Congratulations to AHA member winners of 2015 Queensland Literary Awards!

Libby Connors is the winner of the Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance for her book Warrior: A Legendary Leader’s Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier (Allen & Unwin). Read the University of Southern Queensland news item. Carolyn Holbrook is the winner of the University of Southern Queensland History Read more …

History Australia, vol 12, issue 2 out now!

The August issue of History Australia includes a special feature on displaced persons guest edited by Marke Edele and Sheila Fitzpatrick with contributions from Paul Sendziuk, Klaus Neumann, Jayne Persian and Ruth Balint, as well as the editors themselves. The editors’ introduction – ‘Displaced Persons: From the Soviet Union to Australia in the wake of the Read more …

NAA-AHA scholarships – Round 1, 2015

Students enrolled in a Masters or PhD degree in history are invited to apply for the second round of National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association scholarships in 2015.These scholarships assist talented postgraduate scholars with the cost of copying records held in the Archives. For example, scholars may be based in one city and want to Read more …

Congratulations to AHA member recipients of NLA Fellowships 2016

The 2016 National Library of Australia Fellowships have been announced. Congratulations to AHA member recipients: Klaus Neumann, Technology, Becoming Australian: The published autobiographical texts of first-generation immigrants from non-English speaking backgrounds Agnieszka Sobocinska, The Volunteer Graduate Scheme and the cultural history of foreign aid Michelle Arrow, Private Lives, Public Politics: A new history of the Read more …

The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network

Julia Martínez’s and Adrian Vickers book, The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network (University of Hawai‘i Press) offers a new way of imagining Australian historical connections with Indonesia. Julia Martinez and Adrian Vickers will discuss the the book at 5.30pm on Thursday 8 October 2015 in Sydney, followed by Read more …

The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia

Frank Bongiorno’s The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (Black Inc.) brings to life the most controversial decade in Australian history, with high-flying entrepreneurs booming and busting, torrid debates over land rights and immigration, the advent of AIDS, a harsh recession and the rise of the New Right. The book will be launched in Canberra Read more …