Congratulations to Shaunnagh Dorsett and Jane McCabe, jointly awarded the Ian Wards Prize

Congratulations to Shaunnagh Dorsett (UTS) for her book Juridical Encounters: Maori and the Colonial Courts 1840-1852 (Auckland UP) and Jane McCabe (Otago) for her book Race, Tea and Colonial Settlement (Bloomsbury) who have been jointly awarded New Zealand’s prestigious Ian Wards Prize for 2018. This prize recognises an outstanding piece of published NZ historical writing that demonstrates either Read more …

Contributions sought for the Tracey Banivanua Mar Scholarship Endowment

AHA members may be interested in contributing to the fundraising drive being conducted to fund a series of scholarships in the name of the late Associate Professor Tracey Banivanua Mar. The Tracey Banivanua Mar Scholarship Endowment has been created by La Trobe University in consultation with Tracey’s husband, friends and family in order to best reflect Read more …

Congratulations to Winners of 2018 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards, particularly AHA members: Christina Twomey, awarded the Australian History Prize for her book The Battle Within: POWs in Postwar Australia, and Paul Irish, awarded the New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize for Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney. Further information.

AM Honours

Congratulations to Professor Shurlee Lesley SWAIN, For significant service to education, particularly through comparative social history, as an academic, author, and researcher, and to the community. Professor David Robert WALKER, For significant service to education as an academic in the field of Australian studies, and to international relations. Biographies noting their major achievements:    https://tinyurl.com/y9mq7ql4 Read more …

‘Stealth Raiders: A Few Daring Men in 1918’

Congratulations to Lucas Jordan on the the publication of his new book. It features diary excerpts and photographs from the men involved, to track stealth raids and their evolution as a distinctly Australian phenomenon, arguing that bush skills and the bush ‘ethos’ central to Australian society was the foundation of such raids. Further information.

Ann McGrath, AM, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow

The AHA is thrilled to offer its warm congratulations to Professor Ann McGrath (Director of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History at ANU) who received two well-deserved acknowledgements of her significant contribution to the history profession in Australia and influential scholarly work. On 5 June 2017  she was awarded the prestigious Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship for her Read more …