CHASS 2016 book prize shortlist

Congratulations to AHA’s Frank Bongiorno, whose book The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia has been shortlisted for the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences’ 2016 book prize. Also shortlisted are historians Klaus Neumann, for Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees, and Brenda Niall for Mannix. Further information.

‘Australia’s War Crimes Trials 1945–51’

Congratulations to the AHA’s Georgina Fitzpatrick, who, with Tim McCormack and Narrelle Morris, has published Australia’s War Crimes Trials 1945–51 (Brill Nijhoff, 2016 [International Humanitarian Law Series, No 48]). She covers topics such as the execution of captured airmen, cannibalism, death sentences and eight more chapters on each of the locations where the Australian military conducted a total of Read more …

‘1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia’s Beginnings’

Nick Brodie’s new book traces the journey of Australia before 1788 to explore how ‘discovered’ the southern continent already was, by Indigenous Australians who lived there, and sailors, traders and fishermen who had visited. The book shifts the focus from post-colonial history to stories of Australia as a vast and active land participating in a Read more …

2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards

Warm congratulations to AHA members Stuart Macintyre, Ann McGrath and Tanya Evans, who won the following categories at the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards, announced at the State Library of New South Wales on 2 September: Australian History Prize: Stuart Macintyre, Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s (NewSouth Publishing). General History Prize: Ann Read more …