Publications

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

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, lecturer and writer who forged a career in London and New York; and...

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Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Author/editor: Department publications

Year published: 2011

Thomas Jefferson enslaved over 700 people over the course of his adult life. Most lived and worked at his famous home, Monticello. This paper examines Jefferson's complicated relationship to slavery - what he wrote about it and how he lived it at the plantation that occupies an iconic place in the...

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The Many Worlds of R.H. Mathews

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 document all 'new and interesting' facts about Aboriginal Australia,...

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Wellington's Men in Australia

Wellington's Men in Australia

Author/editor: Dr Christine Wright

Year published: 2011

During the Peninsular War, the latter part of the Napoleonic wars fought in Spain and Portugal between 1808 and 1814, many men wre commissioned as officers, usually without purchase, into the British army and, at war's end, these men found themselves desperately looking for something to do...

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Wellington's Men in Australia Peninsula War Veterans and the Making of Empire c.1820-40

Wellington's Men in Australia Peninsula War Veterans and the Making of Empire c.1820-40

Author/editor: Dr Christine Wright

Year published: 2011

During the Peninsular War, the latter part of the Napoleonic wars fought in Spain and Portugal between 1808 and 1814, many men were commissioned as offices, usually without purchase, into the British army and, at war's end, these men found themselves desperately looking for something to do...

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Wellington's Men in Australia: Peninsular War Veterans and the Making of Empire c.1820-40

Wellington's Men in Australia: Peninsular War Veterans and the Making of Empire c.1820-40

Author/editor: Department publications

Year published: 2011

During the Peninsular War, the latter part of the Napoleonic wars fought in Spain and Portugal between 1808 and 1814, many men were commissioned as officers, usually without purchase, into the British army and, at war's end, these men found themselves desperately looking for something to do...

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A Ride Through Time

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 concept of time travel as a metaphor for history, Professor...

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A Ride Through Time - The Allan Martin Lecture 2010

A Ride Through Time - The Allan Martin Lecture 2010

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 concept of time travel as a metaphor for history, Professor...

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Death in War and Peace:  A History of Loss and Grief in England, 1914-1970

Death in War and Peace: A History of Loss and Grief in England, 1914-1970

Author/editor: Professor Pat Jalland

Year published: 2010

Death in War and Peace is the first detailed historical study of experience of death, grief, and mourning in England in the fifty years after 1914. In it Professor Jalland explores the complex shift from a culture where death was accepted and grief was openly expressed before 1914, to one of...

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

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 world, being active as early as the 1940s. In what...

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