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Published: Tuesday 9th June 2015

Indigenous Perspectives Information Session

Thursday,  11 June 2015  12:00pm to 1:00pm (AEDST)

‘Over 1000 Indigenous Australians fought in the First World War. They came from a section of society with few rights, low wages, and poor living conditions. Most Indigenous Australians could not vote and none were counted in the census. But once in the AIF, they were treated as equals. They were paid the same as other soldiers and generally accepted without prejudice’: Australian War Memorial.

This Indigenous Perspectives Information Session by ACU’s Dr Noah Riesman discusses his research on how Indigenous Australian participation in the armed forces can contribute to new understandings about Australia's national identity and the role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have played to shape the nation.

This session will be conducted via video conference at all campuses and there is no cost for attendance. Please be in your local campus video conference room five minutes prior to the starting time:
  • Brisbane Campus – Room AC.22
  • North Sydney Campus – VC Room Level 16 Tenison Woods House
  • Strathfield Campus – VC Room E2.45
  • Canberra Campus – Room 1.10
  • Ballarat Campus – Room 503
  • Melbourne Campus – Room 5.3
National - Video Conference
12.00pm - 1.00pm

How do I register? 

Please register via Staff Connect no later than one week prior to the workshop.  Click here for Instructions

IP - Participate Armed Forces

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Conference in Melbourne

Dr Riseman and Dr Cath Bishop are also convening a conference entitled 'Brothers and Sisters in Arms: Historicising Indigenous Military Service' at ACU's Melbourne campus 25 - 26 June.

The conference is attracting Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars from across Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, Qatar, South Africa and the UK. The keynote speakers will include Professor Emeritus Tom Holm (University of Arizona) and Dr Teresia Teaiwa (Victoria University of Wellington).

More information, including a draft program and registration information, is available from the conference website.