John Mulvaney Book Award Winner 

book cover - cave art and  amanadaCongratulations to Amanda Kearney!  Her 2023 co-authored book, “Jakarda wuka (Too many stories): Narratives of Yanyuwa sea Country and rock art from northern Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria,” with li-Yanyuwa li-Wirdiwalangu Indigenous Elders Group, Liam Brady, and John Bradley, published by University of Sydney Press, has been awarded the John Mulvaney Book Award – Australian Archaeological Associations Annual Best Book, in December 2023.

The award was established in honor of John Mulvaney and his contribution and commitment to Australian archaeology over a lifetime of professional service. It acknowledges the significant contribution of individual or co-authored published books to the archaeology of the continent of Australia, the Pacific, Papua-New Guinea, and South-East Asia. Nominations are considered for books that cover both academic pursuits and public interest, reflecting the philosophy of John Mulvaney’s life work.