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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…

Inside the remote-area Aboriginal house

  • Author: Memmott, Paul
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2014

This paper reports on the design requirements for Australian Aboriginal houses. Unfortunately, funding agencies and architects in the Indigenous housing sector consistently continue to provide houses to Indigenous people that…

Returning to country: The Docker River project

  • Author: Long, Jeremy
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2016

A short account of the return to the Petermann Ranges might begin with the stirring of interest in the Welfare Branch of the Northern Territory Administration in Darwin in 1958…

Outstations through art: Acrylic painting, self-determination and the history of the homelands movement in the Pintupi-Ngaanyatjarra Lands

  • Author: Thorley, Peter
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2016

Australia in the 1970s saw sweeping changes in Indigenous policy. In its first year of what was to become a famously short term in office, the Whitlam Government began to…

What was Dr Coombs thinking? Nyirrpi, policy and the future

  • Author: Peterson, Nicolas
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2016

On 5 May 1972, I set out from Yuendumu with six older Warlpiri men on my first bush trip to visit the Waite Creek area on the southern portion of…

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).…

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…

Building regional research capacity: The Northern Research Futures Collaborative Research Network

  • Author: Cram, Lawrence
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2021

Australia’s Collaborative Research Networks (CRNs) are a modest program (A$81.1 million for 15 projects each over three to five years) of publicly funded research, development and extension (RD&E) designed to…

‘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…

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…

Modelling social capital in a remote Australian Indigenous community

  • Authors: Memmott, Paul, Meltzer, Anne
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • Published: 2005

Modelling social capital in a remote Australian Indigenous community

Dialysis in the desert: blood, biomedial technologies, and transformation in Central Australia

  • Author: Byrne, Henrietta
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

Shifting States draws on a rich history of anthropological theorising on all kinds of states – from the pre- to the post- industrial – and explores topics as diverse as…

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