‘Tautai: Sāmoa, World History and the Life of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson’

Congratulations to Patricia O’Brien for the publication of her new book, a biography of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson, a leading Sāmoan businessman who was blamed for instigating Sāmoa’s long-running non-violent campaign for justice (the Mau) that challenged New Zealand, Britain and the newly minted powers of the League of Nations between the wars. Using many new Read more …

History Australia 2016 Taylor and Francis Prize

Laura Rademaker has won the inaugural Taylor and Francis Prize, awarded for the best article published in History Australia each year. Her winning article, ‘Only Cuppa Tea Christians’: Colonisation, Authentic Indigeneity and the Missionary Linguist’ appeared in History Australia, 13:2, pp. 228–42. As the judges wrote, the article ‘provides a nuanced understanding of the changing Read more …

Vale Hugh Anderson 1927 – 2017

The AHA was saddened by news of the death of historian Hugh Anderson. An obituary highlighting his many and varied achievements, written by his son Warwick Anderson and Frank Bongiorno, both AHA members, can  highlighting can be found here.

Honest History

New on the website of AHA affiliates Honest History this week (2 May 207): a comparison between state-directed commemoration in Australia, Russia and Israel (particularly relevant in the wake of the Yassmin Abdel-Magied fuss); a reminder of where the words ‘Lest We Forget’ originated; reviews of a DVD on Australia in Afghanistan, a biography of an Read more …

AHA-CopyrightAgency Travel and Publication Bursaries 2017

We are pleased to announce the award of the AHA/Copyright Agency Travel and Writing Bursaries for recipients to attend the AHA conference at the University of Newcastle, 3–7 July 2017. Funding for this Scheme is generously provided by the Copyright Agency, an Australian copyright management company that provides a bridge between creators and users of Read more …

History Australia 14.1

The latest issue of History Australia is now available and features a collection of excellent articles from a range of historians including Amanda Nettelbeck, Jim Berryman and Amy McKernan, as well as exhibition and book reviews. All members of the AHA receive a subscription to the journal. To access it online from this website, log Read more …