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Rethinking Colonial Histories: New and Alternative Approaches

Author/editor: Dr Samuel Furphy

Year published: 2006

Rethinking Colonial Histories: New and Alternative Approaches features a wide variety of approaches to the task of writing colonial history, showcasing the strength of this field of study at the University of Melbourne.  The various chapters...

Gender and Empire

Author/editor: Professor Angela Woollacott

Year published: 2006

One of the first single-authored books to survey the role of sex and gender in the 'new imperial history', Gender and Empire covers the whole British Empire, demonstrating connections and comparisons between the white-settler colonies, and...

Labor's Part in Australian History: A Lament

Author/editor: Department publications

Year published: 2006

 In his Allan Martin Lecture for 2006, John Hirst reflects on his unease with some of the Australian Labor Party traditions. He does not think that Labor parliamentarians should be compelled to vote as caucus directs. He does not think that...

Kin: A collective biography of a New Zealand working-class family

Author/editor: Professor Melanie Nolan

Year published: 2006

 This book considers the issue of typicality in biography. Biography is the single largest genre of history written, published and read. Yet what can a study of the one tell us about the many? Biographers often acknowledge the tension in...

Revolution: The 1913 Great Strike in New Zealand

Author/editor: Professor Melanie Nolan

Year published: 2006

 Many of New Zelaand's leading historians came together in a conference in 2003 to re-explore the 1913 Great Strike. The result is a challenging clash of perspectives: the reader will see this great strike through the eyes of the state, the...

Exchanging Histories

Author/editor: Professor Ann McGrath

Year published: 2006

 Since WEH Stanner drew attention to the prevailing 'Great Australian Silence' in the late 1960s, it has been the subject of much historical commotion. Indeed, many non-Indigenous historians have been so focussed upon revising and...

Changing Ways of Death in Twentieth Century Australia: War, Medicine and the Funeral Business

Author/editor: Professor Pat Jalland

Year published: 2006

 Death and bereavement come to us all.   This is the first book to help us explain and understand their history across twentieth-century Australia. It draws aside the veil of silence that surrounded death for fifty years after 1918 -...

A Companion to American Technology

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell

Year published: 2005

A Companion to American Technology is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that analyse the hard-to-define phenomenon of “technology” in America. Taking a broadly historiographical approach, twenty-one leading scholars explore...

A Hammer in Their Hands: A Documentary History of Technology and the African-American Experience

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell

Year published: 2005

Scholars working at the intersection of African-American history and the history of technology are redefining the idea of technology to include the work of the skilled artisan and the ingenuity of the self-taught inventor. Although denied access...

Selbys the Science People: A History of H.B. Selby Australia Limited

Author/editor: Dr Samuel Furphy

Year published: 2005

In 1897 a talented and astute Melbourne University student imported a small shipment of scientific glassware from Germany to sell to his fellow students.  From these modest beginnings, 'Selbys' grew to become a respected public company...

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