‘law&history’

The most recent issue of law&history, just published, is a special issue on gender intimacy and colonial violence with articles by Penny Edmonds, Victoria Haskins, Anna Johnston, Amanda Nettelbeck, Lyndall Ryan, and Angela Wanhalla; and a tribute to Tracey Banivanua Mar by Julie Evans. Congratulations to all contributors. Further information.

‘Zoffany’s Daughter: Love and Treachery on a Small Island’

Congratulations to Stephen Foster on the publication of his new book (in Australia by South Solitary Press and in the UK by Blue Ormer Publishing). It tells the story of Cecilia Zoffany, daughter of a famous artist, and her struggle to maintain custody of her 11-year-old daughter on Guernsey in 1825. The book crosses historical genres, Read more …

‘One Small World: The History of the Addison Road Community Centre’

Congratulations to Sue Castrique on the publication of her new book. Soon after the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville opened in 1976, AI Grassby called it ‘one small world in Australia’. A handful of determined migrant groups banded together to create their own community centre, a place for festivals, performances, to share culture, language, Read more …

‘Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World’

Congratulations to AHA members Philip Dwyer and Amanda Nettelbeck on the release of their edited collection, which explores the theme of violence, repression and atrocity in imperial and colonial empires, as well as its representations and memories, from the late eighteenth through to the twentieth century. The book brings together scholars from around the world, and Read more …

‘Cleansing the Colony: Transporting Convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen’s Land’

Congratulations to AHA member Kristyn Harman on the publication of her book, which offers insights into penal servitude in Van Diemen’s Land through the lived experiences of the men and sole woman transported there as convicts from New Zealand. Whether Māori men serving time for political infractions, white-collar criminals, labourers, vagrants or the soldiers sent to Read more …

‘Blood Will Tell: Native Americans and Assimilation Policy’

Congratulations to AHA member Kat Ellinghaus on the publication of her new book, which reveals how the underlying centrality of ‘blood’ shaped official ideas about who was eligible to be defined as Indian by the General Allotment Act in the United States. The book traces the idea of blood quantum and how the concept came to dominate Native Read more …

‘”Me Write Myself”: The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen’s Land at Wybalenna, 1832–47’

Congratulations to Leonie Stevens on the publication this book, which allows the men, women and children exiled to Wybalenna settlement on Flinders Island in the 1830s and 1840s speak for themselves, through words found in items in the Flinders Island Chronicle, sermons, letters and petitions. In doing so, it reveals a politically astute community engaged in a Read more …

‘Colonialism and Its Aftermath: A History of Aboriginal South Australia’

Congratulations to Peggy Brock and Tom Gara on this edited collection, which traces the on-going impact of colonialism on Aboriginal individuals, communities and cultures, the disruptions and displacements it has caused, and Aboriginal responses to these challenges. It includes a series of regional histories interspersed with Aboriginal life stories. Contributors include AHA members Peggy Brock, Read more …