Henry Reynolds was educated at the Hobart High School and the University of Tasmania. He worked for 30 years in Townsville at James Cook University and is currently an Australian Research Council Senior Fellow at the University of Tasmania in Launceston. His primary research interest has been the history of Aboriginal–white relations in Australia. His publications include Aborigines and Settlers, The Other Side of the Frontier, The Law of the Land, Dispossession, With the White People, Why Weren't We Told? and An Indelible Stain?