Book Launch: Geraldine Moore’s biography ‘George Higinbotham and Eureka: The Struggle for Democracy in Colonial Victoria ‘

Congratulations to Geraldine Moore for the publication of her new biography George Higinbotham and Eureka: The Struggle for Democracy in Colonial Victoria (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018). The book will be launched by Professor Stuart Macintyre on Sunday 18th of November, 3pm, at St Andrew’s Church in Brighton. Registration is requested for catering purposes. Further information.

Launch of Dr Alec O’Halloran’s new book ‘The master from Marnpi’

The master from Marnpi is the authorised biography of Aboriginal artist Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri  (c1923-98). Tjapaltjarri was a Pintupi man and award-winning Papunya Tula artist from the Western Desert. Alec O’Halloran’s book will be launched nationally on Friday 7th September in the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, during the Desert Mob Symposium. Further information. A Sydney Launch will Read more …

‘Sword and Baton’

Congratulations to Justin Chadwick on the publication of his new book, which is a collection of 86 biographies, representing every Australian Army officer to reach the rank of major general from Federation to the outbreak of World War II. It describes a crucial period in Australian military history through the lives of the men at its Read more …

Big Game Hunter: The Life of Frederick Courteney Selous

Norman Etherington’s Big Game Hunter: The Life of Frederick Courteney Selous is a portrait of Selous – adventurer, hunter and naturalist – a tells the story of an adventurer, hunter and naturalist in late nineteenth-century Africa, who would inspire novelists such as Rider Haggard and Wilbur Smith. The book describes Selous’ extraordinary adventures, from elephant-hunting, and Read more …

Dodging the Devil: Letters from the Front, Gallipoli, Fromelles and Bullecourt

Nick Brodie has edited the letters and provided the commentary for George Martindale’s Dodging the Devil: Letters from the Front, Gallipoli, Fromelles and Bullecourt (Hardie Grant), which collects messages and photographs Martindale sent to his family in Melbourne documenting his daily life during World War I.

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Leigh Straw’s The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh (NewSouth Books) is the first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the Read more …

Australia Council grant for biography of Indigenous artist

AHA member Alec O’Halloran has been awarded an Australia Council grant to continue work on his biography of the life and art of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, a Pintupi man and award-winning Papunya Tula artist from the Western Desert region of Central Australia. 1,542 applications were received in this round of grants and 404 projects have Read more …

A Man of Many Parts, the life and times of Edward Charles Close 1790–1866

Ann Beaumont’s A Man of Many Parts, the life and times of Edward Charles Close 1790–1866 (Highland House Publications) uses extensive primary sources in England and Australia, private family papers, and diaries and correspondence of contemporaries to delve into the private and public worlds of Edward Charles Close, Father of the Hunter and one of Read more …