The Historian who brings History to life 

 Dr. Jonathan King (pictured left at Gallipoli) has been described by The Australian as:
  
 "A classic storyteller with a passion for history and the events that shaped the Australian nation - many of which he has brought to life through historical re-enactments".
 
 Inspired by his passion for history Dr. King is an extraordinary Australian who has led an extraordinary life - and one that his ancestor the      1788 First Fleet naval officer and New South Wales Governor, Philip Gidley King (who ruled 1800- 1806) would be proud of.
 
 Jonathan King's list of achievements have been many and varied, as he has used all types of mediums to tell his historical stories over the
 last thirty years and campaign to save the environment:
 
 He is an award-winning author of 25 books on Australian History, he has written thousands of articles for newspaper and
 magazines, produced and presented more than 20 TV documentary films, appeared on hundreds of tv shows and  acted as resident historian
 on many radio programs. 
 
 Fighting for the environment since 1988 he helped fund and organize the first national summit of the Australian Conservation Foundation,
 worked for the United Nations's Environment Program and as director of Sting's Amazon Rainforest Foundation campaigning in both Australia
 and the Amazon with Chief Raoni of the Kayapo Tribe.
 
 But Perhaps Dr. King's greatest achievements have been his award-winning live re-enactments of great historical events, including most
 famously, the privately-funded 1988 Australian bicentennial re-enactment of the First Fleet when he sailed eleven square-rigged tall
 ships across the high seas from London into Sydney Harbour where three million spectators greeted his fleet on Australia Day 1988 -
 Australia's largest live spectator event. 
 
 In 1988 he was presented with Australian of the Year Award (Victorian division) and in in 1989 the Australian Achiever Award by the Prime
 Minister Bob Hawke for his fleet which was also voted best event of the Bicentennial Celebrations.
 
 Dr Jonathan King says he has to walk, ride and sail in the wake of Australia's historical figures so he can bring history to life:
 
 "I love telling my fellow Australians about their wonderful history and the best way to get the message across is to re-enact historical
 events."  Jonathan King.
 
                                            For more about Dr Jonathan King see his Bio page or for Dr King in the media click here



 
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Bicentennial re-enactment
First Fleet Tall Ships
Sydney Harbour
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Leaving soon
Burke & Wills 150th Anniversary
Environmental Expedition
August 2010
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 Dr King's latest TV doco
 Winning World War 1
 Narrated by Jack Thompson
 $30 includes postage
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