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Australian History series

(See also the History series.)

Series Editor – Sean Scalmer

Sean Scalmer teaches History at the University of Melbourne. His books include Dissent Events, The Little History of Australian Unionism and Gandhi in the West. He is a co-editor of the journal Moving the Social. Sean has been the Australian History series editor since 2016.


Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent

By Avan Judd Stallard

Publication: November 2016
RRP: AUD/US $39.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925377-32-3
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925377-33-0
Series: Australian History


Australia: A Cultural History (Third Edition)

By John Rickard

Publication: November 2017
RRP: AUD/US $39.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-60-6
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925377-48-4
Series: Australian History


The Australian Archaeologist’s Book of Quotations

By Billy Griffiths and Mike Smith

Publication: October 2015
RRP: AUD/US $24.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-74-9
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-922235-75-6
Series: Australian History


Australian Lives: An Intimate History

By Anisa Puri and Alistair Thomson

Publication: May 2017
RRP: AUD $39.95 (paperback)
RRP: AUD $18.00 (ebook)
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-78-7
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-922235-79-4
Series: Australian History

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Beyond Gallipoli: New Perspectives on ANZAC

Edited by Raelene Frances and Bruce Scates

Publication: November 2016
RRP: AUD/US $34.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925495-10-2 
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925495-11-9
Series: Australian History

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Black Saturday: Not the end of the story

By Peg Fraser

Publication: December 2018
RRP: AUD/US $29.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925523-68-3
Series: Australian History

The Conscription Conflict and the Great War

Edited by Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer

Publication: October 2016
RRP: AUD/US $29.95 (paperback)
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925495-39-3
ISBN (hardback): 978-1-925377-22-4 (out of stock)
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925377-23-1
Series: Australian History

Contesting Australian History:
Essays in Honour of Marilyn Lake

Edited by Joy Damousi and Judith Smart

Publication: February 2019
RRP: AUD/US $34.95
ISBN (pb): 978-1-925835-06-9
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925835-08-3
Series: Australian History


Dunera Lives: A Visual History

By Ken Inglis, Seumas Spark and Jay Winter with Carol Bunyan

Publication: July 2018
RRP: AUD/US $39.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925495-49-2
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925495-52-2
Series: Australian History


The Fountain of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1740–1914

By Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder

Available from April as a paperback.

Publication: June 2018
RRP: AUD/US $49.95 HB
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 PB
ISBN (hardback): 978-1-925523-46-1
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925835-40-3
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925523-47-8
Series : Australian History

Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives

Edited by Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson

Publication: July 2019
RRP: AUD/US $34.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925835-30-4
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925835-31-1
Series: Australian History

The Good Country: The Djadja Wurrung, the Settlers and the Protectors

By Bain Attwood

Publication: November 2017
RRP: AUD/US $29.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925523-06-5
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925523-08-9
Series: Australian History


The Hanged Man and the Body Thief:
Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery

By Alexandra Roginski

Publication: June 2015
RRP: AUD/US $19.95 (paperback)
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-66-4
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-922235-67-1
Series: Australian History

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A Historian for All Seasons: Essays for Geoffrey Bolton

Edited by Stuart Macintyre, Lenore Layman and Jenny Gregory

Publication: June 2017
RRP: AUD/US $39.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925495-60-7
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925495-61-4
Series: Australian History


Maestro John Monash: Australia's Greatest Citizen General

By Tim Fischer

RRP: AUD/US $29.95
Publication: November 2014
Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-59-6
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-922235-60-2


Making Modern Australia: The Whitlam Government’s 21st Century Agenda

Edited by Jenny Hocking

Publication: August 2017
RRP: AUD/US $29.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925495-18-8
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925495-20-1
Series: Australian History


The Market in Babies:
Stories of Australian Adoption

Marian Quartly, Shurlee Swain and Denise Cuthbert

Publication: November 2013
RRP: AUD/US $34.95
ISBN (paperback):  978-1-921867-86-6
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-921867-87-3
Series: Australian History

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'Me Write Myself': The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47

By Leonie Stevens

Publication: September 2017
RRP: AUD/US $29.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925495-63-8
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925495-64-5
Series: Australian History

Organise, Educate, Control:
The AMWU in Australia 1852–2012

Edited by Andrew Reeves and Andrew Dettmer

Publication: May 2013
RRP: RRP: AUD/US $29.95
  NOW ON SALE: $15.00
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-00-8
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-922235-01-5
Series: Australian History

Respectable Radicals: A History of the National Council of Women of Australia 1896-2006

By Marian Quartly and Judith Smart

Publication: October 2015
RRP: AUD/US $39.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-94-7
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-922235-95-4
Series: Australian History

A Second Chance: The Making of Yiddish Melbourne

By Margaret Taft and Andrew Markus

Publication: September 2018
RRP: AUD/US $29.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925495-85-0
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925495-87-4
Series: Australian History


Silences and Secrets:
The Australian Experience of the Weintraubs Syncopators

By Kay Dreyfus

Publication: June 2013
RRP: AUD/US $34.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-80-4
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-921867-77-4
Series: Australian History


Slow Catastrophes: Living with Drought in Australia

By Rebecca Jones

Publication: August 2017
RRP: AUD/US $34.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925495-43-0
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925495-45-4
Series: Australian History


The Battle for Australia's Inner Cities

Renate Howe, David Nichols and Graeme Davison

Series: Australian History
Publication: October 2014
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 Paperback
ISBN (print):  978-1-921867-42-2
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-921867-43-9


Up From the UnderworldUp from the Underworld: Coalminers and Community in Wonthaggi, 1909–1968

By Andrew Reeves

RRP: AUD $39.95
  NOW ON SALE: $19.95
Publication: 2011
ISBN (print): 978-0-9806512-6-3
ISBN (e-book): 978-0-9806512-7-0


The Vagabond Papers

By John Stanley James
Updated and Expanded edition
Edited and introduced by Michael Cannon

Published by Monash University Publishing
in association with the
State Library of Victoria

Publication: September 2016
RRP: AUD/US $34.95
ISBN (paperback):  978-1-922235-98-5
Series: Australian History

Where is Dr Leichhardt?
The Greatest Mystery in Australian History

By Darrell Lewis

AUD/US $39.95
Publication: May 2013
ISBN (print): 978-1-921867-76-7
ISBN (web): 978-1-921867-75-0
Images: 77 (b&w)
Series: Australian History

A White Hot Flame:
Mary Montgomerie Bennett –
Author, Educator, Activist for Indigenous Justice

By Sue Taffe

Publication: March 2018
RRP: AUD/US $34.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925523-18-8
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925523-19-5
Series: Australian History

A Wild History:
Life and Death on the Victoria River Frontier

By Darrell Lewis

Published: March 2012
RRP: AUD $29.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-26-2
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-921867-27-9
Series: Australian History