Publications

Representing Humanity in the Age of Enlightenment

Representing Humanity in the Age of Enlightenment

Author/editor: Dr Alexander Cook

Year published: 2013

The Enlightenment era saw European thinkers increasingly concerned with what it meant to be human. This was due at least in part to the increasing awareness of human diversity brought by exploration and travel to new domains. This collection of essays traces the concept of 'humanity' through...

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A Grave Too Far Away

A Grave Too Far Away

Author/editor: Dr Kathryn Spurling

Year published: 2012

This is the story of the Australian men of Bomber Command who answered the call of their nation to defend the Mother Country in World War II. Many paid the ultimate sacrifice, and the devastating effect of their loss is recounted here by the family and friends who were left behind. With cheerful...

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A Way Through: The Life of Rick Farley

A Way Through: The Life of Rick Farley

Author/editor: Dr Nicholas Brown

Year published: 2012

Rick Farley was an extraordinary man: head of the Cattlemen's Union and the National Farmers' Federation, co-founder of National Landcare, campaigner for Aboriginal rights and Reconciliation. Farley had a simple mission: for all Australians to care a lot better for the country. This insightful...

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History for the Australian Curriculum

History for the Australian Curriculum

Author/editor: Professor Angela Woollacott

Year published: 2012

Written by Australia's leading history educators, History for the Australian Curriculum is a comprehensive and compelling series for Years 7-10 that caters for the different learning styles and abilities in Australian classrooms without sacrificing the depth and quality of content needed to...

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Living with Fire: People, nature and history in Steels Creek

Living with Fire: People, nature and history in Steels Creek

Author/editor: Professor Tom Griffiths

Year published: 2012

In Living with Fire , historians Tom Griffiths and Christine Hansen trace both the history of fire in the region and the human history of the Steels Creek valley in a series of essays which examine the relationship between people and place. These essays are interspersed with four interludes...

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Maori and Aboriginal Women in the Public Eye: Representing Difference, 1950-2000

Maori and Aboriginal Women in the Public Eye: Representing Difference, 1950-2000

Author/editor: Dr Karen Fox

Year published: 2012

From 1950, increasing numbers of Aboriginal and Māori women became nationally or internationally renowned. Few reached the heights of international fame accorded Evonne Goolagong or Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and few remained household names for any length of time. But their growing numbers and...

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Socialising The Child In Late Medieval England c.1400-1600

Socialising The Child In Late Medieval England c.1400-1600

Author/editor: Dr Merridee Bailey

Year published: 2012

The question and procedures of integrating children into wider society during the medieval and early modern period are debated across a wide range of contemporary texts, in both print and manuscript form. This study takes as its focus the ways in which vernacular literature (including English...

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The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World

The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World

Author/editor: Dr Shino Konishi

Year published: 2012

This is the first historical study of indigenous Australian masculinity. Using the reactions of eighteenth-century western explorers to Aboriginal men, Konishi argues that these encounters were not as negative as has been thought. Instead, a wide range of contemporary sources from colonial...

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The Nazi Concentration Camps, 1933-1939:  A Documentary History

The Nazi Concentration Camps, 1933-1939: A Documentary History

Author/editor: Dr Christian Goeschel

Year published: 2012

Weeks after Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, the Nazi regime established the first concentration camps in Germany. Initially used for real and suspected political enemies, the camps increasingly came under SS control and became sites for the repression of social outsiders and German Jews. Terror...

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The Sex Lives of Australians:  A History

The Sex Lives of Australians: A History

Author/editor: Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno

Year published: 2012

Cross-dressing colonists, effeminate bushrangers and women-shortage woes – here is the first ever history of sex in Australia, from Botany Bay to the present-day. In this highly readable social history, Frank Bongiorno uses striking examples to chart the changing sex lives of Australians. He shows...

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