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The Australian National University

Dr Mary Anne Jebb

Visitor School of History, Project Manager ARC Linkage grant ‘ Deepening Histories of Place: Exploring Indigenous Landscapes of National and International Significance’

Contact details:

Australian Centre of Indigenous History
School of History
Research School of Social Sciences
ANU 0200
ACT Australia
Ph  61  (0)2 61257439
fax  61 (0)2 61253969
email Mary-Anne.Jebb@anu.edu.au

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Murdoch University
PhD Murdoch University

Biography and interests:

My PhD integrated oral historical and ethnographic research methods with written documentary textual analysis to uncover histories of a region of Australia where few people recorded their experiences in writing. It was published as Blood, Sweat and Welfare in 2002, for which it received the Keith Hancock Award.  I lived in the Kimberley region of Western Australia for many years and worked in remote regions as a consultant historian for a wide range of community and government organizations producing expert reports in Native Title, heritage and archive reports, sound productions, books and interpretive exhibitions. I research and write in areas of Australian Indigenous history, medical history, women’s history and landscape history. I have particular interest in the recording and use of spoken histories and sound for increasing understanding and participation in Australian history.

Current Projects:

Landscape History Linkage project manager; ‘Deepening Histories of Place: Exploring Indigenous Landscapes of National and International Significance’; Collaborative exhibition development and production (including soundscape development); the biography and analysis of the visual narrative artworks of deceased Aboriginal artist and historian Jack Wherra; a short history of women and leadership in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Select Publications:

With Bill Bunbury, Noongar Voices of the central eastern Wheatbelt, Community Arts Network WA, Perth, 2010. (CD and booklet)

Mowanjum 50 Years: A Community History, Mowanjum Aboriginal Community, 2008.
‘Jack Wherra’s boab nut carving; A Cross Cultural History’, RWAHS Journal, vol.12, Pt 6, 2006, pp.696-715.

Blood, Sweat and Welfare: A History of White Bosses and Aboriginal Workers, UWA Press, 2002.

Emerarra: A Man of Merarra, Magabala Books, Broome, 1996.

with Anna Haebich, ‘Across The Great Divide’; Gender Relations On Australian Frontiers’, in Kay Saunders and Raymond Evans (eds) Gender Relations In Australia: Domination And Negotiation, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992, pp. 20-35.

‘The Lock Hospitals Experiment: Europeans, Aborigines and venereal disease’, in R. Reece and T, Stannage (eds) European-Aboriginal Relations in Western Australian History, Studies in West Australian History, vol. 8, 1984, pp. 68-86.
 

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