Ann McGrath is a distinguished Australian historian with a special interest in working with film. She has been an historical advisor on numerous television productions and co-produced the documentary, A FRONTIER CONVERSATION (2006). MESSAGE FROM MUNGO is her first film as director or co-director. She is currently (2021) WK Hancock Distinguished Professor of History, School of History, Australian National University, and also Director, Research Centre for Deep History at the same university.
She speaks at numerous conferences and her work has been widely published, including the award-winning Born in the Cattle: Aborigines in Cattle Country (1987), How to Write History That People Want to Read (2010, co-authored with Ann Curthoys), and Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia. (2015).