Jim Kite (seated, right) and a young Warumungu boy (on ground) in the
camp of the Spencer and Gillen anthropological expedition at Tennant
Creek, Northern Territory, August 1901 (photographer: Baldwin Spencer.
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‘Factotum and Friend’: Two Central Australian case studies in ethnographic encounter and exchange

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 the 1930s he produced detailed illustrations in order to explain complex Arrernte beliefs to another budding anthropologist, Olive Muriel Pink. Dow Dow’s career as an ‘informant’ continued when he met the young linguist and ethnographer T.G.H. Strehlow in 1932 and went on to share details of the mythologies and ritual of his traditional lands.

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Fear and Assuagement: representations and engagement of First Peoples in national museum spaces.

Dr Sandy O’Sullivan.
Wednesday 16th April, 2pm to 3pm.
Monash Indigenous Centre Library,
Building 55 level 2. Clayton Campus

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Working in New Guinea – updates on Archaeology

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.

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Reporting on the environment – science communication of complex issues

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

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Reflections on a disputed past – Seminar

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.

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The social life of caves

The social life of caves: a new archaeological-geomorphological approach, with examples from…

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MIC Postgrad Phil Adgemis awarded Minoru Hokari Scholarship for 2013

One of our post grads here in MIC Phil Adgemis has just…

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Home – introduction

Welcome to the Monash Indigenous Centre (MIC) where students have opportunities to…