The need for truthing in language rematriation
In this edited extract of her recent 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. Photograph: Phil Nitch, Nitch Photography
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...
University launches global Indigenous Knowledge Institute
The University of Melbourne has announced that it will invest at least $6 million to launch an Indigenous Knowledge Institute for world-leading Aboriginal knowledge, research and education. More...
Senator Patrick Dodson delivers Dungala Kaiela oration in Shepparton
The annual Dungala Kaiela Oration was delivered by Yawuru leader Senator Patrick Dodson at the Rumbalara Football Netball Club in Shepparton on Friday 9 August. The Oration is co-hosted by the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne. More...
University supports 'pathways to our future' at 21st Garma Festival
Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell led a University of Melbourne delegation to the 21st Garma Festival in Arnhem Land, a central component of the University’s commitment to national reconciliation with Indigenous Australians. The theme of this year’s Garma Festival was Garma’lili manapanmirri dhukarryarrany’dhun gudarr’wu, which means Pathways to our future in Yolngu Matha. More...
New Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Business Leadership
The Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne is launching a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Business Leadership, the first of its kind in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business leaders. Associate Professor Michelle Evans, Director of the Business School’s Murra Indigenous Business Master Class Program says the certificate will address a significant gap in management education in Australia. More...
2019 in pictures
National Reconciliation Week
Ancestral Memory Exhibition
Dungala Kaiela Oration
A community acting against family violence
One Aboriginal community, in collaboration with University of Melbourne researchers, has co-designed an online family violence resource for their own people.
Can we close the gap on blindness by 2020?
The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision is improving eye health for Indigenous Australians, but University of Melbourne research finds more needs to be done.