National Archives continues to support postgraduate history students

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

The National Archives of Australia (NAA), in partnership with the Australian Historical Association (AHA), is proud to announce the successful applicants for the 2020 NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarships.

The four scholarship recipients will undertake exciting, diverse and challenging research projects drawing on the national archival collection of Australian Government records.

Bolin Hu, a PhD scholar from the University of Auckland, will use the National Archives’ collection to explore the propaganda efforts of the Nanjing Government in gaining support of the Australian Government and people during the Sino–Japanese War and World War II.

Focusing on Greek Aegean islander migration to the Anglo-speaking world during the 19th and early 20th centuries, Yianni Cartledge, a PHD scholar from Flinders University, will use archival records to reflect on the major political and economic world events of the period.

Julia Russoniello, Doctor of Musical Art scholar from the University of Sydney, will explore classical music performance in Australia in the early 20th century, researching the performance traditions of Australian violinists.

PhD scholar from the University of the Sunshine Coast Kate Kirby will use support from the National Archives to research and contribute further to understanding the development of Australian sports policy.

National Archives Director-General David Fricker said, ‘We are delighted to support these four scholars and their innovative projects.

‘Postgraduate history students are important users of the National Archives and we are so pleased to offer them our expertise and assistance through these scholarships.’

The National Archives will offer each of these students priority access to records, digitisation services and ongoing assistance from a designated reference officer.

Since their commencement in 2011, these scholarships have supported 34 Australian and international university students with their important historical research.

Contact information

National Archives of Australia Media Team
Phone: 0417 247 157