Dateline: writer, scientist, conservationist, progressive, atheist
Author of books ‘The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia’, ‘The Pure State of Nature’, and ‘Recovering the Tracks’, plus hundreds of academic articles, and many hundreds more newspaper columns and, recently, blogs. Is interested in writing, politics, biology, conservation, family history, sheep, astronomy, collecting old books and prints, old china, good television. Has been a professional zoologist, archaeologist, book publisher, farmer, writer, some simultaneously. He has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science with Honours, a Master of Science, a Doctor of Philosophy, and a Doctor of Letters.