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Evidently not!

Mike Pickering, National Museum of Australia

Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies conference, 9 November 2009

Museum collections exaggerate the traditional lives of Indigenous Australians. Here, Mike Pickering seeks to expand Indigenous history to include items that, though the product of western industry, were mostly used by Indigenous workers.

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economy, indigenous, ways of knowing

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The art of cutting stone: Aboriginal convict labour in 19th-century New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land

Kristyn Harman, University of Tasmania

Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies conference, 9 November 2009

In the first half of the 19th century, at least sixty Aboriginal men from New South Wales were transported as convicts. Kristyn Harman discusses their labours within the convict system, the rationale for putting them to work, and the outcomes.

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colonial, economy, indigenous, work

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The hybrid economy as political project

Professor Jon Altman, Australian National University

Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies conference, 9 November 2009

Altman introduces his conceptual framework ‘the hybrid economy’, devised as a means to overcome the binary between market/non-market and to explore alternative ways of understanding and practising ‘development’.

economy, indigenous, politics

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Settler economies and Indigenous encounters

Christopher Lloyd, University of New England

Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies conference, 9 November 2009

Christopher Lloyd explores and discusses the development, meaning, use, and usefulness of the concepts of ‘conquest’, ‘hybridity’, and ‘production regimes’ in the field of research into the history of settler/Indigenous relations and their consequences.

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conflict, economy, indigenous, politics

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Small Aboriginal community incorporations on shifting ground: A perspective from Ltyentye Apurte Community, Santa Teresa

Judy Lovell, University of Canberra (paper co-authored by Camille Dobson and Veronica Dobson)

Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies conference, 9 November 2009

Judy Lovell describes Keringke Arts Aboriginal Incorporation and the effect of the ‘Emergency Response’ and government reforms; and Ntwerle Aboriginal Incorporation, a new initiative promoting and hosting whitefella leadership training programs.

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art, economy, indigenous, industry

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Creating a colony: the European settlement of Tasmania 1803–1853

Anthea Gunn, National Museum of Australia

Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 14 October 2009

Curator Anthea Gunn talks about her research on the colonial settlement of Hobart and the expansion of Van Diemen’s Land in the early 1800s, as part of her work on the Creating a Country gallery.

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colonial, conflict, crime, exhibition, indigenous

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Australians in the Himalayas

Professor Ken Baldwin, Geoff Bartram, Duncan Chessell, Patrick Cullinan, Lincoln Hall, Greg Mortimer and Zac Zaharias

11 October 2009

Leading Australian mountaineers reflect on their Himalayan and broader climbing experiences, on the 25th anniversary of the first Australians climbing Mount Everest.

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adventure, environment

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Stories of the sea: travellers across the Pacific

Deveni Temu, Prue Ahrens and Sioana Faupula

Vaka Moana series, 16 September 2009

Pacific scholars Deveni Temu, Prue Ahrens and Sioana Faupula explore the personal and historical accounts of lives lived with the sea, from early Indigenous populations and European venturers to contemporary travellers.

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indigenous, journeys, pacific

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Force for good: how Indigenous Australians have enriched football

Che Cockatoo-Collins, Dr Sean Gorman, John Harms, and Dr David Headon

15 September 2009

This is a forum on how Indigenous Australians have enriched Australian Rules football, and the social significance of their participation. Speakers include players, academics and sports commentators.

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indigenous, media, sport

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Get Up, Stand Up public forum

Martin Ballangarry, Brothablack, Professor John Maynard and Rachel Perkins

10 September 2009

Contemporary forms of Indigenous protest are examined by historian John Maynard, film director Rachel Perkins, elder Martin Ballangarry and hip-hopper Brothablack in a forum coinciding with the Museum’s From Little Things Big Things Grow exhibition.

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art, indigenous, music, politics

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