News Items

The AMHA welcomes relevant News Items  related to mining history  from members and others interested in mining history. Items can be added to the Website or the quarterly Newsletter sent to members.

Please send items to the Newsletter Editor at janice.wegner@jcu.edu.au


 

SUPPORT NEEDED FOR TROVE 

Many AMHA Members will know of the value and also make frequent use of the online search facility Trove, operated by the National Library of Australia.

This excellent and valuable facility is under threat again through plans to cut its funding. You can help by signing a petition to the Federal Government recommending that funding be continued. Please consider signing, the petition closes 22 February: CLICK HERE for link to petition.   After signing ensure that you click on the email sent to you to confirm.

 

COMBINED SEPTEMBER & DECEMBER AMHA NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

The combined issue of the September and December AMHA Newsletter for 2022 is now available to members. Members should have received this special issue from the Newsletter Editor by email. It is also now available on the For Members page of the Website.

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REEFTON CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS

Preliminary details on the 27th AMHA Conference to be held in Reefton, NZ from 15-21 October 2023 are now available on The NEXT CONFERENCE page.

 

 Bonanza sale of back issues of the Journal of Australasian Mining History – EXTENDED!

The AMHA has a large number of hard copy, back issues of JAMH and is having a special Christmas sale.

Any two volumes for $20 including postage.

Any five volumes for $35 including postage. While stocks last! (Vol 1 no longer available) Prices in AUD$ overseas buyers should contact Mel Davies for postage and packing rates.

Send your orders to Mel Davies at mel.davies@uwa.edu.au

 

AWARD FOR JAMH AUTHOR

Dr Juanita Kwok has been awarded the Max Kelly Prize by the History Council of NSW for her article The Lambing Flat Riots and the Chinese Quest for Compensation published in the latest volume of Journal of Australasian Mining History. The award is made to a ‘beginning’ historian for a work of excellence in any aspect of Australian history. Congratulations Juanita. For more details CLICK HERE

Juanita after receiving the Max Kelly Award

Volume 20 (2022) of the  Journal of Australasian Mining History is now available in digital form on the FOR MEMBERS page of the Website. The hard copy version is now printed  and in the mail.  Many thanks to all the cotributers who helped make this a full volume. This volume contains a memorial article for Robin McLaughlan, who sadly passed away shortly after he submitted the article on his favourite topic – Australians at the Klondike.  We now know that this volume also contains an award winning article! 

RECORDED ZOOM PRESENTATIONS 

A number of recent Zoom Presentations have been recorded have been recorded and can be watched on YouTube.  See the For Members page under Online Presentations for the links.

HISTORY OF THE AMHA – THE FIRST 25 YEARS

The 25 Year History of the AMHA is now up on the For Members page of the website.

MARKETING VOLUNTEER

The AMHA is seeking a volunteer to assist with a marketing campaign to promote the activities of the Association and attract new members. Please contact the Secretary (Ruth Kerr) or the President (Nick Williams) if you are interested in helping out with this important initiative.

JOBS AND POSITIONS AVAILABLE

We are still seeking a volunteer from our members to join the Web Administration Group. A great chance to assist the AMHA and learn some new skills.

MINING HISTORY RESEARCH RESOURCES

A compilation of online resources to assist Members in their mining history research has recently been added to the website on the For Members tab (under Membership).

UPDATED STYLE GUIDE FOR JAMH

For budding authors and contributors to the Journal of Australasian Mining History, an updated version of the Style Guide is now available on the website (see under Journal Information – Instructions for Contributors.

REEFTON CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS

Preliminary details on the 27th AMHA Conference to be held in Reefton, NZ from 15-21 October 2023 are now available on The NEXT CONFERENCE page.

 

 Bonanza sale of back issues of the Journal of Australasian Mining History – EXTENDED!

The AMHA has a large number of hard copy, back issues of JAMH and is having a special Christmas sale.

Any two volumes for $20 including postage.

Any five volumes for $35 including postage. While stocks last! (Vol 1 no longer available) Prices in AUD$ overseas buyers should contact Mel Davies for postage and packing rates.

Send your orders to Mel Davies at mel.davies@uwa.edu.au

 

AWARD FOR JAMH AUTHOR

Dr Juanita Kwok has been awarded the Max Kelly Prize by the History Council of NSW for her article The Lambing Flat Riots and the Chinese Quest for Compensation published in the latest volume of Journal of Australasian Mining History. The award is made to a ‘beginning’ historian for a work of excellence in any aspect of Australian history. Congratulations Juanita. For more details CLICK HERE

Juanita after receiving the Max Kelly Award

Volume 20 (2022) of the  Journal of Australasian Mining History is now available in digital form on the FOR MEMBERS page of the Website. The hard copy version is now printed  and in the mail.  Many thanks to all the cotributers who helped make this a full volume. This volume contains a memorial article for Robin McLaughlan, who sadly passed away shortly after he submitted the article on his favourite topic – Australians at the Klondike.  We now know that this volume also contains an award winning article! 

RECORDED ZOOM PRESENTATIONS 

A number of recent Zoom Presentations have been recorded have been recorded and can be watched on YouTube.  See the For Members page under Online Presentations for the links.

HISTORY OF THE AMHA – THE FIRST 25 YEARS

The 25 Year History of the AMHA is now up on the For Members page of the website.

MARKETING VOLUNTEER

The AMHA is seeking a volunteer to assist with a marketing campaign to promote the activities of the Association and attract new members. Please contact the Secretary (Ruth Kerr) or the President (Nick Williams) if you are interested in helping out with this important initiative.

JOBS AND POSITIONS AVAILABLE

We are still seeking a volunteer from our members to join the Web Administration Group. A great chance to assist the AMHA and learn some new skills.

MINING HISTORY RESEARCH RESOURCES

A compilation of online resources to assist Members in their mining history research has recently been added to the website on the For Members tab (under Membership).

UPDATED STYLE GUIDE FOR JAMH

For budding authors and contributors to the Journal of Australasian Mining History, an updated version of the Style Guide is now available on the website (see under Journal Information – Instructions for Contributors.