Contesting Australian History: Festschrift in honour of Professor Marilyn Lake

Thursday 8 December to Friday 9 December 2016, Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building , University of Melbourne This festschrift event is in celebration of Marilyn Lake’s scholarship and teaching and her contributions to different university communities and the Australian Historical Association, and her much valued friendship and collegiality over many years. The themes of the two Read more …

Canberra Women in World War I – Community at Home, Nurses Abroad

Patricia Clarke and Niki Francis are the historians behind the online exhibition Canberra Women in World War I – Community at Home, Nurses Abroad which tells the stories of the contributions of women to the ACT’s war effort at home and overseas and how their efforts contributed to the shaping of community on the national Read more …

AFS 30@30

Australian Feminist Studies is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special virtual issue that publishes the editors’ selection of 30 outstanding and groundbreaking articles across three decades – including Kay Daniels, ‘Feminism and social history’ (1985); Marilyn Lake, Personality, individuality, nationality: Feminist conceptions of citizenship 1902–1940’ (1994); and Victoria Haskins, ‘On the doorstep: Aboriginal domestic Read more …

Film and television rights to Clare Wright’s The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka optioned

Ruby Entertainment has optioned the dramatic film and television rights for The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright. Ruby Entertainment produced The Secret River as a two-part mini series based on the novel by Kate Grenville: it won the 2015 Screen Producers Australia Award for Telemovie/Mini Series Production of the Year and has been Read more …

‘A landmark work in the history of feminism’

Marilyn Lake launched Respectable Radicals: A History of the National Council of Women of Australia at the Melbourne City Bowling Club, before a large and enthusiastic audience of historians and members of NCWA on Sunday 11 October 2015. Marilyn hailed the book as ‘a landmark work in the history of feminism in this country that Read more …

Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam

In Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam, Jeannine Baker tells the previously hidden story of Australian and New Zealand women journalists who fought for equality with their male colleagues, and filed stories across the globe from the main conflicts of the twentieth century. This book celebrates the significant contribution made by women war Read more …

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 …

Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney

In Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney (NewSouth Books), Catherine Bishop populates the streets of colonial Sydney with entrepreneurial businesswomen earning their living in a variety of enterprises and brings their stories to life, with fascinating details of their successes and failures, their determination and wilfulness, their achievements, their tragedies and the occasional Read more …