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    Professor Lynette Russell

Lynette Russell is Director of the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre (MISC) at Monash University, Melbourne. She has published widely in the areas of Indigenous and contact history, post-colonialism and representations of race, ethnographic knowledge and archaeology.

Her many books include Roving Mariners: Aboriginal Whaler and Sealers, in the Southern Oceans (SUNY Press 2012) and, with Kate Auty, Hunt Them, Hang Them: ‘The Tasmanians’ in Port Phillip, 1841-42 (Justice Press 2016).

Lynette was a contributor to the NGV’s Colony: Australia 1770-1861/Frontier Wars (2018), where she was also one of the exhibition’s opening speakers. She is the current President of the Australian Historical Association.