News • 31 May 2021
When Newcastle University’s HDR student, Carole Y Johnson first came to Australia 49 years ago to perform at the Adelaide Festival as part of Eleo Pomare’s Dance Company, she did not know she would stay and become an integral part of Indigenous Australia’s protest movement.
News • 21 May 2021
Archive fever – Archive phobia: A seminar on archival research for students researching Indigenous histories
Professor Victoria Haskins’ journey into archival research began with a box of diaries, letters and photographs found in her aunty’s garage in Woolgoolga, NSW.
News • 23 Mar 2021
Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO delivered the inaugural John Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture at University House to an on-line and face-to-face audience of over 180, on 17 March 2021 as part of the Purai Global Indigenous History Centre showcase.
News • 8 Mar 2021
Emeritus Professor John Maynard’s reputation as a trailblazer is well-deserved so it is only fitting that this historian, whose journey began with researching his own family’s history, is honoured in the InauguralJohn Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture.
News • 24 Feb 2021
It was the 1920 abduction and enslavement of Kath Apma Travis Penangke’s 11-year-old grandmother from Alice Springs by anthropologist, Dr Herbert Basedow and Professor Haskins’ discovery of her great grandmother's diaries which bought these two women together.
News • 9 Feb 2021
Academy Excellence: nomination of Purai members to Humanities Academy highlights the importance of global indigenous history
With the election of Purai’s joint Directors, Emeritus Professor John Maynard and Professor Victoria Haskins, to the Australian Academy of the Humanities late last year, the University of Newcastle’s Purai Indigenous Global History Centre now boasts four historians championing the contribution that humanities, arts and culture can make to national life.
News • 5 Dec 2020
Cara Cross has won best forthcoming publication for her article, Our Country, Our Healer. Aboriginal Apothecaries of Burning Mountain during the inaugural Higher Degrees by Research Excellence Awards ceremony in December 2020.
News • 3 Dec 2020
Purai member and University of Newcastle’s Law School Professor, Amy Maguire, spoke about a world-first claim by Indigenous people which connects climate change impacts to human rights on 2020 Human Rights Day.
News • 10 Nov 2020
Western science has pushed the Aboriginal presence back to a staggering 65,000 years, recognising that Aboriginal people carry the longest cultural memory known to humankind.
News • 5 Nov 2020
As part of the fourth series of the Melbourne School of Discontent’s Black Fire Lectures Professor John Maynard talks about the important role his grandfather played in the fight for liberty and justice as one of the founding members of the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association.
News • 25 Sep 2020
In 2014 Professor John Maynard, a scholar of Indigenous history and Co-Director of Purai Indigenous Global History Centre, was elected a member of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, an enormous achievement for a boy who left school the day he turned 15 and didn’t set foot in a university until he was 40 years old.
News • 14 Aug 2020
A new research project will bring to life the experiences and histories of the world’s first travelling global domestic workers, the Indian Ayahs and the Chinese Amahs who were employed by colonial families during the period of British colonialism.
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