Lyndon Megarrity graduated with a PhD in history at the University of New England (2002). He has since worked as a researcher, author and tertiary teacher. Megarrity is an adjunct lecturer at James Cook University, based in Townsville. He is the author of Northern Dreams: the Politics of Northern Development in Australia (2018), which won the 2019 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award.

  • Active member, Australian Historical Association (AHA): member of the AHA executive 2018-20.
  • Editor, Journal of the Australasian Mining History Association since 2023.
  • Queensland political history
  • History of Northern Australia
  • Local government history
  • History of overseas student policy
  • 2014 to present - Adjunct Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2014 to 2023 - Sessional lecturer (or Tutor), history and politics subjects, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2012 to 2013 - Lecturer in history, University of Southern Queensland (Springfield)
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Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2019 - 2019 Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award for his book, "Northern Dreams"
  • 2014 to 2015 - Council of Australian University Librarians/Australian Society of Authors
  • 2010 to 2011 - Australian Prime Ministers Centre Fellow (Australian Prime Ministers Centre)

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  • Finding Judith: Fiction, Family History and Unravelling the Past (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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