JACH Volumes

Journal of Australian Colonial History

Volume 21 - 30 contents

Volume 21 - 2019
Tim Causer'The evacuation of that scene of wickedness and wretchedness': Jeremy Bentham, the Panopticon and New South Wales, 1802-18031

Sue Wiblin

Female Convicts at Bathurst, 1820-1840: A Preliminary Study of Demography, Management and Marriage in colonial New South Wales25
Jeff Brownrigg

Bourke's Music: vision, compassion, and European culture during and after the watershed decade of the 1830s

John Pickard

Fencing South Australian farms from 1836 to 1849

Bianka Vidonja BalanzateguiA 'clique of insignificant cockies'?: An Agricultural Association in the Tropics103

Lyn Wailes and Matthew Allen

The failure of political temperance: the politics of no-license in Broken Hill, 1883-1914121
Peter Bakker & Thomas J. Rogers

Dismantling a Myth of the South African War: bushmen, Aboriginal trackers, and public debate, 1899–1902

Narissa PhelpsMaligning Molly Morgan: A Convict Woman of 'Dominant Influence', Sexualised and Stereotyped169



Volume 11 - 20 contents

Volume 20 - 2018

Ian Dodd

Marriage Law in Colonial New South Wales: C. H. Currey Revisited 1

Laura Donati

Free Wives of Convicts and Land Ownership in Early Colonial New South Wales


Sarah Hook &
Benjamin T Jones

Edward Smith Hall and the Introduction of Jury Trials to New South Wales 43
Therese McCarthy & Paul Sendziuk Deserted Women and the Law in Colonial South Australia 63
John Waugh

A Sodomy Case in Colonial Melbourne: The Prison Letters of George Bateson

Patsy Withycombe The Twelfth Man: John Henry Fleming and the Myall Creek Massacre 103
Erin Ihde A Chinese-hating American in Colonial Australia? Misconstruing 'Monitor Hall' 123
Ken Thornton, Linden Ashcroft,
Howard Bridgman, William Oates
& Gionni di Gravio
Algernon Henry Belfield and the Eversleigh Weather Diaries, 1877-1922 139
Hilary Winchester & Guy Robinson

Intangible Heritage and Women's Lives in Two Queensland Frontier Mining Towns

Volume 19 - 2017

Nancy Cushing and
Julie McIntyre

Entangled Region: Newcastle and the Hunter Valley 1
Tamsin O'Connor Charting New Waters with Old Patterns: Smugglers and Pirates at the Penal Station and Port of Newcastle 1804–1823 17
Mark Dunn In the 'Contact Zone': Aboriginal Workers in Colonial Newcastle and its Hinterland 43
David Andrew Roberts Masters, Magistrates and the Management of Complaint: The 1833 Convict Revolt at Castle Forbes and the Failure of Local Governance 57
Helen English Singing and Identity Formation in the Newcastle Region, 1860–1880: Choirs, Cultivation and Connectedness 95
Justine Atkinson Women's Networks among Seafarers in Newcastle 119
Ann Hardy and Nancy Cushing A Sensory History of the Newcastle Asylum for Imbeciles and Idiots, 1871–1900 139
Julie McIntyre and Jude Conway Intimate, Imperial, Intergenerational: Settler Women's Mobilities and Gender Politics in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley 161
Volume 18 - 2016
Jeff Brownrigg The Legend of Frank the Poet: Convict Heritage Recovered or Created? 1
Ian Simpson The Imprint of India at Elizabeth Farm, Parramatta 23
Cameron Nunn An Analysis of Early Juvenile Prison Architecture in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 39
Louis Marshall A Benign Institution?: Convict Health, Living Conditions, and Labour Management at Port Arthur Penal Station, 1868-1870 65
Karin Speedy Constructing Subaltern Silence in the Colonial Archive: An Australian Case Study 95
Malcolm Campbell & Robert Tierney The Missing Catholics: Religion and Population Decline in the Lachlan District, 1870-1890 115
Mark Hearn 'The spirit of inquiry and unrest is everywhere': John Dwyer's fin de siècle narrative of transformation 139
Kirsten Orr Eloquent in Speech:  Joseph Hector McNeil Carruthers, NSW Minister of Public Instruction (1889–1891) 161
Zachary Gorman A Contested Contest: George Reid's Election to the Leadership of the New South Wales Free Trade Party 182
Volume 17 - 2015
Robert Jordan Music and the Military in New South Wales, 1788-1809 1
Peter Griggs Black Poison or Beneficial Beverage? Tea Consumption in Colonial Australia 23
Nicholas Dean Brodie 'He had been a faithful servant': Henry Melville's lost manuscripts, Black Tom, and Aboriginal negotiations in Van Diemen's Land 45
Jacqueline Fox Criminalising frontier conflict in Van Diemen's Land: Indigenous prosecutions during the Black War 65
Libby Connors 'Within an hour's ride' of the Capital: The Problem of Sovereignty in 1859 83
Lyndon Megarrity Sport, Culture and Ideology at the Brisbane Regatta (1848-73): Aboriginal-European Relations in an Emerging Colonial City 101
Peter McAllister,
Shawn Rowlands,
Michael Westaway
The Blood and the Bone: The collection of human remains and frontier violence in colonial-era Queensland 115
Paul Turnbull Anthropological Collecting and Colonial Violence in Colonial Queensland: A Response to 'The Blood and the Bone' 133
Craig Stockings A 'Trojan Horse' in the Colony? Federal & Imperial Defence in the Australian Colonies, 1893-96 159
Volume 16 - 2014
Editor: David Andrew Roberts
Angus R. McGillivery Reading a Sealed Agricultural Past: Hand Tools and Implements of Husbandry, Mixed Farming and a Colonial Yeomanry in the Antipodes 1
David Dunstan &
Julie McIntyre
Wine, olives, silk and fruits: The Mediterranean plant complex and agrarian visions for a 'practical economic future' in colonial Australia 29
Frank Bongiorno Sex, Empire and Sovereignty: Making Australian Sexuality 51
Tim Castle 'Time to reflect': Earl Bathurst and the origins of the New South Wales Executive Council 73
Steven Anderson &
Paul Sendziuk
Hang the Convicts: Capital Punishment and the Reaffirmation of South Australia's Foundation Principles 93
Liz Rushen Marriage Options for Immigrant Women in Colonial Australia in the 1830s 111
Dmytro Ostapenko Establishing themselves on the new land: Port Phillip crop-growers in the 1840s 127
Margaret Bowman Writers and Readers: Melbourne's Bohemians and its Athenaeum 147
Peter Davies &
Susan Lawrence
A 'mere thread of land': Water races, gold mining and water law in colonial Victoria 165
AUTHOR DISCUSSION FORUM: 'The Crossing': Bicentennial Reflections on the 1813
Expedition Across the Blue Mountains
Richard Waterhouse Commemoration, Celebration and 'the Crossing' 186
Grace Karskens The Blue Mountains Crossings: New Histories from the Old Legends 197
Martin Thomas Myths of Discovery and Settler Identity: Probing the 'first' Crossing of the Blue Mountains after 200 years 226
David Andrew Roberts Beyond 'the Crossing': The Restless Frontier at Bathurst in the 1820s 244
  Section: Book Reviews 260
Volume 15 - 2013
Editor: David Andrew Roberts

Julie Evans and Tessa Fluence

Securing the Settler Polity: Martial Law and the Aboriginal Peoples of Van Diemen's Land 1
Angela Woollacott Manly Authority, Employing Non-White Labour, and Frontier Violence 1830s–1860s 23
Jessie Mitchell 'great difficulty in knowing where the frontier ceases': Violence, governance, and the spectre of India in early Queensland 43
Samuel Furphy The Trial of Warri: Aboriginal Protection and Settler Self Government in Colonial Victoria 63
Leigh Boucher Race, Rights and the Re-forming Settler Polity in Mid-Nineteenth Century Victoria 83
Robert Foster 'His Majesty's most gracious and benevolent intentions': South Australia's Foundation, the Idea of 'Difference', and Aboriginal Rights 105
Ann Curthoys and Jeremy Martens Serious Collisions: Settlers, Indigenous People, and Imperial Policy in Western Australia and Natal 121
Ann Genovese Narratives of Authority: Translating Yougarla 145
Jill Roe Revisiting the frontier, from Miles Franklin's 'Brindabella' to South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. The 2012 Russel Ward Annual Lecture 169
David Stoneman J. D. Lang, Scottish Rights and the Introduction of the 1836 Church Act 183
Perry McIntyre The Desire for a Wife: Convict Family Reunion and Remarriage in Colonial New South Wales 202
  Section: Book Reviews 223
Volume 14 - 2012
Editor: David Andrew Roberts
Robert Haworth The Several 'Discoveries' of Sydney's Georges River: Precursors to the Tom Thumb Expedition 1
Jan Holcomb George Bunn & Co: A Study in British Venture Capital and Company Formation in Early-Colonial Australia 29
Anne Doggett Crying in the Colonies: The Bellmen of Early Australia 49
Jeff Brownrigg 'Enthusiastic, idiot piety': John Dunmore Lang and Robert Burns 69
Leigh Straw Landscapes of the Scottish Dead: Headstones and Identity in Colonial Tasmania 89
Kate Matthew The Female Middle Class Emigration Society Governesses in Australia: A Failed Vision? 107
Kerry Mills Lawmakers, Select Committees and the Birth of Democracy in New South Wales, 1843–1855 131
Mark Hearn Struggle Amongst Strangers: 'Anarchist Andrews' in fin de siècle Sydney 155
Jim Davidson Also Under the Southern Cross: Federation Australia and South Africa — The Boer War and Other Interactions. The 2012 Russel Ward Annual Lecture 183
  Discussion Forum: Beyond the Stain: Rethinking the Nature and Impact of the Anti-Transportation Movement 205
  Section: Book Reviews 280
Volume 13 - 2011
Editor: David Andrew Roberts
Hilary M. Carey Bushmen and Bush Parsons: The Shaping of A Rural Myth. The 2010 Russel Ward Annual Lecture 1
Jacqui Newling Dining with Strangeness: European Foodways on the Eora Frontier 27
Robyn Ballinger Frontierland and Homeland on the Northern Plains of Victoria, 1841-1869 49
Robert Hogg 'The Most Manly Class that Exists': British Gentlemen on the Queensland Frontier 65
Margaret Slocomb The Harris Case: the Murder of an Aboriginal man by the Native Police in the Burnett District, 1863 85
Ian D. Clark & David A. Cahir Understanding Ngamadjidj: Aboriginal Perceptions of Europeans in nineteenth century Western Victoria 105
Kerry Heckenberg A Lady's Point of View: Female Curiosity and Mrs Allan Macpherson's Experiences in Australia (1860) 125
Meg Vivers Landscapes or Inscapes? Alternative Perspectives on Frontier Life 151
Shawn Rowlands Landscapes or Inscapes? Alternative Perspectives on Frontier Life 183
Russell McGougall Robinson's Hares, Still Running 207
  Book Reviews 214
Elizabeth Marsden Stringybark Creek: The Thomas McIntyre Collection 242
G.C. Benneyworth Lt Colonel C.E.E. Umphelby, Australia's Highest Ranking Boer War Fatality: Establishing His Memorial 249
Volume 12 - 2010
Editor: David Andrew Roberts
Grace Karskens and Richard Waterhouse 'Too sacred to be taken away': Property, Liberty, Tyranny and the 'Rum Rebellion' 1
Diane Sylvester Governor Lachlan Macquarie, Sir James Mackintosh and the Scottish Enlightenment 23
Anne Coote 'This is the people's golden day': Anniversary Day Press Coverage and National Consciousness in New South Wales 39
Jessie Mitchell Alpacas in Colonial Australia: Acclimatisation, Evolution and Empire 55
Julia Clark A Question of Attribution: Port Arthur's Convict Portraits 77
Alister Bowen The Central Role of Chinese People in Australia's Colonial Fishing Industry 97
Mark Lauchs The Return of Manhood Suffrage to Queensland, 1863–1872 119
Phil Griffiths From Humiliation to Triumph: Sir Henry Parkes, the Squatters and the Anti-Chinese Movement, 1877–1878 143


Babette Smith Legend and Reality: The Genius of Russel Ward.
The 2009 Russel Ward Annual Lecture
Janette Pelosi Record-keeping in the Age of Governor Macquarie 216
Lyndon Megarrity Manuscripts, private papers, government files: The romance of the white glove versus the cult of efficiency 223
Kate Matthew The Search for Australia's Missing Governesses 227
David A. Roberts Bruce Arthur Mitchell (1935–2009) 230
Volume 11 - 2009
Editor: David Andrew Roberts
Julie McIntyre Not Rich and Not British: Philip Schaeffer, 'Failed' Colonial Farmer 1
Meredith Lake Protestant Christianity and the Colonial Environment: Australia as a Wilderness in the 1830s and 1840s 21
Margaret Rodwell 'A few honest men': Assisted Immigration and the Family: Economy at Ollera Station, Guyra, 1840–c.1860 41
Andrew Piper A Love of Liberty: The Manipulation of the Colonial Tasmanian Institutional System by Invalids 73
Kerry Mills George Robert Nichols (1809–1857): Forgotten Patriot and Lawmaker 101
Benjamin Thomas Jones Colonial Republicanism: Re-examining the Impact of Civic Republican Ideology in Pre-Constitution New South Wales 129
Kirsten Orr Designing Sydney, 1879–1891: Visions of an Antipodean South Kensington 147
John Ferry The Dangar Dynasty 167
Christine Shergold A Note on the Destruction of New South Wales Convict Records 220
Babette Smith Molesworth Lives? A Reply to Some Reviewers of Australia's Birthstain 227
Anne-Maree Whitaker Rogue History? 233

Volumes 1-10 contents

Volume 10 - 2008

No.1 (2008)

Eureka: Releasing the Spirit of Democracy

Editor: David Andrew Roberts
Geoffrey Blainey Introduction 1
Anne Beggs-Sunter Eureka: gathering the 'Oppressed of all Nations' 15
Drew Cottle and Angela Keys The 'Southern Cross': a radical legacy 35
Keith McKenry The Ballads of Eureka 51
Jeffrey Atkinson and David Andrew Roberts 'Men of Colour': John Joseph and the Eureka treason trials 75
Dorothy Wickham 'Blood, Sweat and Tears': Women at Eureka 99
David Cahir and Ian D. Clark 'why should they pay money to the Queen?': Aboriginal Miners and Land Claims 115
Gaetano Rando Raffaello Carboni's Perception of Australia 129
Gregory Melleuish and A.R. Buck Democracy, Political Rhetoric and the Conservative Response to Manhood Sufferage in Colonial New South Wales 145
Charles Fahey 'Foreign to their feelings as freemen': Liberal politics in a goldfields community, Bendigo 1853-1883 161
  Section: Book Reviews 182

No.2 (2008)

Russel Ward: Reflections on the Legend

Editors: Frank Bongiorno and David Andrew Roberts
Frank Bongiorno and David Andrew Roberts Introduction i
C. Ward, R. Gollan,
D. Kent, J. Beckett,
J. Ryan & A. Grocott
Russel Ward - Influence and Inspiration 1
Angela Woollacott Russel Ward, Frontier Violence and Australian Historiography 23
David Andrew Roberts Russel Ward and the Convict Legend 37
John Merritt Shearers, Mountain Stockmen and The Australian Legend 59
Lisa Featherstone Sex and The Australian Legend: Masculinity and the White Man's Body 73
Alan Atkinson Russel Ward: Settlement and Apotheosis 91
Anne Coote Out from the Legend's Shadow: Re-thinking national feeling in colonial Australia 103
Lyndon Megarrity The Queensland Legend 123
Ben Maddison The Australian Legend, Russel Ward and the Parallel Universe of Nino Culotta 139
Joy Damousi A History of Australian Voice and Speech in The Australian Legend and Beyond 155
Drew Cottle A Bowyang Historian in the Cold War Antipodes: Russel Ward and the making of The Australian Legend 171
Carl Bridge Anglo-Australian Attitudes: Remembering and Re-reading Russel Ward 187
Frank Bongiorno Two Radical Legends: Russel Ward, Humphrey McQueen and the New Left Challenge in Australian Historiography 201
Humphrey McQueen Improvising Nomads 223

Read Ged Martin's review of this volume, from Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol. 3, No. 9, 2008.

Volume 9 - 2007
Editor: David Andrew Roberts
Catie Gilchrist 'This Relic of the Cities of the Plain': Penal Flogging, Convict Morality and the Colonial Imagination 1
James Bradley and
Cassandra Pybus
From Slavery to Servitude: The Australian Exile of Elizabeth and Constance 29
Tim Castle Constructing Death: Newspaper reports of executions in colonial New South Wales, 1826-1837 51
Barry McGowan The Making of a Legend: Quong Tart on the Braidwood Goldfields 69
Richard Tuffin The Post Mortem Treatment of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land, 1814-1874 99
Erik Eklund Retail Co-operatives as a Transnational Phenomenon: Exploring the composition of Australian colonial society and culture 127
Kerry Heckenberg Photography and Exploration: Issues related to the uptake of photography in Australian exploration 155
  Section: Book Reviews 189
  Section: Notes 217
Volume 8 - 2006
Editor: David Andrew Roberts
Susan West 'Spiders in the centre of their webs': the NSW police and bushranging in the 1860s 1
David Kent Frontier Conflict and Aboriginal Deaths: How do we weigh the evidence? 23
Catie Gilchrist The 'Crime' of Precocious Sexuality: Young male Convicts and the Politics of Separation 43
Brian Walsh Assigned convicts at Tocal: 'ne'er-do-wells' or exceptional workers? 67
Miles Lewis The French Connection: The secret history of French influence in Australian Architecture 91
William J. Metcalf and Guy Featherstone A Messiah for the West: J. C. M. Fisher and the Church of the Firstborn in Western Australia 117
F. B. Smith Curing alcoholism in Australia, 1880s-1920s 137

Sophie Couchman

'then in the distance Quong Tart did we see': Quong Tart, celebrity and photography 159
Michael Powell Thomas Conquit: conquering a colonial past 183
  Section: Book Reviews 201
Volume 7 - 2005

Escape: Essays on Convict Australia

Editor: David Andrew Roberts
Grace Karskens 'This spirit of emigration': the nature and meanings of escape in early New South Wales 1
Ian Duffield 'Haul away the anchor girls': Charlotte Badger, tall stories and the pirates of the 'bad ship Venus' 35
Cassandra Pybus The many escapes of John Moseley 65
William M. Robbins Spatial Escape and the Hyde Park Barracks 81
David Andrew Roberts A 'change of place': illegal movement on the Bathurst frontier, 1822-1825 97
Erin Ihde 'Bold, Manly-Minded men' and 'Sly, Cunning Base convicts': The Double Standard of Escape 123
Stefan Petrow Men of Honour? The Escape of the Young Irelanders From Van Diemen's Land 139
Jeffrey Auerbach The Impossibility of Artistic Escape: Thomas Watling, John Glover, and the Australian Picturesque 161
Lynette Ross The Final Escape: an analysis of suicide at the penal settlement of Port Arthur 181
Volume 6 - 2004

Active Voices, Hidden Histories: The Chinese in Colonial Australia

Editor: David Andrew Roberts
Alan Mayne 'What you want John'? Chinese-European interactions on the Lower Turon goldfields 1
Zvonkica Stanin From Li Chun to Yong Kit: A Market Garden on the Loddon, 1851-1912 15
Barry McGowan The Chinese on the Braidwood Goldfields: historical and archaeological opportunities 35
Anna Kyi Unravelling the Mystery of the Woah Hawp Canton Quartz Mining Company, Ballarat 59
Amanda Rasmussen Networks and Negotiations: Bendigo's Chinese and the Easter Fair 79
Dinah Hales Lost Histories: Chinese-European Families of central Western New South Wales, 1850-80 93
Heather Holst Equal before the law? The Chinese in the nineteenth-century Castlemaine police courts 113

Maxine Darnell

Life and labour for indentured Chinese shepherds in New South Wales, 1847-55 137
Kevin Wong Hoy Thursday Island en route to citizenship and the Queensland goldfields: Chinese aliens and naturalised British subjects, 1879-1903 159
Keir Reeves A songster, a sketcher and the Chinese on central Victoria's Mount Alexander diggings: case studies in cultural complexity during the second half of the nineteenth century 175
Volume 5 - 2004
Editor: David Andrew Roberts
Angus McGillivery From Sods to Seed-beds: Cultivating a Familiar Field at Port Jackson 1
Emma Christopher 'Ten Thousand Times Worse than the Convicts': rebellious sailors, convict transportation and the struggle for freedom, 1787-1800 30
Tim Castle The practical administration of justice: the adaptation of English law to colonial customs and circumstances 47
Anne Doggett The 'resistless fascination of the unknown': fifteen years of opera in Ballarat's 'other' golden age 73
Ruth McConnell and Steve Mullins We had both been drinking since Christmas': battered wives and dead abusive husbands in early colonial Rockhampton 100
Donald Barker and Graeme Johanson Budgets Books and Billiards: the Eaglehawk Mechanics' Institute, 1869–1912 120
Ben Wellings Crown and Country: empire and nation in Australian nationalism, 1788-1999 148
Volume 4 - 2002

No.1 (April 2002)

Editors: Norma Townsend and Frank Bongiorno
Shirleen Robinson Queensland settlers and the creation of the first 'stolen generations': the unofficial removal of Aboriginal children in Queensland, 1842-1897 1
Amanda Laugesen The Politics of Language in Convict Australia, 1788-1850 17
Jeremy Sammut A Battle for the Past: A Victorian Perspective on Colonial Nationalism and Australian Republicanism 41
Hugh Anderson The Wild Colonial Jack Donahoe 57
Evelyn Shlomowitz (with Stephen Garton 'How much more generally applicable are remedial words than medicines': Care of the Mentally Ill in South Australia, 1858-1884 81
  Section: Book Reviews 104

No.2 (October 2002)

Editors: Frank Bongiorno and David Andrew Roberts
Stuart Macintyre 'The History Wars': The 2003 Russel Ward Lecture, University of New England, 1 May 2003 1
Alan Atkinson Honey and Wax: A Review of Keith Windshuttle, The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, volume one Van Diemen's Land, 1803-1847 (Macleay Press, Sydney 2002) 20
Erin Ihde Send More Prostitutes: An Alternative View of Female Sexuality in Colonial New South Wales 35
Leigh Beaton Scottish Settlement and Identity In Western Australia: Arrivals 1829-1850 51
Meg Vivers Dealing With Difference: Evidence of European Women in Early Contact History 72
  Section: Book Reviews 97
Volume 3 - 2001

No.1 (April 2001)

Editor: Norma Townsend
Paul A. Pickering 'The Oak of English Liberty': Popular Constitutionalism in New South Wales, 1848-1856 1
Jan Kociumbus 'MaryAnn', Joseph Fleming and 'Gentleman Dick': Aboriginal-Convict Relationships in Colonial History 28
Martin Crotty Frontier Fantasies: Boy's Adventure Stories and the Construction of Masculinity in Australia, 1870 to 1920 55
Rod Kirkpatrick Advocate or Supplicant? Survival in the New South Wales Provincial Press to 1900 77
V.C. Malherbe South African Bushmen to Australia? Some Soldier Convicts Investigated 100
  Section: Book Reviews 125

No.2 (October 2001)

Editor: Norma Townsend
Clare Anderson Multiple Border Crossings: 'Convicts and Other Persons Escaped fromBotany Bay and residing in Calcutta' 1
Erin Ihde 'A Smart Volley of Dough-Boy Shot': A Military Food Riot in Colonial Sydney 23
Christine Wright 'Rogues and Fools': John Coghill and the convict system in New South Wales 38
Janice Newton Remembering King Billy 61
Charles Parkinson The 1875 Constitutional Crisis in Victoria 81
Anne Beggs-Sunter Celebrating 150 years of gold 102
Michael Sharkey Class of his Own: Francis Adams, Fiction and Biography 104
  Section: Book Reviews 111
Volume 2 - 2000

No.1 (April 2000)

Editor: Norma Townsend
Hamish Maxwell-Stewart & Bruce Hindmarsh `This is the bird that never flew': William Stewart, Major Donald MacLeod and the Launceston Advertiser 1
Shane Breen Local Authority in Colonial Tasmania 1858-1898 29
David Andrew Roberts `A Sort of Inland Norfolk Island'? Isolation, Coercion and Resistance on the Wellington Valley Convict Station, 1823-26. 50
  Section: Book Reviews 73
Sara Joynes The Australian Joint Copying Project and Sources for the Study of Convict Records (1945–1993) 84

No.2 (October 2000)

Editor: Norma Townsend
Frank Bongiorno An Antipodean Christminister? The Campaign for Evening Lectures at the University of Melbourne, 1890-92 1
Bruce Bennett Ego, Sight and Insight in Convict Fiction by Henry Savery and John Boyle O'Reilly 28
Lyndon Megarrity 'Don't You Think They Know Their Business Best?' The failure of Private Railway Companies in Late Colonial Queensland 41
Andrew Messner Popular Constitutionalism and Chinese Protest on the Victorian Goldfields 63
  Section: Book Reviews 79
Volume 1 - 1999

No.1 (April 1999)

Editor: Norma Townsend
Anne Coote Imagining a Colonial Nation: The Development of Popular Concepts of Sovereignty and Nation in New South Wales with Particular Reference to the Period between 1856 and 1860 1
Kris McCabe Discipline and Punishment: Female Convicts on the Hunter 38
Andrew Messner Contesting Chartism from afar: Edward Hawksley and the People's Advocate 62
Alison Vincent Clergymen and Convicts 95
Alan Atkinson Richard Atkins: The Women's Judge 115
  Section: Book Reviews 143

No.2 (August 1999)

Editor: Norma Townsend
Michael Belcher Demographic Influences on Children and the Family in New South Wales, 1820–1841 1
Andrew Moran Alexander Harris: The Man and His Family 30
Narelle Iliffe First Fruits: Baptists in New South Wales, c.1830-1856 45
Gregory Melleuish Metahistory Strategies in Nineteenth-Century Australia 80
Beverly Zimmeran Catholic Imperialism and Moral Citizenship: The Coming of the Redemptorists to the Maitland Diocese, 1882 103
John Ferry The Will and the Way: Inheritance Practices and Social Structure 122
  Section: Book Reviews 142