Archives 2009

Archives 2009

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  • Dr Michelle Arrow's co-edited book with Deborah Staines and Katherine Biber, The Chamberlain Case: Nation, Law, Memory has been released. It collects the key scholarly, legal, media and autobiographical texts about the Lindy Chamberlain trial, which dominated the media landscape in the 1980s, and can be bought online.


  • Centre Director Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley's book, Changing Stations: The Story of Australian Commercial Radio, was launched by Mark Day.
  • Five CMH Members presented papers at the Australian Media Traditions Conference 2009: Professor Murray Goot, 'American influences and their limits: The press and the Australian Gallup Poll, 1934-1969'; Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley, 'Australian commercial radio, American influences - and the BBC'; Madeleine Hastie, 'Meet the Press and Seven Days: The beginnings of commercial free-to-air news and current affairs in Australia'; Dr Virginia Madsen, 'Invisible forms: Tracing a history of the documentary in radio'; and Margaret Van Heekeren, 'The philosopher as public intellectual: A historical perspective'.



  • Deputy Director A/Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington has resigned from Macquarie Uni to take up the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at Monash University. Professor Murray Goot has replaced A/Professor Hughes-Warrington as Deputy Director of the Centre.
  • The 3D documentary site, "Gallipoli: The First Day", on which Harvey Broadbent worked as a historical consultant under a Macquarie University External Development Grant, has been awarded the inaugural AFI Screen Content Innovation.




  • The CMH's annual Advisory Board meeting was held at Macquarie University's city campus. Bruce Wolpe resigned as he has returned to the United States. Dr Darryl McIntyre, the CEO of the National Film and Sound Archive, joined the Board.


  • The Centre for Media History's report on the second half of 2008 is now available.
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