Congratulations to those shortlisted for the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History book award

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History book award for the most significant historical book about the Northern Territory published in the previous year:  Laura Rademaker, Found in Translation: Many Meanings on a North Australian Mission  Lyndon Megarrity, Northern Dreams: The Politics of Northern Development in Australia  Maggie Brady, Teaching ‘Proper’ Drinking? Clubs and Public in Indigenous Australia  Read more …

Congratulations to Pete Minard for publishing ‘All Things Harmless, Useful and Ornamental: Environmental Tranformations through Species Acclimitization, from Colonial Australia to the World’

Congratulations to Pete Minard for the publication of All Things Harmless, Useful and Ornamental: Environmental Tranformations through Species Acclimitization, from Colonial Australia to the World (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). This book argues that the colonies, not the imperial centres, led the movement for species acclimatization. By focusing particularly on the Australian colony of Victoria, Minard reveals a global network of would-be Read more …

Congratulations to Karen Fox for the publication of her new edited book ‘True Biographies of Nations? The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography’

Congratulations to Karen Fox for the publication of her edited work True Biographies of Nations? The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography (ANU Press, 2019). This book brings together practitioners from around the English‑speaking world to reflect on national biographical dictionary projects’ recent cultural journeys, and the challenges presented to them by such developments as the transition to a Read more …

Congratulations to Ben Silverstein for the publication of ‘Governing Natives: Indirect Rule and Settler Colonialism in Australia’s North’

Congratulations to Ben Silverstein for the publication of Governing Natives: Indirect Rule and Settler Colonialism in Australia’s North (Manchester University Press: 2018). This book locates Aboriginal history within imperial history, situating the settler colonial politics of Indigeneity in a broader governmental context.  Further information. 

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths, winner of both Book of the Year and the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction (joint winner) at the 2019 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths who has been awarded both Book of the Year and the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction (joint winner with Sarah Krasnostein) at the 2019 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards for his book Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia (Black Inc, 2018).  Further information 

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen for the publication of ‘Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970’

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen for the publication of Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970 (Routledge 2019), which looks at the work of British, American, and UNESCO librarians during a period of cold war and decolonization in building libraries and the library profession in countries in Africa and Asia. This book follows from Laugesen’s work on American publishers during the cold Read more …

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the Ashurst Business Literature Prize

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the 2018 Ashurst Business Literature Prize, including AHA member Eleanor Robin for Swanston Merchant Statesman (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018). This book brings to life the early Australian capitalist, Captain Charles Swanston (1789-1850) ‒ gallant soldier, legislator, financier, merchant, civic leader and family man ‒ and examines his intellectual and social contribution against the commercial Read more …

Congratulations to Narrelle Morris for the publication of ‘Japanese War Crimes in the Pacific: Australia’s Investigations and Prosecutions’

Congratulations to Narrelle Morris for the publication of Japanese War Crimes in the Pacific: Australia’s Investigations and Prosecutions (National Archives of Australia, 2019). This archival guide to Commonwealth records (principally the National Archives and the Australian War Memorial holdings) covers the investigations of Sir William Flood Webb, the United Nations War Crimes Commission, the Australian Read more …

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths who has been awarded the 2019 Ernest Scott Prize

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths who has been awarded the 2019 Ernest Scott Prize for Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia. The Ernest Scott Prize is awarded for work based upon original research which is, in the opinion of the judges, the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation.  Further information