The China Breakthrough: Whitlam in the Middle Kingdom, 1971

In The China Breakthrough (Monash University Publishing), Billy Griffiths unpacks the theatre of the Whitlam visit, its political intrigue, and its long-lasting cultural, political and diplomatic implications. Griffiths argues that this was a pivotal moment in Australia’s relations with Asia, a revealing test of the Australia-America alliance, and a remarkable case of foreign policy engineered Read more …

Federation Square Melbourne: The First Ten Years

Seamus O’Hanlon’s Federation Square Melbourne: The First Ten Years (Monash University Publishing) tells the story of how a place that was once so reviled has ended up popular and successful, attracting more than nine million visitors in 2011. It locates the Federation Square story within the new role played by city centres in the economy Read more …