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

  • Dr Gwenda Baker Wednesday 6 May, 2-3pm Elizabeth Burchill Room (E561) Level 5, Menzies Building 20 Chancellors Walk Clayton Campus The Aboriginal people of North East Arnhem Land (Yolngu) are a most studied and written about people. Strangely, very little written research reportage is accessible to the people. The Yolngu have had long contact with outsiders, notably with the Macassans from Read more
  • 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