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 …

‘law&history’ latest issue

law&history, vol. 5:1 (2018) acknowledges the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek massacre with Ann Curthoys leading a forum discussion on its significance and meaning, and Tim Rowse considering the moral position of the colonial Native Police. Articles by legal historians illuminate other issues of importance in colonial and imperial history: the ownership of mapping Read more …

‘”Me Write Myself”: The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen’s Land at Wybalenna, 1832–47’

Congratulations to Leonie Stevens on the publication this book, which allows the men, women and children exiled to Wybalenna settlement on Flinders Island in the 1830s and 1840s speak for themselves, through words found in items in the Flinders Island Chronicle, sermons, letters and petitions. In doing so, it reveals a politically astute community engaged in a Read more …