Henry Reynolds
#8772 Overall Influence

Henry Reynolds

Australian historian


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Henry Reynolds is a historian and researcher who specialized in the study of European Australian and Indigenous Australian conflicts. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Tasmania and a Ph.D. from James Cook University.

He began his career teaching in secondary schools throughout Australia and England before being tapped to create the Australian History program at Townsville University College. He remained a professor there until his retirement. He followed this work with an assignment as a fellow for the University of Tasmania.

His research has studied the history of violence against Aboriginal Australian peoples, of which 20,000 died during early European colonial efforts. He is also well known for his friendship with a groundsman and gardener at James Cook University, named Eddie Mabo. Their friendship opened Reynolds’ eyes to the issues and challenges faced by indigenous land owners.

Reynolds has been honored with the Ernest Scott Historical Prize, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Arts Award, and an Australian Book Council Award. His books, The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance to the European Invasion of Australia, The Whispering in our Hearts, and Unnecessary Wars (among others) are highly regarded, critical examinations of Australian Aboriginal history.

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Henry Reynolds is an Australian historian whose primary work has focused on the frontier conflict between European settlers in Australia and indigenous Australians.

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University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania

Public university located in Tasmania, Australia

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James Cook University
James Cook University

University in Australia

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#144 World Rank