Articles by: Marilyn Lake

Author Biography:

Marilyn Lake is Honorary Professorial Fellow in History at the University of Melbourne. Her books include Drawing the Global Colour Line: White Men’s Countries and the International Challenge of Racial Equality, co-published by Cambridge University Press and Melbourne University Press and co-authored with Henry Reynolds, and Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and American Exchange Shaped American Reform, published by Harvard University Press.

The Unfinished Business of 1967

Treaty and Voice were being spoken of from the moment the referendum was won.

The ‘China Threat’: Can we escape the historical legacy of anti-Chinese racism?

Marilyn Lake

29 Jun 2023

The ‘Chinese threat narrative’, as it has recently been labelled, was constitutive of Australian nationhood.

Informit: A republic for women?

The observation that republicanism is a man's movement, led by men, speaking to masculine yearnings and fantasies, has now become commonplace. Opinion polls confirm that men are more enthusiastic about the prospect of Australia becoming a republic than women. A recent Bulletin poll reported that women are indeed reluctant republicans, trailing men in their support by a significant thirteen points. Political movements are sustained by emotional as well as imaginative engagements and on the issue…