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
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.