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Dr Billy Griffiths

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Position

Lecturer, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Dr Billy Griffiths is a historian and lecturer in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. His research engages with cultural heritage, Indigenous history, political history, archaeology and seascapes. His latest book, Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia (Black Inc., 2018), won the Felicia A Holton Book Award, the Ernest Scott Prize, the John Mulvaney Book Award, the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction and 2019 Book of the Year at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. He is the recipient of the 2020 Max Crawford Medal from the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

He is also the author of The China Breakthrough: Whitlam in the Middle Kingdom, 1971 (Monash University Publishing, 2012) and co-editor with Mike Smith of The Australian Archaeologist’s Book of Quotations (Monash University Publishing, 2015). He is a member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, and an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH).

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2020

This place of sickness

William Griffiths

(2020), pp. 1-10, Fire, flood and plague: Australian writers respond to 2020, North Sydney, N.S.W., B1

book chapter
2019

How archaeology helped save the Franklin River

William Griffiths

(2019), pp. 40-47, The Van Diemen Anthology 2019, Hobart, Tasmania, B1

book chapter

The archive of the Earth: reading Rocky Cape

William Griffiths

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 1-24, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Baltimore, Md., C1

journal article
2018

Deep time dreaming: uncovering ancient Australia

W Griffiths

(2018), Carlton, Vic., A1

book

What we were told: Responses to 65,000 years of Aboriginal history

W Griffiths, Lynette Russell

(2018), Vol. 42, pp. 31-53, Aboriginal History Journal, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article
2017

Caring for country: the place where the dreaming changed shape

W Griffiths

(2017), Vol. 56, pp. 232-245, Griffith review, South Bank, Qld., B1-1

book chapter

'The Dawn' of Australian Archaeology: John Mulvaney at Fromm's Landing

W Griffiths

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 100-111, Journal of Pacific archaeology, Auckland, New Zealand, C1

journal article
2015

The Australian Archaeologist's Book of Quotations

Mike Smith, Billy Griffiths

(2015), A7

edited book
2013

A world in a grain of sand: the Malakunanja II diaries

W Griffiths

(2013), Vol. 41, pp. 162-177, Griffith review, South Bank, Qld., B1

book chapter
2012

The China Breakthrough: Whitlam in the Middle Kingdom, 1971

W Griffiths

(2012), Melbourne, Vic., A1-1

book

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