Past events

Gordon Briscoe

2006 annual lecture: Repeating the mistakes of the past? Aborigines and the Pastoralists in the Northern Territory 1914-67 »

Tue 4 Apr 2006
What is happening to records of aboriginal people today? Will these archives survive?  Are we repeating the mistakes of the past?  These are the...
Humphrey McQueen

2005 annual lecture: Tradesmen's entrance. The contribution of trade journals to understanding capitalism in Australia »

Wed 25 May 2005
The lecture draws attention to a neglected body of Australian journalism, namely, trade periodicals.  Between the 1880s and 1960s Australian employer...
Stuart Macintyre

2004 annual lecture: The History Wars continued »

Wed 3 Nov 2004
A war is raging in historical circles.  Divisions about how to interpret Australian history and the politicisation of the topic - see in the...

2003 annual lecture: When History was rising fast: Australian history and the economic historians 1930-1960 »

Wed 12 Mar 2003
Professor Blainey will look at some of the leading Australian historians of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, including Keith Hancock EOG Shann, Brian...
Rae Frances flyer

Inaugural archives lecture: Confessions of a promiscuous researcher (2002) »

Thu 4 Apr 2002
Archives supply historians with raw material for their research.  Sensational discoveries, hidden truths and forgotten heroes abound on the archival...