Atkinson, Jeff. Mary Proctor. Convict, Pioneer and Settler. Dural, NSW: Rosenberg, 2005. The biography of a female convict transported to Australia in the 1820s. Covers her trial, transportation, and time in Van Diemen's Land, as well as civilian life in Melbourne and during the gold rushes.
Beier, Ulli. Decolonising the Mind. The Impact of the University on Culture and Identity in Papua New Guinea, 1971-74. Canberra: Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, 2005. Memoir of academic Ulli Beier, concentrating on his time in Papua New Guinea and his work to foster arts and culture there.
Botch, Merete Falck. Conciliation, Compulsion, Conversion: British Attitudes towards Indigenous Peoples 1763-1814. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2004. Study of the development of attitudes toward and policies pertaining to indigenous people among ministers and officials in London. Analyses North America, New South Wales and the Cape of Good Hope, paying particular attention to the legal and intellectual context.
Brooks, David, and Brian Kiernan, eds. Running Wild: Essays. Fictions, and Memoirs Presented to Michael Wilding. Sydney, New Delhi: Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture, 2004. Wide-ranging essays on European, English, and Australian literature, responses to Michael Wilding's work, and a select bibliography. Includes contributions from Don Anderson, Laurie Hergenhan, Stephen Knight and Ken Stewart.
Crittenden, Victor, ed. Margin. Life and Letters of Early Australia. No. 65, April 2005. Articles include a study of the reception of Robbery under Arms; early Australian cricket writing; and the origins of Charles De Boos' novel, Fifty Years Ago.
Hetherington, Paul, ed. The Diaries of Donald Friend, Volume Three. Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2005. Covers the period 1949-1966, and includes drawings.
Kusnir, Jaroslav. Australian Literature in Contexts. Slovakia: Trian, Banska Bystrica, 2004. 2nd ed. Readings of contemporary Australian writers, namely, Peter Carey, David Malouf, Helen Darville, Michael Wilding and Murray Bail, in relation to themes of national identity, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. …