Congratulations to Bettina Bradbury for the publication of ‘Caroline’s Dilemma: A colonial inheritance saga’

Congratulations to Bettina Bradbury for the publication of Caroline’s Dilemma: A colonial inheritance saga (NewSouth Books, 2019). Could a man use his will to force his widow and children to leave Australia and move to Ireland? This was the question that Caroline Kearney, an unknown emigrant from England, faced after her husband died in 1865. The history of the Kearney family Read more …

Congratulations to Peter Monteath for the publication of ’Battle on 42nd Street: War in Crete and the Anzacs’ bloody last stand’

Congratulations to Peter Monteath for the November release of his new book Battle on 42nd Street: War in Crete and the Anzacs’ bloody last stand  (NewSouth, 2019). A close study of a bayonet charge by Australians and New Zealanders against German mountain troops in May 1941 accompanies a reflection on the psychology of killing in modern war.  Further information 

Congratulations to Jane Lydon for the publication of ‘Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy Across the British Empire’

Congratulations to Jane Lydon for the publication of Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy Across the British Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2019). This overview of the history of emotions within nineteenth-century British imperialism focuses on the role of the compassionate emotions, or what today we refer to as empathy, and how they created relations across empire. The book examines how empathy was Read more …

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen and Catherine Fisher for their edited book ‘Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific: Language, Trauma, Memory and Official Discourse’

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen and Catherine Fisher for the publication of their edited book, Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific: Language, Trauma, Memory and Official Discourse (Palgrave, 2020). This book contributes to the project of understanding language in the context of war and conflict and includes chapters on three main themes: the impact of war and trauma on language, the language of war Read more …

Congratulations to those who have been awarded at the Victorian Community History Awards.

Victorian Premier’s History Award: Phil Roberts and the Ballarat’s Arch of Victoria and Avenue of Honour Committee, Avenue of Memories  Judges Special Prize: Chloe Hooper, The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire, David Sornig, Blue Lake:   Collaborative Community Award: The Springthorpe Heritage Group, Mont Park to Springthorpe Heritage Project  Local History Project Award: Jill A’Vard and Armin Richter, When Roads Were Tracks: A History of the Roads of Monbulk, Read more …

Congratulations to James Walter, Paul Strangio and Paul t’Hart for winning the 2019 APSA/Henry Mayer Foundation Prize

Congratulations to James Walter, Paul Strangio and Paul t’Hart who have been awarded the 2019 APSA/Henry Mayer Foundation Prize for the best book on Australian politics for The Pivot of Power: Australian Prime Ministers and Political Leadership, 1949-2016.  Further information  

Congratulations to Steve Marti for the publication of ‘For Home and Empire’

Congratulations to Steve Marti for the publication of For Home and Empire (UBC Press, 2019). This book is the first to compare voluntary wartime mobilization across the Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand home fronts. It draws together case studies from the dominion home fronts to build a history of nations and empire in wartime.  Further Read more …

Congratulations to Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor and Katie Holmes for the publication of ‘Mallee Country: Land, People, History’

Congratulations to Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor and Katie Holmes for the publication of Mallee Country: Land, People, History (Monash University Press, 2019). This book tells the history of mallee lands and people across southern Australia from Deep Time to the present. Carefully shaped and managed by Aboriginal people for over 50,000 years, mallee Read more …