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'Simone de Beauvoir noted that you don’t often make new friends after age 60. But Jill and I enjoyed what you could call a late friendship. Jill came to the ANU as a visitor after she retired in 2003 and we immediately fell into an easy friendship. We were born just a year apart – Jill in 1940 and me a year later. We were both country girls, Jill a farm girl from Eyre Peninsula and me a small-town girl from southern Queensland. We had both fled rural life in the late 1950s and been the first in our families to go to university in the early 1960s. When Jill was writing her final book, Our Fathers Cleared the Bush – her memoir of her childhood in that remote corner of South Australia – we found that we shared many experiences, despite the distance between South Australia and Queensland and their different histories.1 ' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon History Australia vol. 14 no. 4 2017 12335935 2017 periodical issue

    'We are delighted to bring you a bumper issue of History Australia, the fourth and final one for 2017. In it you will find acknowledgements of the contributions of two of our finest historians, Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis and the late Professor Emerita Jill Roe, as well as a suite of research articles from established and early career historians that collectively demonstrates the enormous diversity of historical research in Australia today. This plurality of methodologies and subject matter also reflects the diversity of approaches to history as it is taught in our universities, reminding us just how far off the mark the recent and widely criticised Institute of Public Affairs report was. Alarmingly titled ‘The End of History…in Australian Universities’ this report was highly critical of what it referred to as the dominance of ‘identity politics’ in the current History curriculum. Our colleagues and AHA executive members, Associate Professors Martin Crotty and Paul Sendiuk have written an informed and intelligent response based on a 2017 survey of History courses in Australian universities, soundly debunking the myths proffered by the IPA. We would urge everyone to read it.' (Editorial)

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