Members' Books 8 ­ ISAA

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Members' Books


Remembering Aboriginal Heroes. Struggle, Identity and the Media

ISBN: 978-1-922036-56-8 Brolga Publishing, Melbourne, 2012 (second edition).

A multi-biographical study of prominent Aboriginal figures: Albert Namatjira, Harold Blair, Robert Tudawali, Ngarlla Kunoth, Reg Saunders, Harry Penrith, Jimmy Little, Georgia Lee, Dave Sands, David Gulpilil, Tracy Moffat and several others. The book offers an understanding of the resilient Aboriginal culture and its vital place in Australian history.

Venturing into No Man's Land: The Charmed Life of Joseph Maxwell VC World War 1 Hero

ISBN: 978-1-922036-63-6 Brolga Publishin, Melbourne, 2012

A boigraphy of Joseph Maxwell VC, MC & Bar, DCM, who was raised in the Hunter coalfields before enlisting in the 18th Battalion, AIF. The study reveals how he dealt with the harrowing experiences of Gallipoli and the Western Front during and after the war.

It Happened Tomorrow

ISBN 978-0-9874944-0-5 (pbk), 978-0-9874944-1-2 (e-book) Editions Kusatsu 2013

It Happened Tomorrow is an art mystery novel that combines erudition and humour in an entertaining tale of love lost and found against a backdrop of dirty deeds and warped ambition.

A Most Generous Scholar: Joan Kerr, Art and Architectural Historian

ISBN 978-0-646-59305-0 LHR Press 2012

Joan Kerr (1938-2004) was the author of ground-breaking art histories that included the work of women, Aboriginal artists and minor genres. This biography is essential for all those interested in women's lives, cultural studies and the histories of art and architecture.

Norman Haire and the Study of Sex

Forword by The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

ISBN 9781743320068 Sydney University Press 2012

Australian-born Norman Haire wanted to end sexual misery. In the 1920s and 30s he achieved fame as a Harley Street gynaecologist and provided free birth control clinics for the poor. He was an important campaigner sor sex education, human rights and contraception.

The Reluctant Revolutionary: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Collision with Prusso-German History

ISBN 978-1-84545-531-6 Berghahn Books, New York, 2009

Investigates the Lutheran theologian's grounds for agitating for the assassination of Hitler. For Bonhoeffer that was embracing revolution which normally Lutherans would not contemplate because "The Powers that Be" are ordained of God (Romans Ch. 13). But the Führer was deemed not to be a legitimate leader and so rebellion was justified.