The Compassionate Englishwoman: Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War

Robert Eales’s book, The Compassionate Englishwoman: Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War (Middle Harbour Press), has recently been published, following his paper on Hobhouse at the 2014 AHA conference. Rob’s book traces Emily Hobhouse’s remarkably courageous work in the midst of the war, and the appalling treatment she received back home in Britain, as she Read more …

Running Out? Water in Western Australia

Ruth Morgan’s book Running Out? Water in Western Australia (UWA Publishing) uncovers the 200 year long fear of running out of water — a fear that has gripped the region’s inhabitants and loomed large on the state’s political agenda and shaped how urban and rural Western Australians learned to live with the effects of a Read more …

Ngapartji Ngapartji, in turn, in turn: Egohistoire, Europe and Indigenous Australia

Karen Hughes’s edited book (with Anna Cole, Vanessa Castejon and Oliver Haag) Ngapartji Ngapartji, in turn, in turn: Egohistoire, Europe and Indigenous Australia (ANU Press) has recently been published as part of ANU Lives Series in Biography. In this innovative collection, Indigenous scholars from Australia and Europe reflect on the impact their life histories have Read more …