Tim Rowse


Tim Rowse is a professorial fellow in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, and a member of the Institute for Culture and Society at the Western Sydney University.

His many books include Nugget Coombs: a reforming life (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Rethinking Social Justice: from ‘peoples’ to ‘populations’ (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2012).

He is currently writing a history of Indigenous affairs in Australia since Federation for Oxford University Press.


Dangers and revelations

EssayFOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS, experience of the Second World War went beyond service in combat roles. Consider the Davis brothers in Western Australia: as Jack Davis tells us in A Boy’s Life (Magabala Books, 1991), his brother Harold ‘was taken...

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