History

Journal article

Developing an Australian code of construction ethics

This article looks at the increasing need to consider the role of ethics in construction. The industry, historically, has been challenged by allegations of a serious shortfall in ethical standards. Only limited attempts to date in Australia have been made to address that concern.
Guide

Anzac Day 2019 – military anniversaries in 2019: a quick guide

This guide summarises the military anniversaries taking place this year.
Report

Telling Australia's story - and why it's important: report on the inquiry into Canberra's national institutions

This report reflects the outcomes of the inquiry into Canberra’s national institutions, which examined their strategic value, their engagement with the Australian people, and their governance and resourcing challenges.
Audio

World-first Australian website archive

The National Library of Australia has launched a searchable archive of websites allowing you to step back in time and access billions of these early sites. Included among them is a website from Prime Minister Howard and also the first versions of APO as Australian...
Report

Truth-telling symposium report

This report details a symposium in October 2018 which brought together experts from around the country to discuss the ways that truth telling could support healing and reconciliation in Australia.
Blog post

New Zealand and Federation

While New Zealand participated in the Australasian Federation Conference convened in Melbourne in 1890, it had little real enthusiasm for the prospect of federating with the Australian colonies. Dianne Heriot explains.
Report

Australian history’s last stand: an audit of Australian history teaching at universities

This report examines the way in which the history of Australia is currently being taught in Australian universities. It is based on a systematic review of all 147 Australian history subjects taught in 2018 at the 35 Australian universities that offer programs of study in...
Conference paper

A tale of two Victorian historic coastal towns

Change has engulfed the coastal fringe of Australia. In balancing the built and natural environment, community needs, cultural significance and economic sustainability, planners aim to improve quality of life and create vibrant communities. Yet managing place change, particularly in coastal areas, is fraught with tensions...
Conference paper

The "spoils of history" as a mediated product

It is the purpose of this paper to engage with the challenge of interpreting situations and events in history so that they can be realized as forms of ‘mediated products’. The process and action of mediation has more to do with the ‘domestication’ of ‘the...
Conference paper

Sound interpretation: acoustic ecologies and urban history

This paper explores how sound artefacts within urban acoustic ecologies can inform our perceptions of place, engaging a new dialogue with the cultural and built histories of post-industrial Tasmanian urban environments.