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How Food Made History

Author/editor: Professor Barry Higman

Year published: 2011

Food is at the center of life, and as such, it is a vital driver of cultural and political development. It is only recently that some societies gave started to enjoy food security and year-long abundance. By asking why we choose to eat what we eat,...

Proslavery Priest

Author/editor: Professor Barry Higman

Year published: 2011

John Lindsay was an ordained minister of the Church of England, serving church and state in the British Atlantic. The second half of his life was spent in Jamaica, where – in the midst of slave society – he had leisure to live a life of...

Race and the modern exotic: three 'Australian' women on global display

Author/editor: Professor Angela Woollacott

Year published: 2011

Annette Kellerman, Rose Quong and Merle Oberon who were internationally successful ‘Australian’ performers of the first half of the twentieth century. Kellerman was a swimmer, diver, lecturer, and silent-film star; Quong an actor,...

Illness in Colonial Australia

Author/editor: Professor Barry Smith

Year published: 2011

Illness in Colonial Australia is an innovative, richly researched study of the impact of the age-old afflictions the settlers carried and their efforts to cope with them. The Aboriginal inhabitants suffered terribly from the new diseases.  They...

The Many Worlds of R.H. Mathews

Author/editor: Dr Martin Thomas

Year published: 2011

The name R.H. Mathews can be found as a footnote in founding works by Durkheim and Arnold van Gennep.  In this book, historian Martin Thomas turns that logic on its head.  R.H. Mathews, a self-described 'quiet worker' determined to...

Lord Palmerston and the Empire of Trade

Author/editor: Dr Gregory Barton

Year published: 2011

The history of Britain in the age of Lord Palmerston is also the history of many hundreds of people from all over the globe.  It was a period of time when the forces that remade Britain were in the process of casting the world in a new mold -...

A Concise History of THE CARIBBEAN

Author/editor: Professor Barry Higman

Year published: 2011

A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present.  It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous...

The High Commissioner's: Australia's representatives in the United Kingdom, 1910 – 2010

Author/editor: Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno

Year published: 2010

The High Commissioner's: Australia's representatives in the United Kingdom, 1910 – 2010 marks the centenary of the posting of the first Australian High Commissioner to London, so beginning what is today Australia's oldest...

Green Harvest: A History of Organic Farming and Gardening in Australia

Author/editor: Dr Rebecca Jones

Year published: 2010

Green Harvest explores the ideas and practices that have shaped organic farming and gardening in Australia from the interwar years to the present day. It reveals an Australian organic farming and gardening societies were amongst the first in the...

A Ride Through Time

Author/editor: Department publications

Year published: 2010

Professor John Maynard's 2010 Allan Martin Lecture reflects upon his journey to University as a mature age student, and argues that an Indigenous perspective on Australian history and its practice is of critical importance.  Exploring the...

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