School of Historical and Philosophical Studies - Theses
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Doctors down under: European medical migrants in Victoria (Australia), 1930-60
The middle of the twentieth-century saw an unprecedented mass relocation of medical practitioners – through forced migration, military service, and as economic migrants. Between 1930-60, over three thousand medical migrants ...
The pear tree: family narratives of Greek Macedonian migration to Australia
This thesis examines how migrants who left Florina, Greece, in the 1950s-1960s remember, narrate and transmit experiences of migration, and how complex ideas of home and identity have been mediated across three generations. ...
Saving the last continent: environmentalists, celebrities and states in the campaign for a World Park Antarctica, 1978-1991
Between 1978 and 1991, the global environmental movement achieved an unparalleled success: overturning a decision to introduce mining in Antarctica and instead securing a comprehensive environmental protection agreement ...
Moral life and philosophical requirements: exploring possibilities for moral life through a liberation from philosophical requirements
This thesis offers an examination of some ways in which moral philosophy imposes requirements on itself that often unduly limit, obscure, and distort our moral understanding, thinking, and responsiveness. Taking my motivation ...
Between nationalism and assimilation: Jewish antifascism in Australia in the late 1940s and Early 1950s
This thesis argues that Jewish antifascism was a major political and cultural force in Australian Jewish communities in the 1940s and early 1950s. It charts the emergence of a non-nationalist and anti-assimilationist ...
"Our own worst enemy": Southern anti-slavery networks and rhetoric in early republic and antebellum America
This thesis examines Southern-born anti-slavery activists. By analysing one hundred anti-slavery Southerners, this thesis illuminates a deeply interconnected network of anti-slavery that was not just limited to the South, ...
The voice of Methodism: temperance policy in Victoria, Australia 1902-1977
This thesis seeks to examine the influence of the Methodist Church in Victoria, Australia, on public policy in the twentieth century using the issue of Temperance as a case study. Methodists had a tradition of social ...
A Justification for deduction and Its puzzling corollary
This thesis is about how deduction is analytic and, at the same time, informative. In the first two chapters I am after the question of the justification of deduction. This justification is circular in the sense that to ...
Beyond boycotts: Melbourne's response to Japanese aggression in China, 1937-1939
University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) History Thesis.
The unseen victors: the Royal Australian Engineers in the forgotten New Guinea campaigns
This thesis argues that the road, bridge and overall infrastructure creation undertaken by the Royal Australian Engineers during World War Two were crucial to the success of the New Guinea campaigns, particularly the ...