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I teach contemporary Aboriginal issues, Aboriginal history and creative writing at the University of South Australia and have worked as an anthropologist, archivist, and copywriter. I won the Josephine Ulrick Literary Prize (for short story) in 2008 and my short film, ‘The Colour of Kerosene’, won Best Australian Film at the Barossa Film Festival in 2013. I have written three books since 2009 — The Last Protector (a history of the Aborigines Department in South Australia), The Colour of Kerosene (short stories), and First Person Shooter, a novel in which I explore the deeply personal experience of adolescent stuttering through the eyes of a 15-year-old boy. My special area of academic interest is the history of the Aborigines Department in South Australia between 1939 and 1953, and I spend as much of my time writing and reading fiction as I can.

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