Henry Reynolds is Professorial Chair of History and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Tasmania. During a career spanning 40 years, his work focussing on colonial contact relations and frontier conflict between Europeans and Aboriginal peoples has been at the forefront of Australian historical research. His most influential works in this field include The other side of the frontier: Aboriginal resistance to the European invasion of Australia (1981), Frontier; Aborigines, settlers and land (1987), Dispossession; Black Australia and white invaders (1989), Aboriginal sovereignty: reflections on race, state and nation (1996), The Law Of The Land (2003) and Fate of a Free People (2004). He was involved in the project in his role as Masters supervisor of Patsy Cameron (with whom he is pictured), but also as an enthusiastic supporter of the project's rationale and process.
Bill Gammage is a historian, Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Humanities Research Center of Australian National University. His is probably best known for his immensely popular book The Broken Years: Australian Soldiers in the Great War first published in 1974. However, since the late 1990s his work has focused on issues concerning Aboriginal land management, which he approaches from multi-disciplinary perspective. His published work in this area includes "Far more happier than we Europeans": Aborigines and farmers (2005). Bill's reading of landscapes and their physical memory of Aboriginal occupation was of great assistance on our expeditions.
Paul Turnbull is a historian, Professorial Chair of e-history at The University of Queensland. His expertise is in the history of ideas with particular with particular focus on the cognitive evolution of racial science and theft of Aboriginal cultural property. His publications in this area are plentiful. He is also internationally known for his research on the theory and practice of history in networked digital media. A captivating example of this work in this field is the South Seas Project: Voyaging and Cross- Cultural Encounters in the Pacific (1760-1800), a web-based resource focused on James Cook's first Pacific voyage aboard the Endeavour. Paul's involvement in our project emanates from his interest in Tasmanian Aboriginal contact history and his expertise in e-history. In the second phase of the Telling Places in Country project, In Grandfather's Footsteps; Through Grandfather's Eyes, Paul's input will be of crucial assistance in the publication of the project results, along with attendant cultural and social phenomena, in the online environment.
Jacqui D'Arcy is a PhD candidate at the Australian National University. Her dissertation focuses on the life of George Augustus Robinson. Jacqui participated in Stage 2 expeditions of the research project, contributing by providing useful insights into Robinson's character and motivation.