Michael Hermes

Guest Lecturer

Michael Hermes has been with Coral Expeditions for ten years, mostly on Tasmanian, Kimberley, and Cape York expeditions. His interests are in the human history of landscapes, encapsulating archaeology, anthropology, history and linguistics. Over the years, he has worked on many cultural heritage projects across every jurisdiction in Australia for mining companies and indigenous groups and also taught and worked in Arnhem Land for several years.

In Northern Territory he participated in the bicentennial trip with Yolgnu from Elcho Island to Macassar, reaffirming historic links between the two peoples, and led a Batchelor College [NT] Land Management study tour to eastern Indonesia.

In Tasmania, he worked at the Heritage Branch, bringing the Indigenous Palawa community into the management of their heritage, on behalf of the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

In recent years his interests have extended further, into the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. He is a passionate storyteller, bringing to life the land and sea scapes we visit.