Welcome to Rupert Gerritsen's Website
The latest issue of The Globe has 3 papers I have written or co-authored: "The Freycinet Map of 1811: The first full map of Australia?" (which identifies the earliest map of the world showing full map of Australia in 1810); "A note on Australia or Austrialia" (about the origin of the word 'Australia' and how it got into the lexicon) and finally "Getting the strait facts straight" (the paper for which I was awarded Dorothy Prescott Prize). All these can be found and downloaded under the Works button.
A paper will be coming out soon on a previously unrecognised voyage to Australia by a Dutch ship, the Immenhorn, in 1659.
Beyond the Frontier: Explorations in Ethnohistory is still available on Kindle and Smashwords multi e-reader platform (i-Pad, Android, Kobo, Sony etc.).
Rupert Gerritsen has pursued his career as a researcher for 24 years, as well as having worked in the community services sector for over 35 years. His research covers a diverse range of topics, including early Australian history, archaeology, maritime archaeology, historical linguistics, historical ethnography, historical cartography, ethnogeography, prehistory, as well as social issues. Much of this research has been published in Australia and internationally. Rupert is active in promoting awareness of early Australian history as well, being the co-founder in 2002 of Australia on the Map: 1606 - 2006, becoming the Secretary of that organisation. He is now the Chair of its successor organisation, the Australia on the Map Division of the Australasian Hydrographic Society.
This website offers the opportunity to engage Rupert as a consultant in the areas of History, Historical Heritage and Community Services. It also allows access to his research and publications, and provides a better understanding of his activities in promoting greater awareness of early Australian history, with links to relevant organisations. If you wish to know more about these areas, engage or contact Rupert, or find out more about his involvements, click on the appropriate buttons. There are a diverse range of research resources that can be downloaded, addressing some of Rupert's ground-breaking work in the history and prehistory of Australia, and other parts of the world, including:
Rupert’s research philosophy is summed up by the quote:
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