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National data: Reflecting northern Australian aspirations?

  • Authors: Zoellner, Don, Lovell, Judith
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

This chapter reports on the continued exploration of the capacity of existing data sources to describe the economies of three groups of remote Aboriginal settlements in the Northern Territory (NT).…

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…

Other views of northern Australian aspirations: Pre-notions, ideologies and remoteness

  • Authors: Lovell, Judith, Zoellner, Don
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

This chapter explores ideology and remoteness through the configuration of markets and non-markets that operate in a sparsely settled region in Northern Australia. As non-Indigenous researchers analysing data from Aboriginal…

Place-based land use planning and development in northern Australia: Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

  • Authors: Harwood, Sharon, Christie-Johnston, Benjamin
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

The purpose of this chapter is to describe how urban and regional planning practice applied to the creation of development plans reinforce social and economic dislocation in remote settlements in…

Pulse and pause: Researching the economic future of northern and remote Australia

  • Author: Gerritsen, Rolf
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

With the current federal government interest in northern development (Australian Government, 2014), the opportunity supposedly exists both to position remote and Northern Australia for a prosperous and sustainable future and…

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…

Aboriginal agency, knowledge, and voice: Centring Kulintja southern methodologies

  • Author: Osborne, Samuel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

Indigenous scholars continue to argue for decolonial approaches to research in Indigenous communities. This work involves challenging accepted institutionally generated ‘truths’ about Indigenous experiences and realities – often framed in…

Bush medicine knowledge and use among young Kriol speakers in Ngukurr

  • Author: Dickson, Greg
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

In 2013, in a Ngukurr backyard, I was preparing to interview a young mother about her knowledge and use of bush medicine. It was a familiar remote community scene—outdoor social…

Defiance in the detail: Young women’s embodied future selves

  • Authors: Chenhall, Richard, Senior, Kate, Hall, Trudy, Turner, Bronwyn, Daniels, Daphne
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

Introduction: All of us are doomed to the life of choices, but not all of us have the means to be the chooser. (Bauman 1998, 86). Future thinking, which may…

‘They do think about health’: Young Indigenous women’s ideas about health and their interaction with the health system

  • Author: Friderichs, Mascha
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

Introduction: One day I was talking with a non-Indigenous service provider who asked me what my research was about. I told her I wanted to know how often young Indigenous…

‘They don’t dance corroboree any more’: Youth relations to authority, leadership and civic responsibility in a remote Aboriginal community

  • Authors: Senior, Kate, Chenhall, Richard, Daniels, Daphne
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

Introduction: This study of young people’s leadership aspirations begins with a corroboree, which was part of the initiation ceremony for three young boys. This was the final corroboree before the…

Food practices of young people in a remote Aboriginal community

  • Author: Aquino, Danielle
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

A common trope is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are ‘lost’, ‘trapped’ or ‘caught’ between two worlds: that of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and that of…

The Aboriginal spring? Youth, mobile phones and social media in a remote Aboriginal community

  • Author: Kariippanon, Kishan
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

Introduction: The Field Site and the Project: Awakened to the events of the Arab Spring, in which mobile phones and social media became the conduit for a revolution spearheaded by…

Growing up fast in two remote Aboriginal communities

  • Author: McMullen, Sue
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

In this chapter, I focus on how young Aboriginal women find sexual partners, often with a view to marriage and child-bearing, in two communities. The first is a remote Aboriginal…

What Do We Know About Community Engagement in Indigenous Education Contexts and How Might This Impact on Pathways into Higher Education?

  • Authors: Smith, James A., Larkin, Steve, Yibarbuk, Dean, Guenther, John
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2017

Community engagement is often cited as a critical component of working with Indigenous communities in both Australia and other countries. Ideally, this involves engaging in ‘bottom-up’ approaches that scope, identify…

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…

Sawyer’s story: Guidance and control of adolescents in a remote Aboriginal community

  • Author: Burbank, Victoria
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

Remote Aboriginal communities in Australia have not been exempt from the rapid and radical changes that have characterised recent human history (e.g. Rowse 2017). While much of this change has…

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.…

Ideology vs context in the neoliberal state’s management of remote Indigenous housing reform

  • Author: Habibis, Daphne
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2016

Reforms to the delivery of housing services to remote Aboriginal communities in Australia have resulted in radical changes to housing management. Commencing in 2008, the National Partnership Agreement on Remote…

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…

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