Lyndall Ryan

Emeritus Professor Lyndall Ryan

  • Post Nominals: AM, FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2018
  • Section(s): History


Lyndall Ryan is a pioneering and highly influential Australian historian, whose work has recast and reconceptualised the historical experiences of Aboriginal people in colonial and post-colonial contexts and on Australian history from a feminist perspective. She is recognised internationally as a leading scholar in massacre studies, particularly of colonial frontier massacre in Australia. Her major works include her ground-breaking book, Aboriginal Tasmanians (1981) and a later book based on extensive new research, entitled Tasmanian Aborigines: A History since 1803 (2012).

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.