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Shanty towns and eviction riots: the radical history of Australia’s property market

A family standing outside a tin shack called Wiloma during the Great Depression, New South Wales, 1932. NLA/Trove

Helen Dinmore, University of South Australia

Skyrocketing property prices and an impossible rental market have seen growing numbers of Australians struggling to find a place to live.…

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“Shanty towns and eviction riots: the radical history of Australia’s property market”

Tapping into Aboriginal knowledge to create a water-resilient future for Australia’s cities

The Yarragadee is an underground aquifer beneath the Perth metropolitan area. Laying in thick layers of sand and porous rock, the youngest water in the aquifer is about 600 years old, the oldest more than 35,000.The Whadjuk Noongar people believe the deepest aquifer is home to the spirit of the Waugal, or rainbow serpent.…

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“Tapping into Aboriginal knowledge to create a water-resilient future for Australia’s cities”

Joint SAHANZ and UHPHG 2022 Conference

Ngā Pūtahitanga / Crossings:

A Joint Conference of SAHANZ and the Australasian UHPH Group

The 39th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

The 16th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group

For additional information, see https://www.hthub.ac.nz/sahanz-uhph-nov-2022/.…

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“Joint SAHANZ and UHPHG 2022 Conference”

Save the date: Urban History Journal 50th Anniversary Conference

Urban History Journal 50th Anniversary Conference

The State of Urban History: Past, Present, Future

University of Leicester, 11-13 July 2023

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Urban History journal invites participants to a conference assessing the State of Urban History: Past, Present, Future.…

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“Save the date: Urban History Journal 50th Anniversary Conference”

CFP: International Planning History Society 2022 Conference

Call for Papers: 19th IPHS Conference 4-6 July 2022

CITY SPACE TRANSFORMATION: RESILIENT URBAN ENVIRONMENTS

The 19th biennial International Planning History Society (IPHS) conference will take place 4–6 July 2022. It will be convened by Professor Alexey Krasheninnikov and hosted by the Moscow Architectural Institute, Russia.…

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“CFP: International Planning History Society 2022 Conference”

What lies beneath: tunnels for trafficking, or just a subterranean service? Time to rescue these spaces from the conspiracists

Victoria Kolankiewicz, University of Melbourne

Feature Image: A tidal drain at South Yarra, Melbourne, in 2008. The installation of litter-trapping equipment now prevents access. Photo: Victoria Kolankiewicz, Author provided

Digital communications have spread conspiracy theories more widely than ever before, particularly in this uncertain and tumultuous year.…

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“What lies beneath: tunnels for trafficking, or just a subterranean service? Time to rescue these spaces from the conspiracists”

A brief history of Australian residential tenancies law reform: from the nineteenth century to COVID-19

By Chris Martin.

Originally published in Parity, the journal of the Council to Homeless Persons.

Australia is currently going through a period of unusual activity in residential tenancies law reform. New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT have recently concluded reviews and amended their legislation, and Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory are currently in the midst of reviews.…

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“A brief history of Australian residential tenancies law reform: from the nineteenth century to COVID-19”

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