Grace Karskens

Grace Karskens

Biography

Professor Grace Karskens is a historian, writer and teacher. She is a leading authority on early colonial Australia and also works in environmental and urban history. Grace teaches at the University of New South Wales, and is a Trustee of Sydney Living Museums and the Dictionary of Sydney project. Her books include Inside the Rocks: The Archaeology of a Neighbourhood and the multi award-winning The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney. Her latest book The Colony: A History of Early Sydney won the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the US Urban History Association’s prize for Best Book 2010. Her next book, People of the River, is a history of Aboriginal and settler peoples on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River from deep time to about 1830.

Professor Grace Karskens is a historian, writer and teacher. She is a leading authority on early colonial Australia and also works in environmental and urban history. Grace teaches at the University of New South Wales, and is a Trustee of Sydney Living Museums and the Dictionary of Sydney project. Her books include Inside the Rocks: The Archaeology of a Neighbourhood and the multi award-winning The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney. Her latest book The Colony: A History of Early Sydney won the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the US Urban History Association’s prize for Best Book 2010. Her next book, People of the River, is a history of Aboriginal and settler peoples on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River from deep time to about 1830.

All sessions by Grace Karskens

Time Travellers

09 Apr 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mulubinba Room, City Hall