Congratulations to Marilyn Lake for the forthcoming publication of her book ‘Progressive New World’

Congratulations to Marilyn Lake for the forthcoming publication of her book Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform (Harvard University Press, 2019). The book points to the significance of turn-of-the-twentieth-century exchanges between American and Australasian reformers who shared racial sensibilities, along with a commitment to forging an ideal social order. Progressive New World demonstrates that race and reform Read more …

Congratulations to Tim Causer for the publication of Jeremy Bentham’s ‘Writings on Australia’

Congratulations to Tim Causer and Philip Schofield, whose open access pre-publication version of Jeremy Bentham’s Writings on Australia, a forthcoming edited volume of their The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, is now available to download. This work consists of seven texts, several of which are made available for the first time, and include Bentham’s earliest detailed engagement with the New South Wales penal colony, his detailed Read more …

New Executive Officer

We are delighted to announce that Bethany Phillips-Peddlesden has been newly appointed to the AHA Executive Officer position. All correspondence should continue to be addressed to executive@theaha.org.au. Warmest thanks to Jacinta Walsh and Vanessa Fleming-Baillie for their interim work maintaining the Newsletter and other duties in the past few months. Thanks again to Ann Standish for her Read more …

Nominations for AHA executive committee 2018-2020

Nominations for all positions on the AHA executive committee meeting were opened to the membership in April and closed on 28 June. I am pleased to inform you that we received the following nominations for the executive committee 2018-2020: President Joy Damousi Vice-President Melanie Oppenheimer Honorary Secretary Noah Riseman Honorary Treasurer Lisa Featherstone Five (5) Read more …

Ernest Scott Prize 2018

Congratulations to Michael Belgrave from Massey University, who has been awarded the 2018 Ernest Scott Prize for Dancing with the King. His book documents the rise and fall of the King Country, an independent state governed by the Māori King where settlers and the Crown entered at risk of their lives between 1864 and 1885. Read more …