Abrogating Responsibility: Vesteys, Anthropology and the Future of Aboriginal People

In Abrogating Responsibility: Vesteys, Anthropology and the Future of Aboriginal People (Australian Scholarly Publishing) Geoffrey Gray uses hitherto unknown documents in a detailed examination of the research by anthropologists Ronald and Catherine Berndt and the context in which it was conducted. Gray is less interested in judging the actions of the main characters than of Read more …

Direct Hit: The Bombing of Darwin Post Office

Brett Bowden has just published a new book on the 1942 bombing of Darwin, Direct Hit: The Bombing of Darwin Post Office (Rosenberg Publishing) that reveals the bravery and resourcefulness of PMG staff and other civilians at the affected site where the Overland Telegraph met the undersea cable which linked Australia to the rest of Read more …