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Jason M. Gibson

Jason M. Gibson

Jason M. Gibson is an Australian anthropologist and historian. His book, Ceremony Men: Making Ethnography and the Return of the Strehlow Collections (SUNY., 2020), won the W.K. Hancock Prize and the Council of Museum Anthropology book prize (USA) and was nominated for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award in Australian History. He is a senior ARC Research Fellow and Lecturer in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Deakin University in Melbourne.  

Jason M. Gibson reviews 'Line of Blood: The truth of Alfred Howitt' by Craig Horne

October 2023, no. 458 24 September 2023
Alfred William Howitt is a well-known yet enigmatic figure in Australian colonial history. Born in England in 1830 and raised by literary and politically active parents, Howitt grew up amid an erudite and socially progressive milieu. With his father and brother, he arrived in Australia in 1852, hoping to ‘make it big’ on the Victorian gold fields. Enthralled by the natural environment and the ... (read more)