Derek John Mulvaney was born on October 26, 1925, in Yarram, Victoria, and died on September 21, 2016.
He was an Australian archaeologist.
Mulvaney started his academic career in Roman history, writing an MA thesis on State and Society in Britain at the time of Roman conquest.
As he consciously preparing himself to begin the field of Australian archaeology, he entered Cambridge University as an undergraduate, studying British, Irish, German and Danish prehistoric archaeology.
Mulvaney first excavation in Australia was at Fromm’s landing.
Mulvaney obtained his PhD from Cambridge in 1970.
In his academic career, he co-authored and/or edited 17 books.
Mulvaney was for many years a Commissioner of the Australian Heritage Commission.
John Mulvaney passed away at 90 years old.