Congratulations to Matthew Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath for the publication of their edited collection ‘Colonialism, China and the Chinese’

Congratulations to Matthew Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath for the publication of thier edited collection Colonialism, China and the Chinese (Routledge, 2019). This book explores the place of China and the Chinese during the age of imperialism. Focusing not only on the state but also on the vitality of Chinese culture and the Chinese diaspora, it examines the seeming contradictions of a period in Read more …

Congratulations to Joanna Cruickshank and Patricia Grimshaw for the publication of ‘White Women, Aboriginal Missions and Australian Settler Governments’

Congratulations to Joanna Cruickshank and Patricia Grimshaw for the publication of White Women, Aboriginal Missions and Australian Settler Governments (Brill Publishing, 2019). This book provides the first detailed study of the central part that white women played in missions to Aboriginal people in Australia. As Aboriginal people experienced violent dispossession through settler invasion, white mission women were positioned as ‘mothers’ who could Read more …

Congratulations to Jatinder Mann for the publication of ‘Redefining Citizenship in Australia, Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand’

Congratulations to Jatinder Mann for the publication of Redefining Citizenship in Australia, Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand (Peter Lang Publishing, 2019). Adopting a political and legal perspective, this book undertakes a transnational study that examines the demise of Britishness as a defining feature of the conceptualisation of citizenship in Australia, Canada, and Aotearoa New Zealand and the impact that this Read more …

Congratulations to Cheryl Ware for the publication of ‘HIV Survivors in Sydney: Memories of the Epidemic’

Congratulations to Cheryl Ware for the publication of HIV Survivors in Sydney: Memories of the Epidemic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). This book excavates the intimate lives and memories of HIV-positive gay men in Sydney, focusing on the critical years between 1982 and 1996, when HIV went from being a terrifying unidentified disease to a chronic condition that could be managed with Read more …

Introduction to Repatriation: Principles, Policies and Practice Intensive

2-6 September 2019, National Centre for Indigenous Studies, ANU The repatriation of Ancestral Remains is a highly significant Indigenous achievement and inter-cultural development of the past 40 years. Participants in this 5-day intensive course will join with Indigenous and non-Indigenous experts and learn on Country in order to learn the practice, history, meaning and significant Read more …

2019 Allan Martin Award Announcement

The AHA would like to thank all who applied for the 2019 Allan Martin Award, a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. The Award commemorates the contribution to Australian History of A. W. Martin (1926-2002), in particular his interest in and encouragement of students and younger colleagues over Read more …

Marian Quartly Prize Announcement

The current editors are pleased to announce the inaugural Marian Quartly Prize (previous the Taylor and Francis prize) for the best article published in History Australia in a calendar year.  The editors approached Taylor and Francis, who fund the prize, with the proposed change of name to honour the first editor of History Australia and Read more …

Congratulations to Lyndon Megarrity for being awarded the Northern Territory Chief Minister’s History Book Award 2019

Congratulations to Lyndon Megarrity who has been awarded the Northern Territory Chief Minister’s History Book Award 2019 for Northern Dreams: The Politics of Northern Development in Australia. The book traces the political history of northern development in Australia, with a focus on the Northern Territory, North-Western Australia and Northern Queensland. Further information