Table of Contents


Rodney Cavalier

Part 1 Diaries, Memoirs and Reportage

Diary keeping: A personal perspective

Bob Carr

Using diaries and memoirs

Rodney Cavalier

Reporting the Whitlam wars

Peter Westerway

Reporting from the press gallery: The practicalities and problems of immediacy

Steve Chase

Spin and history

Rodney Tiffen

Part 2 Writing Party Histories

Writing Party Histories: Some Introductory Thoughts

Andrew Tink

The Liberal Party

Ian Hancock

The Progressives, Country Party and Nationals

Paul Davey

Labor History

Graham Freudenberg

Communist Party History

Stuart Macintyre

Minor Parties and Independents in New South Wales

Rodney Smith

Part 3 The Genres of Party History

Writing a regional political history of New South Wales 1856-2006

Jim Hagan

Politics and parties in New England: discoveries, problems, solutions and future directions

Frank Bongiorno

Tracing the rise and fall of constituencies in regional New South Wales

Bradley Bowden

A view from below: report on a case study of Glebe

Michael Hogan

Writing the federal ALP caucus centenary history

John Faulkner

Electoral democrarcy in New South Wales: parties, the press and popular participation 1856-2003

Sean Scalmer and Murray Goot

Part 4 The Fundamental Sources

Newspapers as a source for part history

Michael Hogan

Creating an electronic bibliography of theses relating to New South Wales political history

Jim Hagan

Sources then and now

Ken Turner

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