Full name: Professor Russell McGregor
Position: Adjunct Professor of History, James Cook University
Role in the project: Chief Investigator
Brief Background bio: Russell McGregor has published extensively on the history of settler Australian policies and attitudes toward Aboriginal people. His major books are Imagined Destinies: Aboriginal Australians and the Doomed Race Theory (1997), winner of the 1998 WK Hancock Award, and Indifferent Inclusion: Aboriginal People and the Australian Nation (2011), which won the 2012 NSW Premier’s Prize for Australian History and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History. He also researches and writes on the history of Australian nationalism and environmental history.
Indifferent Inclusion: Aboriginal People and the Australian Nation, Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2011.
‘A Dog in the Manger: White Australia and its Vast Empty Spaces’, Australian Historical Studies, vol.43, no.2, 2012, pp.157-173.
‘Drawing the Local Colour Line: White Australia and the Tropical North’, Journal of Pacific History, vol.47, no.3, 2012, pp.329-346.
‘Developing the North, Defending the Nation? The Northern Australia Development Committee, 1945-1949′, Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol.59, no.1, 2013, pp.33-46.
‘Northern Optimism: The Preliminary Scientific Expedition to the Northern Territory’, Northern Territory Historical Studies, no.24, 2013, pp.40-51.