The Second Rush: Mining and the Transformation of Australia

Congratulations to AHA member David Lee, whose new book analyses Australia’s second great minerals rush that began in the 1960s with the development of new export industries based on coal, iron ore and bauxite, continued in the 1970s and early 1980s with the ‘resources boom’ and reached its apogee in the China boom from 2002 to Read more …

2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards shortlists

Congratulations to AHA members shortlisted for the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards, in the following categories: Australian History Prize: Frank Bongiorno, The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia Alison Holland, Just Relations: The Story of Mary Bennett’s Crusade for Aboriginal Rights Stuart Macintyre, Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s General History Prize: Read more …