Alan Atkinson

Alan Atkinson reviews 'Scurvy: The disease of discovery' by Jonathan Lamb

Alan Atkinson
23 March 2017

I have been dazzled and baffled by this book. The variety of learning, showing itself especially in a range of beautiful and apposite quotations, is wonderful. The depiction of scurvy as subjective experience is brilliant and deeply sympathetic. However, parts of the historical argument are very hard to follow, and altogether they suggest that the imagination at pla ... More

News from the Editor's desk - April 2017

Australian Book Review
23 March 2017

Fellowships galore

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'How do we live with ourselves? The Australian national conscience' by Alan Atkinson

Alan Atkinson
22 August 2016

When Australian federation was being planned and its implications first worked through, various men and women with agendas of their own set themselves ...

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News from the Editor's Desk - August 2016

26 July 2016

News from the the Editor's Desk in the August issue of Australian Book Review.

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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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