05 . 10 . 2013
The Cambridge History of Australia, a two-volume reference work, was officially launched on Wednesday, October 2 by The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO.
In front of 150 of Australia’s leading academics, business people and special guests at the Queen’s Hall of the State Library of Victoria, Her Excellency launched the text alongside Richard Fisher, Cambridge University Press Managing Director of Academic Publishing and the co-editors of The Cambridge History of Australia – Professor Alison Bashford and Professor Stuart Macintyre.
Dr Joy Murphy Wandin, Wurundjeri Elder, presented a traditional and warm Welcome to Country to all in attendance including prominent poet and novelist Peter Rose, University of Melbourne Chancellor Elizabeth Alexander and Cambridge University Press Academic Publishing Manager Kim Armitage, to name a few.
The Cambridge History of Australia captures the expertise of 67 historians and offers a fresh and authoritative account of our nation’s history. This major work is available to purchase at leading book stores and online via Cambridge University Press.
To view the official launch speech delivered by The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO on October 2, 2013 click here.