Sticking to her knitting: Reflections on a historian’s craft

What do postman’s slippers and the spangles of an Aboriginal showgirl’s costume have to do with the serious business of Australian and New Zealand history?

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Hunter Council Chamber, Level 2, Hunter Building, Gate 2
Kelburn Parade

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In this inaugural lecture, Professor Kate Hunter from the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations will reflect on how the trivial and often over-looked snippets of historical evidence can open up broad questions, not just about history but the way historians deal with the messy and chaotic past.

What do postman’s slippers and the spangles of an Aboriginal showgirl’s costume have to do with the serious business of Australian and New Zealand history?


This lecture has been postponed from 24 August 2021 and then 21 September due to COVID-19 alert levels.