History Australia vol 12 issue 1 2015 – out now!

This issue of History Australia brings together several of the threads that have been conspicuous during the last few years of the journal’s career. There is the centenary of the First World War, which we recognise, in the first place, with Marilyn Lake’s valedictory address on ‘1914: Death of a Nation’, delivered at the 2014 Read more …

Interned: Torrens Island 1914–1915

Peter Monteath and Mandy Paul (with Rebecca Martin) recently had published Interned: Torrens Island 1914–1915 (Wakefield Press) telling the little-known story of South Australia’s ‘enemy within’ – the Germans, Austrians, and even some British subjects, who found themselves behind barbed wire on Torrens Island when war broke out across Europe.

Airminded: Airpower and British Society, 1908-1941 (mostly)

Brett Holman is lecturer in modern European history in the School of Humanities at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia. His research interests revolve around the place of aviation in British society and culture in the first half of the twentieth century. Primarily this means trying to understand how people responded to the threat Read more …

ANZAC Memories: Living with the Legend

In this new edition of Anzac Memories (Monash University Publishing), which was first published to acclaim in 1994, Alistair Thomson explores how the Anzac legend has transformed over the past quarter century, how a ‘post-memory’ of the Great War creates new challenges and opportunities for making sense of the national past, and how veterans’ war Read more …