The 2017 Minoru Hokari Scholarship has been awarded to Ms Rebecca Richards of the University of Adelaide.
Rebecca, of Adnyamathanha and Barngala descent, proposes to carry out research on ‘rethinking Adnyamathanha Aboriginal histories via critical engagement with the State Library of South Australia and the South Australian Museum (Mountford and Tindale) photographic collections, utilising oral history collection, photo-elicitation interviews and interpretative artistic responses’.
Rebecca proposes, among other important research activities, to hold a series of 8 workshops to work with community leaders and members to generate collaborative support for an exhibition and her thesis. The grant will enable her to participate in these meetings.
Rebecca is a tremendous scholar and in 2010 made history when she became Australia's first Indigenous Rhodes Scholar. This prestigious and exclusive scholarship enables recipients to study at Oxford University.