Bicentennial History Project, Research School of Social Sciences

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Bicentennial History Project, Research School of Social Sciences

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c. 1979 - 1988


The Bicentennial History Project was proposed in 1977 by Ken Inglis of the Australian National University, bringing together historians to write and edit a series of publications for the 1988 Australian Bicentenary. The volumes were coordinated from the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University and the School of History, University of New South Wales. The direction and content of each of the historical works published under the auspices of the Bicentennial History Project were the subject of a conference entitled 'Australia 1788-1988 A Bicentennial History', held at Burgmann College at Australian National University on 9-13 February 1981. The Bicentennial History Project activities were organised around a number of committees, as follows: Australia to 1788; Australia in 1838; Australia in 1888; Australia in 1938; Australia 1939-88. The Bicentennial History Project published a series made up of eleven volumes. These included historical narratives, a historical atlas, and a historical dictionary. The series as a whole was entitled Australians: A Historical Library. The series was edited by Ken Inglis, Peter Spearritt, Frank K Crowley and Alan D Gilbert and a number of authors including Bill Gammage, Jack Charles Robert Camm, Graeme Davison, Wray Vamplew, Dereck John Mulvaney, Allan William Martin, John McQuilton, John Peter White, Michael McKernan, Tim Rowse, Alan Atkinson, Ailsa McLeary, Marian Aveling, Graeme Aplin, J W McCarty, Ann Curthoys and Stephen Glynn Foster.


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Entered from deposit description on 19 March 2013




National Library of Australia,
The Australian National University Annual Report 1981

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