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Ann Curthoys

Ann Curthoys is a historian who lives in Sydney. She has written on many aspects of Australian history, as well as on the theory and practice of historical writing. Her books include Freedom Ride: A Freedomrider Remembers (2002); (with John Docker), Is History Fiction? (2005, rev. edition 2010); (with Ann McGrath) How to Write History that People Want to Read (2009); and (with Jessie Mitchell), Taking Liberty: Indigenous Rights and Settler Self-Government in Colonial Australia, 1830 – 1890 (2018). She is also Professor Emerita at the Australian National University, an honorary professor at the University of Sydney  and a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. In 2021 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (A.M.).

Ann Curthoys

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  • Taking to the Field

    Jane Carey
  • Time of Our Lives

    Maggie Kirkman
  • Turning Points

    Mary Ryllis Clark
  • John Darling

    Graeme MacRae and Anton Lucas
  • Disconnect

    Jordan Guiao
  • Justice in Kelly Country

    Lachlan Strahan
  • My People’s Songs

    Joel Stephen Birnie
  • Lockdown

    Chip Le Grand
  • On the Grid

    Guillaume Roger
  • Leo and Mina Fink

    Margaret Taft
  • Collective Movements

    Kate ten Buuren and Maya Hodge
  • Let’s Go Outside

    Charlotte Day, Callum Morton & Amy Spiers
  • Bibliography of Australian Literature Supplement

    John Arnold & Terence O’Neill, with the assistance of Christopher Wood & Rowan Gibbs
  • Class in Australia

    Steven Threadgold and Jessica Gerrard
  • Long Half-life

    Ian Lowe
  • Eve Langley and The Pea Pickers

    Helen Vines
  • Save Our Sons

    Carolyn Collins
  • Freak Out

    Tony Wellington
  • Made in Lancashire

    Richard Turner
  • The Emperor’s Grace

    Mark Baker
  • The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory

    Matthew Haultain-Gall
  • Tree Story

    Charlotte Day and Melissa Ratliff
  • Gladys

    Peter Farrell
  • Advancing Human Rights

    Michael Mintrom
  • Marrul

    Inala Cooper
  • Dismal Diplomacy, Disposable Sovereignty

    Carrillo Gantner
  • Fair Game

    Andrew Leigh
  • Now More than Ever

    David Anderson
  • Big

    Richard Denniss
  • Burning Down the House

    Jo Dyer
  • Fortune’s Fool

    Satyajit Das
  • Good International Citizenship

    Gareth Evans
  • Rape Culture

    Louise Newman
  • Governing in the Internet Age

    Paul Fletcher
  • System Failure

    Michael Bradley
  • Dateline Jerusalem

    John Lyons
  • Population Shock

    Abul Rizvi
  • Leadership

    Don Russell
  • Tides that Bind

    Richard Marles
  • Blood Lust, Trust & Blame

    Samantha Crompvoets
  • A Decade of Drift

    Martin Parkinson
  • The Digital Revolution

    Simon Wilkie
  • Respect

    Jill Hennessy
  • Easy Lies & Influence

    Fiona McLeod
  • Enough is Enough

    Kate Thwaites and Jenny Macklin
  • Power & Consent

    Rachel Doyle
  • Our National Shame

    Kate Fitz-Gibbon
  • Who Dares Loses

    Wayne Errington & Peter van Onselen
  • The Case for Courage

    Kevin Rudd
  • Unmasked

    Bill Bowtell
  • Challenging Politics

    Scott Ryan
  • Dunera Lives bundle buy

    A Visual History/Profiles
  • Cathy Goes to Canberra

    Cathy McGowan
  • A Trip to the Dominions

    Lynette Russell
  • A Secret Australia

    Felicity Ruby and Peter Cronau
  • Spinning the Secrets of State

    Justin T. McPhee
  • Verge 2023

    Samuel Bernard, Thomas Rock and Vera Yingzhi Gu
  • Verge 2021

    Jessica Phillips, Anders Villani, Georgia White
  • Verge 2020

    Rebecca Bryson, Benjamin Jay and Giulia Mastrantoni
  • The Lajjagauri and Anandanayaki

    By Ramacandra Cintaman Dhere | Translated by Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat
  • Binding Things Together

    Ronald Noone
  • The Powerbroker

    Michael Gawenda
  • Popular Art and the Avant-Garde

    Vincent Alessi
  • Intrépide

    Clem Gorman and Therese Gorman
  • Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon

    Rex Butler and Laurence Simmons
  • Dunera Lives

    Ken Inglis, Bill Gammage, Seumas Spark and Jay Winter with Carol Bunyan
  • Democratic Adventurer

    Sean Scalmer
  • On Red Earth Walking

    Anne Scrimgeour
  • On Red Earth Walking

    Anne Scrimgeour
  • I Wonder

    Peter Browne and Seumas Spark
  • The Fatal Lure of Politics

    Terry Irving
  • Attending to the National Soul + Fountain of Public Prosperity bundle buy

    Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder
  • Corporate Power in Australia

    Lindy Edwards
  • Buru Island

    Hersri Setiawan | Translated by Jennifer Lindsay
  • Geoffrey Blainey

    Richard Allsop
  • Attending to the National Soul

    Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder
  • The Shelf Life of Zora Cross

    Cathy Perkins
  • Mallee Country

    Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor and Katie Holmes
  • Book Publishing in Australia

    Millicent Weber and Aaron Mannion
  • Post-Digital Book Cultures

    Alexandra Dane and Millicent Weber
  • Asbestos in Australia

    Lenore Layman and Gail Phillips
  • Comfort and Judgement

    Gene Bawden
  • Talking North

    Paul S. Thomas
  • Unrequited Love

    Dennis Altman
  • Gender Violence in Australia

    Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson
  • Jean Blackburn

    Craig Campbell and Debra Hayes
  • The US Lobby and Australian Defence Policy

    Vince Scappatura
  • Verge 2019

    Stephen Downes, Calvin Fung and Amaryllis Gacioppo
  • Winning for Women

    Iola Mathews
  • Fountain of Public Prosperity (paperback)

    Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder
  • Race, Islam and Power

    Andreas Harsono
  • Seven Big Australians

    Anne Pender
  • Dateline Kashmir

    Dinesh Mohan, Harsh Mander, Navsharan Singh, Pamela Philipose and Tapan Bose
  • The Good University

    Raewyn Connell
  • Contesting Australian History

    Joy Damousi and Judith Smart
  • Black Saturday

    Peg Fraser
  • Rethinking Development and Politics

    Marika Vicziany
  • Knowledge and Global Power

    Fran Collyer, Raewyn Connell, João Maia and Robert Morrell
  • Identity, Equity and Social Justice in Asia Pacific Education

    Raqib Chowdhury and Lilly K. Yazdanpanah
  • From Roadside to Recovery

    Peter Bragge and Russell Gruen
  • Tragedy and Triumph

    Freda Hodge
  • Island Off the Coast of Asia

    Clinton Fernandes
  • Half the Perfect World

    Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell
  • Elections Matter

    Benjamin T. Jones, Frank Bongiorno and John Uhr
  • A Second Chance

    Margaret Taft and Andrew Markus
  • What Matters?

    Julian Meyrick, Robert Phiddian and Tully Barnett
  • Square Eyes

    Emily Booker
  • Building Mixity!

    Maud Cassaignau and Markus Jung with Matthew Xue
  • Odyssey of the Unknown Anzac

    David Hastings
  • Antipodean Perspective

    Rex Butler and Sheridan Palmer
  • Tell Me I’m Okay

    David Bradford
  • Class Wars

    Tony Taylor
  • Creativity Crisis

    Robert Nelson
  • Dunera Lives

    Ken Inglis, Seumas Spark and Jay Winter with Carol Bunyan
  • Siauw Giok Tjhan

    Siauw Tiong Djin
  • A White Hot Flame

    Sue Taffe
  • Reason and Lovelessness

    Barry Hill
  • Making a Meal of It

    Brian McFarlane
  • Pericleans, Plumbers and Practitioners

    Peter Yule and Fay Woodhouse
  • David Syme

    Elizabeth Morrison
  • Jean Galbraith

    Meredith Fletcher
  • Sri Lanka’s Secrets

    Trevor Grant
  • A Sense for Humanity

    Craig Taylor with Melinda Graefe
  • The Surprise Rival

    Alan Gregory
  • Verge 2014

    Gabriel Garcia Ochoa, Rebecca Jones and Oscar Schwartz
  • Trendyville

    Renate Howe, David Nichols and Graeme Davison
  • New Tricks

    Richard Larkins
  • Maestro John Monash

    Tim Fischer
  • Wrestling with Words and Meanings

    Kate Burridge and Réka Benczes
  • Theories, Practices and Examples for Community and Social Informatics

    Tom Denison, Mauro Sarrica and Larry Stillman
  • By the Book?

    Emmett Stinson
  • Don’t Mention the War

    Kevin Foster
  • An Imperial Affair

    John Rickard
  • Kartini

    Edited and translated by Joost Coté
  • Intimacy, Violence and Activism

    Graham Willett and Yorick Smaal
  • Developing Sustainable Education in Regional Australia

    Andrew Gunstone
  • Javanese Grammar for Students

    Stuart Robson
  • A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand (Second Edition)

    Graham Oppy and N. N. Trakakis
  • Breaking the Silence

    Putu Oka Sukanta | Translated by Jennifer Lindsay
  • Northern Lights

    Andrew Scott
  • Banksia Lady

    Carolyn Landon
  • The Hanged Man and the Body Thief

    Alexandra Roginski
  • Embodying Transformation

    Maryrose Casey
  • The Australian Archaeologist’s Book of Quotations

    Mike Smith and Billy Griffiths
  • Labor People

    Chris Bowen
  • Contemporary Australian Political Party Organisations

    Narelle Miragliotta, Anika Gauja and Rodney Smith
  • Forbidden Memories

    Mery Kolimon, Liliya Wetangterah and Karen Campbell-Nelson
  • The Making of a Party System

    Zareh Ghazarian
  • Verge 2015

    Joan Fleming and Anna Jaquiery
  • Australian Religious Thought

    Wayne Hudson
  • Double-Act

    Brian McFarlane
  • John Jefferson Bray

    John Emerson
  • How the Computer Went to School

    Denise Beale
  • Earth and Industry

    Erik Eklund and Julie Fenley
  • Asian Horizons

    Angelo Andrea Di Castro and David Templeman
  • Political Animal

    Heather Nielson
  • Witch-hunt and Conspiracy

    Nicholas Herriman
  • The English Country House in Literature

    Geoffrey G. Hiller
  • Thinking the Antipodes

    Peter Beilharz
  • Aftermath

    Karen Auerbach
  • Human Rights and Human Wrongs

    Colin Tatz
  • Dancing in my Dreams

    Kerry Highley
  • No Way to Go

    Graham Currie, Janet Stanley and John Stanley
  • Personal View

    Janine Burke
  • Race and the Modern Exotic

    Angela Woollacott
  • Life of SYN

    Ellie Rennie
  • A Site of Convergence

    Cynthia Troup with Jo-Anne Duggan
  • Verge 2011

    Anna MacDonald, Bethany Norris, Catherine Noske and Nicholas Tipple
  • The Project as a Social System

    Henry Linger and Jill Owen
  • A Home Away from Home?

    Ilana Snyder and John Nieuwenhuysen
  • Identity, Language and Culture in Diaspora

    Maryam Jamarani
  • Making them Indonesians

    Helen van Klinken
  • A Wild History

    Darrell Lewis
  • The Two Frank Thrings (hardback)

    Peter Fitzpatrick
  • The Two Frank Thrings (paperback)

    Peter Fitzpatrick
  • Up from the Underworld

    Andrew Reeves
  • Smashed!

    Peter Kelly, Jenny Advocat, Lyn Harrison and Christopher Hickey
  • Struggle Country

    Graeme Davison and Marc Brodie
  • Jackson’s Track Revisited

    Carolyn Landon
  • Learning Discourses and the Discourses of Learning

    Helen Marriott, Tim Moore and Robyn Spence-Brown
  • Orb and Sceptre

    Peter Limb
  • Seize the Day

    Kate Darian-Smith, Richard Gillespie, Caroline Jordan and Elizabeth Willis
  • Australians in Britain

    Carl Bridge, Robert Crawford and David Dunstan
  • Writing Histories

    Ann Curthoys and Ann McGrath
  • Complicated Currents

    Daniel Black, Stephen Epstein and Alison Tokita
  • Jean Primrose Whyte

    Coralie Elsenore Janis Jenkin
  • Closing the Gap in Education?

    Ilana Snyder and John Nieuwenhuysen
  • Out Here

    Yorick Smaal and Graham Willett
  • A Pedagogy of Place

    Brian Wattchow and Mike Brown
  • Creative Constraints

    Rita Wilson and Leah Gerber
  • Anzac Memories

    Alistair Thomson
  • Where is Dr Leichhardt?

    Darrell Lewis
  • From a Distant Shore

    Bruce Bennett and Anne Pender
  • Silences and Secrets

    Kay Dreyfus
  • Circus and Stage

    Mimi Colligan
  • Eilean Giblin

    Patricia Clarke
  • Organise, Educate, Control

    Andrew Reeves and Andrew Dettmer
  • Making Chinese Australia

    Mei-fen Kuo
  • From Deserts the Prophets Come

    Geoffrey Serle
  • Test Tube Revolution

    John Leeton
  • Truth Will Out

    Dr. Baskara T. Wardaya SJ | Translated by Jennifer Lindsay
  • Verge 2013

    Peter Dawncy and Camille Eckhaus
  • The Market in Babies

    Marian Quartly, Shurlee Swain and Denise Cuthbert
  • Britain and Portuguese Timor 1941-1976

    Nicholas Tarling
  • Rhythm and Meaning in Shakespeare

    Peter Groves
  • Verge 2012

    Samantha Clifford and Rosalind McFarlane
  • Reading Robinson

    Anna Johnston and Mitchell Rolls
  • Peace with Justice

    Clinton Fernandes
  • Old Myths and New Approaches

    Alexandra Haendel
  • Asia Pacific Education

    Philip Wing Keung Chan
  • Intersections and Counterpoints

    Luke Morgan
  • Knowing Indonesia

    Jemma Purdey
  • A Slow Ride into the Past

    Jason Lim
  • Federation Square Melbourne

    Seamus O'Hanlon
  • Telling Stories

    Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni
  • Henry Black

    Ian McArthur
  • The China Breakthrough

    Billy Griffiths
  • Wanderings in India

    Rick Hosking and Amit Sarwal
  • Verge 2016

    Megan Blake, Annie Bourke and Bonnie Reid
  • Beyond Gallipoli

    Raelene Frances and Bruce Scates
  • Antipodes

    Avan Judd Stallard
  • Small Screens

    Michelle Arrow, Jeannine Baker and Clare Monagle
  • Making a Difference

    Rani Kerin
  • Writing for Raksmey

    Joan Healy
  • Conceiving the Goddess

    Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat and Ian Mabbett
  • Basudara Stories of Peace from Maluku

    Jacky Manuputty, Zairin Salampessy, Ihsan Ali-Fauzi, Irsyad Rafsadi | Translated by Hilary Syaranamual
  • Bridges of Friendship

    Ann McCarthy and Ailsa Thomson Zainuddin
  • Subtle Moments

    Bruce Grant
  • The Return of Print?

    Aaron Mannion and Emmett Stinson
  • Revolution in the City of Heroes

    Suhario Padmodiwiryo  | Translated by Frank Palmos
  • The Vagabond Papers

    Michael Cannon, Robert G. Flippen and Willa McDonald
  • Who’s Afraid of International Law?

    Raimond Gaita and Gerry Simpson
  • Unnamed Desires

    Rebecca Jennings
  • Respectable Radicals

    Marian Quartly and Judith Smart
  • Monash Steps / Stawell Steps

    Hiroshi Nakao, Nigel Bertram, Virginia Mannering, with Peter Bennetts (Photographer)
  • Activism and Aid

    Ann Wigglesworth
  • Saved to Remember

    Frank Vajda
  • First Blood

    Sally Dammery
  • Women, War and Islamic Radicalisation in Maryam Mahboob’s Afghanistan

    Faridullah Bezhan
  • The Sexual Abuse of Children

    Yorick Smaal, Andy Kaladelfos and Mark Finnane
  • A Handful of Sand

    Charlie Ward
  • Manga Vision

    Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou and Cathy Sell,  with manga artist Queenie Chan
  • How to Vote Progressive in Australia

    Dennis Altman and Sean Scalmer
  • Research in the Archival Multiverse

    Anne J Gilliland, Sue McKemmish and Andrew J Lau
  • The Conscription Conflict and the Great War

    Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer
  • The Spirit of Secular Art

    Robert Nelson
  • From Ferranti to Faculty

    Sarah Rood
  • Still Learning

    Fay Woodhouse
  • Drawing the Line

    Richard Scully and Marian Quartly
  • Fatal Contact

    Peter Dowling
  • ‘Me Write Myself’

    Leonie Stevens
  • Verge 2017

    Bonnie Reid, Aisling Smith and Gavin Yates
  • Tinkering

    Katherine Wilson
  • The Good Country

    Bain Attwood
  • Hasan Mustapa

    Julian Millie
  • Australia

    John Rickard
  • Publishing Means Business

    Aaron Mannion, Millicent Weber and Katherine Day
  • South Pacific Museums

    Chris Healy and Andrea Witcomb
  • Fault Lines Exposed

    Scott Baum, Kevin O'Connor and Robert Stimson
  • Of Labour and Liberty

    Race Mathews
  • Australia’s Northern Shield?

    Bruce Hunt
  • Australian Lives

    Anisa Puri and Alistair Thomson
  • Required Reading

    Tim Dolin, Joanne Jones and Patricia Dowsett
  • A Historian for All Seasons

    Stuart Macintyre, Lenore Layman and Jenny Gregory
  • Making Modern Australia

    Jenny Hocking
  • Slow Catastrophes

    Rebecca Jones
  • Recordkeeping Informatics for a Networked Age

    Frank Upward, Barbara Reed, Gillian Oliver and Joanne Evans
  • A Naga Odyssey

    Visier Meyasetsu Sanyü with Richard Broome
  • Australians in Italy

    Bill Kent, Ros Pesman and Cynthia Troup
  • Melbourne 2030

    Bob Birrell, Kevin OConnor, Virginia Rapson and Ernest Healy
  • Digital Divas

    Julie Fisher, Catherine Lang, Annemieke Craig and Helen Forgasz, with Amber McLeod

Events

Turning Points: Book launch (Melbourne, invitation only)

The East Melbourne Library

Brenda Niall will launch Turning Points: 25 Remarkable Australians and the Moments that Changed Their Lives, edited by Mary Ryllis Clark, to be followed by a panel discussion featuring Margaret Leggatt...

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