Discussions on the history and historiography of Australia's New England

Monday, August 01, 2011

New Cambridge History of Australia

I was fascinated to discover from Resident Judge of Port Phillip (How many historians does it take to write a history book?) that no less than fifty historians are involved in the writing of the new Cambridge History of Australia! The history is due for release in 2013.


Geoff Robinson said...

They didn't ask me! I still think big histories are better written by no more than few people to provide a distinct view rather than a compilation

Jim Belshaw said...

Geoff, they didn't ask me either! I fear that we are on the outer!

Broadly, I agree with you. I guess it depends on whether it's compilation or a history.