Publications

How to Write History that People Want to Read

How to Write History that People Want to Read

Author/editor: Professor Ann McGrath

Year published: 2009

Writing history can take an author - and ultimately a reader - on a journey through time, across the globe and into the lives of others. This book offers great advice to writers, such as: how much research is necessary? when should you start writing? should you structure your work chronologically...

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Shaking Hands on the Fringe: Negotiating the Aboriginal World at King George's Sound

Shaking Hands on the Fringe: Negotiating the Aboriginal World at King George's Sound

Author/editor: Tiffany Shellam

Year published: 2009

In 1826 the British set up a garrison the edges of an Aboriginal world at King George's sound - the site of present day Albany, Western Australia - with the aim of deterring the French from occupying the area. The British newcomers and the area's Indigenous inhabitants, the King Ya-nup, came to...

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Talking, Listening, Writing, Reading: Communication and Colonisation

Talking, Listening, Writing, Reading: Communication and Colonisation

Author/editor: Department publications

Year published: 2009

A large body of scholarship has suggested that the production and circulation of knowledge was fundamental to British Empire building. Rather than exploring colonial knowledge as a body of texts or through the lens of representation, this lecture will examine the practices, structures, and...

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War & Class: The Diary of Jack McCulloug

War & Class: The Diary of Jack McCulloug

Author/editor: Professor Melanie Nolan

Year published: 2009

Jack McCullough's diary, begun 100 years ago in 1908, records a period in New Zealand society beset with economic turmoil and war. McCullough was a political reformer - a pragmatic idealist who worked tirelessly to better the lives of his fellow citizens through protest, union and Arbitration Court...

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Around 1919 and in Mexico City

Around 1919 and in Mexico City

Author/editor: Department publications

Year published: 2008

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Griffith Taylor: visionary environmentalist explorer

Griffith Taylor: visionary environmentalist explorer

Author/editor: Dr Carolyn Strange

Year published: 2008

Griffith Taylor (1880-1963) was a world explorer, whose travels took him from Captain Scott's final expedition in Antarctica to every continent on earth. In a life that stretched from the Boer War to the Cold War Taylor made it his mission to enlighten the public on humankind's relation to the...

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Jamaican Food: History, Biology, Culture

Jamaican Food: History, Biology, Culture

Author/editor: Professor Barry Higman

Year published: 2008

B.W. Higman The historical study of food and the anthropology of food are recent and growing fields of scholarly inquiry. An understanding of these aspects of life can reveal much about a culture's crop production, economy, preparation methods, festivals, foodways, history, and environmental care...

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Jamaican Place Names

Jamaican Place Names

Author/editor: Professor Barry Higman

Year published: 2008

B.W. Higman and B.J. Hudson Jamaican place names range from the commonplace to the bizarre. Densely distributed across the map of the island, they not only intrigue the visitor and the resident but also provide clues to Jamaica's past landscapes and its social and economic history. Written from a...

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Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World

Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World

Author/editor: Professor Desley Deacon

Year published: 2008

Australian lives are intricately enmeshed with the world, bound by ties of allegiance and affinity, intellect and imagination. In Transnational Ties: Australian Ties in the World , an eclectic mix of scholars - historians, literary critics, art scholars and museologists - trace the flow of people...

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Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World

Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World

Author/editor: Professor Angela Woollacott

Year published: 2008

Australian lives are intricately enmeshed with the world, bound by ties of allegiance and affinity, intellect and imagination. In Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World , an eclectic mix of scholars—historians, literary critics, and museologists—trace the flow of people that helped shape...

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