Publications

Culture in Translation: The anthropological legacy of R.H. Mathews

Culture in Translation: The anthropological legacy of R.H. Mathews

Author/editor: Dr Martin Thomas

Year published: 2007

R. H. Mathews (1841-1918) was an Australian-born surveyor and self-taught anthropologist. From 1893 until his death in 1918, he made it his mission to record all ‘new and interesting facts’ about Aboriginal Australia. Despite falling foul with some of the most powerful figures in British and...

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Dimmeys of Richmond: The Rise and Fall of a Family Business

Dimmeys of Richmond: The Rise and Fall of a Family Business

Author/editor: Dr Samuel Furphy

Year published: 2007

With forty stores and an established name in discount retailing, Dimmeys has been well known to bargain hunters for decades. From its nineteenth century origins, however, it has evolved through various incarnations to become the store it is today. Its genesis can be traced to a small Richmond...

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Divided Nation? Indigenous Affairs and the Imagined Public

Divided Nation? Indigenous Affairs and the Imagined Public

Author/editor: Dr Tim Rowse

Year published: 2007

In May 1967, more than 90 per cent of Australians voted to delete parts of the Constitution that discriminated against Indigenous Australians. In June 1991, the House of Representatives unanimously approved the establishment of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. However, a closer look at...

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Managing Diversity: Practices of Citizenship

Managing Diversity: Practices of Citizenship

Author/editor: Dr Nicholas Brown

Year published: 2007

This collection of essays explores how Canada, Ireland, and Australia seek to manage issues of diversity in their own societies in the context of the economic, political, and technological change and population mobility associated with globalization. Australia, Canada, and Ireland are all engaged...

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Roping in the History of Broncoing

Author/editor: Darrell Lewis

Year published: 2007

For most of its white settlement history Australia has been, and remains, one of the great cattle lands of the world. More than a third of the continent - a million square miles - is devoted to cattle raising, and over twenty-four million head now roam its pastures. For decades the settler frontier...

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Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antactica

Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antactica

Author/editor: Professor Tom Griffiths

Year published: 2007

In Earth's only true wilderness, the fundamentals to existence are exposed. To survive, you need food, you need warmth, and you need stories. When you voyage to this Great South Land, you journey with more than a hundred years of wisdom and warnings from the human encounter with the ice.' In the...

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Speechmaking in Australia History

Speechmaking in Australia History

Author/editor: Department publications

Year published: 2007

Allan Martin's two principal subjects as a historian, Sir Henry Parkes and Sir Robert Menzies, were both great orators. Among questions to be asked in this lecture are the following. When can a speech be said to have affected history? What has become of that once popular institution the public...

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Talking and Listening in the Age of Modernity

Talking and Listening in the Age of Modernity

Author/editor: Professor Desley Deacon

Year published: 2007

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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Technology in Postwar America

Technology in Postwar America

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell

Year published: 2007

Carroll Pursell tells the story of the evolution of American technology since World War II. His fascinating and surprising history links pop culture icons with landmarks in technological innovation and shows how postwar politics left their mark on everything from television, automobiles, and...

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The Machine in America: A Social History of Technology

The Machine in America: A Social History of Technology

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell

Year published: 2007

From the medieval farm implements used by the first colonists to the invisible links of the Internet, the history of technology in America is a history of society as well. Arguing that "the tools and processes we use are a part of our lives, not simply instruments of our purpose", historian Carroll...

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