School of History PhD candidate Annemarie McLaren has been awarded the prestigious Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017 for her submission “‘Neither Middle Ground' nor Native Ground': Reading the life of Goggey, an Aboriginal Man on the Fringes of Early Colonial Sydney". The prize is £750 and membership of the Hakluyt Society for one year.
The Hakluyt Society, founded in 1846 and based in London, is a key organisation for the study of exploration. Named after Richard Hakluyt (1552 – 1616), who collected and edited narratives of voyage and travels, the Hakluyt Society publishes scholarly editions of primary documents relating to historic travels, voyages and other geographical records, and is interested in histories of exploration and cultural encounter.
Ms McLaren is also writing a biography of Goggey, the subject of her essay, for the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
Annemarie has written a blog post reflecting upon the research that went into her prize winning essay - https://hakluytsociety.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/neither-middle-ground-nor-native-ground-reading-the-life-of-goggey-an-aboriginal-man-on-the-fringes-of-early-colonial-sydney/