Indigenous education and Sydney University

by Susan Murray - Published on: 26 August 2010
Categories: Uncategorized
Published on: 26 August 2010

Taking Our Place

Taking Our Place explores the creation, in 1975, of the Aboriginal Teachers Aides program which as Linda Burney says, ‘was a groundbreaking program, [as] it opened up universities for Aboriginal people’. Even though this program was ultimately absorbed into the TAFE system, its success provided the catalyst for the creation of the Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC), renamed the Koori Centre in 1992. Today, with its own research and teaching capability the Koori Centre is crucial in offering support to an increasing number of Indigenous students undertaking mainstream degrees at the university. It also provides a focal point for non-Indigenous students wishing to broaden their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal history and culture.

See our Blog post at Sydney Publishing

Taking Our Place: Aboriginal Education and the Story of the Koori Centre at the University of Sydney by John Cleverley and Janet Mooney

 

Yothu Yindi – a distinctive blend of global pop and Indigenous traditions

by Gaith Bader - Published on: 11 August 2009
Categories: New releases
Published on: 11 August 2009

Book cover - Reflections & voices: exploring the music of Yothu Yindi with Mandawuy YunupinguAaron Corn talks to Mandawuy Yunupingu about the significance of the extraordinary legacy reflected in Yothu Yindi’s songs. The book is full of amazing information – the origins of the band and its members, the Yolnu people and the struggle for their land, and the Yirrkala petition.

Eight of the band’s greatest songs are described, including inspiration for the song and the music video. The lyrics, English translations and the sheet music are also included.

 

 

 

 

Cross dressing in Australia

by Gaith Bader - Published on: 27 August 2008
Categories: New releases
Published on: 27 August 2008

Book cover: Parting with my sex: cross-dressing, inversion and sexuality in Australian cultural life In this original and unusual work, Lucy Chesser explores the persistent recurrence of cross-dressing and gender inversion within Australian cultural life, including Aboriginal-European relations, convict societies, the gold rushes, bushranging, the 1890s, nationalist fiction, and World War One.

Parting with my sex compares and contrasts sustained life-long impersonations where women lived, worked and sometimes married as men, with other forms of cross-dressing such as public masquerades, cross-dressing on the stage, and men who sought sexual encounters while disguised as women.
Parting with my sex: cross-dressing, inversion and sexuality in Australian cultural life

 

 

 

 

 

Wurrurrumi wins traditional music award at the NT Indigenous Music Awards

by Gaith Bader - Published on: 27 August 2007
Categories: New releases
Published on: 27 August 2007

Book cover: Wurrurrumi Kun-Borrk Presenting the first music CD from the Indigenous Music of Australia series, from the National Recording Project on Indigenous Music in Australia.

Wurrurrumi Kun-Borrk, by Kevin Djimarr

Indigenous Australians need support that addresses cultural and economic issues

by Gaith Bader - Published on: 9 February 2006
Categories: New releases
Published on: 9 February 2006

Culture, economy and governance in Aboriginal Australia is a collection of papers from a Workshop of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

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