Presenters

Professor Bruce Scates, FASSA

The author and producer of ‘Australian Journey’, Professor Bruce Scates is based in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. An award-winning historian and teacher, the author/co author of 12 highly regarded books and a host of innovative studies, his work is...

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Dr Susan Carland

Based in the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University, Dr Susan Carland is an early career researcher with expertise in gender studies, politics and sociology. The co-presenter and co-creator of ‘Australian Journey’, Susan takes principal carriage of its interview series, ‘Susan...

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Interviewees

Professor Raelene Frances, AM FASSA

Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University, Professor Frances’ work as a historian span’s women’s history, the history of work and the impact of war on society. She also served a record ten year term as Dean of Arts at Monash University. There she launched a host of...

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Professor Jenny Hocking FASSA

Professor Jenny Hocking is a political historian and biographer based at the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University.  A frequent visitor to Canberra and the ANU campus, Professor Hocking is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the author of ground-breaking...

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Dr Waleed Aly

Trained in law, politics and sociology, with a PhD from Monash University, Dr Waleed Aly is also a Walkley Award winning journalist and an AFL Mascot.  In 2016, he won a Gold Logie award for Best Personality on Australian television, partly for his work on ‘The Project’.  A widely cited...

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Professor Frank Bongiorno, AM FASSA FAHA

Professor Frank Bongiorno earned his PhD at the Australian National University in 1994. After a series of eminent posts in Australia and abroad, including the Menzies Centre for Australia Studies in London, he returned to the ANU, where he teaches labour and social history. Professor Bongiorno has...

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Justice Julian Burnside AO QC

A graduate of Monash University, Julian Burnside was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2009, ‘for service as a human rights advocate, particularly for refugees and asylum seekers, to the arts as a patron and fundraiser, and to the law.’  A barrister by profession he has appeared in...

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Mr Peter Yu

A highly respected leader of the Yawuru community and CEO of the community’s not-for-profit company, Peter Yu is based in the Kimberly region of Western Australia. Appointed to the Council of the Australian National University in 2017, he has also served as a Board member of the National Museum of...

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Professor Peter Read

A finalist in the Australian of the Year Award, Professor Peter Read lectured for over 30 years in Aboriginal History at the Australian National University. The author of many innovative studies, he remains an Adjunct Professor at the ANU and is affiliated to the Australian Centre for Indigenous...

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Dr Shannon Faulkhead

Dr Shannon Faulkhead is a Finkel Fellow at Monash Country Lines Archive, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, (MISC) at Monash University.  She is a Koorie woman from Victoria who has worked as librarian and CEO with the Koorie Heritage Trust Inc. Her PhD focussed on Narratives of Koorie...

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Dr Kathyrn Medlock

Kathryn Medlock is the Senior Curator (Zoology) at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.  She has lectured on and researched Thylacine extinction including addresses to the Royal Society in Hobart.  Ms Medlock’s work was supported by a prestigious Churchill Fellowship in 2003, enabling...

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Dr Ruth Morgan

Dr Ruth Morgan is an environmental historian based at the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University. She has presented her award-winning work to seminars across Australia and abroad, including the Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University. Dr...

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Dr George Main

Dr George Main is a research associate with the Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University and works as a curator at the National Museum of Australia.  There he helped design and create the Landmarks and Old New Land galleries. Dr Main is the author of Heartland:...

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Associate Professor John Bradley

At the age of twenty, John Bradley went to teach Aboriginal children in the remote town of Borroloola, on the Gulf of Carpentaria. He soon became the student as the Yanyuwa elders and their families decided to educate him on their language, culture and songlines.  Associate Professor Bradley...

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Dr Rebecca Wheatley

Bec Wheatley completed her PhD in the School of History at the Australian National University. Her work examines children’s perspectives on Anzac. Ms Wheatley is the co-author of World War 1: A history in 100 Stories and co-presented a MOOC of the same name. A contributor to the Cambridge History...

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Contributors

Dr Jayne Regan

Assistance with developing on-line teaching materials:Jayne earned her PhD at Australian National University. Her field of research is twentieth-century Australian history; she is particularly interested in cultural, literary, and environmental histories. Since 2014 Jayne has worked as a research...

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