Professor John Maynard is a Worimi man from Port Stephens and the director of the Wollotuka Institute of Aboriginal Studies at the University of Newcastle and Chair of Indigenous History. He has worked with and within many Aboriginal communities. His publications concentrate on the intersections of Aboriginal political and social history, and the history of Australian race relations. His books include True Light and Shade: An Aboriginal Perspective of Joseph Lycett’s Art (2014), Aborigines and the ‘Sport of Kings’ (2014), The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe (2011), Fight for Liberty and Freedom (2007) and Aboriginal Stars of the Turf (2002). He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. He has held several major positions, including as deputy chairperson of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and director of the Yuraki History, Politics and Culture Node of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network.