Ann McGrath is Professor of History and Director of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History at The Australian National University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to history, especially Indigenous history. She has published widely on the history of gender and colonialism in Australia and North America. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at Linneaus University in Sweden, has advised various government enquiries and produced two documentary films, Frontier Conversation (2006) and Message from Mungo (2014). Her publications include Born in the Cattle: Aborigines in Cattle Country (1987) and Contested Ground: Aborigines under the British Crown (1994). She wrote, with Ann Curthoys, How to Write History that People Want to Read (2011). She was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2013–14, and was awarded a Bellagio Residency for 2014. She serves on the board of the journal Aboriginal History.