Indigenous plant use booklet launched
Emanating from her inspirational work on the Living Pavilion exhibition, University of Melbourne colleague and Barkandji woman Zena Cumpston has compiled a booklet on the medicinal, nutritional and technological use of indigenous plants from the lands of the Kulin Nation. For the Indigenous Plant Use booklet, each plant featured in the inspirational Living Pavilion pop-up garden has been carefully researched and curated. Thank you Zena and the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub for making this valuable resource available.
University appoints inaugural Director of Indigenous Knowledge Institute
Professor Aaron Corn has been appointed the inaugural Director of the University of Melbourne’s new Indigenous Knowledge Institute for world-leading research and partnerships concerning Indigenous knowledge. More...
Perspectives on the destruction of Juukan Gorge
The recent destruction of significant sites at Juukan Gorge and exposed in National Reconciliation Week has caused deep distress for Aboriginal peoples and revealed the inadequacies of corporate standards and legal protections. Two of the University of Melbourne’s leading scholars, Professor Marcia Langton AO and Professor Lee Godden, provide their viewpoints. More...
Wasp nests used to date ancient Kimberley rock art
Mud wasp nests have helped establish a date for one of the ancient styles of Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley. More...
The National Indigenous Business Summer School 2020
Over the summer, the University of Melbourne was proud to host the 2020 class of the National Indigenous Business Summer School (NIBSS). More...
Research into Melbourne's pre-colonial landscape
Wiradjuri geographer and University of Melbourne academic, Dr Michael Fletcher is working with local Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Elders to learn more about Melbourne's landscape prior to European settlement. More...
2019 Narrm Oration: Revitalising the Hawaiian language
Associate Professor Larry Kimura delivered the 11th Narrm Oration on Thursday 28 November. Dr Kimura presented on the remarkable reawakening of the Hawaiian language, with new generations of highly fluent second and first language Hawaiian speakers now emerging. More...
2019 Lin Onus Oration: The need for truthing in language rematriation
In this edited extract from the 2019 Lin Onus Oration at the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Dr Lou Bennet makes a compelling case for the importance of Indigenous research methods and practice-led research to the task of “rematriating” Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. More...
2019 in pictures
National Reconciliation Week
Ancestral Memory Exhibition
Dungala Kaiela Oration
Australian literature’s great silence
A new University of Melbourne study says we must question the very white stories told in our classrooms and the lack of Indigenous authors in the curriculum.
The time is now for Indigenous design equity
Indigenous Australians have long been architects, engineers and land managers; a University of Melbourne expert says that wisdom must help tackle climate change
Always was and always will be Aboriginal water
Australia needs to have a serious discussion about Indigenous water rights and Indigenous Voice in water management, say University of Melbourne experts.
Is Our Story respected and valued?
Dr Lois Peeler AM explores how respect for Indigenous knowledge could change Australia in the annual Dungala Kaiela Oration with the University of Melbourne.
Reconciliation and the Anglo-Australian Football League
A University of Melbourne expert says racism experienced by footballer Robert Muir highlights that the AFL's support of reconciliation remains a question mark.