Kate Fullagar is professor of history at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, in the Australian Catholic University, and co-editor of the journal History Australia. Her book The Warrior, The Voyager and the Artist won the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the 2021 NSW Premier’s Awards.
'In this significant, entwined biography of both men, Kate Fullagar dispels the myths surrounding Bennelong and reframes the context of Phillip’s life ... The innovative structure, fluent prose and illuminating analysis make this book an absorbing read ... Not only an important book but a timely one.' * <B><I>Sydney Morning Herald</I></B> * ‘At a moment of profound uncertainty for future relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, Bennelong and Phillip is essential reading.’ -- <B>Mark McKenna, author of <I>Return to Uluru</I></B> ‘Kate Fullagar has achieved something astonishing … This is reconciled history at its very best.’ -- <B>Distinguished Professor Lynette Russell AM</B> ‘With insight and empathy, Kate Fullagar adds new depth and meaning to this old story of nation-building and imperial dispossession.’ -- <B>Bill Gammage AM, author of <I>The Biggest Estate on Earth</I></B> ‘Bennelong and Phillip is the foundation story of us – the story of Country – the story of our nation.’ -- <B>John Paul Janke, co-host of NITV's <I>The Point</I></B> ‘an important book for our current time … A fantastic book and a challenging one.’ * <I><b>Books+Publishing</b></I> * ‘Contact history of a wonderfully vivid and interesting kind.’ -- <B>Alan Atkinson, author of <I>Elizabeth & John: The Macarthurs of Elizabeth Farm</I></B> 'This is an important, if not unparalleled work of Australian historiography. It is the sort of book that should receive awards.' * <B>The Newtown Review of Books</B> *