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Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History, University of Western Australia

Jane Lydon is the Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia.

Her books include The Flash of Recognition: Photography and the emergence of Indigenous rights (NewSouth, 2012), the co-edited (with Lyndall Ryan) Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre (NewSouth, 2018), and edited Visualising Human Rights (UWA Publishing, 2018) .

She leads the new research project 'Western Australian Legacies of British Slavery', funded by the Australian Research Council. Her book 'No Slavery in a Free Land? Anti-slavery and Australia' will be published by Routledge in 2021.


  • –present
    Chair professor, University of Western Australia


  • 2001 
    Australian National University, PhD History/Anthropology