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Deepening Histories project cited
Deepening Histories project cited

Deepening Histories project cited

News!! The Deepening Histories project has been cited in the World Intellectual Property Organisation meeting, 2014.

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The Archaeology of Australia’s Deserts
The Archaeology of Australia’s Deserts

The Archaeology of Australia’s Deserts

The front cover of 'The Archaeology of Australia’s Deserts' (Mike Smith) gives a view across open spinifex country in the Gibson Desert. Rocks dominate the foreground of a lush deep green plain.

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Public Lecture: Deep History
Public Lecture: Deep History

Public Lecture: Deep History

This lecture ‘Deep History, Compulsive Hoarding, and the Brain’ was presented by Professor Daniel Lord Smail who was visiting ANU from Harvard University for the Deepening Histories of Place ARC Linkage Grant symposium in June 2013.

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iBook: At the Heart of It
iBook: At the Heart of It

iBook: At the Heart of It

The Deepening Histories of Place ARC Linkage Project, Julia Torpey and Karen Maber officially launched 'At the Heart of It … Place stories across Darug and Gundungurra Lands: A Downloadable History' on Saturday 9 November.

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Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

Numerous Aboriginal people from the different landowning groups and people with strong attachments to the region have recorded their stories. Yet, the Blue Mountains official World Heritage listing is yet to include ‘cultural heritage’ as one of its key values.

Listening to Sydney
Listening to Sydney

Listening to Sydney

Staged at the Conservatorium of Music on 30 June 2012, this inaugural music day, 'Our Music, Performing Place', enabled Aboriginal people who call Sydney home to perform and analyse their connections with place and its history across different layers of historical time.

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Arnhem Land and Kakadu
Arnhem Land and Kakadu

Arnhem Land and Kakadu

The Deepening Histories project’s interest in key Northern Territory World Heritage areas prompted the eminent prehistorian John Mulvaney to store hundreds of his fieldwork slides taken between 1963 and 1998 in the Project’s Digital Data Asset Management system.

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Top End, Northern Territory
Top End, Northern Territory

Top End, Northern Territory

The Pelican dreaming story follows expansive routes across parts of the Northern Territory. Revisiting earlier archaeological research, Doctoral student Rob Paton has been involved in the repatriation of photographs and items linked with this story.

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Central Australia and the Red Centre
Central Australia and the Red Centre

Central Australia and the Red Centre

Sites such as Uluru are iconic, yet their longer histories are little known. Other equally complex, multi-layered stories of place are being revealed by Anangu people who have been sharing stories of their connection to country and their stories of working at Angas Downs with Doctoral student Shannyn Palmer.

Community Collaborative Approaches
Community Collaborative Approaches

Community Collaborative Approaches

Peter Read, Ann McGrath & Julia Torpey participated in, & filmed 'Culture Camp 2011, It's Living Country!' held at the Bents Basin Conservation Area, & have been invited to attend meetings of the Aboriginal Ref. Group of the GBMWH Advisory Committee.

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Partnerships
Partnerships

Partnerships

Our academic team works with various partners external to the University. Along with twice-yearly meetings, the October 2011 retreat at ANU’s Kialoa Centre on the south coast of New South Wales provided an opportunity to share ideas and to further develop the project.

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Deepening Histories of Place

Deepening Histories of Place: Exploring Indigenous Landscapes of National and International Significance

This Linkage project, funded by the Australian Research Council, and backed by a consortium of Industry partners, aims to render some of the deeper layers of Australia’s history more accessible to the public.

Deepening Histories of Place investigates the social and environmental links that create historical ‘highways’ of understanding, including song-lines, tracks, exploration, trade, pastoral and tourism routes.

Our pilot studies are in Sydney-Blue Mountains, Central Australia and the Top End of the Northern Territory.

A digital history project, we will develop innovative models for multi-vocal Indigenous and landscape-focused histories.

Adopting a collaborative approach, we are researching histories of people and land with Indigenous custodians and community members, in strong partnership with parks, cultural and collections institutions.

Our publications, audio-visual streaming and other history delivery strategies aim to enrich visitor understandings of internationally significant Australian landscapes.

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