NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarships April 2016

Students enrolled in a Masters or PhD degree in history are invited to apply for the first round of National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association scholarships in 2016. 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 Read more …

The Convict’s Daughter: The Scandal that Shocked a Colony

Kiera Lindsey’s The Convict’s Daughter: The Scandal that Shocked a Colony (Allen & Unwin) concerns a colonial scandal that was unleashed when the daughter of two successful emancipists attempted to elope with the wayward son of Dr John Kinchela, the previous Attorney General of New South Wales. It is a wildly improbable but true melodrama Read more …

Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service since 1945

Noah Riseman and Richard Trembath’s Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service since 1945 (University of Queensland Press) is the first book to document the unique experiences of Indigenous men and women since the Second World War. It examines what motivated Indigenous people to sign up, their experiences of racism in the armed Read more …