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Daniel May

Daniel May

Daniel May is a PhD Candidate in the School of History, ANU, and an Associate Student in the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre. His PhD thesis investigates the historical and contemporary politics of Indigenous burning in Australia and the western United States. In 2018 he completed an Endeavour Research Fellowship in the United States. His work has been published in academic journals and The Conversation.

Daniel May reviews 'Black Saturday: Not the end of the story' by Peg Fraser

June–July 2019, no. 412 23 May 2019
Stories are at the heart of Peg Fraser’s compassionate and thoughtful book about Strathewen and the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. The initial impression gained by the subtitle, Not the end of the story, could be one of defiance, a familiar narrative of a community stoically recovering and rebuilding. Yet this book is anything but hackneyed, and the title proves provocative. How could the story ... (read more)