Callum Clayton-Dixon

Callum Clayton-Dixon

Callum Clayton-Dixon is an Aboriginal linguist and historian whose people come from the southern end of the New England Tableland. New South Wales, around Walcha, Woolbrook, and the Ingleba Reserve-Ambēyang country. He lives in Armidale, on Anēwan country, and is spearheading efforts to revise the long-dormant local language.

Callum is the author of “Surviving New England: a history of Aboriginal resistance and resilience through the first forty years of the colonial apocalypse” (2019), and he is currently undertaking a PhD project to develop a dictionary and grammar for his ancestral tongue.