Australian History

Clare Corbould reviews 'History at the Crossroads: Australians and the Past' by Paul Ashton and Paula Hamilton

Clare Corbould
23 August 2011

'The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there,’ said historian David Lowenthal in 1985, adopting L.P. Hartley’s famous opening line from The Go-Between. Mos More

John Rickard reviews '1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia' by James Boyce

John Rickard
29 June 2011

The title of this book might, to an innocent observer, suggest a triumphalist history, an impression that could be reinforced by the preface, which argues that the setting up of a squatter More

Jill Jolliffe: Finding Santana

Joan Grant
04 May 2011

The quest for Santana

Joan Grant

 

Finding Santana
by Jill Jolliffe
Wakefield Press, $24.95 pb, 178 pp, 9781862549598

 

On YouTube, the guerrilla fighter Nino Konis Santana is presented Che Guevara style, in fatigues with beret and rifle, against the E ... More

Norman Etherington reviews 'Botany Bay: The Real Story' by Alan Frost

Norman Etherington
24 March 2011

In 1970, at the age of twenty-seven, Alan Frost joined the English Department of La Trobe University. His first love had been the study of poetry, for which More

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