Professor Anna Haebich launches her new publication, Spinning the Dream: Assimilation in Australia 1950-1970

With Spinning the Dream, multi-award-winning historian Anna Haebich re-evaluates the experience of assimilation in Australia, providing a meticulously researched and masterfully written assessment of its implications for Australia’s Indigenous and ethnic minorities and for immigration and refugee policy.

Spinning the Dream will be officially launched on Thursday 28 February 6.30pm at the Museum of Brisbane. However copies of her book are now available through Arts Centre Press

About the Author

Anna Haebich’s multi-award-winning book Broken Circles:Fragmenting Indigenous Families 1800-2000 was the first national history of Australia’s Stolen Generations. Anna’s

career brings together university teaching and research,centre directorship, museum curatorship, visual arts practice, and work with Indigenous communities. Her research interests include histories of Indigenous peoples, migration, the body, the environment, the visual and performing arts, and representations of the past. Anna is a Professor specialising in interdisciplinary research at Griffith University and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities and of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.