Publications

Slow Catastrophes Living with Drought in Australia

Author/editor: Rebecca Jones

Year published: 2017

Living with drought is one of the biggest issues of our times. Climate change scenarios suggest that in the next fifty years global warming will increase both the frequency and severity of these phenomena. Stories of drought are familiar to us, accompanied by images of dead sheep, dry dams, cracked...

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Brokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory

Brokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory

Author/editor: Dr Maria Nugent

Year published: 2016

Colonial exploration continues, all too often, to be rendered as heroic narratives of solitary, intrepid explorers and adventurers. This edited collection contributes to scholarship that is challenging that persistent mythology. With a focus on Indigenous brokers, such as guides, assistants and...

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Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Author/editor: Dr Carolyn Strange

Year published: 2016

The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right of kings. Why did New York retain this mode of discretionary justice after the Revolution? And how did governors’ use of this prerogative change with the advent of the penitentiary and the introduction of parole? This book answers these...

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Illicit Love : Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia

Illicit Love : Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia

Author/editor: Professor Ann McGrath

Year published: 2016

Illicit Love is a history of love, sex, and marriage between Indigenous peoples and settler citizens at the heart of two settler colonial nations, the United States and Australia. Award-winning historian Ann McGrath illuminates interracial relationships from the late eighteenth to the early...

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The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft

The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft

Author/editor: Professor Tom Griffiths

Year published: 2016

No matter how practised we are at history, it always humbles us. No matter how often we visit the past, it always surprises us. The art of time travel is to maintain critical poise and grace in this dizzy space. In this landmark book, eminent historian and award-winning author Tom Griffiths...

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The Last Battle Soldier Settlement in Australia 1916-1939

Author/editor: Scates, B, Oppenheimer M

Year published: 2016

When Australian soldiers returned from World War I they were offered the chance to settle on 'land fit for heroes'. Promotional material painted a picture of prosperous farms and contented families, appealing to returned servicepeople and their families hoping for a fresh start. Yet just 20 years...

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From Playgrounds to Playstation: The Interaction of Technology and Play

From Playgrounds to Playstation: The Interaction of Technology and Play

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell

Year published: 2015

In this romp through the changing landscape of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American toys, games, hobbies, and amusements, senior historian of technology Carroll Pursell poses a simple but interesting question: What can we learn by studying the relationship between technology and play? From...

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History, heritage, and colonialism: Historical consciousness, Britishness, and cultural identity in New Zealand, 1870-1940

History, heritage, and colonialism: Historical consciousness, Britishness, and cultural identity in New Zealand, 1870-1940

Author/editor: Dr Kynan Gentry

Year published: 2015

History, heritage, and colonialism offers an internationally relevant examination of the nexus between empire and colonial identity, by exploring the politics of history-making and interest in preserving the material remnants of the past in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century colonial...

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Old Age in Australia: A History

Old Age in Australia: A History

Author/editor: Professor Pat Jalland

Year published: 2015

The Australian population is rapidly getting older, demanding important policy and service decisions. This goundbreaking book is the first to explore a 100-yearq history of older people in Australia form 1880 to 1980. Over that period the aged suffered as 'forgotten people' until 1945, when there...

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Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture

Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture

Author/editor: Professor Angela Woollacott

Year published: 2015

Settler Society is a fresh look at the history of the Australian colonies from the 1820s to the 1860s, a foundational period when free settlers gradually overtook convicts, the colonies dramatically expanded their territorial control, and both settlers and officials had grand plans for colonial...

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