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Hilary M. Carey is an Associate Professor in the School of Liberal Arts, University of Newcastle where she teaches and conducts research in religious history. She has published Courting Disaster (London: Macmillan, 1991); Believing in Australia (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1996) and other books. From 1996 - 2000, she was editor of the Journal of Religious History. She has been a visiting lecturer and/or fellow at Balliol College Oxford, Macquarie University, St Andrew's University, Scotland, the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney and the Humanities Research Centre, ANU Canberra.

Vicki Grieves currently a lecturer in the Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies, is Worimi-Kattang from the vicinity of the Great Lakes and Manning River in the midnorth coast region of NSW. She has a BA (Hons 1) with a double major in history from the University of NSW, and Grad. Dip. Ed. from the University of Sydney. Vicki has twenty years experience as an educator, administrator and manager with the context of Indigenous affairs in universities, the Commonwealth Public Service and Aboriginal community controlled organisations. Vicki is Doctor of Philosophy student at the Macquarie University, researching her family history, "The Changing McClymont Family Fortunes: A History of Race Relations on the Mid North Coast of NSW 1834 - 1934." Her research interests include Australian Indigenous philosophy; constructions of race and Australian Indigenous identity in history and in contemporary society; Indigenous history in colonial Australia, particularly the impacts of Indigenous out-marriage; Indigenous Australian genealogical research and impacts of public policy on Australian Indigenous communities and individuals.

John Maynard is a research academic and lecturer with the University of Newcastle's Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies. John's traditional roots lie with the Worimi people of Port Stephens. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Australia (1999) and a Diploma of Aboriginal Studies from Newcastle University (1995), and was the recipient of the Stanner Fellow for 1996. John is the author of Aboriginal Stars of the Pigskin - The History of Aboriginal Involvement with Australian Horseracing, and has had numerous articles published in the Journal of Aboriginal History and the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society. He is currently writing a Ph.D. thesis on "Fred Maynard & the Awakening of Aboriginal Political Consciousness in Twentieth Century Australia," and is composing a study of the life's work of Percy Haslam with funding from an ARC Indigenous Research Development Grant.

David Andrew Roberts lectures in Australian history in the School of Classics, History and Religion at the University of New England. He was formerly a postgraduate research student with the Department of History at the University of Newcastle, NSW, where he tutors in Australian History. His PhD thesis on the colonial frontier at Wellington Valley, written under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Hilary M. Carey, was awarded in 2001. His 1993 Honours thesis on the Bells Falls massacre at Bathurst won the University's Group Establishment Prize. David has been published in Australian Historical Studies, the Journal of Australian Colonial History, Ethnohistory and the Napoleonic Alliance Gazette. He sits on the editorial board of JACH and has refereed articles for AHS. His interests include the study of Aboriginal rock paintings in western Arnhem Land. He is co-author of Ancient Ochres: The Aboriginal Rock Paintings of Mount Borradaile, and co-editor of a 3rd. edition of Carl Warburton's classic frontier memoir, Buffaloes: Adventures in Arnhem Land, to be published in 2003.


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Citation: D.A. Roberts, H.M. Carey and V. Grieves, Awaba: A Database of Historical Materials Relating to the Aborigines of the Newcastle-Lake Macquarie Region, University of Newcastle, 2002
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