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Lynette Russell

Lynette Russell

Lynette Russell is Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor and ARC Laureate at the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre in the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies at Monash University. She is a widely published author specialising in Aboriginal history. Lynette has held fellowships at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities and is an elected member of several learned academies.

Lynette Russell reviews 'European Vision and the South Pacific, Third Edition' by Bernard Smith

December 2022, no. 449 25 November 2022
In the 1990s, I was a doctoral student at the University of Melbourne writing on the representations of race in the School of Historical Studies. Geoffrey Dutton’s White on Black: The Australian Aborigine portrayed in art (1974) and Bernard Smith’s European Vision and the South Pacific were essential reading. Over the subsequent three decades, interest in Dutton’s White on Black seems to hav ... (read more)

'Living in the Indigenous space' by Lynette Russell

August 2019, no. 413 26 July 2019
Living, working, and being in the Indigenous space, there are times when it feels as though nothing changes. Indeed, on occasion, it can feel as though things are in fact regressing. When The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, MP was announced as the new Minister for Indigenous Australians, after the re-election of the Morrison government, numerous family members, friends, and colleagues expressed dismay that thi ... (read more)