Vale Geoffrey Bolton 1931–2015

It is with sadness that the AHA notes the death of Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO FAHA FASSA. Professor Bolton was one of Australia’s most eminent historians and a prominent socio-political commentator. He held chairs of history at four Australian universities and was Foundation Professor at the Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian History at Read more …

2015 PHA NSW & ACT Public History Prize

Your research paper or project could win a $500 prize! The Public History Prize is an annual award offered by the Professional Historians Association of NSW & ACT. The 2015 Public History Prize is open to any students (undergraduate, graduate diploma, master studies) in NSW and the ACT whose work engages with the field and Read more …

Congratulations to our AHA member winners of the NSW Premier’s History Awards!

The AHA is very pleased to congratulate the following members. Australian First World War History Prize, joint winner: Carolyn Holbrook, Anzac, the Unauthorised Biography (NewSouth Books) General History Prize winner: Warwick Anderson and Ian R Mackay, Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (Johns Hopkins University Press) New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize Read more …

New digitised records from Public Record Office Victoria

More than 7000 women are included among the Female Prison Registers 1855–1934 now available online. The Bendigo Regional Archives Centre website hosts a series of more than 270 digitised ‘Petitions of the People’ ranging from 1870 to 1899. PROV delves deeper into some of the ‘occupation’ category petitions to reveal requested changes to local butchering Read more …

NAA-AHA postgraduate scholarship winners 2015

The National Archives of Australia and the Australian Historical Association have awarded two new scholarships to support postgraduate archival research into unexplored aspects of Australia’s history: PhD candidates Mia Spizzica (Monash University) and Reed Chervin (University of Hong Kong). Mia Spizzica’s project explores the experiences of pre-war Italian migrants who were affected by Australia’s wartime Read more …

AHA member awarded 2016 Merewether Scholarship

Peter Hobbins has been awarded the 2016 Merewether Scholarship by the State Library of New South Wales for his project ‘Curios and curiosity: James Bray and the sunset of amateur science in colonial Sydney’. In extending the themes detailed in his 2013 University of Sydney doctoral thesis, Peter will use the Merewether Scholarship to explore Read more …

Time and Space: The Tactics That Shaped Australian Rules – and the Players and Coaches Who Mastered Them

James Coventry’s Time and Space: The Tactics That Shaped Australian Rules – and the Players and Coaches Who Mastered Them (HarperCollins) discusses the genius and ingenuity of the game’s greats (and the forgotten) and how they have shaped the game through the innovation of tactics. Time and Space is essential reading for any fan who Read more …

Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam

In Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam, Jeannine Baker tells the previously hidden story of Australian and New Zealand women journalists who fought for equality with their male colleagues, and filed stories across the globe from the main conflicts of the twentieth century. This book celebrates the significant contribution made by women war Read more …