Congratulations to those who have been awarded at the Victorian Community History Awards.

Victorian Premier’s History Award: Phil Roberts and the Ballarat’s Arch of Victoria and Avenue of Honour Committee, Avenue of Memories  Judges Special Prize: Chloe Hooper, The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire, David Sornig, Blue Lake:   Collaborative Community Award: The Springthorpe Heritage Group, Mont Park to Springthorpe Heritage Project  Local History Project Award: Jill A’Vard and Armin Richter, When Roads Were Tracks: A History of the Roads of Monbulk, Read more …

Congratulations to James Walter, Paul Strangio and Paul t’Hart for winning the 2019 APSA/Henry Mayer Foundation Prize

Congratulations to James Walter, Paul Strangio and Paul t’Hart who have been awarded the 2019 APSA/Henry Mayer Foundation Prize for the best book on Australian politics for The Pivot of Power: Australian Prime Ministers and Political Leadership, 1949-2016.  Further information  

AHA/Copyright Agency Early Career Researcher Mentorship Scheme 2019 Applications Open 

The AHA is delighted to open applications for 2019’s AHA-Copyright Agency ECR Mentorship Scheme. This award supports Early Career Researcher historians to develop their professional skills. Specifically, it will link Early Career Researchers with senior historians who will mentor them in the development of new and innovative works of historical scholarship, in the form of articles that will Read more …

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Prizes.

Congratulations to those, including AHA members, shortlisted for the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Prizes. CHASS Australia Prize for a Book: Meredith Lake, The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History Bri Lee, Eggshell Skul Michelle Scott Tucker, Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World  CHASS Australia Prize for a Distinctive Work: Beatrice Bijon and Martin Read more …

Congratulations to Steve Marti for the publication of ‘For Home and Empire’

Congratulations to Steve Marti for the publication of For Home and Empire (UBC Press, 2019). This book is the first to compare voluntary wartime mobilization across the Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand home fronts. It draws together case studies from the dominion home fronts to build a history of nations and empire in wartime.  Further Read more …

Congratulations to Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor and Katie Holmes for the publication of ‘Mallee Country: Land, People, History’

Congratulations to Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor and Katie Holmes for the publication of Mallee Country: Land, People, History (Monash University Press, 2019). This book tells the history of mallee lands and people across southern Australia from Deep Time to the present. Carefully shaped and managed by Aboriginal people for over 50,000 years, mallee Read more …

Congratulations to Terry Kass for the publication of ‘Unlocking Land: A Guide to Crown Land Records held at State Archives NSW’

Congratulations to Terry Kass for the publication of Unlocking Land: A Guide to Crown Land Records held at State Archives NSW (2019). This is a comprehensive guide to NSW land legislation and instructions on how to research NSW Crown land records. Detailed instructions about how to research land held under the many different tenures is a major part of Read more …

Congratulations to Russell McGregor for the publication of ‘Idling in Green Places: A Life of Alec Chisholm’

Congratulations to Russell McGregor for the publication of Idling in Green Places: A Life of Alec Chisholm (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2019). This is the first full biography of a writer who was once a household name in Australia. This book traces Chisholm’s life and explores the intertwining of nature and nation that threaded through his work.  Further information

Congratulations to Denise Cook for the publication of ‘That Was My Home: Voices from the Noongar Camps in Fremantle and the Western Suburbs’

Congratulations to Denise Cook for the publication of That Was My Home: Voices from the Noongar Camps in Fremantle and the Western Suburbs (UWA Publishing, 2019). This work explores the histories of the Noongar camps around Fremantle, Swanbourne and Shenton Park in the suburbs of Perth, 1930s-1950s. The voices of the Noongar people, juxtaposed with information from the archives, Read more …