‘History Australia’ 16, No. 1, 2019 Now Online

The AHA and History Australia editorial team are pleased to announce that the first 2019 issue, a special issue entitled ‘Coming Home’, is now available online! With special thanks to guest editors Bart Ziino and Romain Fathi, and to the outgoing Flinders editorial team. Article authors include Matthew Haultain-Gall, Martin Crotty, Julia Smart, Nicole Davis, George Vanags, William Scates Frances, Emily Gallagher and Bruce Read more …

Congratulations to Noah Riseman and co-author for the publication of ‘Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The Politics, Experiences and Legacies of War in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand ‘

Congratulations to R. Scott Sheffield and Noah Riseman for the publication of Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The Politics, Experiences and Legacies of War in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The book examines Indigenous experiences of the Second World War across four settler societies. Informed by theories of settler colonialism, martial race Read more …

Inquiry into Canberra’s National Institutions Report

On Wednesday the 3rd of April, the Federal Government tabled the Inquiry into Canberra’s National Institutions Report, titled ‘Telling Australia’s Story – and Why it’s Important’. The inquiry focused on Canberra’s Museum of Australian Democracy, National Film and Sound Archive, National Gallery, National Library, National Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Australian War Memorial and National Archives Read more …

Congratulations to Mary Tomsic who has supported young South Sudanese Australians from refugee backgrounds to make short videos about their lives, the future and their experiences.

Congratulations to Mary Tomsic, who, as part of the ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Research Project into the History of Child Refugees in Australia (University of Melbourne), has collaborated with Kids’ Own Publishing in supporting young South Sudanese Australians from refugee backgrounds from regional Victoria to make short videos about their lives, the future and their experiences. Some of these young people have published personal stories and Read more …

Congratulations to Carla Pascoe Leahy and Alistair Thomson for co-editing the special issue on ‘Parenting’ in the journal ‘Oral History’.

Congratulations to Carla Pascoe Leahy and Alistair Thomson for the publication of their co-edited special issue on ‘Parenting’ in Oral History. The issue includes papers on parenting, mothering, fathering and grandparenting across Australia, Israel, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Contributors include AHA members Miranda Francis and Katie Holmes.  Further information. 

Congratulations to Tanya Josev for winning the 2018 Law and Society Association of Australian and New Zealand’s Early Career Researcher Book Prize

Congratulations to Tanya Josev for winning the 2018 Law and Society Association of Australian and New Zealand’s Early Career Researcher Book Prize for The Campaign Against the Courts: A History of the Judicial Activism Debate. The Prize is awarded for the most outstanding contribution to the field of law and society from an Australian or Read more …

Congratulations to Amanda Nettelbeck for publishing ‘Indigenous Rights and Colonial Subjecthood: Protection and Reform in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire’

Congratulations to Amanda Nettelbeck for the publication of Indigenous Rights and Colonial Subjecthood: Protection and Reform in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The book charts how the 19th century British imperial imperative to protect indigenous rights represented more than moral obligation; it carried an agenda of legal reform that arose from the Read more …