Welcome to our new member, Dr Carolyn Holbrook, who is currently working on a history of Australians’ attitudes towards their federal system of government. She is interested in the nature of state, national and imperial attachments and how they have been affected by geography, events and the passage of time.
Carolyn’s other major project is a collaboration with Professor James Walter at Monash University about the history of Australian public policy since the 1940s, with a particular focus on indigenous, refugee, housing and employment policies. Carolyn’s book about the history of how Australians have remembered the First World War, Anzac: The Unauthorised Biography, was published in 2014.
On 5 April, Dr Holbrook will present at the History Seminar Series on the topic ‘The Australian Federation: A Cultural History’.