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Angela Woollacott

Professor of History
Australian National University


Professor Angela Woollacott is the Manning Clark Professor of History at the Australian National University. Professor Woollacott specialises in Australian history, British Empire history, women’s and gender history; settler colonialism; political and cultural history, biography and transnational history. In August 2019 her biography Don Dunstan: The visionary politician who changed Australia will be published by Allen & Unwin. It was supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. Her most recent book is Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), which was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards – University of Southern Queensland History Prize.

Professor Woollacott is also a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

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