History

Report

11 Feb 2019
136

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

25 Jan 2019
16

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

27 Dec 2018
24

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 history.

Briefing paper

3 Aug 2018
36

Firstly, the myth. You’ve heard it before. There were a pre-Māori people in New Zealand, called the Moriori. When Māori arrived in the country they set about obliterating these peaceful Moriori inhabitants until not a single Moriori remained alive. This story is completely wrong. But...

Conference paper

29 Jun 2018
9

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Richard Lowenstein’s acclaimed Dogs in Space , a fictionalized cinematic memoir of nominal bohemians in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. Set 6-8 years before the film’s release, Lowenstein utilised genuine participants in the events/milieu depicted, as well as key...

Book

7 Jun 2018
21

This edited collection examines Aboriginal and Māori travel in colonial contexts.

Commentary

28 May 2018
16

For the Chinese Dream to be achieved, it is imperative – as the president himself has spelled out – to ensure people “have correct views on history.”

Journal article

19 Apr 2018
12

Drawing on a vast array of contemporary publications and previously unexplored archival documents (including Asperger’s personnel files and the clinical assessments he wrote on his patients) Herwig Czech offers a critical examination of Asperger’s life, politics, and career before and during the Nazi period in...

Guide

12 Apr 2018
121

The purpose of this quick guide is to provide parliamentarians and their staff with helpful resources for researching various aspects of Australian military history.

Essay

History and Australia’s future
1 Mar 2018
11

Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if our citizens and politicians can come to new terms with the past.

In this inspiring essay, Mark McKenna considers the role of history in making and unmaking the nation. From Captain Cook to...

Report

8 Nov 2017
338

Understanding the true meaning of Australian history, and debunking the perennial claims routinely made about the role our supposedly perpetual history of ‘racism’ allegedly continues to play in Australian society, is increasingly in the national interest today.

Report

17 Oct 2017
394

This report outlines a systematic review of all 746 history undergraduate courses taught in 2017 at the 35 Australian universities which offer history as a program of study.

Book

21 Sep 2017
18

German ethnographers in Australia, many of them missionaries who first wrote on Australian Aboriginal cultures in the 1840s, produced a valuable body of work that will greatly enrich regional ethnographies.

Discussion paper

18 Sep 2017
7

The study draws on a number of computerised databases to chart the ebb and flow of the maritime campaign in the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation from 1963 to 1966 through the quantitative analysis of Operations Research.

Journal article

19 Jul 2017
8

During the first quarter of the 20th Century a small group of black intellectuals, artists, and musicians abandoned the United States for Paris. The rumor was that the French did not believe in racist theories – that France offered blacks social and economic opportunities not...

Journal article

15 Jun 2017
62

Backgrounds New Zealand's spatial and demographic setting and asks considers trends of urbanisation and ‘rurbanisation’.

Report

3 Mar 2017
200

The majority of Australians don’t want to change the date of Australia Day, see us become a republic or change the national flag, according to a survey conducted following the recent controversies of Australia Day 2017.

Survey

Australians name the 10 most significant historic events of their lifetime
23 Jan 2017
401

In the lead up to Australia Day, this survey asked Australians to reflect on our shared history and the nation-shaping events that have occurred in our lifetime, and to consider which particular aspects of our past are the most significant in terms of how we...

Audio podcast

19 Jan 2017
61

Overview

In this episode of the podcast Sub Rosa , Andrew talks with Levi West about terrorism in Australia.

Levi West is the Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University.

This is the first episode for 2017, and is part...

Report

19 Jan 2017
33

Abstract

On Easter Day 1916, the radical Irish Republican Brotherhood launched a rebellion against British rule with support from the Irish Volunteers. In the hope of inspiring a mass movement across they country, the rebels occupied a number of key buildings across Dublin...

Overview

 

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