How can we build a trade union that works for all its members? Mark Pendleton on how it was not only strikes and solidarity in Australia that made him, but also his family’s conservatism and lifelong distrust of unions
What does an elegant, hand-written programme tell us about the harsh realities of emigration, and the colonisation of Australia in the nineteenth century? How does it exemplify the mindset of settlers, who assumed they needed to import their beliefs and culture including dance and music?
How should we understand the connections between the transatlantic slave trade, the expansion of the British Empire, and the history of Australia? Emma Christopher explores.
Warrane, which the British called Sydney, was invaded in 1788. Rosalind Carr shows how just as polite male gallantry in the eighteenth century enabled men to enact assumed gender superiority, in a colonial context friendship and civility became a performance of assumed racial superiority.
Why have settler Australians remembered Australia’s history in a manner that erased Aboriginal presence, and dominated the ways in which its history has been remembered and forgotten?
A recent campaign against Safe Schools, an anti-LGBTI bullying program operating in Australian primary and secondary schools, has generated a remarkable, and remarkably successful, mobilisation by homophobic defenders of ‘traditional’ values.
We should develop our own ranking of History journals to provide a separate, authoritative standard for judging journal quality in History and to include the full range of History journals, rather than depending on the vagaries of selection and classification by commercial rankers.