This book is the first detailed biography of William Le Souef and, amongst other things, explores his relationships with Aboriginal people and with his superiors - Robinson and La Trobe - when he was employed as assistant protector. It does this using the qualitative research methodologies of interpretive biography and thick description. It makes use of contemporary publications, protectorate records, personal diaries, familty records, and newspaper articles.
Ella Fitzgerald visited Australia four times (1954, 1960, 1970, 1978) in her long career that spanned six decades. This work presents a detailed history of Ella's tours of Australia using primary sources such as newspaper articles, photographs, and concert memorabilia that are assembled here for the first time. Other than some consideration of a racist event that occured en route to Australia in 1954, and the mistaken belief that Ella interrupted her 1960 tour to return to America to participate in J.F. Kennedy's pre-election inaugural gala, Ella Fitzgerald's tours of Australia have received very scant attention in her biographies and in studies of Australia's musical history.