Dr Mickey Dewar
Dr Mickey Dewar is an author, historical researcher and consultant and was appointed as a member of the Advisory Council in November 2015. Dr Dewar had two books short-listed for NSW Premier’s History Awards for Community and Regional History and in 1998 received the Jessie Litchfield Award for Literature. She was also the recipient of a Northern Territory government history grant in 2007. Dr Dewar was the curator of Territory History at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and is responsible for the heritage management of a number of listed sites including Fannie Bay Gaol and Lyons Cottage. She also worked on the development of the permanent Cyclone Tracy Gallery. Dr Dewar is currently working as a freelance historian and museums policy consultant based in Darwin, and teaching northern Australian history at Charles Darwin University.
As a historian, I have frequently consulted the records held by National Archives.
Within the files lie the stories of individuals and organisations; the work, aspirations, dreams and plans of which Australia is made.
The National Archives form a keystone in the construction of our national history and identity.