Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

Jordana Silverstein’s Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (Berghahn Books, 2015) explores the role of memories and narratives of the Holocaust in the pedagogy of Jewish schools in Melbourne and New York revealing the anxious thread that runs throughout these historical narratives.

‘What Do We Want?’: A Political History of Aboriginal Land Rights in New South Wales

Heidi Norman’s ‘What Do We Want?’: A Political History of Aboriginal Land Rights in New South Wales (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2015) tells a story full of possibility, tensions and entanglements as Aboriginal people took up the political demand of self-determination and worked to address their community disadvantage, all the while grappling with the expectations of Read more …

Warrior: A Legendary Leader’s Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier

Libby Connors’ Warrior: A Legendary Leader’s Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier (Allen & Unwin, 2015) is the story of Dundalli one of the great Aboriginal resistance fighters of the colonial frontier: one of many Aboriginal men to die protecting their country. It is also a fresh portrait of life in the Read more …