Professor Angela McCarthy
Professor Angela McCarthy is Professor of Scottish and Irish History and Director of the Centre for Global Migrations at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has published widely in studies of migration, including most recently (with T.M. Devine), Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon (2017), Migration, Ethnicity and Madness: New Zealand, 1860-1910 (2015), Personal Narratives of Irish and Scottish Migration, 1921-65: ‘For Spirit and Adventure’ (2007), and Irish Migrants in New Zealand, 1840-1937: ‘The Desired Haven’ (2005). Her work has drawn on connections with family historians and migrant communities including, most recently, interviews with Cambodian, Syrian and Palestinian former refugees in Dunedin, New Zealand.
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Professor John Maynard
Professor John Maynard is a Worimi Aboriginal man from the Port Stephens region of New South Wales. He is currently Chair of Aboriginal History at the University of Newcastle and Director of the Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies centre. He has held several major positions and served on numerous prominent organizations and committees including, Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association, New South Wales History Council, Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council (IHEAC), Australian Research Council College of Experts – Deputy Chair Humanities, National Indigenous Research and Knowledge Network (NIRAKN) and a Fulbright Ambassador. He was the recipient of the Aboriginal History (Australian National University) Stanner Fellowship 1996, the New South Wales Premiers Indigenous History Fellow 2003, Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow 2004, University of Newcastle Researcher of the Year 2008 and 2012 and Australian National University Allan Martin History Lecturer 2010. In 2014 he was elected a member of the prestigious Australian Social Sciences Academy. He gained his PhD in 2003, examining the rise of early Aboriginal political activism. He has worked with and within many Aboriginal communities, urban, rural and remote. Professor Maynard’s publications have concentrated on the intersections of Aboriginal political and social history, and the history of Australian race relations. He is the author of several books, including Aboriginal Stars of the Turf, Fight for Liberty and Freedom, The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe, Aborigines and the Sport of Kings, True Light and Shade: An Aboriginal Perspective of Joseph Lycett's Art and Living with the Locals – Early Indigenous Experience of Indigenous Life. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including documentaries The Track, The Colony, Vote Yes for Aborigines, Captain Cook Obsession and Discovery, Outback United, Lachlan Macquarie - The Father of Australia, The Years That Made Us, Australia – The Story of Us and Fred Maynard Aboriginal Patriot.
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