Ann McGrath, AM, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow

The AHA is thrilled to offer its warm congratulations to Professor Ann McGrath (Director of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History at ANU) who received two well-deserved acknowledgements of her significant contribution to the history profession in Australia and influential scholarly work. On 5 June 2017  she was awarded the prestigious Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship for her project ‘Rediscovering the deep human past: global networks, future opportunities’. This exciting research project will analyse Australia’s epic Indigenous narratives alongside relevant new scientific evidence in order to create a big picture history of Greater Australia/Sahul, and as a result transform the scale and scope of history. A week later, on 12 June 2017, she was recognised with the award of an AM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for significant service to the social sciences as an academic and researcher in the field of Indigenous history, and to tertiary education.