Patricia Grimshaw, AO

Warm congratulations to longtime AHA member Professor Patricia Grimshaw, whose ‘distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of women in society’ was last week recognised by the award of an Order of Australia. An inspiring and influential member of Australia’s historical community Read more …

‘Travelling Home: Walkabout Magazine and Mid-Twentieth-Century Australia’

Anna Johnston and Mitchell Rolls’s book provides a detailed analysis of the contribution Walkabout magazine made to Australia’s cultural history during the period 1934 to 1974. The book argues that through advocating travel—both vicarious and actual—Walkabout encouraged settler Australians to broaden their image of the nation and its place in the Pacific region and reveals Read more …

‘Report of Rosendo Salvado to Propaganda Fide in 1900’

Translated and edited by Stefano Girola, and published for the first time in English, is the last report written by Bishop Rosendo Salvado for the Vatican Congregation of Propaganda Fide. Salvado’s detailed assessment of his missionary experience at New Norcia Mission in Western Australia is a valuable primary source for those interested in church and Indigenous Read more …

Vale Jill Roe (1940–2017)

The AHA was deeply saddened by news of the death in January of Professor Emerita Jill Roe. Jill did a great deal for the AHA, including serving four years as president and we are honoured to award a prize in her name (see Prizes and Awards below). She will be greatly missed for her wit, Read more …