Category Archives: Book launch

Narrating New Zealand’s colonial past through convict micro-histories

Kristyn Harman shares stories from her latest book about the forgotten convicts transported from New Zealand to Van Diemen’s Land. Tasmania’s world-heritage listed convict records provide extensive access to accounts of the lives of largely working-class nineteenth-century individuals. As well … Continue reading

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Sexual harassment in universities becomes visible…again

Susan Currie reviews the forty-year battle over sexual harassment in Australian universities, and the pioneering efforts of Dr Janet Irwin to give women a voice. On 23 August 2016, the launch of a ‘groundbreaking’ national survey on sexual assault and sexual … Continue reading

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The Convict’s Daughter: Speculations on biography

Kiera Lindsey shares her reflections on her new monograph The Convict’s Daughter (2016), initially presented at “Intersections in History,” the Australian Women’s History Network Conference, in March 2016. I have a confession to make. I am an historian who has … Continue reading

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