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Henry Reynolds

One of Australia's best known historians

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Henry Reynolds is one of Australia’s best known historians. He grew up in Hobart and was educated at Hobart High School and the University of Tasmania. In 1965 he accepted a lectureship at James Cook University in Townsville, which sparked an interest in the history of relations between settlers and Aborigines. His pioneering scholarly work, especially The Other Side of the Frontier (1981), was critical in changing understandings of the Australian frontier. With The Law of the Land (1987), this prolific historian increasingly engaged with contemporary legal and political issues. In morally charged works such as This Whispering in Our Hearts (1998) and Why Weren’t We Told? (1999), he gave the cause of reconciliation a historical underpinning. In 2000 he took up a professorial fellowship at the University of Tasmania. Since then he has written Drawing the Global Colour Line with Marilyn Lake and co-authored What’s Wrong with Anzac? His latest book Forgotten War (2013), was the winner of the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

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