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Henry Reynolds - 'We're all in this together': Truth-telling & Tasmanian historiography

Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2024

Henry Reynolds was born and raised in Tasmania and studied history at the University of Tasmania where he completed an MA on nineteenth century Tasmanian politics. After further study and teaching in Europe and London he took up a teaching position at James Cook University in Townsville where he spent thirty years. He discovered many things about Australian history that had been omitted from the history books of the time and became one of the nation’s leading authorities on the history of frontier conflict.  His book, The Other Side of the Frontier, published in 1981, was the first to see history from an Aboriginal perspective.  Henry’s 20-plus books, including several about Tasmania, have won a string of awards.