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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 [Review Essay] Australian Lives: An Intimate History
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'The Australian Generations Oral History Project, a collaboration between historians at La Trobe and Monash Universities, the National Library and the Australian Broadcasting Commission ran from 2011 to 2014. By collecting the life stories of 300 volunteers born between the 1920s and the 1980s it aimed to write into history’s big picture the ‘ordinary people’ whose experiences have been too often ignored. The full archive of this project is held by the National Library, accessible either now or later according to the wishes of those interviewed. In Australian Lives: An Intimate History, Anisa Puri and Alistair Thomson draw on fifty of these life histories to bring the outcomes of the project to those who prefer the printed word, and perhaps to tempt them to dip into the larger collection.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Historical Studies vol. 48 no. 4 2017 12214211 2017 periodical issue

    'As the last issue of Australian Historical Studies for 2017, this November volume begins by showcasing new work in legal history with two articles analysing the penal past in New South Wales. In his close focus on transportation within the colony during its foundation years, David Andrew Roberts argues that Judge Advocates such as David Collins, Richard Dore and Richard Atkins chose to go beyond the punishments strictly available to them, regardless of formal English legal restrictions. He demonstrates that while transportation was not intended to be within the sentencing jurisdiction of the New South Wales Court, it was nevertheless adopted and practised. Revealing the pragmatic and pluralist nature of the reception and rejection of English law in the colony, Roberts shows the ways that Judge Advocates took a pragmatic approach to the adoption of English law; performing exile in a land of exiles could be messy and incongruous.' (Introduction)

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