AHA member winner of a 2015 Victorian Community History Award

Alistair Thomson is the winner of the 2015 Victorian Community History Award for History Article (Peer Reviewed) for ‘Anzac Memories Revisited: Trauma, Memory, and Oral History’, Oral History Review 42, no 1. (Winter/Spring 2015): 1–29. Shortlisted for this award was Douglas Wilkie for ‘Exodus and Panic? Melbourne’s Reaction to the Bathurst Gold Discoveries of May Read more …

Dancing in my Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio

Kerry Highley’s Dancing in my Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio (Monash University Publishing) details the disease and its treatment, the scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of the poliovirus, and the studies in virology and immunology that culminated in the production of a polio vaccine. It highlights the experiences of patients and the Read more …

‘A landmark work in the history of feminism’

Marilyn Lake launched Respectable Radicals: A History of the National Council of Women of Australia at the Melbourne City Bowling Club, before a large and enthusiastic audience of historians and members of NCWA on Sunday 11 October 2015. Marilyn hailed the book as ‘a landmark work in the history of feminism in this country that Read more …

Honest History e-Newsletter no. 30, 13 October 2015

Honest History’s e-newsletter has gone out to subscribers and is also on the Honest History website. Items include the debate around the date of the first Anzac Day; Derek Abbott’s review of Michael Wesley’s Restless Continent; John Myrtle’s new historical resource database covering 1900 to the 1970s; and an anonymous piece from The Triad (1917) on Read more …