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Tale Of A Manuscript, Rowan Cahill May 2019

Tale Of A Manuscript, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

An account of the origins, contexts, and fate of a 'lost' manuscript by Australian historian/civil libertarian Brian Fitzpatrick (1905-1965), produced during the early years of the Cold War, titled 'The Seamen's Union of Australia: A Short History'.


New Australia, Un Nuevo Mundo, Elizabeth Christensen Dec 2018

New Australia, Un Nuevo Mundo, Elizabeth Christensen

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

I focus on the diaspora of the Australian immigration to the South American colony known as New Australia. My project addresses the question of identity. I address questions such as: how much do the surviving descendants of the New Australia colony identify with the homeland of Australia or the hostland of South America? How has their identities influenced the way they raise their children


The Far Left In Australia, Rowan Cahill Oct 2018

The Far Left In Australia, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Review of The Far Left in Australia Since 1945, edited by Jon Piccini, Evan Smith and Matthew Worley (Routledge, 2019).


Book Review: Nguyen, N. H. C. (2016). South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories Of The Vietnam War And After. Santa Barbara, Ca: Praeger. 289 Pp. Isbn: 978-1-4408-3241-3, Mark Edward Pfeifer Oct 2018

Book Review: Nguyen, N. H. C. (2016). South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories Of The Vietnam War And After. Santa Barbara, Ca: Praeger. 289 Pp. Isbn: 978-1-4408-3241-3, Mark Edward Pfeifer

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Book review by Mark Pfeifer: Nguyen, N. H. C. (2016). South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. This work consists of oral histories of Vietnamese residing in Australia who served with the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces (RVNAF) in the Vietnam War era.


From Fallen Women To Founding Mothers: How Petty Criminals Became Pioneers On The Australian Frontier 1788-1828, Katherine Spencer May 2018

From Fallen Women To Founding Mothers: How Petty Criminals Became Pioneers On The Australian Frontier 1788-1828, Katherine Spencer

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Historians have often portrayed female convicts transported to the Australian colonies as victims of circumstance, exploited by Britain's outdated legal system, colonial authorities, and even their male counterparts. This research paper will seek to move away from the victimhood narrative that plagues the historical record of convict women and instead analyze female convict agency. Contrary to the current research on the subject, convict women in the Australian penal colonies had agency to improve their lives given their unique circumstances. Despite poor conditions, discrimination, and their image as unredeemable “fallen women” among English society, convict women were resourceful, resilient, and ...


The Battle Fdr Lost:The Failed Nomination Of Boss Ed Flynn As Minister To Australia, Michael J. Birkner Apr 2018

The Battle Fdr Lost:The Failed Nomination Of Boss Ed Flynn As Minister To Australia, Michael J. Birkner

History Faculty Publications

Shortly after Christmas in 1942, the U.S. minister to Australia, Nelson Trusler Johnson, decided the time was right for a break from his wartime duties. Johnson and his wife, Jane, agreed that a seaside vacation with their young children was in order. The Johnson family duly motored to Narooma, about 150 miles southeast of Canberra, for what they expected to be a three-week holiday during the peak of the Australian summer. They chose the spot for its beauty—and because the children would be able to swim without worrying about sharks.The Johnsons’ holiday was cut short on January ...


Becoming Human In The Land: An Introduction To The Special Issue Of Heritage: Landscapes, Drew Hubbell Mar 2018

Becoming Human In The Land: An Introduction To The Special Issue Of Heritage: Landscapes, Drew Hubbell

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

This introduction to the special issue of Landscapes theorizes the questions suggested by the theme, "Landscape: Heritage." Weaving personal narrative with literary criticism, cultural studies, human geography, and ecology, the essay examines the way humans become human by developing complex relationships with landscapes over time. As landscapes contain the physical traces of human habitation and development, certain narratives of human inhabitants are written and memorialized in and by those landscapes. The monumentalization of specific heritages leads to contests between human groups who require certain heritages to be memorialized, but not others. Greater awareness of one's humanity requires recovery of ...


Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii [Timeline], Noah Jed Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett Feb 2018

Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii [Timeline], Noah Jed Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

To commemorate 25 years since Australia lifted the ban on LGB military service, this exhibition charts the changing experiences of LGBTI servicemen and women since World War II. It brings together photos, objects, documents and the life stories of current and former service personnel to explore the adversities, challenges and achievements of LGBTI Defence members.
This item is one part of a collection of items relating to the Serving in Silence exhibition.


Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii [Flyer, Melbourne], Noah Jed Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett Feb 2018

Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii [Flyer, Melbourne], Noah Jed Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

To commemorate 25 years since Australia lifted the ban on LGB military service, this exhibition charts the changing experiences of LGBTI servicemen and women since World War II. It brings together photos, objects, documents and the life stories of current and former service personnel to explore the adversities, challenges and achievements of LGBTI Defence members.
This item is one part of a collection of items relating to the Serving in Silence exhibition.


Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii [Promotional Material], Noah Jed Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett Feb 2018

Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii [Promotional Material], Noah Jed Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

To commemorate 25 years since Australia lifted the ban on LGB military service, this exhibition charts the changing experiences of LGBTI servicemen and women since World War II. It brings together photos, objects, documents and the life stories of current and former service personnel to explore the adversities, challenges and achievements of LGBTI Defence members.
This item is one part of a collection of items relating to the Serving in Silence exhibition.


Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii [Poster Series], Noah Jed Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett Jan 2018

Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii [Poster Series], Noah Jed Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

To commemorate 25 years since Australia lifted the ban on LGB military service, this exhibition charts the changing experiences of LGBTI servicemen and women since World War II. It brings together photos, objects, documents and the life stories of current and former service personnel to explore the adversities, challenges and achievements of LGBTI Defence members.
This item is one part of a collection of items relating to the Serving in Silence exhibition.


Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii [Flyer, Sydney], Noah Jed Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett Jan 2018

Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii [Flyer, Sydney], Noah Jed Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

To commemorate 25 years since Australia lifted the ban on LGB military service, this exhibition charts the changing experiences of LGBTI servicemen and women since World War II. It brings together photos, objects, documents and the life stories of current and former service personnel to explore the adversities, challenges and achievements of LGBTI Defence members.
This item is one part of a collection of items relating to the Serving in Silence exhibition.


Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii, Noah Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett Jan 2018

Serving In Silence? Australian Lgbti Military Service Since Wwii, Noah Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

To commemorate 25 years since Australia lifted the ban on LGB military service, this exhibition charts the changing experiences of LGBTI servicemen and women since World War II. It brings together photos, objects, documents and the life stories of current and former service personnel to explore the adversities, challenges and achievements of LGBTI Defence members.

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Australian Government Information Resources, Bert Chapman May 2017

Australian Government Information Resources, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Provides an overview of Australian Government information resources. Features content from Australian Government agency websites such as the Department of Environment and Energy, Department of Defence, Australian National Maritime Museum, ANZAC Memorial in Sydney, Department of Immigration & Border Protection, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australian Parliament, Australian Treasury, Australian Transport Safety Board, and Australian Parliamentary Library. Content includes a video excerpt from Australian parliamentary debate.


Book Review: Remembering Genocide, Tony Barta Jun 2016

Book Review: Remembering Genocide, Tony Barta

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

No abstract provided.


Geopolitics Of The 2016 Australian Defense White Paper And Its Predecessors, Bert Chapman Apr 2016

Geopolitics Of The 2016 Australian Defense White Paper And Its Predecessors, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Australia released the newest edition of its Defense White Paper, describing Canberra’s current and emerging national security priorities, on February 25, 2016. This continues a tradition of issuing defense white papers since 1976. This work will examine and analyze the contents of this document as well as previous Australian defense white papers, scholarly literature, and political statements assessing their geopolitical significance. It will also examine public input into Australian defense white papers and the emerging role of social media in this public involvement. It concludes by evaluating whether Australia has the political will and economic resources necessary to fulfill ...


Liberating Genocide: An Activist Concept And Historical Understanding, Tony Barta Oct 2015

Liberating Genocide: An Activist Concept And Historical Understanding, Tony Barta

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

From the outset, historians of genocide have seen themselves as activists. Among historians of colonial societies that is what distinguishes them most in relation to indigenous peoples. An ethnographic sensibility should be visible in any such study, and the more so when a question of genocide is raised. After all, if we do not have a sense of difference between peoples we fail the test of genocide at the first hurdle. And if we do not have an ethnographic sensibility towards our own cultures (including academic cultures) we will fail to make the most of our role in affecting deeply ...


Hines, Clara Ursula (Wright) Nahm, 1904-1983 (Mss 561), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2015

Hines, Clara Ursula (Wright) Nahm, 1904-1983 (Mss 561), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 561. Personal diaries of Clara (Wright) Hines, Bowling Green, Kentucky, kept during her marriage to food critic Duncan Hines and after his death. Includes some correspondence, travel itineraries, and miscellaneous papers.


Embattled Communities: Voluntary Action And Identity In Australia, Canada, And New Zealand, 1914-1918, Steve Marti Aug 2015

Embattled Communities: Voluntary Action And Identity In Australia, Canada, And New Zealand, 1914-1918, Steve Marti

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dissertation examines voluntary mobilization during the First World War to understand why communities on the social and geographical periphery of the British Empire mobilized themselves so enthusiastically to support a distant war, fought for adistant empire. Lacking a strong state apparatus or a military-industrial complex, the governments of Australia, Canada, and New Zealand relied on voluntary contributions to sustain their war efforts. Community-based voluntary societies knitted socks, raised funds to purchase military equipment, and formed contingents of soldiers. By examining the selective mobilization of voluntary participation, this study will understand how different communities negotiated social and spatial boundaries as ...


Phelps, Edwin Dolphus, 1948-2015 (Mss 557), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2015

Phelps, Edwin Dolphus, 1948-2015 (Mss 557), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 557. Letters written by Edwin D. Phelps to his parents, Edwin Foch Phelps and Effie (Miller) Phelps, Bowling Green, Kentucky, while he is serving in the Vietnam War. Phelps discusses his training, his daily life and the activities of his unit.


Drake, Louise (Carson), 1894-1979 (Mss 536), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2015

Drake, Louise (Carson), 1894-1979 (Mss 536), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 536. Correspondence, notebooks, family histories, photocopies of wills, deeds, and other genealogical research of Louise (Carson) Drake of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes her roster of Revolutionary War soldiers who died in Kentucky.


Groomed For War, Rowan Cahill May 2015

Groomed For War, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

An account of Australia's preparations for war before 1914, with the focus on the system of compulsory military training for boys and youths introduced in 1911.


Multisport Dreaming: The Foundations Of Triathlon In Australia, Jane Hunt Apr 2015

Multisport Dreaming: The Foundations Of Triathlon In Australia, Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt

The sport of triathlon has evolved considerably since the first triathlon-like events were held in Australia in 1980 and 1981. The Australian triathlon journey is full of triumphs. Australia hosted the first Olympic triathlon and the first fully professional race series, and produced wave after wave of age group and elite ITU and Ironman world champions. Australia’s triathlon past is also full of drama, controversy and tragedy. Triathlon has grown so much in such a short time, but in reality, very little is known about the sport’s past. Multisport Dreaming captures a period in time that few remember ...


Clagett, Marjorie Elizabeth, 1900-2000 (Mss 513), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2014

Clagett, Marjorie Elizabeth, 1900-2000 (Mss 513), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 513. Correspondence and papers of Marjorie E. Clagett, a WKU faculty member who taught French from 1928-1964. Includes field notes and slides relating to her studies of flora in south central Kentucky, Great Britain and other habitats in the United States, and research materials relating to the history of the French in Kentucky. Also includes correspondence, photographs and genealogical data of the Clagett, Northcott, Strange and associated families.


Mcdaniel, Paul William, 1916-2004 (Mss 515), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2014

Mcdaniel, Paul William, 1916-2004 (Mss 515), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 515. Writings and awards of Paul William McDaniel, nuclear physicist and graduate of Western Kentucky University. Includes typescripts of lectures delivered at Queensland University, a journal he kept while serving in World War II, and a copy of his Arthur F. Fleming Award. Also includes many letters of congratulations to him and a copy of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946.


Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realties, Rowan Cahill Aug 2014

Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realties, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

This is a revised version of the author's 2014 Brisbane Labour History Association Alex McDonald lecture. In this paper the author takes apart the right-wing accounts, particularly by Hal Colebatch ('Australia's Secret War, 2013), that demonise the Australian trade union leadership and the Communist Party of Australia for 'treasonous' industrial disputation during World War II.


Sr. Kathryn (Kate) Holohan, Mary Ellen Lennon Ph.D. Aug 2014

Sr. Kathryn (Kate) Holohan, Mary Ellen Lennon Ph.D.

Women Religious: Oral Histories of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg

In this interview Sr. Kathryn Holohan reflects on her desire to become a missionary at a very early age and the opportunity to do so in Papua New Guinea. One of the first four Sisters of St. Francis to contribute to a functional education system in the Southern Highlands, Sr. Kate discusses the travel to PNG as well as the lack of resources. She also highlights the success of their collaborative mission work with other Sisters from different parts of the world, not only in contributing to the education of the native people, but also founding a system to accommodate ...


Shaping Histories, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill Aug 2014

Shaping Histories, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill

Terry Irving

An account by Irving and Cahill of their developments as historians in Australia during the Cold War. This article was written in response to questions by researchers about the authors' political/historical developments and involvements, particularly as New Left historians.


Sr. Martine Mayborg, Mary Ellen Lennon Ph.D. Jul 2014

Sr. Martine Mayborg, Mary Ellen Lennon Ph.D.

Women Religious: Oral Histories of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg

In this interview Sr. Martine Mayborg highlights Mother Cephas's "Motherhouse Message" for the call to mission work in Papua New Guinea and her overall experience of traveling and teaching there. Sr. Martine was one of the first four Sisters of St. Francis (Oldenburg) to be sent there for their mission work, teaching various subjects disciplines to elementary school children. Sr. Martine describes the unlikely circumstances for the Sisters' undertaking of the mission work, as well as the conditions experienced there. In particular, she describes cultural experiences relating to the gender and social status, food, and language of the native ...


Australia’S Boatpeople Policy: Regional Cooperation Or Passing The Buck?, Christopher C. White Jun 2014

Australia’S Boatpeople Policy: Regional Cooperation Or Passing The Buck?, Christopher C. White

Cultural Encounters, Conflicts, and Resolutions

The Australian government implemented a new policy in July 2013 in an attempt to more effectively address the recent spike in irregular migrants trying to reach its shores. In this paper, I examine the panic over migration in Australia concerning asylum seekers arriving by boat. The discussion is divided into two main themes. First, I look at how the Australian government is attempting to manage irregular immigration with a specific focus on the regional arrangement with Papua New Guinea. I argue that instead of mutually beneficial efforts at regional cooperation, the Australian government is merely shifting its responsibilities to a ...