Anna Haebich

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Anna Haebich (Anna Elizabeth) is an Australian writer and academic. She is John Curtin Distinguished Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University.[1] She has been the foundation Director of the Centre for Public Culture and Ideas at Griffith University.[2]

She is Vice President of the Council of the Australian Academy of Humanities and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and member of the AIATSIS Research Advisory Committee.

The publication Broken Circles published in 2000 by Fremantle Press won many awards.[3]

Haebich is one of a group of writers who have had to unravel the Moore River Settlement history,[4] and the legacy of A.O. Neville on generations of indigenous Australians. Susan Maushart, Rosemary van der Berg,[5] Jack Davis[disambiguation needed], and Doris Pilkington.


  • Haebich, A. (2010) Murdering Stepmothers The Execution of Martha Rendell, Nedlands: UWA Publishing.
  • Haebich, A. (2008) Spinning the Dream Assimilation in Australia, Fremantle: Fremantle Press.
  • Haebich, A. (2004) Clearing the wheat belt. Erasing the indigenous presence in the southwest of Western Australia, The Genocide Question.
  • Haebich, A. (2003) Many Voices Reflections on Experiences of Indigenous Child Separation. Canberra: National Library of Australia.
  • Haebich, A. (2000) Broken Circles Fragmenting Indigenous Families 1800-2000, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press.
  • Haebich, A. (1992) For Their Own Good: Aborigines and Government in the South West of Western Australia 1900 to 1904, Nedlands: UWA Press.


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  4. ^ Haebich, Anna (1982), On the inside : Moore River Native Settlement in the 1930s, retrieved 19 January 2013 
  5. ^ Van Der Berg, Rosemary; Corbett, Thomas, 1910-1992 (1994), No options no choice! : the Moore River experience : my father, Thomas Corbett, an Aboriginal half-caste, Magabala Books, ISBN 978-1-875641-12-3