Gary Werskey is a Harvard-trained biographer and cultural historian who has held academic positions at Edinburgh University, Imperial College, and the University of New South Wales. For the past decade, he has promoted the study of Australian history to a wider audience as a co-founder of the Blackheath History Forum. He is currently an Honorary Associate in the University of Sydney’s Department of History. His latest publication is Picturing a Nation: The art & life of A.H. Fullwood (NewSouth, 2021). He also co-curated with Natalie Wilson (Curator of Australian & Pacific Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales) the National Library of Australia’s recent exhibition A Nation Imagined: The Artists of the Picturesque Atlas.