New and forthcoming releases from CDU Press 

Ross Latham, Director of the National Archives of Australia in Victoria with Graeme Davidson and author Pam Oliver

This is a busy time for CDU Press with the release of six new titles over the next few weeks and a series of recent and upcoming book launches.

The new releases are The Shadow’s Edge: Australia’s Northern War by Alan Powell (a new edition); On the Discourse of Social Science by Peter Wignell; Communicating at University: Skills for Success by Nicola Rolls and Peter Wignell; Accelerating the Literacy Development of Indigenous Students: The National Accelerated Literacy Program (NALP) by Brian Gray; Living Heart by Chris Howse; and Charles ‘Moth’ Eaton: Pioneer Aviator of the Northern Territory by Steve Farram.

Empty North: The Japanese Presence and Australian Reactions 1860s to 1942 by Pam Oliver, was successfully launched in Melbourne on June 9 at the Monash Arts in Action Festival.

Ross Latham, Director of the National Archives of Australia in Victoria (pictured with Graeme Davidson and author Pam Oliver), was invited to speak at the launch on behalf of the National Archives and the Editorial Board of Charles Darwin University Press.

The book will also be launched by Jenny Corbett, Professor of Economics at The Australian National University's (ANU) Crawford School of Economics and Government, on Monday 2 July.

Professor Corbett, who is the Executive Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre at ANU, will launch the book during the Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference, which is being hosted by the university.

June also saw the long-awaited launch of The Long Road to Territory Health: An Account of Clinical Medicine in the Northern Territory by David Lo in the Royal Darwin Hospital Auditorium by the Minister for Health, Dr Chris Burns MLA.

Further details of both the launches and new publications can be found on the CDU Press website at

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