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Tom Murray Tom Murray i(A119076 works by)
Gender: Male
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Film-maker, writer, and broadcaster. A graduate in Politics and Geography from Sydney University, his debut documentary film Dhakiyarr vs the King won the 2004 Dendy Awards Most Outstanding Film prize at the Sydney Film Festival, the NSW Premiers Audio-Visual History Prize, and Official Selection for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

Murray has made remote-area documentaries in Arnhem Land, the Simpson and Strezlecki Deserts of central Australia, and in the islands of East Indonesia. His debut novel 'Fishing Secrets' was short-listed for the 2005 Vogel-Australian Literary Award.

In 2017, when he created Douglas Grant: The Skin of Others, he was a Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University. In 2014, he was awarded the Australian Academy of Humanities Max Crawford Medal.

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Douglas Grant : The Skin of Others 2017 single work radio play

'This project uses extensive archival and interview-based research to complicate a popular and widely accepted narrative about an Australian Indigenous WW1 soldier. Through a series of interventions in the vocabulary and key plot-points of this narrative, Douglas Grant: The Skin of Others identifies various strategies that were employed in previous biographical accounts. In so doing it brings attention to the (un)reliability of dominant-culture narratives, and to the formal and rhetorical structures of history-telling in audio-visual media, and in history more generally.'

Source: Centre for Media History, Macquarie University (

2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's History Prize Digital History Prize
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