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In 2015 Monash University Publishing will continue to build on its established strengths
in Australian studies and history, Asian studies, politics and biography.
The work of Celia Rosser, botanical artist, was impossible to resist for our catalogue
cover, with Carolyn Landons biography to illuminate the creative process, amongst
other dimensions, of Rossers extraordinary working life.
How is it possible that there hasnt been an earlier biography of Googie Withers and
John McCallum? asks Brian McFarlane in Double-Act, and proceeds to demonstrate why
this could no longer be tolerated.
The question could be re-figured in relation to polio in Australia, and the National
Council of Women, which will each receive their first major historical treatments later
this year, in books by Kerry Highley and Marian Quartly and Judith Smart.
There are major works here on the Indonesian intellectual Raden Ajeng Kartini and on
the achievements of Asia scholar Giuseppe Tucci; works which will stand the test of time.
While Ive not space to mention all of our 2015 titles, were proud of all of them.
In 2014 Monash University Publishing recorded a 47% increase in retail sales numbers
on the back of important interventions into Australian public debate (particularly
Maestro John Monash and Northern Lights), an expos of ongoing state violence in Sri
Lanka, and biographies of the great newspaper proprietor David Syme and the humble,
but no-less impressive, gardener and gardening author Jean Galbraith.
2014 will be a hard year to surpass but it will be an enjoyable challenge trying to do so.
Dr Nathan Hollier, Director

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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES

Double-Act

The remarkableDouBle-act
lives and careers of
Googie Withers and John McCallum
The remarkable lives and careers of Googie Withers and John McCallum

By Brian McFarlane

arlane has had three

the author or editor of over 20

d related matters. He co-edited

Companion to Australian Film

mpiler, editor, and chief author of

pedia of British Film, and most

published his memoir, Real and

hearted record of a lifetimes

th the movies and with writing

He is an international authority

nema and on the adaptation of

film. In Australia he is known

w, Metro and Inside Story. He

ourne and is currently serving

rofessor at Swinburne institute

earch, Swinburne institute

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gy, and as adjunct associate

Brian
McFarlane

reviewer in The Age, Australian

not Many can boast of careers that lasted successfully for nearly seventy years, but that
is what both Googie Withers and John Mccallum achieved. Googie portrayed everything
from brazen murderesses to lady Bracknell, taking in blonde nitwits, wartime resistance
workers, lady farmers and Shakespeare along the way. John not only performed memorably
in all the acting media but also was a pioneer producer in australian television sending
Skippy into the far corners of the earth the managing director of a huge theatrical firm,
and a film director, playwright and author.
Just as remarkable was their 62-year marriage, not all that common in the entertainment
world, and the way this worked is as fascinating as their varied and prolific careers. There
were plenty of disagreements along the way but underlying all was their profound respect
for each others work and a kind of love that was essentially complementary. together, in
professional and personal matters alike, an unbeatable combination. Brian McFarlanes
biography does justice to this remarkable pair and reads as an absorbing story.

The remarkable lives and careers of

careers, as teacher, academic and

Googie Withers and John McCallum

Not many can boast of careers that lasted


successfully for nearly seventy years, but that is
what both Googie Withers and John McCallum
achieved. She acted everything, from brazen
murderesses to Lady Bracknell, taking in blonde
nitwits, wartime Resistance workers, lady farmers
and Shakespeare along the way. John not only
performed memorably in all the acting media
but also was a pioneer producer in Australian
television, sending Skippy into the far corners of
The remarkable lives and careers of
the earth, a managing director of a huge theatrical
Googie Withers and John McCallum
firm, a film director, playwright and author.
Brian McFarlane
Just as remarkable was their 62-year marriage,
not all that common in the entertainment
world, and the way this worked is as fascinating
as their varied and prolific careers. There were plenty of disagreements along the way but
underlying all was their profound respect for each others work and a kind of love that was
essentially complementary. Together, in professional and personal matters alike, an unbeatable
combination. Brian McFarlanes biography does justice to this remarkable pair and reads as
an absorbing story.
Brian McFarlane has been variously a secondary schoolteacher, an academic and a writer.
Sometimes these careers overlapped, but in the last decade or so he has been a full-time author,
writing books, reviews and articles about film, theatre and literature. He is the author and
editor of over twenty books, including several on Australian cinema, and on aspects of and
people involved in British cinema. Double-Act is his first biography.

undreds of articles on film and

Monash university.

DouBle-act

Brian McFarlane

Brians book brings back wonderfully vivid memories of an important australian


past. once i had met and worked with Googie and John i knew they were true
royalty. Together, they made my life richer and gave my profession a finer
meaning. this book brings them vividly to life. it is a great read.
George ogilvie, theatre director and drama teacher

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Brians book brings back wonderfully vivid memories of an important Australian past. Once I
had met and worked with Googie and John I knew they were true royalty. Together, they made
my life richer and gave my profession a finer meaning. This book brings them vividly to life.
It is a great read. George Ogilvie, theatre director and drama teacher

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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES

Banksia Lady

Carolyn landon

Banksia Lady Celia RosseR, BotaniCal aRtist

Banksia Lady

Celia Rosser, Botanical Artist

Celia RosseR, BotaniCal aRtist


By Carolyn Landon

Carolyn landon

This is the story of Celia Rosser, internationally


acclaimed botanical illustrator, who dedicated
her life to painting the entire genus of Banksia,
the only artist to have done such a thing. Her
dedication to the task put her at the centre of the
Monash Banksia Project underwritten by the
University for twenty-five years and culminating in
the production of an extraordinary three-volume
florilegium that became one of the great books
published in the twentieth century.
The story follows her struggles to pursue her
Celia RosseR, BotaniCal aRtist
artistic passion while fulfilling the expectations
Carolyn landon
of women in the 1950s to subordinate themselves
to their husbands as wives and mothers. As her
children become more independent, she recognises
opportunities and, eventually, finds a place at
Monash University to fully express herself through her art.
In telling this story of Celia Rossers unparalleled talent and extraordinary achievement,
this book explores the history of botanical illustration, botany, academia, gardens and their
herbaria and Australias place in changing the shape of the world.
Carolyn Landon has written several award-winning memoir/biographies, but this is the
first time she has set her sights on a subject already known and admired for her extraordinary
talents and artistic achievement. Her books include Jacksons Track; Memoir of a Dreamtime
Place (Penguin); Jacksons Track Revisited; History Remembrance and Reconciliation (Monash
University Publishing); Cups with No Handles; Memoir of a Grassroots Activist (Hybrid Press);
Black Swan; A Koorie Womans Life (Allen & Unwin).

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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES

Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery


Body Snatching in Colonial Australia

AlexAndrA roginski

By Alexandra Roginski

1860. An Aboriginal labourer named Jim Crow is led to the scaffold of


the Maitland Gaol in colonial New South Wales. Among the onlookers is

Searching for Jim Crow

The Hanged Man and the


Body Thief
Searching for Jim Crow

The Hanged Man


and the Body Thief

Body Snatching in Colonial Australia

the Scotsman AS Hamilton, who will take bizarre steps in the aftermath
1860. An Aboriginal
labourer named Jim Crow is
of the execution to exhume this young mans skull. Hamilton is a lecturer
who travels the Australian colonies teaching phrenology, a popular
led to the scaffold
of
the
Maitland
Gaol
science that claims character
and intellect can
be judgedin
fromcolonial
a persons
head. For Hamilton, Jim Crow is an important prize.
New South Wales.
Among
theresearchers
onlookers
is the
A century
and a half later,
at Museum Victoria
want
Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery
to repatriate Jim Crow and other Aboriginal people from Hamiltons
collection of human remains
respective
communities.
But their
Scotsman AS Hamilton,
whoto their
will
take
bizarre
AlexAndrA roginski
only clues are damaged labels and skulls. With each new find, more
questions emerge.
Who
was Jim
Crow? Why was he executed?
And how
steps in the aftermath
of
the
execution
to
exhume
did he end up so far south in Melbourne?
In a compelling and original work of history, Alexandra Roginski
this young mans
skull. Hamilton is a lecturer who
leads the reader through her extensive research aimed at finding the
person within the museum piece. Reconstructing the narrative of a life
travels the Australian
colonies teaching phrenology,
and a theft, she crafts a case study that elegantly navigates between legal
and Aboriginal history, heritage studies and biography.
a popular science
thatfor claims
character
and aintellect
Searching
Jim Crow is a nuanced
story about phrenology,
biased
legal system, the aspirations of a new museum, and the dilemmas of a
theatrical third
wife. It is most importantly
of two
very different
can be judged from
a persons
head.a tale
For
Hamilton,
men, collector and collected, one of whom can now return home.
Jim Crow is an important prize.
A century and a half later, researchers at Museum
Victoria want to repatriate Jim Crow and other
Aboriginal people from Hamiltons collection of
human remains to their respective communities.
But their only clues are damaged labels and skulls.
With each new find, more questions emerge. Who was Jim Crow? Why was he executed? And
how did he end up so far south in Melbourne?
In a compelling and original work of history, Alexandra Roginski leads the reader through
her extensive research aimed at finding the person within the museum piece. Reconstructing
the narrative of a life and a theft, she crafts a case study that elegantly navigates between legal
and Aboriginal history, heritage studies and biography.
The Hanged Man and the Body Thief is a nuanced story about phrenology, a biased
legal system, the aspirations of a new museum, and the dilemmas of a theatrical third wife. It
is most importantly a tale of two very different men, collector and collected, one of whom can
now return home.
Alexandra Roginski lives in Canberra, where she is a doctoral candidate researching
the history of popular phrenology at the Australian National University. Originally from
Melbourne, she has written for The Age, the Big Issue, and specialist publications in education,
research and development. Her interest in the history of science developed during a period
when she was working in medical communications. In 2013, Alexandra was awarded an 1854
Student Scholarship from Museum Victoria, where she has also worked as a research assistant
in Indigenous repatriation. This is her first book.
AlexAndrA roginski

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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES

Dancing in My Dreams

Dancing in My DreaMs

Confronting the Spectre


Polio
confronting tHeof
spectre
of polio
Kerry HigHley

Across most of the world, an entire generation has lived free from the spectre of
polio, but for fifty years during the twentieth century that fear was overwhelming.
Polio rapidly became every parents worst nightmare, and panic drove rational
people to do bizarre things to protect their children. The polio epidemics arrived
silently, often with symptoms that could easily be mistaken for a common cold and
the suddenness with which healthy children succumbed to the virus meant that
the disease was regarded with particular dread. Those who were infected and were
fortunate enough to survive the disease often found that they now faced disability in
an unfriendly world that valued conformity to an ideal body shape.
The treatments that polio survivors were offered generated a fierce debate between
the medical communitys enforced orthodox treatment and those who advocated
alternative therapies. In pre-Second World War Australia, two women symbolised
the rift that existed between treatments for the paralysed body. In Victoria, Dr Jean
Macnamara followed the orthodox approach using splints, plaster casts and braces
to protect and control the body before commencing therapeutic exercise usually
after a period of some months. In her clinic in Townsville and later in the United
States of America, Sister Elizabeth Kenny championed and practised a contrasting
method of treatment. Kenny believed in little or no form of constraint for the
paralysed body apart from sand bags and a foot-board, she advocated gentle exercise
of muscles in the early, acute stage of the disease, and used hot packs to relieve pain,
spasm and tightness in muscles.
Dancing in My Dreams investigates the disease of polio and its treatment over a
long period, the scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of the poliovirus, and
the early studies in virology and immunology that culminated in the production of
a polio vaccine. Early histories of medicine were often written from the perspective
of the leading medical men and neglected the experience of the patient, who was
viewed with increased objectivity. That approach has changed and, throughout
Dancing in My Dreams, the voice of the polio survivor can be clearly heard.

Dancing in My DreaMs

By Kerry Highley

Dancing
in My
DreaMs

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confronting tHe spectre of polio

Across most of the world, an entire generation has


lived free from the spectre of polio, but for fifty
years during the twentieth century that fear was
confronting tHe
spectre of polio
overwhelming. Polio rapidly became every parents
worst nightmare. Epidemics arrived silently, often
Kerry HigHley
with symptoms that could easily be mistaken for
a common cold, and with dreadful suddenness.
Those fortunate enough to survive infection often
faced an unfriendly and unhelpful world.
Appropriate treatments for polio survivors
were fiercely debated. In pre-Second World War
Australia, two women symbolised a dramatic rift
between the medical communitys orthodoxy
and those who advocated alternative therapy. In
Victoria, Dr Jean Macnamara used splints, plaster
casts and braces. In her clinic in Townsville and
later in the USA, Sister Elizabeth Kenny championed and practised an alternative approach of
little or no form of constraint for the paralysed body, advocating gentle exercise of muscles in
the early, acute stage of the disease, and hot packs to relieve pain, spasm and muscle tightness.
By the 1950s, most Western countries had abandoned the orthodoxy of immobilising polio
survivors in plaster casts for months on end. In Australia, where the medical establishment
was largely unquestioned, this treatment was to remain dominant until the 1960s.
Dancing in My Dreams investigates the disease of polio and its treatment over a long period,
the scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of the poliovirus, and the early studies in
virology and immunology that culminated in the production of a polio vaccine. For the first
time, in a history of this disease, the voice of the polio survivor can also be clearly heard.
Kerry Highley worked in medical laboratory science for many years before returning to
University in 2000 to study history. In 2009 she received her PhD in the History of Medicine
from the Australian National University for her thesis on the polio epidemics in Australia.
While at the ANU, she tutored in Second World War studies and the History of Terrorism,
and retired in 2011 to work on Dancing in My Dreams. Apart from polio, her research interests
include the history of the Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War.
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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES

A Life Confronting Racism

C o li n Racism
TaTz
A Life Confronting

By Colin Tatz

Racism crushes bodies and souls. In Human Rights and Human Wrongs Colin Tatz
a world authority on racial conflict and abuse, a key figure in Aboriginal Studies
in Australia and an author of major works on genocide, Aboriginal youth suicide,
and Aboriginal and Islander sporting achievements tells his personal story.
Born and educated in South Africa, Tatz worked to expose and oppose that
nations centuries-old apartheid regimes before leaving for what he thought would
be a more enlightened nation, only to find in Australia striking parallels of that
other dismal universe.
As a researcher, writer and activist he has dedicated his life to confronting what
people do to other people on the basis of their race or ethnicity. Here he also relates
how alienation, his Jewishness and an intriguing problem with food have been, for
him, propelling forces.
Tatzs story, ranging from Southern Africa to Australia, New Zealand, Canada
and Israel, is an important one for anyone genuinely interested in the struggle to
achieve social justice for minorities and marginalised peoples.

Human RigHts & Human WRongs

Human Rights
and Human
Human RigHts &Wrongs
Human WRongs

Professor Colin Tatz AO researches, teaches and writes in the fields of Aboriginal
affairs, comparative race politics, Holocaust and genocide, Jewish studies, migration,
suicide, and sports history. In 1964 he founded and was the initial director of what is
now the Monash Indigenous Centre. He has held chairs of Politics at the University
of New England and at Macquarie University and is currently Visiting Professor in
Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. He is the
founding director of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies,
Sydney.

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A Life Confronting Racism C o lin T a Tz

Racism crushes bodies and souls. In Human


Rights and Human Wrongs Colin Tatz a world
authority on racial conflict and abuse, a key figure
in Aboriginal Studies in Australia and an author of
major works on genocide, Aboriginal youth suicide,
and Aboriginal and Islander sporting achievements
tells his personal story.
Born and educated in South Africa, Tatz worked
to expose and oppose that nations centuries-old
apartheid regimes before leaving for what he
thought would be a more enlightened nation, only
A Life Confronting Racism
to find in Australia striking parallels of that other
C o li n T aT z
dismal universe.
As a researcher, writer and activist he has
dedicated his life to confronting what people do to
other people on the basis of their race or ethnicity, but here he also relates how alienation, his
Jewishness and an intriguing problem with food have been, for him, propelling forces.
Tatzs story, ranging from South Africa to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Israel, is
an important one for anyone genuinely interested in the struggle to achieve social justice for
minorities and marginalised peoples.
Colin Tatz AO researches, teaches and writes in the fields of Aboriginal affairs,
comparative race politics, Holocaust and genocide, Jewish studies, migration, suicide, and
sports history. In 1964 he founded and was the initial director of what is now the Monash
Indigenous Centre. He has held chairs of Politics at the University of New England and at
Macquarie University and is currently Visiting Fellow in Politics and International Relations
at the Australian National University. He is the founding director of the Australian Institute
for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sydney.

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&
Human WRongs

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Respectable Radicals
A History of the National Council of Women Australia, 1896-2006
By Marian Quartly and Judith Smart

For much of the twentieth century, the National Council of Women of Australia was the peak
body representing women to government in Australia, and through the International Council
of Women, to the world. This history of NCWA tells the story of mainstream feminism in
Australia, of the long struggle for equality at home and at work which is still far from achieved.
In these days when women can no longer be imagined as speaking with one voice, and women
as a group have no ready access to government, we still need something of the optimistic
vision of the leaders of NCWA. Always respectable in hat and gloves, they politely persisted
with the truly radical idea that women the world over should be equal with men.
Marian Quartly holds the position of Professor Emerita at the Monash School of
Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. Her long-term research concern is the
history of family in late twentieth century Australia. She has recently completed two large cooperative projects: a history of Australian adoption, and a history of the National Council of
Women of Australia.
Judith Smart is a principal fellow at the University of Melbourne and an adjunct professor
at RMIT University. She has published on Australian womens organisations in the first half of
the twentieth century, as well as on women and political protest, women and religion, the Miss
Australia beauty contest, and the social history of the home front during war. She is the coeditor with Shurlee Swain of The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century
Australia.
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John Jefferson
Bray
John Jef ferson Bray
A Vigilant Life

John Emerson

This biography unravel(s) the puzzle of how such a gifted legal scholar,
advocate and judge could, at the same time, live a life that so outraged
the orthodox expectations that descended upon him.
From the Foreword by The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

With a foreword by Michael Kirby

John Jefferson Bray

By John Emerson

A Vigilant Life

In MArCH 1967 South Australian Attorney-General Don Dunstan appointed


his states most outstanding barrister as Chief Justice. In public, Brays appointment
brought barely a ripple, but in the murky waters of Adelaides corridors of power
this decision unleashed waves of outrage and bitter revenge seeking, which would
eventually lead to the sacking of a police commissioner, the resignation of Dunstan
as South Australian Premier and the early retirement of Bray.
After his successful defence of rupert Murdochs News in 1960 in a seditious
libel case, Bray made a powerful enemy who coveted the position of Chief Justice
that Bray would come to hold an enemy who would then ruthlessly target Brays
unconventional private life.
This is the story of an extraordinarily gifted man whose judicial writings continue
to be cited across the Commonwealth and who determined to defend not only his
own natural right to a private life but also that of all citizens.
As Michael Kirby relates in his Foreword, the abuse of power, recorded in those
pages, stands as a warning to us.

A Vigilant Life

This biography unravel(s) the puzzle of how such a


gifted legal scholar, advocate and judge could, at the
same time, live a life that so outraged the orthodox
expectations that descended upon him. From the
Foreword by The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

John
Jefferson
Bray
A Vigilant Life
John Emerson

John Emerson is Visiting research Fellow with the University of Adelaide Law
School and the founding Director of the University of Adelaide Press. He has
previously published The History of the Independent Bar in South Australia and
First Among Equals: Chief Justices of South Australia since Federation and dozens of
articles on the history of the legal profession. He holds a Masters Degree in Cinema
from the University of Paris 3 Sorbonne nouvelle, and a PhD in French from the
University of Adelaide.

John Emerson

In March 1967 South Australian AttorneyGeneral Don Dunstan appointed his states most
outstanding barrister as Chief Justice. In public,
Brays appointment brought barely a ripple, but in
the murky waters of Adelaides corridors of power
this decision unleashed waves of outrage and bitter
Foreword by The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG
revenge seeking, which would eventually lead to the
sacking of a police commissioner, the resignation of
Dunstan as South Australian Premier and the early
retirement of Bray.
After his successful defence of Rupert Murdochs News in 1960 in a seditious libel case, Bray
made a powerful enemy who coveted the position of Chief Justice that Bray would come to
hold an enemy who would then ruthlessly target Brays unconventional private life.
This is the story of an extraordinarily gifted man whose judicial writings continue to be
cited across the Commonwealth and who determined to defend not only his own natural right
to a private life but also that of all citizens.
As Michael Kirby relates in his Foreword, the abuse of power, recorded in those pages,
stands as a warning to us.
John Emerson is Visiting Research Fellow with the University of Adelaide Law School and
the founding Director of the University of Adelaide Press. He has previously published The
History of the Independent Bar in South Australia and First Among Equals: Chief Justices of
South Australia since Federation and dozens of articles on the history of the legal profession.
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The Two Frank Things


P e T e r F i T z P a T r i c k
New in Paperback
They shared a name, of course, and their physical resemblance was startling.
And both Frank Thrings were huge figures in the landscape of twentieth-century
Australian theatre and film.
But in many ways they could hardly have been more different. Frank Thring
the father (18821936) began his career as a sideshow conjuror, and he wheeled,
dealed and occasionally married his way into becoming the legendary F.T.
impresario, speculator and owner of Efftee Films, Australias first talkies studio.
He built for himself an image of grand patriarchal respectability, a sizeable
fortune, and all the makings of a dynasty.
Frank Thring the son (19261994) squandered the fortune and derailed the
dynasty in the course of creating his own persona a unique presence that
could make most stages and foyers seem small. He won fame playing tyrants
in togas in Hollywood blockbusters, then, suddenly, came home to Melbourne
to play perhaps his finest role that of Frank Thring, actor and personality
extraordinaire. Central to this role was that Frank the son was unapologetically
and outrageously gay.
Peter Fitzpatricks compelling dual biography tells the story of two remarkable
characters. Its a kind of detective story, following the tracks of two men who
did all they could to cover their tracks, and to conceal the self : Frank the father
used secrecy and sleight-of-hand as strategies for self-protection; Frank the son
masked a thoroughly reclusive personality with flamboyant self-parody. Its also
the tale of a lost relationship and of the power a father may have had, even
over a son who hardly knew him.

The Two Frank Thrings PeTer FiTzPaTrick

The Two Frank Thrings

By Peter Fitzpatrick

WINNER of the National Biography Award


2013

WAL
E
TH

STATE
winner

IB

In Fitzpatricks expert hands, their stories count


among the saddest as well as the most scintillating in
our annals. Ian Britain, Australian Book Review

The Two
Frank Thrings

RARY O

national
biography
award

They shared a name, of course, and their physical


resemblance was startling. And both Frank Thrings
were huge figures in the landscape of twentiethcentury Australian theatre and film.
But in many ways they could hardly have been
more different. Frank Thring the father (18821936)
P e T e r F i T z P a T r i c k
began his career as a sideshow conjuror, and he
wheeled, dealed and occasionally married his way
into becoming the legendary F.T. impresario,
speculator and owner of Efftee Films, Australias first talkies studio. He built for himself an
image of grand patriarchal respectability, a sizeable fortune, and all the makings of a dynasty.
Frank Thring the son (19261994) squandered the fortune and derailed the dynasty in
the course of creating his own persona a unique presence that could make most stages
and foyers seem small. He won fame playing tyrants in togas in Hollywood blockbusters,
then, suddenly, came home to Melbourne to play perhaps his finest role that of Frank
Thring, actor and personality extraordinaire. Central to this role was that Frank the son was
unapologetically and outrageously gay.
Peter Fitzpatricks compelling dual biography tells the story of two remarkable characters.
Its a kind of detective story, following the lives of two men who did all they could to cover
their tracks, and to conceal the self: Frank the father used secrecy and sleight-of-hand as
strategies for self-protection; Frank the son masked a thoroughly reclusive personality with
flamboyant self-parody. Its also the tale of a lost relationship and of the power a father may
have had, even over a son who hardly knew him.
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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES

Australian Religious Thought

AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT


SIX EXPLORATIONS
WAYNE HUDSON
This book is the first major study of Australian religious thought.
It argues that religious though can be found in many intellectuals
in Australia, both in the religiously inclined and in those who were
not conventionally religious. Drawing together existing and new
research, this book opens up new perspectives and re-thematises
the field in six exploratory studies. Each study is revisionist in some
respects. Shapes of disbelief are explored in intellectuals of many
types. The concept of sacral secularity is used to complex and
contest discussions of the secular in Australia. Religious liberalism
is interpreted as transnational and as often a source of social reform.
Interactions between religious thought and philosophy are discussed
in some detail, as is the development of theology, which has received
relatively little attention from historians. Account is also taken of
what might perhaps be called postsecular consciousness in many
intellectuals. Taking religious thought more seriously suggests
possible revisions to the way the national story has been told. There
was more serious intellectual life in Australia than some historians
have claimed, and a considerable part of it was in a broad sense
religious.
Wayne Hudson works across the fields of philosophy, history,
politics and religion. He is an authority on the German Jewish
philosopher Ernst Bloch and a leading historian of English deism.
He has published eighteen books and is currently an Adjunct
Professor at the University of Queensland, Charles Sturt University
and the University of Tasmania.

AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT SIX EXPLORATIONS WAYNE HUDSON

By Wayne Hudson

AUSTRALIAN
RELIGIOUS
THOUGHT

This book provides new perspectives on the relationship between


SIX EXPLORATIONS
religious thought and social reform in Australia. The author argues that
religious thought can be found in many intellectuals in Australia, both
in the religiously inclined and in those who were not conventionally
religious. Drawing together existing and new research, it opens up new
perspectives and re-thematises the field in six exploratory studies.
Interactions between religious thought and philosophy are discussed
WAYNE HUDSON
in some detail, as is the development of theology, which has received
relatively little attention from historians. Account is also taken of what
might perhaps be called post-secular consciousness in many intellectuals. Taking religious
thought more seriously suggests possible revisions to the way the national story has been told.
There was more serious intellectual life in Australia than some historians have claimed, and a
considerable part of it was in a broad sense religious.
Wayne Hudson is Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland, Charles Sturt, and the
University of Tasmania.
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Edited by Mike Smith and Billy Griffiths

The Australian Archaeologists


Book of Quotations
Edited by Mike Smith and Billy Griffiths

The discoverers, explorers and colonists of the three million square miles
which are Australia, were its Aborigines. John Mulvaney, 1969

The Australian
Archaeologists
Book of Quotations
Edited by Mike Smith and Billy Griffiths

Edited by Mike Smith and Billy Griffiths

Australian archaeology has been involved in a great enterprise over the last sixty
years, uncovering the deep past of a desert continent and the history of its first
people. This book is a guide to the catchphrases of the discipline. It is a meditation
on science and place, culture and politics, deep time and the Dreaming and it
is steeped in an appreciation of good writing and a well-turned phrase. Woven
in amongst these quotations is the story of how, as a nation, we are coming to
terms with ancient Australia.
Desert archaeologist Mike Smith has compiled this collection over the course
of a lifetime. Each entry has been chosen because it is a pithy summation of an
issue. Combined, the quotations map the development of the field and give us
a snapshot of the people, the places, and the ideas that have driven the recent
revolution of Australias timescale.

The Australian Archaeologists Book of Quotations

The Australian Archaeologists Book


of Quotations

Australian archaeology has been involved in a great enterprise over the


last sixty years, uncovering the deep past of a desert continent and the
history of its first people. This book is a guide to the catchphrases of the
discipline. It is a meditation on science and place, culture and politics,
deep time and the Dreaming and it is steeped in an appreciation
of good writing and a well-turned phrase. Woven in amongst these
quotations is the story of how, as a nation, we are coming to terms with
ancient Australia.
Mike Smith AM is emeritus research fellow at the National Museum of Australia and the
author of The Archaeology of Australias Deserts. Billy Griffiths is the author of The China
Breakthrough: Whitlam in the Middle Kingdom, 1971.
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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES

Contemporary australian
politiCal party organisations
Edited by Narelle Miragliotta, Anika Gauja and Rodney Smith

Edited by Narelle Miragliotta, Anika Gauja & Rodney Smith

Political parties have always been fundamental to Australias representative


democracy. As organisations, however, their continued centrality and
longevity depend upon their ability to respond to changing political, social
and technological circumstances, such as declining levels of membership and
partisan affiliation, and the rise of social media.
In this volume the first book dedicated to Australian political parties in
nearly a decade we bring together many of the leading scholars of Australian
politics to examine the evolving role and relevance of political parties
today. Chapters explore the diversity of Australian parties organisational
arrangements, the contemporary challenges they face, and the institutions
that shape their behaviour. The contributions tell a story of adaptation by
the Australian parties during a time of flux, one which suggests that party
organisations will be central to Australian political life for quite some time yet.

Contemporary australian politiCal party organisations

Contemporary Australian Political


Party Organisations

Contemporary
australian
politiCal party
organisations

Political parties have always been fundamental to Australias


representative democracy. As organisations, however, their continued
centrality and longevity depend upon their ability to respond to
changing political, social and technological circumstances, such
as declining levels of membership and partisan affiliation, and
the rise of social media. In this volume the first book dedicated
to Australian political parties in nearly a decade the editors
bring together many of the leading scholars of Australian politics
to examine the evolving role and relevance of political parties today. Chapters explore the
diversity of Australian parties organisational arrangements, the contemporary challenges
they face, and the institutions that shape their behaviour.
Narelle Miragliotta is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International
Relations at Monash University. Anika Gauja is Senior Lecturer in the Department of
Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Rodney Smith is
Professor of Australian Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations
at the University of Sydney.
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The Making of a Party System

The Making of
a ParTy SySTeM

Minor Parties in the Australian Senate The Making of a ParTy SySTeM


Minor Parties in the australian senate

By Zareh Ghazarian

Zareh GhaZarian

Minor parties have come a long way in australia. From an era where there were
no minor parties in the national parliament, they have become crucial players in
shaping government policy and the political debate. This book charts the rise of
minor parties in the australian senate since the end of the second World War
and constructs an analytical framework to explain how they became the powerful
actors they are today. it shows that there has been a change in the type of minor
party elected. rather than be created as a result of a split in a major party, newer
minor parties have been mobilised by broad social movements with the aim of
advancing specific policy agendas. By shedding light on these parties, the book
shows how minor parties have impacted the australian political system and how
they look set to remain an important component of governance in the future.

Minor parties have come a long way in Australia. From an era


where there were no minor parties in the national parliament, they
have become crucial players in shaping government policy and
the political debate. This book charts the rise of minor parties in
the Australian Senate since the end of the Second World War and
constructs an analytical framework to explain how they became the
powerful actors they are today. It shows that there has been a change
in the type of minor party elected. Rather than be created as a result
of a split in a major party, newer minor parties have been mobilised
by broad social movements with the aim of advancing specific policy agendas. By shedding
light on these parties, the book shows how minor parties have impacted the Australian
political system and how they look set to remain an important component of governance in
the future.
Dr Zareh Ghazarian is lecturer in Politics, School of Social Sciences at Monash University.
Minor Parties in the australian senate
Zareh GhaZarian

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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES

Thinking the Antipodes


By Peter Beilharz

thin k in g the an tiPod es


Australian Essays
Peter Beilharz

In 1956 Bernard Smith wrote that we in Australia were migratory birds. This
was to become a leading motif of his own thinking, and a significant inspiration
for Peter Beilharz. Beilharz came to argue that the idea of the antipodes made
sense less in its geographical than its cultural form, viewed as a relation rather
than a place. Australians had one foot here and one there, whichever there this
was. This way of thinking with and after Bernard Smith makes up one current of
Beilharzs best Australian essays.
Two other streams contribute to the collection. The second recovers and
publicises antipodean intellectuals, from Childe to Evatt to Stretton to Jean
Martin, who have often been overshadowed here by the reception given to
metropolitan celebrity thinkers; and examines others, like Hughes and Carey,
who have been celebrated as writers more than as interpreters of the antipodean
condition.
The third stream engages with mainstream views of Australian writing, and
with the limits of these views. If we think in terms of cultural traffic, then the
stories we tell about Australia will also be global and regional in a broader sense.
Australia is the result of cultural traffic, local and global.

t hin k in g t he a n t iPo d e s

Australian Essays

thinking the

antiPodes
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Peter Beilharz

PETEr BEIlHArz is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Thesis Eleven


Centre for Cultural Sociology at la Trobe University. He has published 24 books
and 200 papers across five continents. His major works include Imagining the
Antipodes (1997) and Sociology Antipodean Perspectives, with Trevor Hogan
(2012). He has been affiliated with Harvard, Yale and leeds universities, and in
2015 will work at STIAS in South Africa with Sian Supski.

Australian Essays

In 1956 Bernard Smith wrote that we in Australia were migratory


Peter Beilharz
birds. This was to become a leading motif of his own thinking,
and a significant inspiration for Peter Beilharz. Beilharz came
to argue that the idea of the antipodes made sense less in its
geographical than its cultural form, viewed as a relation rather
than a place.
Peter Beilharz is Professor of Sociology and Director of
the Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology at La Trobe
University. He has published 24 books and 200 papers across five
continents. His major works include Imagining the Antipodes and
Sociology Antipodean Perspectives, with Trevor Hogan. He has been affiliated with Harvard,
Yale and Leeds universities, and in 2015 will work at STIAS in South Africa with Sian Supski.
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Unnamed Desires
A Sydney Lesbian History
By Rebecca Jennings

Unnamed Desires
A Sydney LeSbiAn HiStory
rebeccA JenningS

The first in-depth study of female same-sex desire in twentiethcentury Australia, Unnamed Desires explores the compelling
stories of ordinary women who struggled to build lives and
express their love for other women in a hostile society. Focusing
on Sydney and country New South Wales in the mid-twentiethcentury (1930-1978), it traces the development of lesbian culture,
identities and material spaces from the interwar period to the
first Mardi Gras. Drawing on major oral history interviews,
A Sydney LeSbiAn HiStory
conducted by the author, and archival research, this book offers
rebeccA JenningS
fascinating new insights into the social and cultural history of
mid-twentieth-century NSW.
Rebecca Jennings is ARC Future Fellow in the Department of Modern History at
Macquarie University. She has published widely on Australian and British lesbian history and
is the author of Tomboys and Bachelor Girls, A Lesbian History of Post-war Britain, 1945-71
and A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Women Since 1500.

Unnamed
Desires

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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES

Genocide, Memory and History

AftermAth
Genocide, memory And history

Edited by Karen Auerbach

edited by KAren AUerbAch

AftermAth

Aftermath

AftermAth
Genocide, memory And history

Aftermath: Genocide, Memory and History examines how genocide is


remembered and represented in both popular and scholarly memory,
integrating scholarship on the Holocaust with the study of other genocides
through a comparative framework. Scholars from a range of disciplines
re-evaluate narratives of past conflict to explore how memory of genocide
is mobilised in the aftermath, tracing the development and evolution
of memory through the lenses of national identities, colonialism, legal
history, film studies, gender, the press, and literary studies.

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edited by KAren AUerbAch

edited by KAren AUerbAch

Karen Auerbach is an assistant professor of history and Stuart E Eizenstat


Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Previously
she was a lecturer in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation. She is
the author of The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw
after the Holocaust (Indiana University Press, 2013) and numerous articles
in English and Polish.

Genocide, memory And history

Aftermath: Genocide, Memory and History examines how


genocide is remembered and represented in both popular and
scholarly memory, integrating scholarship on the Holocaust with
the study of other genocides through a comparative framework.
Scholars from a range of disciplines re-evaluate narratives of
past conflict to explore how memory of genocide is mobilised in
the aftermath, tracing the development and evolution of memory
through the lenses of national identities, colonialism, legal
history, film studies, gender, the press, and literary studies.
Contributors include: Tom Lawson, Kimberly Allar, Rebekah
Moore, Fay Anderson, Salvador Orti Camallonga, Laura S Levitt, Esther Jivolsky, Suzanne D
Rutland, Adam Brown, Dec Waterhouse-Watson and Danielle Christmas.
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Earth and Industry


Stories from Gippsland Past, Present and Future

Edited by Erik Eklund and Julie Fenley

Earth and
Industry
storIEs from GIppsland

How have individuals and communities responded to change


and interacted with the physical environments around
EdItEd by ErIk Eklund and JulIE fEnlEy
them?InEarth and Industry Erik Eklund and JulieFenley
assemble contributors to examine historic and contemporary
relations of people and the environment in an area Gippsland,
Victoria, Australia built upon a many-layered history of
environmental modifications and once again on the cusp of
rapid economic and social change.
Taking account of Aboriginal and white relations, old and
new forms of pastoralism and agriculture, water and coastal
management and fishing, mining and industrialisation, forestry,
heritage management, and increasing political tensions in relation to the environment, the
result is a story of challenges, hardships and conflicts, as well as resourcefulness
and innovation.
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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES


Putting the WoW into
ComPuting for girls

Digital Divas
Putting the Wow into Computing for Girls

By Julie Fisher, Catherine Lang, Annemieke Craig


and Helen Forgasz

Putting the WoW into


ComPuting for girls

The geek is male. Or so it seems. As is well documented, there is a


distinct under-representation of girls studying computing at high
school level and, correspondingly, going on to have careers in IT.
To address this problem in 2007, the authors of this book, with
backgrounds in secondary teaching or IT, trialled a new and
revolutionary program in schools: Digital Divas.
The Digital Divas program, based on the idea that it was
possible to change girls perceptions of IT careers with
educationally sound materials that tapped into their interests and
were delivered in all-girl classes within the school curriculum, was a great success.
In Digital Divas: Putting the Wow into Computing for Girls, Fischer, Lang, Craig and Forgasz
recount what they did and how they did it and reflect on the significance of this program,
which has indisputably led to an increased self-sufficiency with IT amongst girls, challenged
stereotyped understandings of IT as a male activity, and increased the pursuit of IT careers by
young women.
Julie fisher, Catherine lang, annemieke Craig
and helen forgasz

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Embodying Transformation
Embodying TransformaTion
Edited by Maryrose Casey

TransCulTural PErformanCE
EdiTEd by maryrosE CasEy

The essays in this collection explore transcultural


events to reveal deeper understandings of
the dynamic nature, power and affect
of performance as it is created and
witnessed across national and
cultural boundaries. Focusing
on historical and contemporary
public events in multiple contexts, the
contributors offer readings of transcultural
exchanges between European countries, Asian
countries, former colonies to Europe, African to Middle
Eastern, colonisers and colonists to colonised peoples and back
again. In the process explore questions around issues of aesthetics, cultural
anxieties, cultural control and the effect of intentions on practice.

Embodying TransformaTion

Transcultural Performance

Embodying
TransformaTion

Maryrose Casey is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow with the Monash
University Indigenous Centre. Her major publications include Creating Frames:
Contemporary Indigenous Theatre (UQP 2004), Transnational Whiteness Matters
(Rowan Littlefield 2008) co-edited with Aileen Moreton-Robinson and Fiona Nicoll
and Telling Stories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performance (2012 ASP).

EdiTEd by maryrosE CasEy

Maryrose Casey, Sandra DUrso, Arjun Ghosh, Hilary Halba, Rand Hazou, Daniel
Johnston, Glen McGillivray, James McKinnon, Paul Monaghan, George Parker,
Anna Teresa Scheer, Sukanya Sompiboon and Bronwyn Tweddle

TransCulTural PErformanCE

The essays in this collection explore transcultural events to reveal


deeper understandings of the dynamic nature, power and affect
TransCulTural PErformanCE
of performance as it is created and witnessed across national and
EdiTEd by maryrosE CasEy
cultural boundaries. Focusing on historical and contemporary
public events in multiple contexts, the contributors
offer readings
ConTribuTors
of transcultural exchanges between European countries, Asian
countries, former colonies to Europe, African to Middle Eastern,
colonisers and colonists to colonised peoples and back again. In
the process they explore questions of aesthetics, cultural anxieties,
cultural control and the effect of intentions on practice.
Maryrose Casey is associate professor, Theatre and Performance, Monash University.
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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES

Activism and Aid


Young Citizens Experiences of Development and Democracy in East Timor
By Anne Wigglesworth

Timor-Lestes independence was forged at a time when international developmental theory


had rejected top down approaches and recognised the importance of participatory approaches
informing developmental strategies. When the arrival of the United Nations and a multitude of
bilateral and multilateral and non-government organisations arrived in Timor-Leste in 1999 it
was hoped that the international intervention would at last produce a development success story.
Independence also brought the realisation that dreams for an independent Timor-Leste varied,
often according to their generation. Three generations of Timorese: the political elite, a younger
generation of independence activists (gerasaun foun) and todays youth of independent TimorLeste, each bring their own experiences and face different challenges in Timor-Leste. Today
stark contrasts between the values of customary life and those of the modernising world place
both community leaders and young Timorese at a crossroads. The experiences of the Timorese
are unique, but this book reflects a broader analysis about how aid-influenced processes of
development can work in greater harmony with people to realise their own visions of the future
of the nation.
Anne Wigglesworth is adjunct research fellow, Monash Asia Institute.
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Asian Horizons
Giuseppe Tuccis Buddhist, Indian,
Himalayan and Central Asian Studies

S E R I E O R I E N TA L E R O M A
CVI

Edited by Andrea Di Castro and David Templeman


Asian Horizons is published in honour of the great scholar of

AsiAn Horizons
Giuseppe Tuccis BuddHisT, indiAn,
HimAlAyAn And cenTrAl AsiAn sTudies

Asia, Professor Giuseppe Tucci (18941984). Through the work


of present-day scholars, both senior and emerging, this volume
represents their efforts to maintain the impetus of the profound
legacy Tucci left. Renowned to this day as a founding scholar in
an extraordinarily wide variety of disciplines, as well as being
an explorer of hitherto largely unknown lands, such as Tibet,
Tucci gained a deep knowledge of Asia through a familiarity
with its people, places and literature. His contribution to modern
scholarship is nothing less than remarkable. The volume reflects
the broad variety of topics in which Tucci himself displayed deep interest and serves as an
homage to his work.
edited by
A.A. di castro and david Templeman

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MELBOURNE

MONASH UNIVERSITY PUBLISHING


2014

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NEW AND FORTHCOMING TITLES


Forbidden MeMories WoMens experiences oF 1965 in eastern indonesia
edited by Mery KoliMon and liliya Wetangterah

This is the first book to consider the experiences of women survivors of 1965 anticommunist violence in the majority Christian province Eastern indonesia. so far, most
studies of the 1965 violence have focused on the Muslim majority population of Java and
hindu majority population of Bali. Forbidden Memories presents stories from across the
regions of sumba, sabu, Alor, Kupang and other parts of West Timor of women who
were imprisoned and tortured or whose husbands were murdered. The book is a critical
examination of the role of the Protestant Church at the time of the violence and in its
aftermath, including ongoing sanctions and political purges against those considered to
be supporters of the indonesian Communist Party. Themes include the impact of the
violence on women teachers, members of the womens organisation Gerwani and the
fracturing of social and religious communities. The writers critique the role of religious
and state institutions for failing to care for this vulnerable community in the face of state
terrorism and a culture of fear.
The editors and research team hope this publication will create a safe and peaceful
environment for survivors to tell their stories and for society to acknowledge their
suffering and to struggle with them to restore their rights.

Edited by Mery Kolimon, Lilya Wetangterah and Karen


Campbell-Nelson | Translated by Jennifer Lindsay

I am very appreciative and amazed at the work that has gone into this book; such a
complete study from the perspective of victims, especially women victims. What is very
interesting is how the church participated in the violence, or at least did not prevent
the violence from occurring. It adds to our knowledge about the impact of the political
turmoil after the military coup by Suharto and his accomplices, and how the anti-PKI
campaign has ruined many lives without them knowing why or what really happened.
(Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, LBh-PiK founder, former Member of Parliament in
2004-2009, former Commissioner of the National Commission on Women)
The case studies in this report reveal a great deal of new knowledge. As far as I know, this
is the first study on the subject conducted by a Christian church in Indonesia - Catholic
or Protestant.... It is therefore of utmost urgency that this book is distributed as widely as
possible. Studies such as this can lead to related initiatives in memorialization, reparations
and education.
(Gerry van Klinken, senior researcher, KiTLV, Leiden University)

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edited by Mery KoliMon and liliya Wetangterah

This is the first book to consider the experiences of women


survivors of 1965 anti-communist violence in the majority
Christian province of Eastern Indonesia. Most previous studies
of the 1965 violence have focused on the Muslim majority
population of Java or the Hindu majority population of Bali. The
book presents stories from across the regions of Sumba, Sabu,
Alor, Kupang and parts of West Timor of women who were
imprisoned and tortured or whose husbands were murdered.

WoMens experiences oF 1965 in eastern indonesia

Womens experiences of 1965 in Eastern Indonesia

Forbidden MeMories

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WoMens experiences oF 1965
in eastern indonesia

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Witch-Hunt and Conspiracy


The Ninja Case in East Java
By Nicholas Herriman

This book brings unique insight and prize-winning analysis to


an extraordinary story that of a witch-hunt and ninja craze
that swept a region of Java, Indonesia, in 1998. When neighbours,
family members and friends believed that one among them was a
sorcerer, this suspicion would sometimes culminate in the death
of the suspect. In 1998, these sporadic killings turned into an
outbreak of violence. On the basis of extensive research in the
field, Herriman explains the local causes of this violence, in the
process of debunking received historical wisdom on this subject.
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Paperback c.240 pages 15 images | Publication: July 2015 | Series: Monash Asia Series
Print 978-1-922235-51-0 | Online 978-1-922235-52-7

Verge 2015
Errance

Edited by Joan Fleming and Anna Jaquiery

The Monash University Creative Writing journal takes as its theme Errance: a journey when
the movement, the itinerant experience, is what matters.
RRP: AUD/US $19.95 | Paperback c.120 pages | Publication: August 2015 | Series: Verge
Print 978-1-922235-96-1 | Online 978-1-922235-97-8

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

Maestro John Monash

Melbourne, Jerilderie, Gallipoli, Amiens and beyond

Tim Fischer brings his army and political experience to the


General Monash story with a flowing and digestible style.
Professor roland Perry

Who was the most innovative general of World War One? For
Tim Fischer, the answer has to be Australias
Maestro
John
MAESTRO JOHN
MONASH AUSTRALIAS GREATEST
CITIZEN GENERAL
Monash, a man who, for all the recognition he received in his
lifetime and after, has arguably not been given his proper due.
Fischer also asks why Monash, Australian Army Corps
Commander, was never promoted to Field Marshal, postwar, as
international precedent suggested was most appropriate, pointing
the finger primarily at the Australian prime minister of the time,
Billy Hughes, within a wider context of establishment suspicion
towards this son of a German Jewish migrant.
AWM photo E03851

TiM Fischer

A perfected modern battle plan is like nothing so much as a score for an orchestral
composition, where the various arms and units are the instruments, and the tasks
they perform are their respective musical phrases. Every individual unit must make
its entry precisely at the proper moment and play its phrase in the general harmony.
John Monash

Who was the most innovative general of World War One? For Tim Fischer, the answer has
to be Australias Maestro John Monash, a man who, for all the recognition he received in
his lifetime and after, has arguably not been given his proper due.
Fischer also asks why Monash, Australian Army Corps commander, was never promoted to
field marshal, postwar, as international precedent suggested was most appropriate, pointing
the finger primarily at the Australian prime minister of the time, Billy Hughes, within a
wider context of establishment suspicion towards this son of a German Jewish migrant.
Back cover: Prime Minister WM Hughes (centre) steps out with Lieutenant General Sir John Monash (on his left),
on the Western Front, 1918. On the far left: Brigadier General Edwin Tivey; on the far right: UK Daily Mail Editor
Thomas Marlowe.

MAESTRO JOHN MONASH AUSTRALIAS GREATEST CITIZEN GENERAL TIM FISCHER

Australias Greatest Citizen General


By Tim Fischer

Australian War Memorial photo E03851

MAESTRO JOHN

MONASH
AUSTRALIAS
AUSTRALIAS GREATEST CITIZEN GENERAL

Front cover: General Sir John Monash, leading a Melbourne Anzac Day march, 25 April 1931.
Australian War Memorial photo AO3451

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TIM FISCHER

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Tim Fischer brings his army and political experience to the General Monash story
with a flowing and digestible style. Professor Roland Perry
RRP: AUD/US $29.95 | Publication: November 2014 | Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-59-6 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-60-2

NortherN Lights
The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland,

The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway

Andrew Scott

By Andrew Scott

The nations of Scandinavia and Finland, or Nordic Europe,


continue to provide living proof that economic prosperity can be
combined with social equality and environmental responsibility.
This book, written from an Australian perspective, explores
previous outside policy interest in the Nordic nations and
outlines some lessons which the English-speaking world, in
particular, can learn from the achievements of the four main
Nordic European nations.
Dr Andrew Scott is Associate Professor in Politics and Policy at Deakin
University, Melbourne. He is the author of four previous books and numerous
book chapters and articles on aspects of politics, policy and history, frequently
involving international comparisons. For several years Andrew has been
researching English-speaking nations past interest in and lessons they can
learn from the policy achievements of the Nordic European nations.

Cover photograph: Fredrik Broms

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The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway Andrew Scott

Denmark and Norway

The nations of Scandinavia and Finland, or Nordic Europe, continue to provide


living proof that economic prosperity can be combined with social equality and
environmental responsibility. This book, written from an Australian perspective,
explores previous outside policy interest in the Nordic nations and outlines some
lessons which the English-speaking world, in particular, can learn now from the
achievements of the four main Nordic European nations. In terms of income
distribution these countries are still much more equal than Australia, Britain,
New Zealand and Canada and nearly twice as equal as the United States.
Workforce participation rates are high in the Nordic nations but working hours
remain within reasonable limits, enabling genuine worklife balance. Sweden
has played a leading role in improving wellbeing, and lowering poverty, among
children. Finland has achieved stunning success in schools since the 1990s.
Denmark invests in comprehensive skills training as part of providing security,
as well as flexibility, in peoples employment lives. Norways taxation approach
and other measures ensure that its natural resources are used sustainably for
the entire nations long-term wealth. All of these achievements are relevant to
the policy choices for the future which Australia, and other English-speaking
countries, can now make.

NortherN Lights

Northern Lights

The magic of the markets philosophy that has failed so miserably wherever it has been
tried is not the only option open to us. Northern Lights tells us how the Nordic nations
have adopted people-focused and economically sustainable ways of operating.
Professor Peter Doherty, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine

NortherN
Lights

The Positive Policy Example of


Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway

Andrew Scott

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In Northern Lights Scott has outlined possible new policy approaches for Australia in sound
scholarly fashion. Could it be that all we need now is a politician with the vision, courage and
eloquence to revive our egalitarian spirit and lead us beyond neoliberalism to social democracy?
Jane Gleeson-White, Sydney Morning Herald
I suggest every Labor parliamentarian and decision-maker put a copy of Andrew Scotts new
book Northern Lights in his or her beach bag. Dennis Glover, Australian Financial Review
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: November 2014 | Series: Public Policy
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-92-7 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-93-4

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

SRI LANKAS SECRETS

SRI LANKAS SECRETS

Sri Lankas Secrets

HOW THE RAJAPAKSA REGIME GETS AWAY WITH MURDER

How the Rajapaksa Regime Gets Away with Murder


SRI LANKAS SECRETS

HOW THE RAJAPAKSA REGIME GETS AWAY WITH MURDER


Grant also details the continuing torture and abuse of Tamils in
Sri Lanka, and some national governments ongoing support for a
regime that has abandoned any pretense of democracy. Foremost
among these enthusiastic supporters has been the Government of
Australia, cynically preoccupied with stopping the boats fleeing
Sri Lankan state terror. At any cost.

SRI LANKAS SECRETS


HOW THE RAJAPAKSA REGIME GETS AWAY WITH MURDER

HOW THE RAJAPAKSA REGIME GETS AWAY WITH MURDER

As the civil war in Sri Lanka drew to its bloody end in 2009 the
government of this island nation removed its protection from
UN officials and employees, who, along with other international
observers, were forced to leave the conflict zone. President
Mahinda Rajapaksa and his inner circle wanted, it seemed, a war
without witness.
The end result was the deliberate slaughter of an estimated
70,000 innocent civilians. However, many survivors, and
some who died, were able to capture on camera the horrifying
conclusion to the war and the cruel deprivations of the internment
camps that followed. Today, through their images and testimony,
Rajapaksa stands accused of war crimes.
In Sri Lankas Secrets experienced journalist Trevor Grant
presents the shocking story of the final days of this war, alongside
the photographs and eye-witness accounts of many Tamils,
including Maravan, a social worker who fled to Australia by boat
after being tortured by soldiers seeking his folio of photographs.

By Trevor Grant | With a foreword by Geoffrey Robertson QC

Trevor Grant has worked as a journalist for more than 40 years,


as a reporter and specialist feature writer for the Age and News
Ltd in Melbourne, mostly in the sports arena. He now works as
a broadcaster and writer on activist issues in Australia, and as an
advocate for refugees through the Tamil Refugee Council and
Friends of Refugees.

As the civil war in Sri Lanka drew to its bloody end in 2009 the
TREVOR GRANT
government of this island nation removed its protection from
UN officials and employees, who, along with other international
observers, were forced to leave the conflict zone. President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his inner
circle wanted, it seemed, a war without witness.
The end result was the deliberate slaughter of an estimated 70,000 innocent civilians. In Sri
Lankas Secrets experienced journalist Trevor Grant presents the shocking story of the final days
of this war, alongside the photographs and eye-witness accounts of many Tamils.
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Foreword by Geoffrey Robertson QC

Sri Lankas Secrets is a must-read The authority of this book is recognised in the foreword by
Geoffrey Robertson QC. Bruce Haigh, Sydney Morning Herald
The book effectively accuses both Australias major political parties of turning a blind eye to what
is going on Its not just the Rajapaksa government which stands accused by this book. Its us, the
Australian people. We have allowed a slogan stop the boats to become so
pre-eminent in our national life that we have been morally blinded.
Martin Flanagan, The Age
RRP: AUD/US $29.95 | Publication: August 2014 | Series: Investigating Power
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-53-4 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-54-1

The Life and Work of Gerald Glaskin

J o h n

B u r B i d g e

With a foreword by robert dessaix

Burbidge has done us a favour in bringing an important writer back to the spotlight, and
recounting a life that reveals much about marginality in twentieth century Australia.
Dennis Altman, author of Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation

By John Burbidge | With a foreword by Robert Dessaix

A grand story masterfully told his management of detail is one of its strengths
quite an amazing accomplishment. Robert Dessaix

The Life and Work of Gerald Glaskin J o h n B u r B i d g e

The Life and Work of Gerald Glaskin

Dare Me!

Dare Me!

Dare Me!

Gerald Glaskin (19232000) pushed the boundaries of acceptability


in what he wrote and how he wrote it. His twenty major
publications novels, short stories, travelogues, memoirs, plays
and more tackled such taboo subjects as homosexuality, incest
and parapsychology. In the aftermath of the Second World War
Glaskin challenged white Australians to re-examine their attitudes
The Life and Work of Gerald Glaskin
J o h n B u r B i d g e
to Asians and Aboriginal people, and his 1965 novel, No End to the
With a foreword by robert dessaix
Way, initially banned in his home country, was groundbreaking in
its frank and honest portrayal of a homosexual relationship. This
insightful biography probes the life and work of one of Australias most neglected writers and in
so doing, gives Glaskin his proper due.
Burbidges biography rescues Glaskin from obscurity and uses his life to throw light on a
period of Australian history that is attracting more and more attention.
Graham Willett, President, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives

gerald glaskin (19232000) pushed the boundaries of acceptability in what


he wrote and how he wrote it. his twenty major publications novels, short stories,
travelogues, memoirs, plays and more tackled such taboo subjects as homosexuality,
incest and parapsychology.
in the aftermath of the second World War glaskin challenged white australians to
re-examine their attitudes to asian and aboriginal people, and his 1965 novel No End
to the Way initially banned in his home country was groundbreaking in its frank
and honest portrayal of a homosexual relationship.
outside australia, glaskins books were translated into multiple languages and
garnered praise from critics and readers alike. he was hailed as the ace of australian
story tellers. Yet in his home country he was, and remains, a virtual nonentity.
Why did australia turn its back on him? Was it his delight in provoking people?
Was it his audacious, belligerent and at times overbearing manner? Was he a victim of
his countrys tall poppy syndrome, or of a provincial publishing industry?
This insightful biography probes the life and work of one of australias most
neglected writers and in so doing gives glaskin his proper due.

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Dare Me!

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Never heard of Gerry Glaskin? With John Burbidges biography, you no longer have any excuses.
Jeremey Fisher, Australian Book Review
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Published: February 2014 | Series: Biography
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-74-3 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-73-6

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

David Syme
Man of The Age

By Elizabeth Morrison

The Melbourne Age newspaper dominated the newspaper stage in


Australia from the 1870s to the end of the colonial period. In the
1880s its circulation was far in excess of any other daily throughout
all British colonial possessions and its proprietor, the driven,
talented Scotsman David Syme, was acknowledged as the leader of
the Australian press. For the influence that he and his newspapers
exercised, he became a legend in his lifetime and for several
generations after his death in 1908.
Drawing on family and business records as well as newly digitised
nineteenth-century newspaper archives, this biography of a powerful man of many parts
seeks to go behind the legend and round out the story of his life.
How wonderful to be able to hear that mans insights on the really curly questions of newspaper
life! [T]he scrupulous detailed recording of Elizabeth Morrisons researches is the nearest I am
ever to reach to the word with the actual warmth of blood in it, and I count myself lucky indeed
for her gift [T]he book is already my own most thumbed acquisition in years.
Peter Ryan, Quadrant
RRP: AUD/US $$39.95 | Publication: August 2014 | Series: Biography
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-35-0 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-36-7

Jean Galbraith
Jean Galbraith
Wr i t e r i n a Va l l e y

By Meredith Fletcher

Meredith Fletcher

Jean Galbraith

Writer in a Valley

this is the story of Jean Galbraith, one of australias most influential botanists
and writers on nature, plants and gardens. during a writing career that spanned
seventy years, she turned botanical writing into a literary art, developed new
forms of garden writing in australia, and was tireless in spreading knowledge of
native plants. The magic of her writing delighted her readers. she put her vision of
nature into words and helped australians of all ages to see their own landscapes
in new ways.
This is also the story of a writer and her place, a valley in Gippsland, Victoria.
The valley was fundamental to her being and the source of her inspiration. she
celebrated the beauty of all she saw a peppermint tree by her fence, a drift of
wildflowers near a creek but she was also witness to encroaching industrialisation
that transformed her landscapes.
Through telling the story of Jean Galbraiths passion for nature and her simple
life, of her writing and its far-reaching influence, this book offers insights into
australias gardening, botanical and environmental history.

Meredith Fletcher

about the author


Meredith Fletcher is a historian
specialising in environmental, local
and community history. For twenty
years she was director of the centre
for Gippsland studies at Monash
university Gippsland campus, and is
now an adjunct research fellow at the
school of Philosophical, historical
and international studies, Monash
university. her book, Digging People
Up For Coal: a History of Yallourn
was short-listed for the nsW
Premiers history awards.

Writer in a Valley

Jean Galbraith: Writer in a Valley is the compelling story of Jean


Galbraith (19061999), one of Australias most influential botanists
and writers on nature, plants and gardens. As a garden writer, she
was particularly notable for spreading knowledge of Australian flora
and encouraging the cultivation of natives in home gardens. As a
botanist she wrote accessible field guides to Australian wildflowers
that made a vital contribution to the conservation of native plants.
She conveyed the wonders of nature to generations of children
through her child-centred stories of adventures in the natural world.
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Jean
Galbraith
Wr i t e r i n a Va l l e y
M e r e d i th Fle tche r

She turns a quiet, scholarly, modest existence into a book that breathes real life into its subject
and celebrates the uniqueness of Victorian landscape threatened by the modern world.
Dina Ross, Australian Book Review
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: August 2014 | Series: Biography
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-39-8 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-40-4

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Jean claimed she was born wi


of plants and gardens. her firs
adventures were at home wh
was surrounded by the garden
parents and grandfather tend
could stand on the verandah w
passion vine and see an abund
of roses in the garden and clo
of pink and white blossom in
orchard. she could walk from
garden, past her mothers pere
border and her fathers roses,
a clump of shrubs and she wa
Grandfathers garden, a long w
a small child.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
A S E N S E FO R H U M A N I T Y
The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita

The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita

EDITED BY CRAIG TAYLOR


WITH MELINDA GRAEFE

Edited by Craig Taylor with Melinda Graefe

Cover Image: Darron Davies

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Edited by Craig Taylor

Raimond Gaita was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa from


the University of Antwerp for his exceptional contribution to
contemporary moral philosophy and for his singular contribution
to the role of the intellectual in todays academic world, so
recognising the influence of Gaitas ethical thought beyond
academic philosophy. The essays in this collection examine the
influence of Gaitas ethical thought in this broad sense, and
particularly within Australian society and culture, where it has
been most significant.

The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita

Raimond Gaita was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of
Antwerp for his exceptional contribution to contemporary moral philosophy
and for his singular contribution to the role of the intellectual in todays
academic world, so recognising the influence of Gaitas ethical thought beyond
academic philosophy. The essays in this collection examine the influence of
Gaitas ethical thought in this broad sense, and particularly within Australian
society and culture, where it has been most significant. Through his various
works, including in particular his acclaimed biography, Romulus: My Father,
Gaitas ethical thought has had a considerable impact on the intellectual
and cultural life of Australia. This collection is unique for its survey of this
influence, with new essays from significant writers and academics, including
Barry Hill, Alex Miller, Brigitta Olubas, Helen Pringle, Robert Manne, Gerry
Simpson, Steven Tudor, Geoffrey Brahm Levey, Dorothy Scott, Christopher
Cordner, Craig Taylor and Miranda Fricker, along with an introductory piece
by J.M. Coetzee. Other features of the collection include a new poem for Gaita
by poet and screenwriter Nick Drake and an interview with Gaita by Anne
Manne, in which Gaita reflects on the origins and development of his ethical
thought as a form of lucidity.

A SENSE FOR HUMANIT Y

A Sense for Humanity

MONASH

A SENSE FOR

HUMANITY
The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita

EDITED BY CRAIG TAYLOR WITH MELINDA GRAEFE

UNIVERSITY
PUBLISHING

this book has convinced me of the pressing need to go on mining Gaitas work in our search for
answers about ourselves. Richard King, The Australian
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: July 2014 | Series: Philosophy
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-45-9 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-46-6

Gore Vidal on Power

By Heather Neilson

P oli t i ca l a n i m a l
Go r e V ida l o n P ow e r
H e atHe r n e i l s on
Heather Neilson is one of the most gifted, clear-eyed readers of Gore Vidal that we
have. She reads not only the sentences but sees through them, ushering us gently
toward a fresh understanding of this controversial, often misunderstood writer.
Jay Parini, D.E. Axinn Professor of English and Creative Writing,
Middlebury College

po l it ica l a n i ma l g o r e v ida l o n p ow e r

Political Animal

The most significant monograph on Vidals archive of political and historical writing.
Donald E. Pease Jnr, Professor of English and Comparative Literature and
The Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, Dartmouth

The late Gore Vidal occupied a unique position within American letters. Born into a
political family, he ran for office several times, but was consistently critical of his nations
political system and its leaders. A prolific writer in several genres, he was also widely
known particularly in the United States on the basis of his frequent appearances in
the various electronic media.
In this groundbreaking work examining the central theme of power throughout
Vidals writings, Heather Neilson focuses primarily on Vidals historical fiction. In his
novels depicting American history and those set in ancient times, Vidal evokes a world
in which deliberately propagated falsehood disinformation becomes established as
truth. Neilson engages with Vidals representations of political and religious leaders, and
with his deeply ambivalent fascination with the increasingly inescapable influence of the
media. She asserts that Vidals oeuvre has a Shakespearean resonance in its persistent
obsession with the question of what constitutes legitimate power and authority.

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H eat Her n eil son

Gore Vidal occupies a unique position within American


letters. Born into a political family, he has run for office several
times, but has been consistently critical of his nations political
system and its leaders. He is a prolific writer in several genres
and widely known in the United States on the basis of his
frequent television appearances. In this ground-breaking work,
Gore Vidal on Power
Heather Neilson examines the centrality of the theme of power
throughout his writings.
H e at H e r n e i l s o n
Gore Vidal on Power primarily analyses Vidals historical
fiction: his series about American history, Narratives of Empire
and the novels set in the ancient world, Creation and Julian. In each of these works, Vidal
evokes a world in which deliberately propagated falsehood disinformation becomes
established as truth. Neilson engages with Vidals representations of political and religious
leaders, and with his deeply ambivalent fascination with the inescapable power of the media.

Political
animal

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Power is the subject of Heather Neilsons excellent Political Animal, an erudite but accessible
study of Vidals writing [an] assured, meticulous study of a major US intellectual.
James McNamara, Australian Book Review
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Published: November 2014 | Series: Investigating Power
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-68-2 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-69-9

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Trendyville
The Battle for Australias Inner Cities

Renate Howe, David Nichols and Graeme Davison

Australias inner cities experienced an upheaval in the 1960s


and 70s which left them changed forever. People from all walks
of life who valued their suburbs places like Balmain, Battery
Point, Carlton, Indooropilly, North Adelaide or Subiaco
resisted large-scale development projects for freeways, slum
clearance and mass-produced high-rise. Unlikely alliances of
post-war migrants, university students and staff, construction
workers and their unions, long-term residents and city workers,
challenged land-grabs and inappropriate development.
This book is an in-depth examination of the causes and
consequences of urban protest in a democracy. It shows how it changed the built environment
as well as its participants, and resonated in many of our institutions including politics, media
and multiculturalism.
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: October 2014 | Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-42-2 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-43-9

The English Country House in


Literature
A Critical Selection

Edited by Geoffrey G. Hiller | With an introduction


by Peter Groves

This anthology brings together some of the finest writing in


English on the subject of the English country house. As the
collection demonstrates, people shape their houses and their
houses shape them. The various glimpses that the extracts provide
of the country house its architecture, its garden, the wellbeing
of its servants and tenants, the hospitality (or lack of it) that its
guests experience, the extent of the paternalism in the running of the estate all in some way
reflect the character of the owners. The huge ostentatious villa of Popes Timon reflects the
vulgar pretension of its owner, just as the noble house and demesne of Beaumanoir is a home
befitting the cultured and hospitable Lord Henry Sydney of Disraelis Coningsby. Each extract
has a short introduction that provides its context, indicates salient details, and suggests
something of the larger works enduring value.
RRP: AUD $59.95 (not available in the USA) | Hardback 304 pages | Publication: January 2015 | Series: Literature
ISBN (hardback): 978-1-922235-29-9

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New Tricks
Reflections on a Life in Medicine and Tertiary
Education
By Richard Larkins

What is the essence of leadership? Richard Larkins, a major figure


of Australian science, medicine, and university administration,
provides a rare, candid account of a life lived in the public
eye, and of the philosophy he has drawn upon to negotiate the
personal and professional challenges this life has thrown up.
High above the hushed crowd, Rex tried to remain focused.
Still, he couldnt shake one nagging thought: he was an old dog
and this was a new trick.
These words lay beneath a Gary Larson cartoon showing a dog riding a unicycle on a
tightrope in a circus bigtop while juggling balls with its front paws, swinging a hoop round its
middle, balancing a jug on its head and holding a cat in its mouth. The card with the cartoon
was sent to me by my long-time scientific colleague, Marjorie Dunlop, to mark my transition
from Dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne to
Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University in 2003. I had just turned 60 and this
was indeed a new trick.
I started writing these reflections three days after I completed my term [as Vice Chancellor]
at Monash University. I was entering the next phase of my life. It would be studded with a
variety of interesting and challenging part-time activities. I thought it an appropriate time
to reflect on the tricks I have learnt both as a young dog and an old dog and the experiences I
have had in an adult life time spent in medicine, research, health policy and higher education.
(From the Foreword)
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: January 2015 | Series: Biography
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-43-5 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-44-2

Kartini
The Complete Writings 1898-1904
Edited and translated by Joost Cot

In Indonesia, the legacy of Raden Ajeng Kartini (18791904)


is celebrated on Kartini Day, 21 April, every year. Around the
world Kartini is recognised as a major figure in the history of
the advancement of women: a tireless and effective advocate of
womens education and emancipation. However, this is the first
complete and unexpurgated collection of Kartinis published
articles, memoranda and correspondence ever published in any
language.
RRP: AUD/US $149.95 | Publication: April 2015 | Series: Monash Asia Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-10-7 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-11-4

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BACKLIST TITLES
A N Z A C ME MOR IE S
Li vi ng wi t h t he Leg end
NEW

EDITION

A L I S TA I R THOM SON
AnzAc MeMories was first published to acclaim in 1994, and has achieved
international renown for its pioneering contribution to the study of war memory
and mythology. Michael McKernan wrote that the book gave as good a picture of
the impact of the Great war on individuals and Australia as we are likely to get in
this generation, and Michael Roper concluded that an immense achievement of
this book is that it so clearly illuminates the historical processes that left men like
my grandfather forever struggling to fashion myths which they could live by. In
this new edition Alistair Thomson explores how the Anzac legend has transformed
over the past quarter century, how a post-memory of the Great war creates new
challenges and opportunities for making sense of the national past, and how
veterans war memories can still challenge and complicate national mythologies.
He returns to a family war history that he could not write about twenty years
ago because of the stigma of war and mental illness, and he uses newly released
Repatriation files to question his own earlier account of veterans post-war lives
and memories and to think afresh about war and memory.

Published: November 2013 | Series: Monash Classics

ALISTAIR THOMSON is Professor of History at Monash University in Melbourne and was previously Professor of Oral History at the University of Sussex
in england. His books include: The oral History reader (1998 and 2006, with Rob
Perks), Ten Pound Poms: Australias invisible Migrants (2005, with Jim Hammerton),
Moving stories: An intimate History of Four Women across Two countries (2011) and
oral History and Photography (2011, with Alexander Freund).

RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Format: Paperback

...a masterly study of how Australians remember, forget, invent


and imagine their experiences of war. Ken Inglis

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Living with the Legend (New edition)


By Alistair Thomson | With a new Foreword by Jay Winter

ANZAC MEMORIES Living with the Legend

Anzac Memories

Cover photograph by Steve Siewart/Fairfax Syndication

ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-58-3 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-59-0


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Diversity, Challenges and Changes


Edited by Philip Chan
RRP: AUD/US $49.95 | Published: August 2012 | Series: Education Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-40-8 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-41-5

AsiA PAcific EducAtion


D ive r s it y , C h a l l e n g e s a n d C h a n g e s

E dit E d by PhiliP Win g KE un g c hAn


Education in Asia Pacific countries is being transformed by globalisation and
the market economy. Most economies within the region have flourished due to
increased regional capital flow, trade and other forms of economic and political
interaction. The Asia Pacific also has rich and unique traditions, which create
cultural diversity as well as common challenges, including obstacles of language
and geographical separation. While these countries are well documented in
Western scholarship, there is a growing reaction to the predominance of Western
social theories. This response is fuelling recognition of and movement towards
theories that reference the wide range of contextual and cultural perspectives
available in the East.
The contributors to this volume are currently researching contemporary
education in Asia Pacific countries. They offer Eastern-oriented perspectives
on teacher education, parent participation, government withdrawal, textbook
content, uses of modern technology, the challenges of the migrating families
and tertiary students who travel from overseas for study. These commentaries
highlight the issues of equity, identity and social justice and also open up
dialogue between social theories that reference East as well as West.
ABOUT THE EDITOR

Philip Wing Keung Chan is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education,


Monash University. He has worked in course development and training at the
Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong and the Hong
Kong Federation of Education Workers. He was a convenor of the Monash
Education Research Community (MERC).

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Australians in Italy

C o n te m p o ra r y L i v e s a n d I m p r e s s i o n s
Edited by Bill Kent, Ros Pesman and Cynthia Troup

RRP: AUD/US $37.95 | Publication: 2008 | Series: Monash Studies in Australian Society
ISBN (paperback): 978-0-9803616-8-1 | ISBN (online): 978-0-980616-9-8

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C o n te m po ra r y L i ve s a n d I m p r e s s i o n s
Edited by Bill Kent, Ros Pesman and Cynthia Troup

Edited by Bill Kent, Ros Pesman and Cynthia Troup

Contemporary Lives and Impressions


Edited by Bill Kent, Ros Pesman and Cynthia Troup

Long before the advent of modern tourism, Australians travelled to live


in Italy, or undertook extensive visits there. Indeed they continue to do so in
increasing numbers, as women and men find Italian partners; as business people
with European interests settle there; as retirees in their thousands seek the good
life that Italy in Ros Pesmans words, this culturally endowed place of rebirth
seems to promise.
While many are familiar with celebrated expatriates such as Germaine
Greer, Jeffrey Smart, Peter Robb and David Malouf, hundreds of other artists,
writers, musicians and intellectuals have made and continue to make a notable
contribution to the cultural and intellectual lives of both countries. Whilst
Australian Studies flourishes in Italian universities, Australian academics write
distinguished accounts of Italian history covering various eras. Despite this
sustained activity, the scholarly and cultural engagement of Australians with
Italy is not a well known story.
This collection seeks to map the past and present of the Australian love
affair with Italy, and yields rich insights into its causes, motivations and
transformations. Contributors include former Australian Ambassador to Italy
Rory Steele, poet Peter Porter, contemporary artists Euan Heng and Jo-Anne
Duggan, as well as distinguished academics and young scholars. Amongst the
diverse range of articles and vignettes are chapters by Ian Britain on Donald
Friends Italian years, Loretta Baldassar exploring the phenomenon of reverse
migration, and novelist Lisa Clifford reflecting on her family ties with Italy.
Australians in Italy will appeal to scholars and students of migration and
multiculturalism, Australian Studies, Italian Studies, and tourism and travel.
It will also delight those interested in Italy and all things Italian people of
Italian-Australian backgrounds, armchair and actual travellers, sojourners in
Italy, and the general reader.

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Breaking the Silence


SurvivorS Speak aBout 196566 violence in indoneSia

Survivors Speak About 196566 Violence in Indonesia


Edited by Putu Oka Sukanta | Translated by Jennifer Lindsay

tranSlatEd by jEnnifEr lindSay

Edited by former political prisoner Putu Oka Sukanta, this collection brings
together voices from people around the archipelago who experienced the 196566
violence in Indonesia. Fifteen witnesses from Medan, Palu, Kendari, Yogyakarta,
Jakarta, Bali, Kupang and Sabu Island share stories of how they navigated this
horrifying period of Indonesian history and how they have lived with this past.
These are ordinary people who worked as teachers, artists, womens activists and
policemen before their lives were turned upside down when those considered
to be supporters of the Indonesian Communist Party began to be attacked.
These accounts, including one from a perpetrator who is now tormented by
guilt, and others from survivors who still feel isolated and rejected by society,
show how the violence continues to influence Indonesian society. This book
will be a valuable resource for students of history, of Indonesia and for people
wanting to understand the impact of the 196566 violence.

RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: March 2014 | Series: Herb Feith Translation Series

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Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

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Breaking
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1941-1976
By Nicholas Tarling

Britain and Portuguese timor 19411976


nicholas tarling

RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: January 2013 | Series: Monash Asia Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-34-7 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-35-4

Nicholas Tarling was Professor of History at the University of Auckland


from 1968 to 1997, and is currently a Fellow of its New Zealand Asia Institute. He
was editor of the Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. His most recent books include
Britain and the West New Guinea Dispute 19491962 (Mellen, 2008) and Britain
and the Neutralisation of Laos (National University of Singapore Press, 2011).

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In Timors chequered history, many other nation states have been involved.
The prime purpose of this book is to examine the role of the British in Timors
past. Timor was not a part of the British empire, nor important to its commerce.
However, Timor had a long relationshipindeed its longestwith Portugal.
Britains interest was thus largely indirect. Indirect as it was, this interest had two
peaks, marked by the Second World War and by the decolonisation of Southeast
Asia. These are recognised in this book, with the former being the concern of the
first four chapters, and the latter the focus of the last four.
The book concludes with an account of the Indonesian incorporation of Timor
into its territory. During this time, reporting by British diplomats was still copious
and perceptive. Britainwhich had by now withdrawn from Singaporeadopted
only a very limited policy-making role. But though its interest was more indirect
than ever, its role had implications for the independence that the Timorese finally
secured. Tarling suggests from this that post-colonial states are successor states of
empire.

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By the Book?
Contemporary Publishing in Australia
Edited by Emmett Stinson
RRP: AUD/US $24.95 | Publication: November 2013 | Series: Publishing
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-20-6 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-21-3

The China Breakthrough


Whitlam in the Middle Kingdom, 1971
By Billy Griffiths
RRP: AUD/US $24.95 | Publication: November 2012 | Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-64-4 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-65-1

Circus and Stage


The Theatrical Adventures of Rose Edouin and G B W Lewis
By Mimi Colligan
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: August 2013 | Series: Biography
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-02-2 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-03-9

Closing the Gap in Education?


Improving Outcomes in Southern World Societies
Edited by Ilana Snyder and John Nieuwenhuysen
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: 2010 Series: Education
ISBN (paperback): 978-0-9806512-2-5 | ISBN (online): 978-0-9806512-3-2

A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and


New Zealand (Second Edition)
Edited by Graham Oppy and N.N. Trakakis
RRP: AUD $59.95 | Publication: April 2014 | Series: Philosophy
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-71-2 | Online???

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Creative Constraints
Translation and Authorship
Edited by Rita Wilson and Leah Gerber
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: July 2012 | Series: Linguistics
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-89-7 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-90-3

Developing Sustainable Education in


Regional Australia
Edited by Andrew Gunstone
RRP: AUD/US $49.95 | Published: January 2014 | Series: Education
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-24-4 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-25-1

Dont Mention the War


The Australian Defence Force, the Media and the Afghan Conflict
By Kevin Foster
RRP: AUD/US $ 24.95 | Publication: December 2013 | Series: Investigating Power
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-18-3 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-19-0

Eilean Giblin
A Feminist between the Wars
By Patricia Clarke
Shortlisted for the Margaret Magerey Award for Biography 2014
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: July 2013 Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-84-2 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-85-9

Federation Square Melbourne


The First Ten Years
Seamus OHanlon
RRP: AUD/US $35.00 | Publication: October 2012 | Series: Australian History
Note: Full colour throughout | ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-66-8
ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-67-5

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From a Distant Shore


Australian Writers in Britain 1820-2012
By Bruce Bennett and Anne Pender
RRP: AUD $39.95 | Publication: February 2013 | Series: Literary Studies
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-94-1 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-95-8

From Deserts the Prophets Come 


The Creative Spirit in Australia 1788-1972 (New Edition)
By Geoffrey Serle | With a new introduction by John Rickard
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: September 2014 | Series: Monash Classics
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-54-5 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-55-2

Henry Black
On Stage in Meiji Japan
By Ian McArthur
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: July 2013 | Series: Monash Asia Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-50-7 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-51-4

A Home Away from Home?


International Students in Australian and South African Higher
Education
Edited by Ilana Snyder and John Nieuwenhuysen
RRP: AUD/US $29.95 | Publication: November 2011 Series: Education
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-22-4 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-23-1

How the Computer Went to School:


Australian Government Policies for Computers in Schools, 19832013
By Denise Beale
RRP: AUS/US $39.95 | Publication: September 2014 | Series: Education
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-16-9 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-17-6

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Identity, Language and Culture in Diaspora


A study of Iranian Female Migrants in Australia
By Maryam Jamarani
RRP: AUD/US 39.95 | Publication: April 2012 | Series: Monash Asia Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-16-3 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-17-0

An Imperial Affair

Portrait of an Australian Marriage


By John Rickard
RRP: AUD/US $24.95 | Publication: November 2013 | Series: Biography
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-27-5 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-28-2

Intersections and Counterpoints


Proceedings of Impact 7, an International Multi-Disciplinary
Printmaking Conference
Edited by Luke Morgan
RRP: AUD/US $120.00 | Publication: January 2013 | Series: Monash Art and Design Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-56-9 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-57-6

Intimacy, Violence and Activism


Gay and Lesbian Perspectives on Australasian History and Society
Edited by Graham Willett and Yorick Smaal
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: December 2013 | Series: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives: VII
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-08-4 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-09-1

Javanese Grammar for Students


A Graded Introduction (Third Edition)
By Stuart Robson
RRP: AUD/US $29.95 | Publication: April 2014 | Series: Monash Asia Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-37-4 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-38-1

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Knowing Indonesia
Intersections of Self, Discipline and Nation
Edited by Jemma Purdey
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: October 2012 Series: Monash Asia Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-48-4 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-49-1

Life of SYN
A Story of the Digital Generation
By Ellie Rennie
RRP: AUD $19.95 | Publication: October 2011 | Series: Digital Cultures
ISBN (print): 978-1-921867-06-4 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-07-1

Making Chinese Australia


Urban Elites, Newspapers and the Formation of Chinese-Australian
Identity, 18921912
By Mei-fen Kuo
Shortlisted for the W K Hancock Prize 2014
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: November 2013 | Series: Monash Asia Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-96-5 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-37-8

Making Them Indonesians


Child transfers out of East Timor
By Helene van Klinken
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: February 2012 | Monash Asia Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-876924-80-5 | ISBN (online): 978-1-876924-79-9

The Market in Babies


Stories of Australian Adoption
Marian Quartly, Shurlee Swain and Denise Cuthbert
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: November 2013 | Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-86-6 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-87-3

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Old Myths and New Approaches


Interpreting Ancient Religious Sites in Southeast Asia
Edited by Alexandra Haendel
RRP: AUD/US $49.95 | Publication: August 2012 | Series: Monash Asia Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-28-6 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-29-3

Organise, Educate, Control


The AMWU in Australia 18522012
Edited by Andrew Reeves and Andrew Dettmer
RRP: AUD/US $29.95 Publication: May 2014 Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-00-8 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-01-5

Out Here
Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI
Edited by Yorick Smaal and Graham Willett
RRP: AUD $37.95 | Publication: February 2011 | Series: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-00-2 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-01-9

Peace With Justice


Noam Chomsky in Australia
Edited by Clinton Fernandes
RRP: AUD/US $29.95 | Paperback Publication: August 2012 | Series: Investigating Power
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-36-1 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-37-8
Note: Australian and New Zealand distribution only.

A Pedagogy of Place
Outdoor education for a changing world
By Brian Wattchow and Mike Brown
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: February 2011 | Series: Education
ISBN (paperback): 978-0-9806512-4-9 | ISBN (online): 978-0-9806512-5-6

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Pericleans, Plumbers and Practitioners


The First Fifty Years of the Monash University Law School
By Peter Yule and Fay Woodhouse
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 Paperback | Publication: June 2014 | Series: Law
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-41-1 | ISBN (hardback): 978-0-9805108-6-7

Personal View

Photographs 1978 1986


By Janine Burke
Publication: May 2011 | Series: Art and Design
RRP: AUD/US $19.95 | 6 b&w; 33 colour images
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-02-6 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-03-3

The Project as a Social System


Asia-Pacific Perspectives on Project Management
Edited by Henry Linger and Jill Owen
RRP: AUD/US $49.95 | Publication: January 2012 | Series: Project Management |
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-04-0 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-05-7

Race and the Modern Exotic


Three Australian Women on Global Display
By Angela Woollacott
RRP: AUD $24.95 | Publication: October 2011 | Series: Monash Studies in Australian Society
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-12-5 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-13-2

Reading Robinson
Companion Essays to George Robinsons Friendly Mission
Edited by Anna Johnston and Mitchell Rolls
Reprint - originally published by Quintus Publishing
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: August 2012 | Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-30-9 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-31-6

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Rhythm and Meaning in Shakespeare


A Guide for Readers and Actors
By Peter Groves
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: July 2013 | Series: Literary Studies
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-81-1 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-99-6

Silences and Secrets


The Australian Experience of the Weintraubs Syncopators
By Kay Dreyfus
RRP: AUD/US $34.95 | Publication: June 2013 | Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-80-4 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-77-4

A Site of Convergence
Celebrating 10 years of the Monash University Prato Centre
By Cynthia Troup with Jo-Anne Duggan
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: September 2011
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-18-7 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-19-4

A Slow Ride into the Past


The Chinese Trishaw Industry in Singapore, 19421983
By Jason Lim
RRP: AUD/US $29.95 | Publication: January 2013 | Series: Monash Asia Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-38-5 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-39-2

Smashed!
The Many Meanings of Intoxication and Drunkenness
By Peter Kelly, Jenny Advocat, Lyn Harrison and Christopher Hickey
RRP: AUD $34.95 | Publication: 2011 | Series: Monash Studies in Australian Society
ISBN (paperback): 978-0-9806512-8-7 | ISBN (online): 978-0-9806512-9-4

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The Surprise Rival


A History of the Education Faculty, Monash University, 19642014
By Alan Gregory
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: September 2014 | Series: Education
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-47-3 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-48-0

Telling Stories
Australian Life and Literature 19352012
Edited by Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni
RRP: AUD/US $49.95 paperback | Publication: August 2013 | Series: Literary Studies
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-46-0 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-47-7

Test Tube Revolution


The Early History of IVF
By John Leeton

RRP: AUD/US $29.95 | Publication: September 2013 | Series: Australian History


ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-06-0 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-07-7

Theories, Practices and Examples for


Community and Social Informatics
Edited by Tom Denison, Mauro Sarrica and Larry Stillman
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 Paperback | Publication: May 2014 | Series: Social Informatics
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-62-0 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-63-7

Truth Will Out


Indonesian Accounts of the 1965 Mass Violence
Edited by Dr Baskara T Wardaya SJ | Translated by Jennifer Lindsay
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: August 2013 | Series: Herb Feith Translation Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-14-5 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-15-2

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By Peter Fitzpatrick

THE TWO FRANK THRINGS

P E T E R F I T Z P A T R I C K
They shared a name, of course, and their physical resemblance was startling.
And both Frank Thrings were huge figures in the landscape of twentieth-century
Australian theatre and film.
But in many ways they could hardly have been more different. Frank Thring
the father (18821936) began his career as a sideshow conjuror, and he wheeled,
dealed and occasionally married his way into becoming the legendary F.T.
impresario, speculator and owner of Efftee Films, Australias first talkies studio.
He built for himself an image of grand patriarchal respectability, a sizeable
fortune, and all the makings of a dynasty.
Frank Thring the son (19261994) squandered the fortune and derailed the
dynasty in the course of creating his own persona a unique presence that
could make most stages and foyers seem small. He won fame playing tyrants
in togas in Hollywood blockbusters, then, suddenly, came home to Melbourne
to play perhaps his finest role that of Frank Thring, actor and personality
extraordinaire. Central to this role was that Frank the son was unapologetically
and outrageously gay.
Peter Fitzpatricks compelling dual biography tells the story of two remarkable
characters. Its a kind of detective story, following the tracks of two men who
did all they could to cover their tracks, and to conceal the self : Frank the father
used secrecy and sleight-of-hand as strategies for self-protection; Frank the son
masked a thoroughly reclusive personality with flamboyant self-parody. Its also
the tale of a lost relationship and of the power a father may have had, even
over a son who hardly knew him.

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The Two Frank Thrings

P E T E R F I T Z P A T R I C K

Up from the Underworld


Coalminers and Community in Wonthaggi, 19091968
By Andrew Reeves
RRP: AUD $39.95 | Publication: August 2011 Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-0-9806512-6-3 | ISBN (online): 978-0-9806512-7-0

Verge 2011
The Unknowable
Edited by Anna MacDonald, Bethany Norris, Catherine Noske and
Nicholas Tipple
RRP: AUD $24.95 | Publication: August 2011 | Series: Verge
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-20-0 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-21-7

Verge 2012
Inverse
Edited by Samantha Clifford and Rosalind McFarlane
RRP: AUD/US $16.95 | Publication: August 2012 | Series: Verge
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-52-1 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-53-8

Verge 2013
Becoming
Edited by Peter Dawncy and Camille Eckhaus
RRP: AUD/US $19.95 | Publication: August 2013 | Series: Verge
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-22-0 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-23-7

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Verge 2014
Everything and Nothing
Edited by Gabriel Garcia Ochoa, Rebecca Jones and Oscar Schwartz
RRP: AUD/US $24.95 | Publication: August 2014 Series: Verge
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-49-7 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-50-3

Wanderings in India
Australian Perceptions
Edited by Rick Hosking and Amit Sarwal
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: September 2012 | Monash Asia Series
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-32-3 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-33-0

Where is Dr Leichhardt?
The Greatest Mystery in Australian History
By Darrell Lewis
RRP: AUD/US $39.95 | Publication: May 2013 | Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-76-7 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-75-0

A Wild History
Life and Death on the Victoria River Frontier
By Darrell Lewis
Joint winner of the Northern Territory Chief Ministers History
Book Award 2013
RRP: AUD $29.95 | Publication: March 2012 | Series: Australian History
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-921867-26-2 | ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-27-9

Wrestling with Words and Meanings


Essays in Honour of Keith Allan
Edited by Kate Burridge and Rka Benczes
RRP: AUD/US $49.95 | Publication: May 2014 | Series: Linguistics
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-31-2 | ISBN (online): 978-1-922235-32-9

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How to order
Information for booksellers and library suppliers

Within Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea our books are available to the trade
via our distributor NewsSouth Books:
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NewSouth Books
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Ph: +61 (2) 8936 0100 Fax: +61 (2) 8936 0040
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In the United Kingdom, Europe, Scandinavia, Central and SE Asia, The Middle East and
South Africa please order from our distributor Gazelle Books Services Ltd:
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Telephone: +44 (0) 1524 68765
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Imprints
Monash Asia Institute Press
The Monash Asia series continues the Universitys strong interest and expertise in publishing
in this area, established by the Monash Asia Institute (MAI) Press. The Monash Asia Series
replaces the MAI Press series. For titles still in print please refer to our website at:
www.publishing.monash.edu/mai.html
Monash University Custom Publishing Services
Formerly an imprint of Monash University ePress, that offered services to those wishing to
publish non-scholarly titles with a strong connection to Monash University. For titles still in
print please refer to our website at:
www.epress.monash.edu/mucps.html
Monash University ePress
Monash University ePress is now an imprint of Monash University Publishing. For titles still
in print please refer to our website at:
www.epress.monash.edu

Contact us
Monash University Publishing, Matheson Library Information Services Building
40 Exhibition Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
Telephone +6 13 9905 0590
Email publishing@monash.edu
www.publishing.monash.edu

Our team
Dr Nathan Hollier, Director
nathan.hollier@monash.edu
Sarah Cannon, Marketing and Sales
sarah.cannon@monash.edu
Joanne Mullins, Press Coordinator
joanne.mullins@monash.edu
Zoe Dattner, Production Coordinator
zoe.dattner@monash.edu
Les Thomas, Designer
les.thomas@monash.edu

Monash University Publishing


Matheson Library Information Services Building
40 Exhibition Walk, Monash University
Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
Telephone +6 13 9905 0590
Email publishing@monash.edu
Website www.publishing.monash.edu