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Michael Cathcart is the presenter of Books and Arts, the daily national arts program broadcast by ABC RN. In a former life, Michael taught Australian history at the University of Melbourne. He has presented several history documentaries for ABC TV and is the author of The Water Dreamers which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Prize for non-fiction. His most recent book is Starvation in a Land of Plenty a history of the Burke and Wills expedition and its interactions with the Yandruwandha people of Cooper Creek.