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Professor Mark McKenna (University of Sydney) has written a glowing review of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History publication ‘Long History, Deep Time: Deepening Histories of Place’.  Mark described the work as ‘a diverse and rewarding collection which will prove stimulating for all readers, teachers and writers of Australian history’.  Mark also praised our doctoral […]

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by: Editor @ 4:30 pmComments Off on Review of Long History, Deep Time: Deepening Histories of Place

On 10 June 2016, Terri Janke and Company released their publication ‘Indigenous Cultural Protocols and the Arts: A Book of Case Studies’ . The publication included a case study on the Deepening Histories of Place Ethical Protocols, which they described as ‘a great illustration of implementing the Australia Council protocols.  By sharing your case study, […]

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by: Alycia Nevalainen @ 3:04 pmComments Off on Deepening Histories described as ‘a great illustration of implementing the Australia Council protocols’

On the 21st September, Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt launched  Long History, Deep Time, co-edited by Ann McGrath, Director of the Australian Centre for Indigenous history and Mary-Anne Jebb, now at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. The event took place at the Australian National University and was attended by several […]

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by: Alycia Nevalainen @ 1:01 pmComments Off on Launch of Long History, Deep Time

News!! The Deepening Histories project has been cited in the World Intellectual Property Organisation meeting, 2014.   It will also be featured as a case study on best practice in a publication entitled:   “Indigenous Cultural Protocols and the Arts” Published by: Terri Janke and Company ISBN: 978-0-9757044-7-9 It is set to be released in October […]

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by: Editor @ 5:05 pmComments Off on Deepening Histories project cited

In this film Dr Mike Smith discusses his seminal archaeological and historical research in Central and Northern Australia with Deepening Histories of Place researcher Rob Paton. The interview is wide-ranging, covering several decades of Mike’s research, including his work at the oldest sites in Central and Northern Australia. Mike’s role in formulating models of occupation […]

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by: Editor @ 9:08 pmComments Off on Mike Smith Desert Archaeologist

History assumes a particular significance in contemporary colonised settler Australia. The epistemological and political challenges that persist for those historians wanting to explore an intercultural historical understanding of Australia continue to prompt questions about the nature of the discipline of History itself. This paper explores how my own intercultural, historical research seeks to actively and […]

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by: Editor @ 5:23 pmComments Off on Making Histories ‘Ngapartji-ngapartji Way’

In December 1792, the cultural explorer Bennelong, an Eora man of the Wangal clan, set off on the long ocean voyage from Sydney Cove. This placed him in a position to personally examine the country of the Englishmen. His sponsor was the Governor of the British convict colony of New South Wales, Captain Arthur Phillip, […]

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by: Editor @ 12:30 pmComments Off on Bennelong Embarks on his Great Ocean Voyage: December 1792

Professor Isabel McBryde and Rob Paton were invited as special guests of the Wurrunjeri people to attend the handback ceremony for the Mt William stone axe quarry in central Victoria. This large and extensive stone quarry was the centre of an impressive trade and exchange network that covered large parts of south east Australia. Isabel […]

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by: Editor @ 1:03 pmComments Off on Indigenous Heritage Sites Returned to Traditional Owners

Understanding the biography of an archaeological site generally requires an understanding of its sedimentary history. In this audiovisual presentation, museum archaeologist Mike Smith talks about the importance of understanding site stratigraphy as one of the basic skills of any good field archaeologist. Sophisticated instruments are not crucial to this. You don’t need portable XRF, magnetic […]

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by: Editor @ 4:23 pmComments Off on The Lost Art of Stratigraphy

On Wednesday 18 July 2012, Mary Anne Jebb (The Australian National University) presented research in a paper entitled “Vernacular Histories: Agency and Challenge in Jack Wherra’s Carved Visual Narratives”. [nggallery id=2] Permission to publish these photos has been granted by Mowanjum Aboriginal Community and Gwen Puemorra, Jack Wherra’s granddaughter. Abstract In this presentation I explore […]

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by: Editor @ 10:00 pmComments Off on Vernacular Histories
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