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Tom Murray

Tom Murray has worked in documentary production for over 20 years as a writer, director, and producer.

The Skin of Others is Tom's fourth feature-film documentary. His previous films include the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Dhakiyarr vs the King (2004), which won the Rouben Mamoulian Award at the Sydney Film Festival, the NSW Premier's History Award, and selection for many international festivals including the Sundance Film Festival. His 2008 feature documentary In My Father's Country won the Australian Directors' Guild Award for Best Direction in a Documentary Feature, and was selected for numerous international festivals including IDFA Amsterdam. His 2013 feature documentary Love in Our Own Time has screened internationally.

Tom's 2017 audio feature Douglas Grant: The Skin of Others (for ABC Radio National) was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History Award. Tom has also been awarded academic fellowships for his research, including two Australian Research Council Fellowships. In 2014 he was awarded the Australian Academy of Humanities Max Crawford Medal, the highest award in Australia for outstanding achievement and promise in Humanities research.

His debut novel Fishing Secrets was shortlisted for the Vogel- Australian Literary Award in 2005.

He is currently an ARC Future Research Fellow in screen arts at Macquarie University in Sydney.



The Skin of Others is a story of modern Australia and the way we understand our national history. It is told through two extraordinary lives: Aboriginal WW1 soldier Douglas Grant (c...