Alan Atkinson

Alan Atkinson reviews 'Settler Society in the Australian Colonies' by Angela Woollacott

Alan Atkinson
29 July 2015

Free settlement in Australia from 1788 to the 1850s is an old and favourite topic for historians in this country. It has engaged historical imagination for nearly two centuries, starting with William Charles Wentworth’s A Statistical, Historical, and Political Description of the Colony ... More

Mark McKenna reviews Alan Atkinson's The Europeans in Australia, vol. 3

Mark McKenna
28 October 2014

On 17 January 1991, Alan Atkinson wrote to fellow historian Manning Clark to express his appreciation after reading The Puzzles of Childhood (1989) and The Quest for Grace (1990), Clark’s two volumes of autobiography. While Clark had only four months to live, Atkinson would soon begin work on The Europeans in Australia, a three-v ... More

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