Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines

Bernice Barry’s Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines – a biography of one of Australia’s first internationally successful female botanists – was a best-seller in Western Australia and has been picked up by two major publishers. Bernice signed with Pan Macmillan in December and a new edition of the book will be released under their Read more …

Martin Griver – Unearthed

Odhran O’Brien’s biography Martin Griver – Unearthed (St Paul’s Publications) covers the Spanish-born priest’s leadership of colonial Western Australia’s early Catholic community, including the Catholic Church’s ministry and social welfare outreach. Vatican intervention, interfaith relations and the role of Catholicism in colonial expansion are explored.

Special journal issue on work of Tom Stannage

The latest issue of Studies in Western Australian History — Tom Stannage: History from the Other Side — edited by Deborah Gare and Jenny Gregory, was launched at the University of Western Australia in November. It includes analyses of the late Tom Stannage’s contribution to Australian History by a range of historians, as well as Read more …

Running Out? Water in Western Australia

Ruth Morgan’s book Running Out? Water in Western Australia (UWA Publishing) uncovers the 200 year long fear of running out of water — a fear that has gripped the region’s inhabitants and loomed large on the state’s political agenda and shaped how urban and rural Western Australians learned to live with the effects of a Read more …