Shopping Cart
You have no items in your shopping cart.

Saunders, Kay

Originally trained as an anthropologist, Kay Saunders is an associate professor and reader in history at University of Queensland. She has published widely in the fields of race relations, gender studies, war and society studies and the federation of Australia. She was a Director of the National Australia Day Council, and a Council Member of the Australian War Memorial and the National Maritime Museum of Australia. Kay Saunders was awarded the Order of Australia in 1999 for her service to Australian history. She co-wrote Race Relations in Colonial Queensland: A History of Exclusion, Exploitation and Extermination. Her other publications include Workers in Bondage, The Origins and Bases of Unfree Labour in Queensland 1824-1916 (UQP 1982), Indentured Labour in the British Empire 1834-1920, and War on the Homefront (UQP 1993). Her most recent UQP publications are Paul Hasluck in Australian History (1999), co-edited with Tom Stannage and Richard Nile, and Alien Justice: Wartime Interment in Australia and North America (2000), co-authored with Roger Daniels.
Sort by

Alien Justice:Wartime Internment In Australia And North America

Picture of Alien Justice:Wartime Internment In Australia And North America
"Ethnic Cleansing" and other racial persecution of ordinary citizens in Kosovo and East Timor has brought international condemnation. In Australia this century - as in Canada and the US and many other countries - wartime governments herded German, Italian and Japanese civilians into home-grown concentration camps. A censorship ban meant Australians never knew the camps even existed. This unique volume features international scholars looking at the "enemy alien" response in 3 countries across 2 world wars. This book includes rare photographs of internees and their living conditions.


Workers in Bondage

Picture of Workers in Bondage
Workers in Bondage is primarily concerned with Queensland’s Pacific Islander labour force, but it begins with the origins of servitude in Queensland during the convict era before separation from New South Wales in 1859. The book also deals with the reconstruction of the Queensland sugar industry after the withdrawal of Islander labour and describes the realities of white labour and the early trade union struggles in the sugar industry. First published in 1982, Workers in Bondage is based on thorough documentary research in archives and newspapers. Underlying the text is an analysis of labour manipulation by capitalism in a new colony during a time of transition from slavery to indenture in the British Empire. It is a study of race relations in a frontier society. Workers in Bondage is regarded as a seminal study of colonial Queensland and one of the major books on the Pacific Islands’ labour trade.