Publications

Humanities Research - Passing Imitations Crossings

Humanities Research - Passing Imitations Crossings

Author/editor: Dr Carolyn Strange

Year published: 2010

When it was revealed that Anglo-Australian writer Helen Darville had passed as Ukrainian to publish a novel about the Holocaust, there was much public and scholarly debate about the nature of identity and the meaning of multiculturalism. Such 'passing' controversies have the capacity to unsettle...

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Independent Nation:The Evolution of Australian Foreign Policy 1901-1946: Australia, the British Empire and the Origins of Australian-Indonesian Relations

Independent Nation:The Evolution of Australian Foreign Policy 1901-1946: Australia, the British Empire and the Origins of Australian-Indonesian Relations

Author/editor: Adam Henry

Year published: 2010

This book traces the evolution of a new independence of thought displayed by the Australian government towards foreign policy, and in particular towards its relations with Indonesia, after the Second World War. During the period 1901-1941 two distinct ideologies had formed over Australian strategic...

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

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 diplomatic mission. In 1910, when Sir George Reid was appointed its first...

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Transnational Lives: Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700-Present

Transnational Lives: Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700-Present

Author/editor: Professor Desley Deacon

Year published: 2010

T he transnationalism of ordinary lives threatens the stability of national identity and unsettles the framework of national histories and biography. This book takes mobility, not nation, as its frame, and captures a rich array of lives, from the elite to the subaltern, that have crossed national,...

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Transnational Lives: Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700-Present

Transnational Lives: Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700-Present

Author/editor: Professor Angela Woollacott

Year published: 2010

T he transnationalism of ordinary lives threatens the stability of national identity and unsettles the framework of national histories and biography. This book takes mobility, not nation, as its frame, and captures a rich array of lives, from the elite to the subaltern, that have crossed national,...

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Virtual Voyages: Travel Writing and the Antipodes 1605-1837

Virtual Voyages: Travel Writing and the Antipodes 1605-1837

Author/editor: Dr Paul Arthur

Year published: 2010

'Virtual Voyages' is a fascinating account of the European discovery of the elusive 'great south land' told through the literature of 'imaginary voyages'. Written at the height of the era of European maritime exploration, these bizarre and captivating tales, with their wildly imaginative visions of...

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West Indian Business History: Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

West Indian Business History: Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Author/editor: Professor Barry Higman

Year published: 2010

The study of business history as a distinct discipline is well established in many places but relatively neglected in the anglophone Caribbean. West Indian Business History: Enterprise and Entrepreneurship locates the regional history of business within the scope of Caribbean/Atlantic world...

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Body and Mind: Historical Essays in Honour of F.B. Smith

Body and Mind: Historical Essays in Honour of F.B. Smith

Author/editor: Professor Pat Jalland

Year published: 2009

Body and Mind pays tribute to one of Australia's most outstanding and influential historians, F.B. (Barry) Smith. Barry has made pioneering contributions to the political, social and cultural histories of Britain and Australia, and these essays range across the fields he made his own, especially...

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Captain Cook was Here

Captain Cook was Here

Author/editor: Dr Maria Nugent

Year published: 2009

This book is a dramatic and lively account of the encounters between Captain Cook, his crew and the Indigenous people of Australia during the Endeavour's first landing at Botany Bay, on Australia's east coast in 1770. These encounters were marked by poise, fragility, humanity, intrigue, fear,...

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Frontier, race, nation:  Henry Reynolds and Australian history

Frontier, race, nation: Henry Reynolds and Australian history

Author/editor: Professor Tom Griffiths

Year published: 2009

It is often said that Henry Reynolds has altered Australian history, and this book illuminates the extraordinary significance of his personal and public roles as historian, writer and commentator. By expanding and challenging Reynolds’ contribution, the authors of each chapter broaden our...

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