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Aboriginal History Inc. is a publishing organisation based in the Australian Centre for Indigenous History, Research School of Social Science, The Australian National University, Canberra. It publishes the annual refereed journal Aboriginal History and a monograph series, and administers the Sally White - Diane Barwick Award.
Since 1977 the journal Aboriginal History has pioneered interdisciplinary historical studies of Australian Aboriginal people's and Torres Strait Islander's interactions with non-Indigenous peoples. It has promoted publication of Indigenous oral traditions, biographies, languages, archival and bibliographic guides, previously unpublished manuscript accounts, critiques of current events, and research and reviews in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, sociology, linguistics, demography, law, geography and cultural, political and economic history.
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Aboriginal History monographs
Aboriginal History monographs present a wide range of studies on particular themes or of regions, or a series of articles on single subjects of contemporary interest.
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Passionate Histories: Myth, Memory and Indigenous Australia
'I succeeded once’ - The Aboriginal Protectorate on the Mornington Peninsula, 1839-1840
Abstracts and indexing
Aboriginal History is available to researchers online through RMIT Informit and EBSCO.
Aboriginal History is administered by an Editorial Board. Its
members are Peter Read (Chair), Robert Paton (Treasurer and Public Officer), Ingereth Macfarlane (Secretary and Managing Editor), Richard Baker, Brian Egloff, Serene Fernando, Geoff Gray, Niel Gunson, Christine Hansen, Luise Hercus, David Johnston, Harold Koch, Isabel McBryde, Ann McGrath, Frances Peters-Little, Kaye Price, Peter Radoll, Deborah Bird Rose.
Enquiries to Peter.Read@anu.edu.au
Support is gratefully acknowledged from
the Australian Center for Indigenous History,
the History Program, Research School of Social Science,
and the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, The Australian National University.
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