What maps and place names are not: Passive Neutral, or Accurate Instead, maps and place names are both the legacy and the tool of continuing colonisation. Consider this; each time that someone looks at a map of Australia and sees Wurrundjeri country being described as ‘Melbourne’, has the space once again been colonised? An understanding… Read More Place is Bigger than Metadata: Maps as Colonial Tools
We regularly hear about the ‘power of the archive’ and know about the importance of the archive for accountability and identity within our societies. But do we ever actually stop to think about the term ‘power of the archive’? What is the nature of this power? Do archives have inherent power? Or is it those… Read More Considering “The Power of the Archive”
Is Your Collecting Institution Culturally Appropriate? Probably not.
The pervasive myth that Indigenous Australians were hunter gatherers is untrue. Read on for more!… Read More 6 Things You Should Know About Indigenous Australia
Lessons learned whilst doing fieldwork with Indigenous communities.… Read More Fieldwork in Indigenous Communities
Being a reflective researcher is particularly crucial when conducting cross-cultural research.
I was asked to prepare a video presentation of my research for the Masters of Education students of Australian Catholic University. A transcript of the presentation is included below with links to useful resources for those who are interested.
As researchers in the interpretivist paradigm we are expected to grapple and come to some sort of understanding of our participants’ worldview. This strikes me as an impossible task.
There are more Indigenous Australian children in Care now than during any time in the Stolen Generations.