New Executive Officer

We are delighted to announce that Bethany Phillips-Peddlesden has been newly appointed to the AHA Executive Officer position. All correspondence should continue to be addressed to executive@theaha.org.au. Warmest thanks to Jacinta Walsh and Vanessa Fleming-Baillie for their interim work maintaining the Newsletter and other duties in the past few months. Thanks again to Ann Standish for her Read more …

Nominations for AHA executive committee 2018-2020

Nominations for all positions on the AHA executive committee meeting were opened to the membership in April and closed on 28 June. I am pleased to inform you that we received the following nominations for the executive committee 2018-2020: President Joy Damousi Vice-President Melanie Oppenheimer Honorary Secretary Noah Riseman Honorary Treasurer Lisa Featherstone Five (5) Read more …

Ernest Scott Prize 2018

Congratulations to Michael Belgrave from Massey University, who has been awarded the 2018 Ernest Scott Prize for Dancing with the King. His book documents the rise and fall of the King Country, an independent state governed by the Māori King where settlers and the Crown entered at risk of their lives between 1864 and 1885. Read more …

‘law&history’ latest issue

law&history, vol. 5:1 (2018) acknowledges the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek massacre with Ann Curthoys leading a forum discussion on its significance and meaning, and Tim Rowse considering the moral position of the colonial Native Police. Articles by legal historians illuminate other issues of importance in colonial and imperial history: the ownership of mapping Read more …

Vale, Sally Percival Wood

The AHA was saddened to learn of the death AHA member Sally Percival Wood, a highly respected Melbourne-based historian with an interest in the political, cultural and social upheavals brought about by decolonisation in the twentieth-century. Sally completed her PhD at Deakin University in 2011, after which she worked as Manager, Applied Research and Analysis Read more …