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 …

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 …

Congratulations to Jatinder Mann for the publication of ‘Redefining Citizenship in Australia, Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand’

Congratulations to Jatinder Mann for the publication of Redefining Citizenship in Australia, Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand (Peter Lang Publishing, 2019). Adopting a political and legal perspective, this book undertakes a transnational study that examines the demise of Britishness as a defining feature of the conceptualisation of citizenship in Australia, Canada, and Aotearoa New Zealand and the impact that this Read more …

Congratulations to Cheryl Ware for the publication of ‘HIV Survivors in Sydney: Memories of the Epidemic’

Congratulations to Cheryl Ware for the publication of HIV Survivors in Sydney: Memories of the Epidemic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). This book excavates the intimate lives and memories of HIV-positive gay men in Sydney, focusing on the critical years between 1982 and 1996, when HIV went from being a terrifying unidentified disease to a chronic condition that could be managed with Read more …

Congratulations to Lyndon Megarrity for being awarded the Northern Territory Chief Minister’s History Book Award 2019

Congratulations to Lyndon Megarrity who has been awarded the Northern Territory Chief Minister’s History Book Award 2019 for Northern Dreams: The Politics of Northern Development in Australia. The book traces the political history of northern development in Australia, with a focus on the Northern Territory, North-Western Australia and Northern Queensland. Further information

Congratulations to Samuel Furphy and Amanda Nettlebeck for their new edited collection ‘Aboriginal Protection and Its Intermediaries in Britain’s Antipodean Colonies’

Congratulations to Samuel Furphy and Amanda Nettlebeck for the publication of their edited collection Aboriginal Protection and Its Intermediaries in Britain’s Antipodean Colonies (Routledge, 2019). This book explores how the concept of ‘protection’ was applied to Indigenous peoples of Britain’s antipodean colonies. Tracing evolutions in protection from the 1830s until the end of the nineteenth century, the contributors map the changes and continuities Read more …