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Victimisation of the vulnerable older rural resident

  • Authors: Blundell, Barbara, Moir, Emily, Warren, Amy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

The abuse and mistreatment of older people, or elder abuse, is estimated to affect up to 15.7 percent of community-dwelling older people in high- and middle-income countries and is more…

Histories of rock art research in Western Australia’s Kimberley, 1838–2000

  • Authors: Goldhahn, Joakim, Harper, Sam, Veth, Peter, Ouzman, Sven
  • Published: 2022

This article frames the history of rock art research in the Kimberley in north-western Australia through four tropes of colonialism. We distinguish three phases of research, starting with ‘Explorers and…

“You only learn to read once”: Stephen Harris’s insights and professional leadership in the NT bilingual program

  • Author: Murray, Frances
  • Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore
  • Published: 2022

Stephen Harris’s ability to share his knowledge and researchHarris, Stephenresearch on learning styles with those involved in the Northern Territory’s bilingual programs for remote Indigenous-language-speaking students ensured the highest quality…

Inclusive and exclusive assessment: Exploring the experiences of mature-aged students in regional and remote Australia

  • Authors: Crawford, Nicole, Emery, Sherridan, Baird, Allen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

This chapter explores the assessment experiences of mature-aged undergraduate university students in regional and remote Australia by analysing 51 student interviews and open-ended survey questions from a national mixed-methods study.…

Health social work in regional, rural and remote settings

  • Authors: Darracott, R, Edwards, N, King, J
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

This chapter examines experiences of Australians living in regional, rural, and remote communities where distance, drought, climate change, workforce challenges and the nexus of social, health, economic, and environmental policy…

Shades of red: Peter Worsley’s rock art research on Groote Eylandt

  • Authors: Frederick, UK, Clarke, A
  • Published: 2022

The Groote Eylandt archipelago is unique within Australia, by having one of the longest trajectories of rock art recording. Commencing in 1803 when paintings at Chasm Island were noted by…

‘Like broad arrows’: A history of encounters with Central Australian rock art

  • Authors: Ross, J, Smith, MA
  • Published: 2022

Research on rock art in Central Australia1 has moved from a basic record of its presence (1870–1890), where it was mostly approached as an ethnographic curiosity, to more nuanced understandings…

Many members, one body: A multilingual church in Central Australia

  • Author: Moore, David
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2022

The Alice Springs Lutheran Church is an unusual multilingual congregation. In the Northern Territory 30% of the population is Aboriginal, and speakers of Central Australian Aboriginal languages make up the…

Loss and longing for the field during COVID-19 in Australia, and finding it again because “Ngukurr is everywhere”

  • Authors: Senior, Kate, Chenhall, Richard, Edmonds, Frances
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

This chapter provides an autoethnographic description and analysis by Kate Senior and her colleagues Richard Chenhall and Fran Edmonds about isolation and longing for the field and how people have…

Patient-centred point-of-care testing: A life-changing technology for remote primary care

  • Authors: Spaeth, Brooke, Matthews, Susan, Shephard, Mark
  • Publisher: IntechOpen
  • Published: 2022

Point-of-care (POC) testing has proven to be a life-changing and transformational technology for patients with acute, chronic, and infectious diseases who live in regional and remote Australia. This technology facilitates…

Stephen Harris and the domain separation debate

  • Authors: Devlin, Brian Clive, Black, Paul
  • Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore
  • Published: 2022

Domain separation was one of the strategies advocated by Stephen Harris. While some have seen merit in this approach, others have contested it. This article reviews the debate in the…

Language, heart and mind: Can Aboriginal languages be revived?

  • Author: Harris, John
  • Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore
  • Published: 2022

This chapter explores John Harris and Stephen Harris’s shared interest in Aboriginal languages and their intrinsic role in the maintenance of culture. The words of a rap song performed by…

Unique challenges in developing capacity in rural and remote Australia: Arts utility in growing rural and remote places

  • Author: Anwar-McHenry, Julia
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
  • Published: 2021

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of capacity development opportunities and challenges and capacity building in education, health and capital. Topics discussed include capacity building…

Ngintaka Songline tracks in the museum

  • Author: James, Diana
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

In March 2014, a large group of Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara traditional owners gathered outside the South Australian Museum in Adelaide to protest the proposed closure of the Ngintaka Exhibition. Bad press…

Perceptions about climate change impacts and adaptation - case studies from Indigenous communities in northern and central Australia

  • Authors: Zander, Kerstin K., Maru, Yiheyis T., Race, Digby, Mathew, Supriya, Rainbird, John
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

The impact of climate change is one of the most significant environmental challenges facing humans. Australia is likely to face temperature increases in the range 0.6–1.5°C by 2030 and 2.2–5°C…

Engaging Indigenous peoples in technology supported human service offerings

  • Authors: Wilson-Evered, Elisabeth, Zeleznikow, John
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2021

Loss of historical artefacts arising from colonisation and past social policy continue to cause disadvantage and distress for indigenous peoples all over the world and particularly so in Australia. Social…

The invisible cohort: Remote students’ engagement and success in higher education

  • Authors: Pollard, Louise, Skene, Judy, Venville, Grady
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2021

This chapter applies a remote lens to the experience of rural students in higher education. Students from remote locations are usually subsumed within the regional students’ cohort for policy and…

Indigenous children’s ‘ways of knowing’: Exploring literacy learning for Indigenous preschool children in remote communities in Australia

  • Authors: Spencer, Alexis, Rouse, Elizabeth
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2021

Indigenous Australian children are more likely to score below the national literacy and numeracy benchmarks and less likely to access quality early childhood education and care than non-Indigenous Australian children.…

Digital coercive control and spatiality: Rural, regional, and remote women’s experience

  • Authors: Harris, Bridget, Woodlock, Delanie
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Published: 2021

Technology increasingly features in intimate relationships and is used by domestic violence perpetrators to enact harm. In this chapter we propose a theoretical and practical framework for technology-facilitated harms in…

Traversing the online landscape: A remote Indigenous community perspective

  • Authors: Kariippanon, Kishan, Senior, Kate
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2021

This chapter attempts to tackle a sweeping assumption that globalisation and technology has created an equal playing field and homogenised users of the Internet and social media. Health services and…

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