Michael Powell tribute

​The Aboriginal Launceston website was devised and implemented by Dr Michael Powell.  He died six months after its launch in July, 2021.  It is his major historical legacy.

Michael was a once-in-a -lifetime teacher for students at the University of Tasmania.  He was also a prolific researcher, writing on a diverse range of topics from Sri Lankan history, through Australian politics to Aboriginal history, his major work being a life of the indigenous leader, Musquito.  The University recognized his accomplishments with its highest award, the University Medal, just before his death.

Mike was a larger than life character.  It was my privilege to be his friend and colleague.  This website is an enduring tribute to him.

Tom Dunning

Michael Powell tribute

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