Authors » Jan Gothard
Jan Gothard is Associate professor in Australian history at Murdoch University. She teaches units in Australian/Asian relations; oral history and interviewing; and Australian environmental history. Gothard has three daughters and lives in Fremantle, Western Australia. She has had a long-term interest in disability since the birth of her daughter with Down syndrome in 1992.
Her book Blue China: Single Female Migration to Colonial Australia (Melbourne University Press) won the WA Premier’s Prize for History in 2002, and she was the general editor of Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia (UWA Press) short listed for the WA Premier’s Prize in 2009. Gothard has had a longstanding interest in oral history and she is the former editor of Oral History Association of Australia Journal. In 2001, she was awarded the Australian government’s Centenary Medal for ‘services to literature and to society’.
- WA Premier’s Prize for History (2002)
- Centenary Medal for ‘services to literature and to society’ (2001)
Books available from Fremantle Press
- Greater Expectations: Living with Down syndrome in the 21st century 2011
- Greater Expectations: Living with Down syndrome in the 21st century ebook 2011
Other Books by this Author
- Blue China: Single Female Migration to Colonial Australia (Melbourne University Press)
- Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia (UWA Press)
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.