Donna Merwick

Donna Merwick (1932–2021) was an American-born Australian historian who specialised in colonial American history. Along with Greg Dening and Inga Clendinnen, she was a leading member of the ‘Melbourne School’ of history that brought ethnographic nuance and narrative craft to the writing of the past. She was the author of a number of significant studies including Possessing Albany: 1630-1710: The Dutch and English Experiences (1990), Death of a Notary: Conquest and change in colonial New York (1999), and Stuyvesant Bound: An essay on loss across time (2013).