Past events

02
May
2018

Revisiting the 2001 election: using historical research methods in Australian political science

The 2001 election proved to be an important landmark in Australian political history, even though there was no change of government. The rescue at sea of an...
26
Apr
2018

Gabrielle Carey - Falling Out of Love with Ivan Southall

This talk will explore the phenomenon of Ivan Southall and his influence on a generation of young readers and emerging writers, including his influence on nine...
23
Apr
2018

A Touch of Power: Popular Phrenology in the Tasman World

Popular phrenologists prodded countless heads – mostly living – during the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Across the Australian and New Zealand colonies,...
18
Apr
2018

Grassroots Projects and Making Migration Heritage Places: Gippsland Immigration Park and Monuments to Migration"

This paper seeks to uncover the processes behind the formation of the Gippsland Immigration Park, initially conceived as a memorial to Italian Gippsland...
04
Apr
2018

Testament of Youth: Childhood Encounters with Anzac

Children have always held an important place in Australia’s Anzac story. Over a century, they have carried the burden of war, they have lived with the legacies...
29
Mar
2018

Ian Hancock: On Writing About Ainslie Gotto

Ian Hancock will discuss the different lives and careers of Ainslie Gotto - as Prime Minister John Gorton's chief of staff, a company director with Drake...
28
Mar
2018

Re-imaging Aboriginal identity on Darug and Gundungurra lands

In this seminar, Julia follows the story of Aunty Carol Cooper. Aunty Carol is a Darug and Gundungurra woman who speaks back to history and the construction of...

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