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Encounters with Yanyuwa rock art: Reflexivity, multivocality, and the “Archaeological Record” in northern Australia’s southwest Gulf Country

  • Author: Brady, Liam M.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

This chapter explores what a reflexive encounter in an Indigenous archaeology context looks and feels like, and what its implications might be for the archaeologist and how they construct the…

Resilience in the Alice Springs Town Camps

  • Authors: Campbell, Shirleen, Corbo, Maree, Egan, Ronnie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2020

This chapter draws on the experience of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group in Alice Springs, Australia, as an example of both individual and community resilience. The history, outcomes and…

Driving change across boundaries: Eliminating crusted scabies in Northern Territory, Australia

  • Authors: Dickinson, Helen, Gardner, Karen, Dowden, Michelle, van der Linden, Naomi
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

Collaboration is a key component of high-quality health systems and is particularly important when facing so-called wicked issues. This chapter examines cross-sector collaboration as a function of the notion of…

Introduction: The scene for a reflexive practice

  • Authors: Kearney, Amanda, Bradley, John
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

In this introductory chapter, we establish this book as a story of relationships, intersecting lives and experiences, as they have taken place in a remote township in northern Australia, between…

Settler-colonial governmentality: The carceral webs woven by law and politics

  • Author: Anthony, Thalia
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

This chapter is concerned with the relationality of law and politics in historical and contemporary expressions of colonial sovereignty in the Northern Territory of Australia and how this weaves webs…

The theory/practice of disaster justice: Learning from Indigenous peoples’ fire management

  • Authors: Weir, Jessica K., Sutton, Stephen, Catt, Gareth
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

Globally, Indigenous peoples have fire management practices which are not necessarily supported by the centralised land management and natural hazard institutions of nation states. This is changing in Australia with…

Standardized testing and school achievement: The case of Indigenous-language speaking students in remote Australia

  • Authors: Freeman, Leonard, A, Wigglesworth, G
  • Published: 2020

Standardized testing and school achievement: The case of Indigenous-language speaking students in remote Australia

A right way, wrong way and better way for energy engineers to work with Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Duff, Andrea, Hanchant-Nichols, Deanne, Bown, Brad, Gamage, Sithara H. P. W., Nixon, Bronte, Nisi, Petra, Boase, Jayne, Smith, Elizabeth
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

Aboriginal Australians have an intrinsic relationship to Country, kinship and community. The processes related to colonisation have decimated traditional lifestyles, ecology and even families. The challenge for energy engineers lies…

Mental health and mining: Research challenges and influences

  • Authors: James, Carole L., Rich, Jane Louise, Kelly, Brian
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

In Australia and internationally, rural-based industries are an important component of the national fabric, with meaningful contributions to socio-cultural, environmental and economic factors. Resources-based industries such as mining, gas, petroleum,…

A coalition of hope! A regional governance approach to Indigenous Australian cultural wellbeing

  • Author: Poelina, Anne
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

The Rainbow Snake is a universal Indigenous Australian living creature responsible for the creation and protection of waterways. Countless generations of traditional owners have cared for the sacred ancestral being;…

“So Did You Find Any Culture Up Here Mate?”: Young Men, “Deficit” and Change

  • Author: Adgemis, Philip
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

This chapter addresses the reflexive dimensions of research with young Indigenous men in northern Australia. Adgemis charts his own realizations regarding Indigenous Australian stereotypes, violent realities of colonization and the…

Writing as kin: Producing ethical histories through collaboration in unexpected places. Researching F.W. Albrecht, assimilation policy and Lutheran experiments in Aboriginal education

  • Authors: Ellinghaus, Katherine, Judd, Barry
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

This chapter explores the possibilities of relationality through collaboration between an Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholar. It describes an attempt to move beyond the problematic ways in which Indigenous history has…

Talking and writing to develop mathematical meanings in a remote Indigenous context

  • Authors: Harper, Helen, Parkin, Bronwyn
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

In this chapter we explore how teacher and student talk, as well as written text, helped to build meaning in a series of mathematics lessons in a remote Indigenous school.…

Embedding evidence-based practice into a remote Indigenous early learning and parenting program: A systematic approach

  • Authors: Cooke, Louise, Piers-Blundell, Averill
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

Engaging and empowering Indigenous families and their young children in quality early learning experiences through increasing parent knowledge and skill is critical to bridging the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous…

Capricornia: An atmosphere of ‘Otherness’

  • Authors: Pforr, Christof, Volgger, Michael
  • Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
  • Published: 2019

Isolation, large distances and geophysical adversities have influenced common perceptions, and with this have reinforced Northern Australia’s (aka Capricornia’s) image as a difficult and unattractive environment. This representation of ‘otherness’…

Hybrid justice (ii): Night Patrols and place-based sovereignty

  • Authors: Blagg, Harry, Anthony, Thalia
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
  • Published: 2019

This chapter considers Indigenous community patrols (Night Patrols) as a form of community-owned and designed safety initiative. Their service represents a reaction to the “bare life” policing of Indigenous people,…

“We never had any photos of my family”: Archival return, film, and a personal history

  • Authors: Myers, Fred, Stefanoff, Lisa
  • Publisher: University of Hawai’i Press & Sydney University Press
  • Published: 2019

The film Remembering Yayayi emerged from a project to return raw 16mm film footage shot in 1974 at the early Pintupi outstation of Yayayi, near Papunya, by filmmaker Ian Dunlop,…

Forming a humanitarian brand: Childhood and affect in Central Australia

  • Author: Anderson, Drew
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

This chapter draws upon ethnographic research with an international NGO working with Indigenous communities in the central desert of Australia. International NGOs have often relied upon the commodification of children…

Breaking the Cycle: What Influences Do Families Have on Lower Primary School Students’ Attendance in Remote Communities?

  • Author: Ellis, Casey
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

Although parents and families have a significant influence on their child’s school attendance, teachers’ adoption of more culturally appropriate methods of engagement with the community is necessary. I do think…

Emergent trends in Indigenous labour mobility: Flying to work in the nation’s quarry

  • Authors: McKenzie, Fiona Haslam, Prout Quicke, Sarah
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2019

This chapter seeks to develop the conceptual terrain of these kinds of contemporary Indigenous labour mobilities in Australia by foregrounding the experiences and outcomes of one case study group of…

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