ANU Lives Series in Biography

The ANU Lives Series in Biography is an initiative of the National Centre for Biography in the History Program in the Research School of Social Sciences at The Australian National University. The National Centre was established in 2008 to extend the work of the Australian Dictionary of Biography and to serve as a focus for the study of life writing in Australia, supporting innovative research and writing to the highest standards in the field, nationally and internationally. Books that appear in the ANU Lives series are lively, engaging and provocative, intended to appeal to the current popular and scholarly interest in biography, memoir and autobiography. They recount interesting and telling life stories and engage critically with issues and problems in historiography and life writing.

Please note: The following list of titles is sorted by publication date, with the most recent first.

Dictionary of World Biography »

Fourth edition

Authored by: Barry Jones
ISBN (print): 9781760461256
ISBN (online): 9781760461263
Publication date: May 2017
The Histories of Raphael Samuel

The Histories of Raphael Samuel »

A portrait of a people's historian

Authored by: Sophie Scott-Brown
ISBN (print): 9781760460365
ISBN (online): 9781760460372
Publication date: May 2017
Family Experiments

Family Experiments »

Middle-class, professional families in Australia and New Zealand c. 1880–1920

Authored by: Shelley Richardson
ISBN (print): 9781760460587
ISBN (online): 9781760460594
Publication date: November 2016

The Seven Dwarfs and the Age of the Mandarins »

Australian Government Administration in the Post-War Reconstruction Era

Edited by: Samuel Furphy
ISBN (print): 9781925022322
ISBN (online): 9781925022339
Publication date: July 2015

Ngapartji Ngapartji »

In turn, in turn: Ego-histoire, Europe and Indigenous Australia

Edited by: Vanessa Castejon, Anna Cole, Oliver Haag, Karen Hughes
ISBN (print): 9781925021721
ISBN (online): 9781925021738
Publication date: November 2014

Henry Prinsep's Empire »

Framing a distant colony

Authored by: Malcolm Allbrook
ISBN (print): 9781925021608
ISBN (online): 9781925021615
Publication date: September 2014

Ten Journeys to Cameron's Farm »

An Australian Tragedy

Authored by: Cameron Hazlehurst
ISBN (print): 9781925021004
ISBN (online): 9781925021011
Publication date: November 2013

The ADB's Story »

Edited by: Melanie Nolan, Christine Fernon
ISBN (print): 9781925021196
ISBN (online): 9781925021202
Publication date: October 2013

Scholars at War »

Australasian Social Scientists, 1939-1945

Edited by: Geoffrey Gray, Doug Munro, Christine Winter
ISBN (print): 9781921862496
ISBN (online): 9781921862502
Publication date: January 2012

Maori and Aboriginal Women in the Public Eye »

Representing Difference, 1950–2000

Authored by: Karen Fox
ISBN (print): 9781921862618
ISBN (online): 9781921862625
Publication date: December 2011

Transnational Ties »

Australian Lives in the World

Edited by: Desley Deacon, Penny Russell, Angela Woollacott
ISBN (print): 9781921536205
ISBN (online): 9781921536212
Publication date: December 2008