Dr Thomas Gunn graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2008 with a PhD in History, specialising in Australian colonial studies. From Reel to Disc is his fourth book, having previously written Diverse Lives (Launceston, 2006), More Diverse Lives (Launceston, 2011), and Wheelchairs and Billycarts: The History of St Giles (2013) (researcher). Dr Gunn contributed to the Companion to Tasmanian History (Hobart, 2005) and the Australian Dictionary of Biography as well as a number of journals. He has also been the convenor of the Low Head Annual Historical Conference since 2005.
In Enduring Legacies, eminent Australian and New Zealand historians challenge myths and reveal forgotten truths about the consequences of these wars, and popular writers flesh out the lingering human and social impact of conflict.
Contributors include John Clarke, Clare Wright, Peter Stanley, Greg Lockhardt, Cory Taylor, Paul Ham, Meredith McKinney, Jenny Hocking, Frank Bongiorno and Gerhard Fischer.
Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith Review, the award-winning literary and public affairs quarterly, produced by Griffith University and Text Publishing. She chairs the Australian Film Television and Radio School, is a member of Australia Council for the Arts Pool of Peers, and was until recently a non-executive director of the boards of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Grattan Institute.
Dr Peter Cochrane FAHA has written extensively about war. His books include the companion volume to the ABC series Australians at War, First World War - The Western Front 1916-1918 and Simpson and the Donkey: The Making of a Legend. He is also the author of the award-winning Colonial Ambition and the novella Governor Bligh and the Short Man.
‘There is much wise and thoughtful writing in this issue, and editors Julianne Schultz and Peter Cochrane deserve congratulations for sourcing diverse perspectives and original thinking about so many different aspects of military history.’ ANZ LitLovers
‘The best literary journal in Australia.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘As engaging as it is prescient.’ Weekend Australian
‘Fresh and intelligent.’ Australian Book Review
As a result, the state has produced a disproportionate number of leaders in business, sciences, arts and public policy. This spirit is needed more than ever. The state faces profound challenges as the industrial model that shaped twentieth century South Australia is replaced by an uncertain future.
State of Hope explores the economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges facing South Australia, and the possibilities of renewal that draw on the strength of the past. It celebrates the unselfconscious willingness that hope enables.
State of Hope features leading South Australian writers and others with a connection to or deep knowledge of this unique place, with the distinctive Griffith Review mix of essays, reportage, memoir, fiction and poetry.
Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith Review, the award-winning literary and public affairs quarterly journal.
Patrick Allington is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Flinders University. He is a widely published essayist, critic, and fiction writer.
‘A most interesting miscellany...This collection is permeated by an awareness of South Australia’s economic problems in the wake of the collapse of its manufacturing industry, but also by an optimistic faith in its future.’ ANZ LitLovers
‘As this rich and distinctive collection of essays and stories shows, despite its relative isolation, small population, entrenched social and economic problems, and troubling post-industrial malaise—nicely summarised in John Spoehr’s opening essay—South Australia is an unusual, extremely diverse, and persistently innovative sort of place.’ Australian Book Review