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Shirleene Robinson

Shirleene Robinson

Shirleene Robinson is an Australian historian based in the Department of Modern History at Macquarie University. Her major publications include Something Like Slavery? Queensland’s Aboriginal Child Workers, 1942–1945 (2008) and the edited collection, Homophobia: An Australian History (2008).

Shirleene Robinson reviews 'Let’s Talk about Sex: Histories of Sexuality in Australia from Federation to the Pill' by Lisa Featherstone

June 2012, no. 342 22 May 2012
In Australia’s past, sex has been theorised, pathologised, even criminalised, but comparatively little has been written about the topic. One of the more exciting developments in Australian historiography over the past fifteen years has been the inclusion of gay and lesbian narratives. These perspectives have broadened understandings of Australia’s past and have shown how reading original histo ... (read more)