In memory of our Fellows

Our Fellows have contributed extensively to the rich Australian humanities community. When an Academy Fellow dies, we honour their impact by publishing an obituary by another Fellow who has had a long and close association with them.

With sadness, the Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges the passing of Emeritus Professor Trevor Wilson AM FAHA, a renowned military historian of World War I. Emeritus Professor Wilson was elected to the Academy in 1973.

Fellows of the Archaeology Section of the Australian Academy of the Humanities note with great sadness the passing of Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney at the age of 90. John Mulvaney made numerous and inestimable contributions to Australian archaeology, cultural heritage studies and public education for over 60 years with lasting international impacts. He was the first university-trained prehistorian to make Australia his subject, and has been justly described as the ‘Father of Australian Archaeology’.

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.