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Darrell Lewis

Darrell Lewis is an archaeologist, historian and bushman who has worked in the Outback for over 40 years. He grew up in a house full of antique firearms, Aboriginal artefacts and other colonial relics, and stories of bushrangers, drovers and ‘wild blacks’. This led to a career in which he has driven, helicoptered, boated or walked into many remote regions to document historic sites, record natural features and photograph galleries of Aboriginal rock art. He has also worked extensively with Aboriginal people, cattle station whites, and other residents in the Northern Territory and elsewhere.

He has published books and articles on Aboriginal rock art, environmental history, cattle station technology, European exploration and settlement of the Northern Territory, and the biographies of Northern Territory cattle station people. He has also produced major reports documenting cattle station and explorer’s historic sites, historic marked boabs, Aboriginal history and Aboriginal rock art. His most recent publication is A Wild History (2012, Monash University Publishing).

The skills Darrell has acquired have given him a unique set of skills with which to assess the findings of the various expeditions sent in search of Leichhardt and the wide variety of ‘evidence’ claimed as relics of Leichhardt’s ill-fated 1848 expedition.

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Events

Dateline Jerusalem: John Lyons in conversation with Stan Grant

Gleebooks 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, News South Wales

Rarely is the public taken deep into the inner sanctum of major news organisations. In this extraordinary book, award-winning journalist John Lyons goes to the heart of how the media...

Free – $12

WinterWild: Walking on Country

Apollo Bay Community Hall 4 Whelan St, Apollo Bay, VIC

Join a panel of Indigenous leaders including Associate Professor Dr. Michael-Shawn Fletcher, a Wiradjuri man, paleo-ecologist and biogeographer; Dr. Jack Pascoe, a Yuin man, ecologist and Research Manager at the...

$25

Injustice, Survival, Memory 2022 conference

Australian National University RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Crescent, Acton, ACT

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Humanities Research Centre and School of History presents Injustice, Survival, Memory: Marking 80 years since the Dunera and Queen Mary internees arrived...

The World Turned Upside Down

Sydney Opera House Sydney, New South Wales

Cathy McGowan, Adam Bandt, Allegra Spender and others The cross benches in our federal parliament got quite a bit more crowded at this year's election. Will this Independents movement continue...