David Carment is Emeritus Professor of History at Charles Darwin University, where he was also dean of the Faculty of Law, Business and Arts. He is the author and editor of commercially published books on Northern Territory history and politics. Actively involved in community and professional activities, he is a former President of the Australian Historical Association, the Royal Australian Historical Society and the History Council of NSW. During 2015 and 2016 he was a judge for the NSW Premier’s History Awards. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2003.