Paul Sendziuk and Robert Foster

Paul Sendziuk & Robert Foster

Authors: Paul Sendziuk (left) Robert Foster (right)

Why do we need a new history of South Australia?

A History of South Australia, Cambridge University Press 2018 by Paul Sendziuk and Robert Foster Associate Professors in the School of Humanities Department of History, is the first comprehensive, single-volume history of the State to be published in over fifty years.

The authors will speak to the need for a fresh understanding and examination of South Australia’s complex past - including conditions prior to European exploration, the imprint of people on the land – and vice versa, the ‘free’ state settlement, relations between Indigenous people and colonisers, the establishment of the State’s distinctive socio-political structures, and relationships with the rest of Australia and the world.  Important previous work edited by Paul Sendziuk and Robert Foster in Foundational Fictions in South Australian History and Turning Points: Chapters in South Australian history, both published Wakefield Press, has contributed to these new perspectives.

Copies will be on sale courtesy the University of Adelaide Co-Op Bookshop

WHEN: Thursday 4 April, 6pm for 6.30pm

WHERE: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

ENTRY: $10 at the door. Includes glass of wine. Students free.

RSVP: by 2 April to or phone 8313 6356



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