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 …

NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarships winners October 2014

The winners of the latest round of National Archives of Australia and AHA Postgraduate Scholarships are Isobelle Barrett Meyering (UNSW) and Michael Kilmister (University of Newcastle). Isobelle Barrett Meyering’s project traces the contested place of children and childhood in the Australian women’s movement from 1969 to1979. Michael Kilmister’s project investigates Australia’s Eastern Mission in 1934, Read more …

Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History

Emily O’Gorman (with co-editors James Beattie and Edward Melillo) has just published Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History (Bloomsbury Publishing) which explores how networks of human and non-human actors shaped environments, cultures and societies throughout the British Empire and beyond, and how local and regional conditions transformed these densely interconnected 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.