Lyndall Ryan

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Lyndall Ryan
Born (1943-04-14) 14 April 1943 (age 72)
Paddington, New South Wales
Institutions University of Newcastle (1998–)
Flinders University (1984–97)
Griffith University (1977–83)
Alma mater University of Sydney (BA, DipEd)
Macquarie University (PhD)
Thesis Aborigines in Tasmania, 1800–1974 and their problems with the Europeans (1975)
Main interests
Indigenous Australian history
Australian colonial relations
Major works
The Aboriginal Tasmanians (1981)
Notable awards
John Barrett Award for Australian Studies (2013)

Lyndall Ryan (born 14 April 1943) is an Australian academic and historian. She has held positions in Australian Studies and Women's Studies at Griffith University and Flinders University and was Foundation Professor of Australian Studies and Head of School of Humanities at the University of Newcastle, 1998–2005. She is currently Research Professor in the Centre for the History of Violence in the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Newcastle. She completed a PhD at Macquarie University in 1975, her thesis was titled "Aborigines in Tasmania, 1800–1974 and their problems with the Europeans".

Her book The Aboriginal Tasmanians, first published in 1981 presented a critical interpretation the early history of relations between Tasmanian Aborigines and white settlers in Tasmania. A second edition was published by Allen & Unwin in 1996 in which she brought the story of the Tasmanian Aborigines in the 20th century up to date. Her work was later attacked by Keith Windschuttle, thus drawing her into the History wars. Windschuttle pointed to alleged discrepancies between Ryan's claims, her cited sources for the claims, and what the cited sources for the claims and the historical record actually reported.[1] Ryan contested his claims, 'Who is the fabricator?' in Robert Manne's 'Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle Fabrication of Aboriginal History' published in 2003 and further addressed them in her book, Tasmanian Aborigines: A history Since 1803, published in 2012.

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Books[edit]

  • — (1981). The Aboriginal Tasmanians. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. ISBN 0-7022-1903-7. 
    • — (1995). The Aboriginal Tasmanians (2nd ed.). St. Leonards, New South Wales: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86373-965-3. 
  • —; Magarey, Susan (1990). A Bibliography of Australian Women's History. Parkville, Victoria: Australian Historical Association. ISBN 0958751358. 
  • —; Sheridan, Susan; Baird, Barbara; Borrett, Kate (2001). Who Was That Woman?: The Australian Women's Weekly in the Postwar Years. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. ISBN 0-86840-618-X. 
  • — (2012). Tasmanian Aborigines: A history Since 1803. Crows Nest, New South Wales: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 978-1-74237-068-2. 

Edited books[edit]

  • —; Dwyer, Philip, eds. (2012). Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-0-85745-299-3. 

Reports[edit]

  • —; Ripper, Margie; Buttfield, Barbara (1994). We Women Decide: Women's Experiences of Seeking Abortion in Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, 1985–1992. Bedford Park, South Australia: Women's Studies Unit, Flinders University. 

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