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 has been a member of the AIATSIS Research Advisory Committee.[3]

The publication Broken Circles published in 2000 by Fremantle Press won many awards.[4]

Haebich is one of a group of writers who has had to unravel the Moore River Native Settlement history,[5] and the legacy of A.O. Neville on generations of indigenous Australians. Susan Maushart, Rosemary van der Berg,[6] Jack Davis, 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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  5. ^ Haebich, Anna (1982), On the inside : Moore River Native Settlement in the 1930s, retrieved 19 January 2013 
  6. ^ 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