Dr. Chris Owen is a historian and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History at the University of Western Australia. He has been researching Aboriginal history since the late 1990s and worked with Noongar Aboriginal people to establish their native title in the South West of Western Australia. He has published in peer reviewed journals. His research interests, utilising primarily archival state records, include colonial policing (specifically the Kimberley), Aboriginal policy and governmental administration and the social conditions at the frontiers of colonisation in Western Australia. He lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and twin daughters.