Anna Haebich

Professor Anna Haebich

  • Post Nominals: FAHA, FASSA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2006
  • Section(s): History, Arts


A scholar of international repute, Professor Anna Haebich is known for her multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural approaches. Her research interests include Indigenous history, Indigenous art, contemporary visual arts, museology and social justice issues. Anna brings to her research her personal experiences of Aboriginal community life through marriage and work.

Her career combines university teaching and research with museum curatorship, visual art practice and working with Indigenous organisations. Her multi-award winning book, Broken Circles: Fragmenting Indigenous Families 1800-2000 (2000), is Australia’s first national history of the Stolen Generations, and For Their Own Good: Aborigines and Government in the South West of Western Australia (1992) is a seminal work on the impact of Australia’s discriminatory policies and laws.

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.