Respectable Radicals: A History of the National Council of Women of Australia, 1896-2006

Marian Quartly and Judith Smart’s Respectable Radicals: A History of the National Council of Women of Australia, 1896-2006 (Monash University Publishing) tells the story of mainstream feminism in Australia, of the long struggle for equality at home and at work. In these days we still need something of the optimistic vision of the leaders of Read more …

‘What Do We Want?’: A Political History of Aboriginal Land Rights in New South Wales

Heidi Norman’s ‘What Do We Want?’: A Political History of Aboriginal Land Rights in New South Wales (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2015) tells a story full of possibility, tensions and entanglements as Aboriginal people took up the political demand of self-determination and worked to address their community disadvantage, all the while grappling with the expectations of Read more …