J.M.R. (Jim) Cameron is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. He is an Adjunct Professor of History at Murdoch University. As the Foundation Dean of Education at Charles Darwin University he worked with a number of educational systems in Asia and the Pacific before returning to Western Australia. He combines an interest in teacher education and the historical geography of the European occupation of Australia, and has published widely in both fields. His books include Ambitions Fire: The Colonization of Pre-convict Western Australia; Letters from Port Essington; and The Millendon Memoirs.