Bibliography of Australian history

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This is a bibliography of selected publications on the history of Australia.


Reference books


Specialty studies

Recent political history (since 1939)

Diplomacy and military

Second World War


  • Hasluck, Paul The Government and the People, 1939–41 (1965) online vol 1; The Government and the People, 1942–45 (1970) online vol 2
  • Blum, Timothy. "Profits Over Patriotism: Black Market Crime in World War II Sydney." (2011). online
  • Butlin, S.J. War Economy, 1939–42 (1955) online
  • Butlin, S.J. and C.B. Schedvin, War Economy 1942–1945, (1977) online
  • Darian-Smith, Kate. On the Home Front: Melbourne in Wartime, 1939–1945. Australia: Oxford UP, 1990.
  • Fort, Carol. "Regulating the labour market in Australia's wartime democracy." Australian Historical Studies 34.122 (2003): 213–230.
  • Goot, Murray. "Labor's 1943 landslide: Political market research, Evatt, and the public opinion polls." Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History 107 (2014): 149–166. in JSTOR
  • McKernan, Michael. Australia During the Second World War: All In! (Nelson, 1983).
  • Mellor, D.P. The Role of Science and Industry (1958) online
  • Saunders, Kay. War on the Homefront: State Intervention in Queensland, 1938–1948 (1993)
  • Saunders, Kay. "The dark shadow of white Australia: racial anxieties in Australia in World War II." Ethnic and Racial Studies 17#2 (1994): 325–341.
  • Saunders, Kay. "‘The stranger in our gates’: Internment policies in the United Kingdom and Australia during the two world wars, 1914–39." Immigrants & Minorities 22#1 (2003): 22–43.
  • Spear, Jonathan A. "Embedded: the Australian Red Cross in the Second World War." (2007). online
  • Willis, Ian C. "The women's voluntary services, a study of war and volunteering in Camden, 1939–1945." (2004). online

Economics, business and labour


Environment and geography


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