Links of interest to students in EDB007 'Culture studies: Indigenous education'.
"Love of laughter leads to PhD for Pearl" - December 2014. A lifelong pursuit of knowledge and love of humour and the Aboriginal identity have cumulated in a PhD for University of Queensland graduand Pearl Duncan. The Bribie Island resident first began her tertiary education at the Sydney Teacher’s College at the age of 17.
"Most of us have heard of the BBC’s Book Challenge listing 100 books. Somewhere (probably on Facebook) it was claimed that most people had only read 6 of the 100. When I first read the list I wondered what an Indigenous list might look like, and how many books most Australians would have read in terms of home grown Indigenous literature..." (April, 2011) Anita’s 100 (less one) Black Book Choice list is:
The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is the first major study of Aboriginal associations with the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860–61. A main theme of the book is the contrast between the skills, perceptions and knowledge of the Indigenous people and those of the new arrivals, and the extent to which this affected the outcome of the expedition. Australian History Prize shortlisted for the 2014 NSW Premier's History Awards.
Indigenous Perspectives through Word and Image. Babs Helleman Linda Gibson-Langford 'This book features three of Australia’s prominent Aboriginal Australian writers, together with an accomplished artist, a Western Australian Martu woman. Each text aligns with the outcomes of the National Curriculum for English, addressing, in particular, the Aboriginal Australian component.'