Keynote speaker – Landscape Australia Conference 2017
Bill Gammage is an emeritus professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University (ANU), researching Aboriginal land management. He grew up in Wagga Wagga and was an ANU undergraduate and postgraduate before teaching history at the Universities of Papua New Guinea and Adelaide. He wrote The Broken Years: Australian Soldiers in the Great War (1974), Narrandera Shire (1986), The Sky Travellers: Journeys in New Guinea 1938–1939 (1998) and The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia (2011). He served the National Museum of Australia for three years as council member, deputy chair and acting chair. He was made a Freeman of the Shire of Narrandera in 1987, a fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences in 1991 and a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005.