Rupert Gerritsen


Rupert Gerritsen has worked in the community services sector for over 35 years. He also has a career as a researcher spanning 23 years. In this he researches and publishes works on a diverse range of topics, including early Australian history, archaeology, maritime archaeology, historical linguistics, historical ethnography, ethnogeography, prehistory and social issues. Rupert is active in promoting awareness of early Australian history as well, being the co-founder in 2002 of Australia on the Map: 1606 - 2006, becoming the Secretary of that organisation. He is now the Chair of its successor organisation, the Australia on the Map Division of the Australasian Hydrographic Society. Go to for further information, publications and other works

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Beyond the Frontier: Explorations in Ethnohistory
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,790. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Beyond the Frontier: Explorations in Ethnohistory considers the historiography of ethnohistory and uses 2 methods to examine how long some Indigenous Australian groups had been living in villages, identifies the world's oldest ceremonial object, evidence of interaction between Indigenous Australians and megafauna, and how the Indigenous Australian reached the shores of Australia 49,000 year ago.

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