Posts Tagged ‘Australian history’

The detective work behind the Budj Bim eel traps World Heritage bid

Ian J. McNiven, Monash University Last month, Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull visited the Gunditjmara community of southwest Victoria to announce that the federal government had included the Budj Bim cultural landscape on its World Heritage Tentative List. It was, he said, the first area [in Australia] exclusively listed for its Aboriginal culture and heritage and…

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A Laconic Colloquium at NCAS

In late November 2016, scholars from Australia and around the world gathered at Monash University’s Caulfield campus to celebrate the career of Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis, a renowned Australian scholar.  Presenters shared their personal and professional reflections on Professor Inglis’ work and spoke of his enormous contribution to the field of Australian history.   The National…

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Professor Bain Attwood gives Returning Harvard Lecture

Monash academic and leading scholar in the field of cross-cultural history Professor Bain Attwood presented the 2016 Returning Harvard Chair of Australian Studies Lecture. Why did the British government deny Indigenous sovereignty and rights of land in its Australian colonies in the 18th century only to recognise them in New Zealand in 19th century? The question in…

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PNG marks 40 years of independence, still feeling the effects of Australian colonialism

Nicholas Ferns, PhD candidate in History September 16 marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the sovereign nation of Papua New Guinea. Celebrations are being held throughout the country. It is worth remembering that Australia was the country that granted independence to Papua New Guinea. For almost 70 years, Australia maintained colonial rule over…

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Monash researcher wins esteemed history scholarship

A prestigious scholarship supporting archival history has been awarded to PhD candidate Mia Spizzica. Ms Spizzica received the grant for her exploration of pre-war Italian migrants during the Second World War. Her research focuses on how the migrants were affected by Australia’s internment policies throughout the war. The scholarship was conferred by the National Archives…

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Death or Liberty

The ABC has commissioned a television documentary adaptation of Dr Tony Moore’s 2010 history Death or Liberty: rebels and radicals transported to Australia. The documentary is produced by innovative Tasmanian-based Roar Films, in association with leading Irish production house Tile Films.  Producer Stephen Thomas says  “Based on Tony Moore’s book, Death or Liberty will be a…

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