Rediscovering the Deep Human Past

Rediscovering the Deep Human Past

ARC Laureate Project Overview

Professor Ann McGrath’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Program aims to develop a deeper understanding of Australia’s pre-1788 history. This project aims to transform the scale and scope of history. Australia’s epic Indigenous narratives will be analysed alongside relevant new scientific evidence, to create new approaches to the history of Greater Australia/Sahul.

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White grief, happy friendship: Jane Goodale and emotional anthropological research
17
Feb
2019

White grief, happy friendship: Jane Goodale and emotional anthropological research

Abstract: 'In the 1950s, anthropologist Jane Goodale had bright hopes for her informant Happy Cook, an Aboriginal girl from the Tiwi...
The elimination of Aboriginal languages and the legacy of colonisation
21
Jan
2019

The elimination of Aboriginal languages and the legacy of colonisation

'2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. But the state of Australia's Indigenous languages is not good. Of the 250 or so...
 Why do so few Aussies speak an Australian language?
18
Jan
2019

Why do so few Aussies speak an Australian language?

'Linguistically speaking, Australia is special. With around 250 languages spoken when Australia was first colonised, Australia was one of...

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