Welcome to the Monash Indigenous Centre (MIC)

Welcome to the Monash Indigenous Centre (MIC) where students have opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures, traditions and histories.

Please explore our site using the menu above the banner, and links to the right.

Our courses now include the Program for Australian Indigenous Archaeology.
Further information about Indigenous programs and activities at Monash University

  • Associate Professor John Bradley of the Monash Indigenous Centre has won the 2014 Future Justice Prize, awarded to Australian individuals or organisations for leadership and initiative in the advancement of future justice, which is concerned with what those living today leave behind for future generations. This award recognises the excellent work John has done in retrieving Read more
  • To mark Monash Indigenous Centre moving into the Menzies building and in celebration of the Faculty without Borders, the academic staff of MIC will showcase their current research projects highlighting the opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary work, including postgraduate supervision. Read more
  • Wednesday 3rd September 2014 , 2pm to 3pm Monash Indigenous Centre LibraryBuilding 55 level 2. Clayton Campus The Paleo Diet is the new best thing to hit the market for food conscious first worlders. This paper will use the Paleo Diet as the critical lens for an examination of the food history of Australia over the last Read more
  • Wednesday 27th August 2014, 2pm to 3pm Monash Indigenous Centre LibraryBuilding 55 level 2. Clayton Campus Abstract: Indigenous Australians developed rich astronomical knowledge systems that utilise the sun, moon, and stars for navigation, time-keeping, seasonal calendars, food economics, social structure, law, ceremony, and totemic systems. These knowledge systems are weaved into complex traditions that have been handed Read more
  • Wednesday 20th August, 2pm to 3pm. Monash Indigenous Centre Library, Building 55 level 2. Clayton Campus. Mickey Akwerre Pengarte Dow Dow was a Northern Arrernte man born at Harry Creek, Central Australia around 1856. Dow Dow had been present when Spencer and Gillen documented Arrernte ceremonies at Alice Springs in the summer of 1896. In Read more
  • Dr Sandy O’Sullivan. Wednesday 16th April, 2pm to 3pm. Monash Indigenous Centre Library, Building 55 level 2. Clayton Campus Read more
  • Wednesday 9th April, 2pm to 3pm. The seminar will present a personal overview of working in Papua New Guinea, through looking at the role of Government institutions to the critical nature of local community involvement and the importance of doing good and responsible archaeology. I will present updates on two projects. Read more
  • Wed 2 April, 2-3pm. Monash Indicgenous Centre Library. Professor Kate Auty (La Trobe University School of Business and Law); Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria, formerly Chair of the Ministerial Read more
  • WEDNESDAYS 2-3 PM Elizabeth Eggleston Library, Building 55, Room 204 (level 2) The next Seminar will be: 26 MARCH 2014 Reflections on a disputed past: a reconsideration of the 19th century ethnographic works of James and Isabella Dawson and E.M. Curr. Read more
  • The social life of caves: a new archaeological-geomorphological approach, with examples from France and Aboriginal Australia 12 MARCH 2014 Bruno David Abstract: Caves and rockshelters are a key component of the archaeological record but are often regarded as natural places conveniently exploited by human communities. Archaeomorphological study shows however that they are not inert spaces but have frequently Read more
  • One of our post grads here in MIC Phil Adgemis has just been awarded this prestigious scholarship. Phil also tutors in our first year unit: ATS1254Culture , Power and Difference For Details See here: http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/minoru-hokari-scholarship Read more