Congratulations to Angela Woollacott for the publication of ‘Don Dunstan: The Visionary Politician Who Changed Australia’

Congratulations to Angela Woollacott for the publication of Don Dunstan: The Visionary Politician Who Changed Australia (Allen & Unwin, 2019). The book was launched by the Hon. Senator Penny Wong at a public lecture hosted by the History Trust of South Australia on the 20th August. There will be a Canberra launch on Tuesday 15th October at Read more …

Congratulations to Julia Miller for the publication of ‘La Niña and the Making of Climate Optimism: Remembering Rain’

Congratulations to Julia Miller for the publication of La Niña and the Making of Climate Optimism: Remembering Rain (Palgrave, 2019). This book examines the deep connection Australians have with their climate to understand contemporary views on human-induced climate change. It is the first study of the Australian relationship with La Niña and it explains how Read more …

Congratulations to contributors of ‘Remembering Migration: Oral Histories and Heritage in Australia’

Congratulations to contributors to the new collection edited by Kate Darian-Smith and Paula Hamilton Remembering Migration: Oral Histories and Heritage in Australia (Palgrave Macmillan 2019). This book provides the first comprehensive study of diverse migrant memories and what they mean for Australia in the twenty-first century.  Drawing on rich case studies, it captures the changing political and cultural Read more …

Allan Martin Award Applications Open

The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. It is available to all early career historians (within five years of the award of their PhD degree), whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials and other institutions. Funding of up to Read more …

New AHA ECR Blog 

This blog post is cross-posted with the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand’s blog. It features ECR Henry Reese, recipient of two awards associated with the AHA’s recent conference at USQ: an AHA-CAL travel bursary supported his attendance, and he won the EHSANZ Postgraduate and ECR Development Prize for the paper he delivered. He describes his research and the challenges and Read more …

Congratulations to shortlisted authors for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2019

Congratulations to the shortlisted authors for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2019, including AHA members: Australian History Prize: Ann Curthoys and Jessie Mitchell, Taking Liberty: Indigenous Rights and Settler-Self-Government in Colonial Australia, 1830-1890 Meredith Lake, The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History Laura Rademaker, Found in Translation: Many Meanings on a North Australian Mission General Read more …

Congratulations to Matthew Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath for the publication of their edited collection ‘Colonialism, China and the Chinese’

Congratulations to Matthew Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath for the publication of thier edited collection Colonialism, China and the Chinese (Routledge, 2019). This book explores the place of China and the Chinese during the age of imperialism. Focusing not only on the state but also on the vitality of Chinese culture and the Chinese diaspora, it examines the seeming contradictions of a period in Read more …

Congratulations to Joanna Cruickshank and Patricia Grimshaw for the publication of ‘White Women, Aboriginal Missions and Australian Settler Governments’

Congratulations to Joanna Cruickshank and Patricia Grimshaw for the publication of White Women, Aboriginal Missions and Australian Settler Governments (Brill Publishing, 2019). This book provides the first detailed study of the central part that white women played in missions to Aboriginal people in Australia. As Aboriginal people experienced violent dispossession through settler invasion, white mission women were positioned as ‘mothers’ who could Read more …