The Dalfram Dispute,1938: Pig Iron Bob

Stuart Macintyre and Les Louis (along with historians Glenn Mitchell, Drew Cottle, Greg Mallory and curator of the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Zhu ChengShan) were contributors to the documentary The Dalfram Dispute,1938: Pig Iron Bob which covers the wartime dock dispute at Port Kembla during which Robert Menzies gained the moniker ‘Pig Iron Bob’. The documentary Read more …

Indigenous Evangelists and Questions of Authority in the British Empire 1750–1945

Peggy Brock and Norman Etherington (along with Gareth Griffith and Jacqueline Van Gent) have just published  Indigenous Evangelists and Questions of Authority in the British Empire 1750–1945 (Brill). It is the first full-length historical study of indigenous evangelists across a range of societies, geographical regions and colonial regimes and the first to focus on the Read more …

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 …