‘Minding Her Own Business’ shortlisted

Congratulations to Catherine Bishop, whose book Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ashurst Business Literature Prize, an award established to encourage and recognise the highest standards of literary commentary on Australian business and financial affairs. Further information.

Condemning US entry restrictions

Dear members, I am sure like many of us you have watched the events in America with dismay and concern. Historians, members of the AHA and scholars promote and support the open exchange of ideas between researchers and writers from all over the world. In line with our colleagues at the American Historical Association, we Read more …

Marilyn Lake Festschrift

A very successful festschrift to celebrate the inspiring career of Professor Marilyn Lake was held at the University of Melbourne in December 2016. Marilyn has been an active and influential member of the AHA for many years, and was President between 2010 and 2014. Her research and publications in women’s and gender history, race, democracy, Read more …

Jill Roe obituary – Stuart Macintyre

JILLIAN ISOBEL ROE, 10 NOVEMBER 1940 – 12 JANUARY 2017 Among the remarkable group of women who transformed the Australian historical profession Jill Roe was the principal enabler. Having made her own career as a fine teacher and scholar, she applied her formidable talents to assisting others. As president of the Australian Historical Association from Read more …

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 …