, with questions of art, religion and identity looming large in a multi- generational family history.

Tim has also been an advisor to Commonwealth and State inquiries into environmental law and has curated exhibitions for the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Research interests

Tim Bonyhady is an art historian and environmental lawyer.Tim began studying environmental law when he did his PhD at Cambridge on public rights in the English countryside, the outcome of which was his influential book, The Law of the Countryside: the Rights of the Public. He is especially interested in property rights and obligations, public participation in environmental regimes, environmental impact assessment and the relationship between environmental law, politics, policy and history.

  • Bonyhady, T, ed., 2016, Finn's Law, The Federation Press, Sydney.
  • Bonyhady, T 2016, 'Introduction', in Tim Bonyhady (ed.), Finn's Law, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 1-4.
  • Bonyhady, T, Riopelle, C, Taylor, A et al 2016, 'The Sunny South', in Christopher Riopelle (ed.), Australias Impressionists, National Gallery Company, London, London, UK, pp. 19-30pp..
  • Bonyhady, T 2015, 'My Grandfather's Head: A Discovery', Griffith Review, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 296-307.
  • Bonyhady, T 2013, Wohllebengasse: Die Geschichte meiner Wiener Familie, Zsolnay-Verlag, Germany.
  • Bonyhady, T 2013, 'Man and Nature', in Roger Butler (ed.), Stars in the river : the prints of Jessie Traill, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, pp. 45-50.
  • Bonyhady, T 2012, 'Putting the environment first?', Environmental and Planning Law Journal, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 316-327.
  • Bonyhady, T 2011, 'The Tipping Point', in Ruth Pullin (ed.), Eugene von Guerard: Nature Revealed, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, pp. 36-41.
  • Bonyhady, T 2011, Good Living Street: The Fortunes of My Viennese Family, Allen & Unwin, Australia.
  • Bonyhady, T 2011, House Proud.
  • Macintosh, A, Bonyhady, T & Wilkinson, D 2010, 'Dealing with interests displaced by marine protected areas: A case study on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Structural Adjustment Package', Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 581-588.
  • Bonyhady, T 2010, 'Swimming in the Streets: The Beginnings of Planning for Sea Level Rise', in Tim Bonyhady, Jan McDonald and Andrew Macintosh (ed.), Adaptation to Climate Change: Law and policy, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 80-97.
  • Bonyhady, T 2010, 'The Law of Disasters', in Tim Bonyhady, Jan McDonald and Andrew Macintosh (ed.), Adaptation to Climate Change: Law and policy, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 265-279.
  • Bonyhady, T 2010, 'How Australia Once Led the World', Monash University Law Review, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 54-68.
  • Macintosh, A & Bonyhady, T 2009, Commonwealth Marine Protected Areas: Displaced Activities Analysis.
  • Bonyhady, T 2010, 'Postscript [to Mills, Mines and Other Controversies: Environmental Impact Assessment in Australia]', in Tim Bonyhady and Andrew Macintosh (ed.), Mills, Mines and Other Controversies: The Environmental Assessment of Major Projects, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 250-284.
  • Bonyhady, T & Macintosh, A, eds, 2010, Mills, Mines and Other Controversies: Environmental Impact Assessment in Australia, The Federation Press, Sydney.
  • Bonyhady, T, McDonald, J & Macintosh, A, eds, 2010, Adaptation to Climate Change: Law and Policy, The Federation Press, Sydney.
  • Bonyhady, T 2010, 'Introduction: Mills, Mines and Other Controversies', in Tim Bonyhady and Andrew Macintosh (ed.), Mills, Mines and Other Controversies: The Environmental Assessment of Major Projects, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 1-15.
  • Bonyhady, T 2007, 'The Ploughman's View', in (ed.), Making it Modern: The Watercolours of Kenneth Macqueen, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, pp. 26-39.
  • Bonyhady, T 2007, 'Out of Aghanistan', in (ed.), Woven Witness: Afghan War Rugs, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, pp. 41-49.
  • Bonyhady, T & Christoff, P, eds, 2007, Climate Law in Australia, The Federation Press, Australia.
  • Bonyhady, T 2007, 'The new Australian climate law', in Tim Bonyhady and Peter Christoff (ed.), Climate Law in Australia, The Federation Press, Australia, pp. 8-31.
  • Bonyhady, T & Christoff, P 2007, 'Introduction [to Climate Law in Australia]', in Tim Bonyhady and Peter Christoff (ed.), Climate Law in Australia, The Federation Press, Australia, pp. 1-7.
  • Bonyhady, T 2005, 'Benjamin Duterrau: the first Aboriginal Memorial', in Rex Butler (ed.), Radical Revisionism: An Anthology of Writings on Australian Art, IMA Publishing, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 145-148.
  • Bonyhady, T 2005, 'The Pioneer', in Patricia Tryon MacDonald, et al (ed.), Exiles and Emigrants, National Gallery of Victoria, Victoria, pp. 120-124.
  • Bonyhady, T 2005, 'Introduction [to Australia's Great Libraries National Treasures]', in Theresa Willsteed (ed.), From Australia's Great Libraries National Treasures, National Library of Australia, Canberra, pp. 1-6.
  • Bonyhady, T 2005, 'Torn between Art and Activism', Eureka Street, vol. May 2005, no. May, pp. 24-26.
  • Bonyhady, T 2005, 'Louis Buvelot: The Melancholy Landscape', in Rex Butler (ed.), Radical Revisionism: An Anthology of Writings on Australian Art, IMA Publishing, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 155-162.
  • Bonyhady, T 2005, 'Burke and Wills would Quake in their Boots', Island, vol. 102, pp. 17-23.
  • Bonyhady, T & Lendon, N 2003, 'The Rugs of War'.
  • Bonyhady, T, Lendon, N & Dhamija, J 2003, The Rugs of War, Australian National University, Canberra ACT Australia.
  • Bonyhady, T 2003, 'The disappointment of the law', in Stephen Dovers and Su Wild River (ed.), Managing Australia's Environment, The Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, pp. 463-471.
  • Griffiths, T & Bonyhady, T, eds, 2002, Words for Country: Landscape and Language in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney.
  • Bonyhady, T 2002, Burke and Wills: From Melbourne to Myth, National Library of Australia, Canberra.
  • Bonyhady, T 2002, 'Landscape and Language', in Tim Bonyhady and Tom Griffiths (ed.), Words for Country: landscape and language in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 1-13.
  • Bonyhady, T 2002, 'So Much for a Name', in Tim Bonyhady and Tom Griffiths (ed.), Words for Country: landscape and language in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 140-161.
  • Griffiths, T & Bonyhady, T 2002, 'Landscape and Language in Australia', in Tim Bonyhady and Tom Griffiths (ed.), Words for Country: landscape and language in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 1-13.
  • Bonyhady, T 2001, 'Papunya Stories', Australian Humanities Review, vol. December 2000-January 2001.
  • Bonyhady, T 2001, 'Bludgeon, Dirk and Grease', in Brad Buckley and John Conomos (ed.), Republic of Ideas, Pluto Press, Annandale, pp. 45-64.
  • Bonyhady, T 2000, 'Missing the Difference', SAQ: The South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 98, no. Number 4, pp. 655-668.
  • Bonyhady, T 2000, The Colonial Earth, Melbourne University Press (an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing), Melbourne.
  • Bonyhady, T 2000, 'Governor Phillips Legacy', in Troy, P. (ed.), Equity, environment, efficiency: ethics and economics in urban Australia, Melbourne University Press (an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing), Carlton South, Victoria, pp. 134-158.