As the winner of the 2016 Clive Lord Medal Dr Reynolds will deliver the Clive Lord memorial lecture.
In histories of the emergence of Australian nationalism little notice is taken of Tasmania. This is unfair to Tasmania and leads to a misunderstanding of nationalism itself. This lecture will endeavour to correct the story and place Tasmania at the centre rather than the periphery of the evolution of a distinctive nationalism.
Henry Reynolds grew up in Hobart and was educated at the Hobart High School and the University of Tasmania. After spending several years overseas he took up a lectureship at the Townsville University College, now James Cook University. He spent thirty years in Queensland before returning to Tasmania in 2000. Much of his work has involved the history of Aboriginal-Settler relations. He has written more than 20 books which have reached a wide audience and have won many literary prizes.