Australian Journal of Biography and History, no. 8

Australian Journal of Biography and History, no. 8
Thursday 15 February 2024

The eighth issue of the Australian Journal of Biography and History has been published and is now available for purchase and free download from ANU Press here.

Edited by Dr Malcolm Allbrook, articles in this issue apply biographical methodologies to enliven a wide range of themes and episodes in Australian history.

In addition to eleven detailed book reviews and an author memoir by Gabriella Marie Kelly-Davies, this issue contains the following peer-reviewed research articles:

1. 'Beyond the limits: Australian anti-communism and the unforgiving 1950s' – Adam Hughes Henry

2. 'Sport, race and African-Caribbean migrants in Australia: Evaluating Jack Dowridge, the "Black Diamond" boxer' – Gary Osmond and Jan Richardson

3. 'Beyond the red shoe: Searching for Mrs Petrov' – Phillip Deery and Julie Kimber

4. 'Autobiography as publicity: The case of Jenny Howard' – Richard Fotheringham

5. 'Women's lives in a fragmented archive: The story of The Wilful Murder' – Nichola Garvey

6. 'Divorce divide: How divorce laws discriminated against women before "no cause"' – Patricia Clarke

7. 'Entangled experiences of class: The 1891 Queensland bush workers' strike' – Peter Woodley

8. 'Patrick White and the path to Sarsaparilla: How a great novelist became a great unread' – Martin Thomas


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