Henry Reynolds

Emeritus Professor Henry Reynolds

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1999


Henry Reynolds, historian, grew up in Hobart and was educated at Hobart High School and the University of Tasmania. In 1965 he accepted a lectureship at James Cook University in Townsville, which sparked an interest in the history of relations between settlers and Aborigines. His pioneering scholarly work, The Other Side of the Frontier (1981), was critical in changing understandings of the Australian frontier. He has explored issues of White/Aboriginal relations in Australia, and the broader history of race relations and has lectured widely on Australian History and Politics.

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.