Kin: A Real People’s History of Our Nation

In Kin: A Real People’s History of Our Nation (Hardie Grant) Nick Brodie traces his family tree back to some of the earliest white arrivals in the Australia to uncover a series of stories of hardship and travail, of revival and treasured memory, of individual hope, and of social, economic and cultural achievement. It was Read more …

The Market in Babies: Stories of Australian Adoption

Marian Quartly, Shurlee Swain and Denise Cuthbert, in The Market in Babies: Stories of Australian Adoption (Monash Unversity Publishing), tell the history of adoption in Australia from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to its decline at the beginning of the twenty-first. As the rate of adoptions in Australia falls to a historic low, and parliaments Read more …