Douglas Grant: the skin of others

Tom Murray (Producer)

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products


This project uses extensive archival and interview-based research to complicate a popular and widely accepted narrative about an Australian Indigenous WW1 soldier. Through a series of interventions in the vocabulary and key plot-points of this narrative, Douglas Grant: The Skin of Others identifies various strategies that were employed in previous biographical accounts. In so doing it brings attention to the (un)reliability of dominant-culture narratives, and to the formal and rhetorical structures of history-telling in audio-visual media, and in history more generally.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherABC Radio National
Media of outputOnline
Size47 mins
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2017


  • documentary (radio and film)
  • indigenous Australians
  • World War I
  • Australian history


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