Grace Karskens

State Library of NSW; Grace Karskens; Coral Thomas Fellow 2017; Mitchell Librarian Eduacation and Scholarship

Grace Karskens is Professor of History at the University of New South Wales.  Her book The Colony: A History of Early Sydney won the 2010 Prime Minister’s Award for Non-fiction and the US Urban History Association’s 2010 prize for Best Book.

Photograph: Joy Lai


Life and death on Dyarubbin

EssayON THE RIVERBANK at the old Sackville Aboriginal Reserve on Dyarubbin there’s a stone obelisk. It seems permanent and solid, but it has a habit of slipping out of landscape and memory. Erected in 1952, the obelisk was later...

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