Honest History update

New material on Honest History’s website includes a 36 page ‘Alternative Guide to the Australian War Memorial’ (aimed at senior secondary students and teachers); a piece on the impact of the Irish Easter Rising in 1916 on Australia (using the work of Stephanie James and Jeff Kildea); two pieces on Ataturk and Australia (including how Read more …

Alec O’Halloran receives PIP Fellowship

AHA member Alec O’Halloran has received a Varuna Writer’s House Publisher Introduction Program (PIP) Fellowship giving him a week-long residency at Varuna, in the Blue Mountains, of uninterrupted writing with the guidance of a mentor. Alec’s project is The life and Art of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri (c1923–1998), the life story and art career of a Read more …

Heather Goodall to deliver the HCNSW Annual History Lecture 2016

AHA member Heather Goodall will deliver the History Council NSW Annual History Lecture this year, on 7 September in Sydney. ‘Neighbours – and heroes’ will look at how Australians have thought of themselves as ‘neighbours’ in the Asia-Pacific region, especially those that took risks to build relationships across old borders and new borders, cultural borders Read more …

A Man of Many Parts, the life and times of Edward Charles Close 1790–1866

Ann Beaumont’s A Man of Many Parts, the life and times of Edward Charles Close 1790–1866 (Highland House Publications) uses extensive primary sources in England and Australia, private family papers, and diaries and correspondence of contemporaries to delve into the private and public worlds of Edward Charles Close, Father of the Hunter and one of Read more …