Geoffrey Gray
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Geoffrey Gray, a research fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Canberra, and honorary research associate in the History School at Monash University, Melbourne, has published extensively on the history of Australian social anthropology, particularly the tripartite relationship between anthropologists, government and Indigenous (colonised) peoples. He is keenly interested in the ways anthropologists sought to influence governments — commonwealth, state and colonial — in the formulation and implementation of policy, and in representing the voice of Indigenous peoples in these arenas, for the period 1920–60. He is the author of A Cautious Silence: A Political History of Australian Anthropology (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2007).