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Exhibiting Autonomous Women

Toni Church explores how popular understandings of the past can be deepened and transformed by enlivening how colonial women are represented in curatorial language and physical embodiments in Australian museums and galleries. This post is based on an article that appears … Continue reading

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Jill Roe’s Searching for the Spirit: Theosophy in Australia, 1879–1939 (2020)

Marian Quartly reflects upon historian Jill Roe’s book Searching for the Spirit: Theosophy in Australia, 1879-1939, upon its recent republication. Jill Roe, described on her death as ‘one of Australia’s greatest historians’, is best remembered for her internationally acclaimed biography of … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Official History of World War II: Where were the Cretan Women?

Martyn Brown revisits New Zealand’s official history of World War II to understand how and why Cretan women have been elided from the historical memory. Beginning in the 1940s, New Zealand undertook a massive post-war project of writing an official … Continue reading

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Where the domestic meets the global: Writing the history of assisted reproduction

Vera Mackie, Nicola J. Marks and Sarah Ferber reveal some of the stories that make up the global history of IVF and assisted reproduction. Candice Reed was born on 23 June 1980 in Melbourne. She was conceived through in vitro … Continue reading

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