Intimacy, Violence and Activism: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives on Australasian History and Society

In Intimacy, Violence and Activism (Monash University Press), the latest in the Gay and Lesbian Perspectives series, the contributors to this collection explore the rich history of queer Australasia, uncovering photographic records of small-town male intimacy, cases of police entrapment, the mysterious suicide pact of Charles Marks and Edward Feeny, ASIO attempts to grapple with 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 …

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 …

‘Mobilities and Mobilisations in History’: AHA conference 2013

The 32nd annual conference of the AHA was held at the University of Wollongong, 8-12 July 2013. The theme – ‘Mobilities and Mobilisations in History – referenced the growing use of ‘mobility’ as a key theoretical term in the humanities and social sciences. Presentations debatedthe value of a mobilities framework for historical analysis, and c Read more …

All the Way to the USA: Australian WWII War Brides

Robyn Arrowsmith’s All the Way to the USA: Australian WWII War Brides, is based on 10 years research for her PhD at Macquarie University and chronicles the true and poignant stories of Australian brides and fiancées who embarked on a long journey, leaving family, friends and all things familiar, to follow their hearts to America. Read more …

2013 Annual General Meeting

The AHA’s 2013 Annual General Meeting was held in Wollongong on 11 July 2013. 2013 AGM Minutes Marilyn Lake – President’s Report Angela Woollacott – Vice President’s Report Andy May – Treasurer’s Report Leigh Boucher – Secretary’s Report Tomoko Akami, Frank Bongiorno and Alexander Cook – History Australia Editors’ Report Kate Matthew and Anne Rees Read more …