Ink in Her Veins: The Troubled Life of Aileen Palmer

Forthcoming in March is Sylvia Martins’ Ink in Her Veins: The Troubled Life of Aileen Palmer (UWA Publishing). It is a portrait of the poet, translator, political activist, adventurer and daughter of Vance and Nettie Palmer who was a talented woman slowly brought down by war, family expectations, and psychiatric illness and the sometimes cruel Read more …

AHA members shortlisted for Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship

Alec O’Halloran and Philip Dwyer have been shortlisted for the 2016 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship $10,000 award, Alec for 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, and Philip for the third volume in his work Read more …

The Making of a Reformer: Don Dunstan before the Dunstan Decade

Angela Woollacott’s AHA 2016 presidential address, ‘The Making of a Reformer: Don Dunstan before the Dunstan Decade’, will be presented at the 2016 AHA annual conference in Ballarat on the evening of 4 July in the National Heritage Listed Trades Hall. It was built in 1877 as a meeting place for Ballarat’s trade unions and Read more …

Congratulations to AHA member recipients of State Library of NSW fellowships!

Russell McGregor has been awarded the 2016 David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship for a project entitled ‘Bush Naturalist: A Life of Alec Chisholm’, which will culminate in a book-length biography of this pioneer conservationist and popular natural-history writer. Cath Bishop has been awarded the 2016 Australian Religious History Fellowship for a project entitled ‘“She Has Read more …

Hazel Rowley Fellowship shortlist for 2015

Naomi Parry has been shortlisted for the Hazel Rowley Fellowship for 2015. The Fellowship commemorates the life, ideas and writing of Hazel Rowley (1951–2011) and awards $10,000 to an Australian writer to support the writing and research of a new biographical work. The intention is to encourage risk taking and travel to immerse writers in Read more …

Ngapartji Ngapartji, in turn, in turn: Egohistoire, Europe and Indigenous Australia

Karen Hughes’s edited book (with Anna Cole, Vanessa Castejon and Oliver Haag) Ngapartji Ngapartji, in turn, in turn: Egohistoire, Europe and Indigenous Australia (ANU Press) has recently been published as part of ANU Lives Series in Biography. In this innovative collection, Indigenous scholars from Australia and Europe reflect on the impact their life histories have Read more …