History Seminar series


School of History

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Past events

Allan Martin Week seminar

23 May 2018

How important was Indigenous labour to the fortunes of settler colonialism in the Australian colonies? Are settler colonies in fact premised on a desire for...

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Conciliating assimilation and religious freedom within the Canadian Indian Policy, 1867-1969

16 May 2018

The Canadian government's initiatives to promote Christianity among Indian populations have been widely documented, but little is known about the way it has...

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The Visit of Hope to Sydney Cove and Botany Bay, 1788 and 1901

9 May 2018

In Josiah Wedgwood’s Sydney medallion, Hope stands on a rock in Sydney Cove, instructing selected Virtues to build a city and to harvest a cornucopia. This...

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

2 May 2018

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...

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A Touch of Power: Popular Phrenology in the Tasman World

23 Apr 2018

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

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

18 Apr 2018

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

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Testament of Youth: Childhood Encounters with Anzac

4 Apr 2018

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...

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Re-imaging Aboriginal identity on Darug and Gundungurra lands

28 Mar 2018

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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Contesting Development: Rural Transition in the Bega Valley 1965 to 1996

21 Mar 2018

Between 1965 and 1996 the population of the Bega Valley Shire in the south eastern corner of New South Wales more than doubled. During this period the area...

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