Congratulations to Terry Kass for the publication of ‘Unlocking Land: A Guide to Crown Land Records held at State Archives NSW’

Congratulations to Terry Kass for the publication of Unlocking Land: A Guide to Crown Land Records held at State Archives NSW (2019). This is a comprehensive guide to NSW land legislation and instructions on how to research NSW Crown land records. Detailed instructions about how to research land held under the many different tenures is a major part of Read more …

Congratulations to Russell McGregor for the publication of ‘Idling in Green Places: A Life of Alec Chisholm’

Congratulations to Russell McGregor for the publication of Idling in Green Places: A Life of Alec Chisholm (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2019). This is the first full biography of a writer who was once a household name in Australia. This book traces Chisholm’s life and explores the intertwining of nature and nation that threaded through his work.  Further information

Congratulations to Denise Cook for the publication of ‘That Was My Home: Voices from the Noongar Camps in Fremantle and the Western Suburbs’

Congratulations to Denise Cook for the publication of That Was My Home: Voices from the Noongar Camps in Fremantle and the Western Suburbs (UWA Publishing, 2019). This work explores the histories of the Noongar camps around Fremantle, Swanbourne and Shenton Park in the suburbs of Perth, 1930s-1950s. The voices of the Noongar people, juxtaposed with information from the archives, Read more …

Congratulations to those long listed for the CHASS Australia Book Prize

Congratulations to those long listed for the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Australia Book Prize: Stephen Bell and Michael Keating, Fair Share: Competing Claims and Australia’s Economic Future Tim Flannery, Europe: A Natural History Stephen Gapps, The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the early colony, 1788 – 1817 Billy Griffiths, Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia Chloe Hooper, The Read more …

Assistant or Associate Environment and Sustainability Professor

Three Assistant or Associate Environment and Sustainability Professor Positions, 2020-2021, University of Buffalo   The positions are for scholars with expertise in the economic, social, political, cultural, historical, psychological, and ecological aspects of environmental and sustainability issues. The Department is especially interested in scholars who study the macro structures that affect the sustainability of societies; the Read more …

Congratulations to Gwyn McClelland for the publication of ‘Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives’

Congratulations to Gwyn McClelland for the publication of Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives (Routledge, 2019). Examining the Catholic community’s interpretation of the A-bomb, this book not only uses memory to provide a greater understanding of the destruction of the bombing, but also links it to the past experiences of religious Read more …

Congratulations to Clare Wright and Yves Rees on the launch of their podcast ‘Archive Fever’

Congratulations to AHA members Clare Wright and Yves Rees on the launch of their podcast Archive Fever, an Australian history podcast featuring intimate conversations with writers, artists, curators, fellow historians and other victims of the research bug. Each episode, co-hosts Clare and Yves talk to archive addicts about what kind of archives they use, how often Read more …

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Ministers’ Literary Awards for Australian History:

Congratulations to AHA members and the others shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Ministers’ Literary Awards for Australian History:   Anna Haebich for Dancing in Shadows: History of Nyungar Performance Billy Griffiths for Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia Meredith Lake for The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History David Kemp for The Land of Dreams: How Australians Read more …

Congratulations to Lynette Russell for receiving an ARC 2019 Laureate Fellowship

Congratulations to Lynette Russell for receiving an ARC 2019 Laureate Fellowship. This fellowship aims to examine one thousand years of dynamic encounters between Australia’s Indigenous peoples and voyagers from the sea. The project expects to use an interdisciplinary, multilingual team to generate new understandings by synthesising historical, archaeological, anthropological and linguistic sources from Australian and European collections. Expected outcomes Read more …

Congratulations to Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott for the publication of ‘Everyday Revolutions: Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia’

Congratulations to Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott as editors of the new publication Everyday Revolutions: Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia (ANU Press, 2019). This collection brings together new research on the cultural and social impact of the feminist and sexual revolutions of the 1970s in Australia. Congratulations also to contributors including AHA members Leigh Boucher, Catherine Freyne, Amanda Laugesen, Bethany Read more …