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In search of adventure

Manik Datar, 21 February 2013

Apparently VS Pritchett said of Edward Gibbon, ‘Sooner or later, great men turn out to be all alike...

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He was going on a long journey ...

Calogero Santoro, 20 February 2013

Mike impressed me the first time I met him, in Arica, Chile, back in 2002, as a very serious man, not only because of his...

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We always expected Mike to do a thing like that

Lolo Houbein, 15 February 2013

It is only 10 days ago that I received from a friend of archaeology days a copy of the ...

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Poem about Mike

Mark O'Connor, 11 February 2013

At the celebration of Mike's life at the National Museum last Friday, several people asked for copies of the ...

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Eyes of the Earth

Diana James, 9 February 2013

Recently, in a conversation over coffee, Mike described his archaeological scoping trips ...

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Desert Stories: Archaeology merges with Geology

Gifford and Midra Miller, 7 February 2013

I first spent time with Mike on an expedition to Lake Eyre in 1992, coordinated by John Magee and ...

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The Australian Von Rosen

Maria Isabel Hernandez Llosas, 8 February 2013

Who can imagine, coming from Down Under, that a Cactus can be taller than an Australian himself...

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Mike and friends in Licancabur

Maria Isabel Hernandez Llosas, 8 February 2013

Getting around the world Mike discovered de wonders of the Capricornio...

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A Twinkle In His Eye

Rob Paton, 7 February 2013

It takes a special way of thinking to come to grips with the central Australian landscape...

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The Big Picture

Dr Elizabeth Williams, 6 February 2013

I'm a long-term friend and colleague, and we worked in the field together in the Strzelecki Desert...

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The Last Great Desert Explorer

Brett Galt-Smith, 6 February 2013

You're the last great desert explorer in my book. A wonderful example to...

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Hello Mike

Vicky, 31 Jan 2013

It was lovely to meet in Africa last January 2010 in the conference about Chichorro culture...

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Just another sand dune

Peter Veth, 29 Jan 2013

Since visiting Lake Gregory in 1980 as an undergraduate when the 'homelands' movement in the Great Sandy Desert was in swing and taking a natural and cultural...

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Stimulating and happy memories

Jill, 21 Jan 2013

Dear Mike,
Thank you so much for the invitation to attend this wonderful symposium on 8 February. It sounds a delight, just the mix of thoughtful, creative, academic and fantastic stuff one would expect...

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Determination and vision

Stephen Foster, 16 Jan 2013

I first worked with Mike Smith in the year or so preceding the National Museum’s opening in 2001. Mike was chiefly responsible for the Tangled Destinies gallery, which was...

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The house that Mike built

Peter Stanley, 18 Dec 2012

These are the people who staffed the National Museum's Centre for Historical Research...

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