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Lyndall Ryan

Australian historian


Why is this person notable and influential?

Lyndall Ryan was born in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia in 1943. She earned her B.A. at the University of Sydney and completed her Ph.D at Macquarie University.

Ryan has conducted extensive research into the experiences of Aboriginal Tasmanians. Her first book, The Aboriginal Tasmanians, was published in 1981, offered a compelling viewpoint on the history of Aboriginal and European relations. In so doing, she entered the fray of competing narratives about that shared history, known in Australia as the “history wars”. Future publications of her work stood firm on her interpretations, and even expanded upon them. She fiercely opposed the whitewashing of Australian history and advocated for a critical, honest view at the troubling history of Australian and Aboriginal relations.

She has also conducted significant field work, collaborating with the University of Newcastle to map aboriginal massacre sites in Australia. They discovered 270 distinct sites of violence against the Aboriginal peoples, representing a concerted effort at wiping out those populations forever.

Ryan has been honored for her contributions to women’s and indigenous people’s history by the History Council of New South Wales. She was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019 for her scholarship and research efforts. Today, she is a Professor for the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle.

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Lyndall Ryan, is an Australian academic and historian. She has held positions in Australian Studies and Women's Studies at Griffith University and Flinders University and was Foundation Professor of Australian Studies and Head of School of Humanities at the University of Newcastle, 1998–2005. She is currently Conjoint Professor in the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle.

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University of Sydney

Australian university founded in 1850

University of Newcastle

University in New South Wales, Australia

Flinders University

Public university in Adelaide, South Australia

Macquarie University

University in Sydney, New South Wales

Griffith University

Public university in south east Queensland, Australia

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