I have let this blog sit with just an initial post to see if there was any interest in participating. I now have one volunteer, so that makes it worth while proceeding on an experimental basis.
In discussion, Rafe and I have agreed that the blog should be more correctly called the History of Australian and New Zealand Thought because of the linkages between the two countries. Both are also very different, but those differences also help highlight the linkages and similarities between the two.
The next step is to work out a statement of blog directions and policy. Our feeling is that we need an open pluralist blog to allow for different perspectives.
I will post some more ideas later. In the meantime, we are still looking for further volunteer contributors and welcome all ideas and suggestions.