Jill Roe Prize

For history postgraduate students and supervisors. A reminder that entries for the 2018 Jill Roe Prize close on Sunday 31 March 2018. This prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished article-length work of historical research in any area of historical enquiry produced by a postgraduate student. Further information.

‘Migrant Nation: Australian Culture, Society and Identity’

Congratulations to Paul Longley Arthur, editor of the recently published Migrant Nation: Australian Culture, Society and Identity, a collection that focuses on particular historical blind spots by telling stories of individuals and groups that did not fit the favoured identity mould. The essays in this book work within the gap between Australian image and experience Read more …

‘The Scots in Australia, 1788–1938’

Congratulations to Benjamin Wilkie on the publication of The Scots in Australia, 1788–1938, which illuminates the many experiences of Scots in Australia from the first colonists in the late-eighteenth century until the hopeful arrivals of the interwar years. It looks at reasons for migration, their new lives and roles, and their encounters with – and Read more …

Honest History update

The Honest History website has had new material added: review by Ben Wilkie of Bain Attwood’s The Good Country; appreciation by John Shield of Don Charlwood’s 1965 classic, All the Green Year; Phil Cashen on the second conscription referendum, 1917, in Gippsland; the new Australian Journeyproject at the National Museum of Australia (hosted by Bruce Scates and Susan Read more …