As announced at our AGM in Christchurch, the judges commended the original approach and high quality of all submissions. Their final decision was to award the prize to:
Mark Finnane & Andy Kaladelfos ‘Race and Justice in and Australian Court: Prosecuting Homicide in Western Australia 1830-1954’. Australian Historical Studies, 47, 2016.
Congratulations to Mark and Andy for a work which was praised as
elegantly conceived, clearly argued and supported with graphical presentation of data, the authors make a significant contribution to the understanding of the administration of criminal justice in Western Australia spanning over 100 years from early settlement.
Volume 2 for 2017 of law&history has been published. This is our first special issue – on Gender, Intimacy and Colonial Violence. It features some fantastic historians – Lyndall Ryan, Penelope Edmonds, Angela Wanhalla, Anna Johnston, Amanda Nettelbeck and Victoria Haskins, as well as the usual book reviews. There is also a wonderful piece by Julie Evans, remembering and celebrating the life and work of Tracey Banivanua Mar. The contents page is under the ‘Journal’ tab. It will be available via Heinonline and Informit as usual.
The Annual General Meeting, including elections for the executive committee of the Society, will be held at the 2nd floor lounge of the Business and Law Building, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 5.15pm 14 December
Nominations will be called for at the meeting.
- Attendance and apologies
- Minutes of the 2016 meeting and of the May 2017 AGM.
- President’s report: Includes Forbes Society Prize winner
- Treasurers’ reports
- Australian accounts for financial year to 30 June 2017.
- New Zealand accounts for financial year to 30 June 2017.
- Business arising: incorporation
- Signatories for the NZ accounts
- ANZLHS prize announcement
- Upcoming conferences: 2018 joint conference (Wollongong), 2019 (Melbourne); offer for 2020.
- Report from editor of law&history journal
- Election of the executive and of advisory committee: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Australian Treasurer, New Zealand Treasurer, Editor of law&history; advisory committee
Owing to continuing problems with credit card payments for this year’s conference, the period for early bird registration has been extended until 24 November 2017.
We are now also offering payment of registration through our Australian account so Australian members can pay in Australian dollars. Here is the registration form for payment in Australian dollars including banking details.
Any queries, please continue to direct them to Professor Jeremy Finn: email@example.com
This first draft of this year’s conference program is available here: Conference draft timetable.
Please let our conference convener, Professor Jeremy Finn, know of any clashes or problems by email:
Conference registration is now open. There have been unfortunate delays in getting the registration process through Canterbury University up and running, so the Committee has decided to open registration with payment going through the Society’s New Zealand account.
NOTE : payments into the ANZLHS account from other countries may incur bank transfer fees. We are trying to find ways to avoid this, and intending registrants may wish where possible to hold off registering for a week or two to see if a better alternative becomes available.
The Conference registration form
is available on this site. Please note the differential registration fee. Students in full-time courses are “unwaged” as are retired persons not in new employment.
Presenters at the conference are reminded they must be financial members of the society before they present, A form for becoming a member of ANZLHS or renewing membership is also available on this site.
In case of queries, questions or problems please contact Jeremy Finn – firstname.lastname@example.org