About the author
Dirk H.R. Spennemann is an Associate Professor in Cultural Heritage Studies at Charles Sturt University (Albury) with a strong research interest in the Pacific. He is the author of numerous academic papers on aspects of Pacific history and heritage with an emphasis on Micronesia and the recent colonial past.
Dirk Spennemann is the co-editor a collection of myths and legends from the Marshall Islands, Bwebwenatoon Etto (Historic Preservation Office, Marshall Islands, 1991), an anthology of Albury poetry and prose, ReCollecting Albury Writing (Letao Publishing, Albury, 2000), and of Handley Bathurst Sterndale's My Researches and Adventures in the Pacific (Mulini Press, Canberra, 2001). His most recent book, Aurora Australis (Historic Preservation Office, Saipan, 2000), covers the German colonial period in the Marianas.