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Bill Gammage


Bill Gammage AM is a historian, Emeritus Professor, Humanities Research Centre Australian National University.

Bill was on the faculty of the University of Papua New Guinea and the University of Adelaide. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

He was born in Orange, New South Wales, went to Wagga Wagga High School and then to the Australian National University.

He wrote The Broken Years (1974) on the First AIF, Narrandera Shire (1988), The Sky Travellers: Journeys in New Guinea 1938-9 (1998), The Biggest Estate on Earth (2011) and with Bruce Pascoe, Country (2021).

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