‘Australians in Shanghai: Race, Rights and Nation in Treaty Port China’

Congratulations to Sophie Loy-Wilson on the publication of her book, which focuses on a diverse community of Australians who settled in Shanghai in the first half of the twentieth century and forged a ‘China trade’, circulating goods, people and ideas across the South China Sea, from Shanghai and Hong Kong to Sydney and Melbourne. In Read more …

News from ‘Honest History’

New on the Honest History website are Walter Phillips (Emeritus, La Trobe) on his pilgrimage to Gallipoli, Doug Munro (UQ) on Brian Matthews and Mark McKenna on Manning Clark, Marian Quartly (Monash) on Griffith Review 55 on South Australia, Tjanara Goreng Goreng (ANU) on Rebe Taylor on Tasmanian Aborigines, Mark Latham from 2002 on the Read more …

Health, Medicine and Society: Challenge and Change’

AHA affiliates the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine are holding their 15th Biennial Conference from 11 – 15 July 2017 at the Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy Campus, Melbourne. Following a welcome reception (11/7), this conference will offer: a full program of papers (12-14/7); plenary addresses by three leading scholars; a Read more …

2017 AHA survey

The AHA Executive Committee would like to know more about historians working in or on Australia. We have opened an anonymous and voluntary survey designed to fulfil two purposes: to give the AHA a profile of the historical community it serves and to learn what historians value about the AHA to help in planning for Read more …

‘How the Personal Became Political: Reassessing Australia’s Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970s’.

Congratulations to Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott, who have edited an Australian Feminist Studies virtual special issue to coincide with the ANU Gender Institute Symposium, ‘How the Personal Became Political: Reassessing Australia’s Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970s’. Australian Feminist Studies was a product of these revolutions, established in 1985 in response to the expansion of women’s Read more …

‘Duchene/Hargraves’

Congratulations to Douglas Wilkie on the recent publication of Duchene/Hargraves: Alexandre Julien Duchene, Edward Hammond Hargraves and the Discovery of gold in Australia Three or Four Days from Sydney (Historia Incognita), which looks at the lives of Duchene and Hargraves, lived entirely separately until they both arrived in San Francisco towards the end of 1849. Read more …

‘Sword and Baton’

Congratulations to Justin Chadwick on the publication of his new book, which is a collection of 86 biographies, representing every Australian Army officer to reach the rank of major general from Federation to the outbreak of World War II. It describes a crucial period in Australian military history through the lives of the men at its Read more …

AHA-Copyright Agency Bursaries

The Australian Historical Association (AHA) in association with the Copyright Agency offers travel and writing bursaries linked to the AHA annual conference. The bursaries are intended to encourage and support emerging historians who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. The 2017 round of bursaries is now open. Applications close Tuesday 14 March 2017. Read more …

‘Kampong Australia’

Congratulations to Mathew Radcliffe on the publication of his new book, which explores the political genesis of the Royal Australian Air Force base at Butterworth (Australia’s largest and most enduring overseas military garrison in post-war Southeast Asia) and shows what everyday life on and around the base was like. Drawing on the recollections of those Read more …