OURSTORY Living with the locals (page 64) was produced specially for AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC by professors John Maynard and Victoria Haskins, based on their extensive research into the experiences of early Europeans – from convict escapees to shipwreck surv
is a Worimi man from the Port Stephens region of NSW, and co-director of the Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre at the University of Newcastle. He’s published on connections between Aboriginal political and social history; Indigenous political activism; Indigenous sporting history; and the history of colonisation. He is a former deputy chair of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
is a professor in the University of Newcastle’s School of Humanities and Social Science and co-director of Purai. A historian and talented storyteller, she writes histories of Indigenous domestic service and sees her role as a “memory custodian”, documenting experiences that must be “remembered and understood”. Her work has focused on Australian women, particularly the shared histories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women.