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Professor Peter Read AM

BA (hons) (ANU), DipEd (Sydney Teachers’ College), MA (Toronto), Certificate in Radio, Film & Television (Bristol), PhD (ANU)

Elected: 2003

Discipline: History

Specialisation: Environmental history; Aboriginal history; Australian cultural studies; Oral testimony; Latin American history.


Professor Peter Read is a Professorial Research Fellow Dept of History, University of Sydney. He began his career in Australian Indigenous History, while taking a special interest in oral testimony. After working for some years with Aboriginal adults separated from their families, his interests have widened to include the history and meaning of Australians’ attachments to sites and land.

He has additional interests and publications in museum studies, oral history, biography, and the history of Latin America, especially Cuba and Chile.


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