*The funded phase of the Australian Generations Project has now ended. The only page on this website that is currently being updated is the publications list. However, this website remains a rich source for material about the project’s aims, methodology and outcomes. If you have questions about the Australian Generations Collection, contact the National Library of Australia. For questions about project research and methodology, contact Project Leader Professor Alistair Thomson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the first major national project to investigate intergenerational dynamics and the impact of dramatic social, technological and environmental changes on the experiences and attitudes of succeeding Australian Generations. The national scope of our project will advance understanding of the diversity of Australian historical experience within groups and over time. We propose an original and significant historical interrogation of assumptions about Australian Generations. We will question and complicate the commonly accepted Australian generational ascriptions of Builders (born c. 1925-46), Baby Boomers (c. 1947-64), Generation X (c. 1965-79) and Generation Y (c. 1980-94) (McCrindle 2009), and explore questions neglected in survey research about the interactions and overlaps between generations, and the ways in which class, gender, ethnicity, race and region inflect with and cut across age and generation.
- In this video Alistair Thomson (Professor of History, Monash University) introduces an extraordinary new resource for school and university teaching in Australian history and Australian ... Read more
- In this video oral historian Alistair Thomson introduces you to the Australian Lives ebook, which enables readers to be listeners to the hundreds of oral ... Read more
- Australian Lives: An Intimate History (by Anisa Puri and Alistair Thomson) will be published by Monash University Publishing in May 2017. Click here to hear Dave ... Read more
- Australian Generations oral history theme issue of Australian Historical Studies The latest theme issue of Australian Historical Studies (AHS), edited by Katie Holmes and Alistair Thomson, ... Read more