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Noah Riseman

Noah Riseman

Noah Riseman is Professor of History at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. He specialises in LGBTI, Indigenous, and gender history and has authored or co-authored several books about marginalised groups in the Australian military. His most recent co-authored books are: Pride in Defence: The Australian military and LGBTI service since 1945 (Melbourne University Press, forthcoming November 2020); Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The politics, experiences and legacies of war in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (Cambridge University Press, 2019); Serving in Silence? Australian LGBT servicemen and women (NewSouth Publishing, 2018); and Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service since 1945 (UQP, 2016).

Noah Riseman reviews 'The Legacy of Douglas Grant' by John Ramsland

March 2021, no. 429 17 December 2020
Soldier. Draftsman. Massacre survivor. Prisoner of war. Veteran. Son. Brother. Uncle. RSL Secretary. Indigenous Man. Activist. Black Scotsman. Celebrity. These are just some of the words used to describe Douglas Grant, an individual who embodied the contradictions of assimilation and the challenges facing Aboriginal people in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Famous during his lif ... (read more)