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

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John May­nard

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.

Victoria Hask­ins

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.

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