Monash supports an active research program into Indigenous issues.

The Centre currently undertakes research in the areas of:

  • Indigenous education
  • history
  • criminal justice
  • sport and racism
  • rock-art
  • Indigenous contemporary music
  • film
  • Indigenous archaeology
  • material culture
  • reconcilition

The Centre actively pursues competitive grant funding through such bodies as the ARC. Community projects are a feature of the Centre’s activities.

Research projects

  • The Aboriginal Visual Histories: Photographing Indigenous Australians Project (AVH Project) is an Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Project. The AVH project commenced in 2008 with three primary objectives: review photographs of Aboriginal people in key collections around Australia and in Europe produce a systematic history of photographing Aboriginal people from ... Read more
  • Aurora Native Title Internship Program The Monash Indigenous Centre at the Clayton campus holds interviews twice yearly for intake into the Aurora Native Title Internship Program. The program introduces students of anthropology and some social sciences (archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, history, human geography and sociology) to career opportunities in native title, policy, social justice and Indigenous ... Read more
  • Making the oral visual: Visualising Yanyuwa narratives and the possibilities of cross generational transfer of knowledge In 1997 there were approximately 270 speaker of the Yanyuwa language, a language spoken in the south west Gulf of Carpentaria. Today there are less than ten people who can speak this language and who continue to use it on ... Read more
  • The Monash Country Lines Archive (MCLA) is a collaborative Monash University project between the Monash Indigenous Centre (MIC), Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Information Technology with a team of Monash researchers, digital animators and post-graduate students from the Monash Indigenous Centre, Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Information Technology. Read more
  • This is a new series of refereed scholarly discussion papers published jointly by the Monash Indigenous Centre and the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. We provide an opportunity for publication of emerging and established scholars writing on Indigenous human rights and history. For more information, see the Law Faculty’s Indigenous Human Rights and History Series Website. Read more