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'Ann McGrath is a historian of deep history, gender, colonialism, Indigenous relations and intermarriage in Australia and North America. Her work has been recognised in numerous awards including the NSW Premier's History prize; United Nations Association of Australia Media Award; Order of Australia Medal for distinguished service to Indigenous studies; Archibald Hanna Junior Fellowship in American History; Inaugural W.K. Hancock prize; Human Rights Award for non-fiction; and John Barrett Prize.' (Source : Australian Academy of the Humanities website)
'Lake Mungo is an ancient Pleistocene lake-bed in south-western New South Wales, and is one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. Message from Mungo focuses on the interface over the last 40 years between the scientists on one hand, and, on the other, the Indigenous communities who identify with the land and with the human remains revealed at the site. This interface has often been deeply troubled and contentious, but within the conflict and its gradual resolution lies a moving story of the progressive empowerment of the traditional custodians of the area.' (Source: Publishers website)
2014finalistATOM AwardsAustralian Teachers of Media Awards—Best Documentary (History)
2014winnerUnited Nations Association of Australian Media Awards in Special Category of "Promotion of Indigenous Recognition".