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Historian and writer. I tell stories of places and people, and love museums, archives, buildings, images and landscapes. My specialties are social history, Aboriginal history, and digital history and I am an accredited member of the Professional Historians’ Association of NSW & ACT and Adjunct Researcher at the University of Tasmania.
When I was five my mum and dad decided to leave the northern beaches of Sydney and move to Tasmania. These days we call it ‘tree-changing’ but they thought themselves ‘alternative lifestylers’. This all sounds terribly middle-class but in truth my parents were facing a series of personal and financial issues and, as my mother put it, ‘had to get ou...
Three Australian Government inquiries have changed the way child welfare history is perceived in Australia over the last 15 years by bringing to light the stories of children displaced from their birth family and communities of origin; the stolen generations of Indigenous children, British child migrants and those who grew up in out-of-home care. E...
Within its pages are many examples of errors and misrepresentations that cast doubt on [Windschuttle's] management of colonial source material.
Introduction..Part One Women in a New World..1 The Power of the Ballot..Part Two Building a Woman-Friendly Commonwealth..2 The Creation of a Welfare State..3 The Rights of Mothers..4 The Independence of Women..5 Campaigning for Aboriginal Citizenship..Part Three Feminist Modes of Doing Politics..6 The Non-Party Ideal..Part Four Equality With Men..7...
In the early twentieth century the notion of state children as a "burden on the state", born of a liberal bourgeois philanthropic tradition, was gradually replaced in Tasmania by a modernising notion of intervention in the name of national efficiency. Eugenic principles can be shown to have influenced child welfare ideas and laws, notably the Tasma...