For nearly 200 years the visions and aspirations of the people of Australia’s west have been characterised by an unquenchable thirst. Ruth Morgan uncovers the fear of running out of water — a fear that has long gripped the region’s inhabitants and loomed large on the state’s political agenda. It has shaped how urban and rural Western Australians learned to live with the effects of a variable climate on their water supply, lifestyle, and livelihood.
This is a story of hardship and persistence; of inclusion, exclusion and defiant profligacy in the face of growing scarcity, through a period of great development and social change. An engrossing environmental history that offers a new understanding of the past Running Out? questions this way of life as we approach an uncertain future in a drying climate.
History success in Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards.
Members of the History program have distinguished themselves in the Vice-Chancellor’s Education and Research Awards. … Continue reading History success in Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards.
Difficult Pasts: Denial in Australia
Professor Bain Attwood Returning Harvard Chair Lecture 2016
Australia’s Asian Garrisons
This project examines Australia’s overseas military communities, which saw over 100,000 Australian service personnel and … Continue reading Australia’s Asian Garrisons
Monash Historians recognised by Australian Historical Association
It’s been a great week for Monash Historians, as the Australian Historical Association shortlisted three … Continue reading Monash Historians recognised by Australian Historical Association
Julie Kalman awarded prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
In the most recent round of Future Fellowships awarded by the Australian Research Council Julie … Continue reading Julie Kalman awarded prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
Adam Clulow’s book wins prestigious prizes
Adam Clulow’s book The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan has … Continue reading Adam Clulow’s book wins prestigious prizes
Victorian Community History Awards 2015
Several historians associated with the History Program at Monash won awards at this year’s Victorian … Continue reading Victorian Community History Awards 2015
Making Histories Showcase – Monash student video histories
Watch the remarkable video histories produced by Monash students on our Making Histories course… Making … Continue reading Making Histories Showcase – Monash student video histories
Paula Michaels wins book prize
Paula Michaels’ book Lamaze: An International History (Oxford University Press) has won the 2015 Frances … Continue reading Paula Michaels wins book prize
Success for Monash History students
Two Monash History students have recently been awarded highly prestigious scholarships to study at Cambridge … Continue reading Success for Monash History students