When I was younger I can remember being told that it’s always best to tell the truth – no matter what. Telling the truth meant that you wouldn’t get in trouble; on the contrary, lying meant the consequences would be worse. There was also an implied understanding that when you told the truth you would be believed and that no one would question the validity … Continue reading Voice. Treaty. Truth.
Hello and welcome to 2019! I really can’t believe we’re already one week into the new year, but then again, I feel like I blinked and 2018 was over. As we all begin a new lap around the sun, it really is a great time to reflect on where we are at this point in our lives and set some goals. I read a lot … Continue reading 2019
You may have noticed that my posts have been extraordinarily inconsistent. I guess in a way, I could try and claim that the inconsistency of those posts is actually consistent but let’s not go down that rabbit hole. I created this blog months ago, in the midst of my fourth and final year of a double degree, and at that time I was 100% sure … Continue reading What plans?
The third and final instalment of the determining race series is here! I’ve decided to cut out a section of the original essay because a) I think we’re all ready to move on, and b) it really is a dry section about the origins of race and racial ideology. In short, racial thinking emerged in the late 17th C and coincided with the development of … Continue reading Determining Race pt.3
It’s been over two months since ‘Determining Race pt.1’ was posted so hopefully the suspense has well and truly set in and everyone is on the edge of their seats ready for part 2! The last couple of months have been very busy and very exciting for me (I’m going to explain in more detail in a separate post), but I’ve actually missed writing and … Continue reading Determining Race pt.2
Have you ever looked back on something that you wrote, said or created a few years down the track? I don’t mean looking back to when you were 3 and painted a cute/strange picture of some blob shapes that you insisted was actually a family portrait… Have you produced work (for career or study) and then reviewed it again a couple of years later? As … Continue reading Determining Race pt.1
In the construction of history, it is often individual and collective memory which conjures an understanding of the historical figure or event, yet it is historically accurate details that authenticate such representations. Tension exists between academic history and memory as historians have traditionally handled oral testimony and other less traditional sources with scepticism. Some of the common arguments against using sources like oral testimony and … Continue reading Remembering the Past
This week is NAIDOC week in Australia so I thought it only appropriate to write about how important the celebration and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is, and how this year’s theme is a real winner. A little context – NAIDOC is an acronym for National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee and is celebrated every year in July. NAIDOC has … Continue reading because of her, we can
I know what you’re thinking… What’s this? A blog?!? Are you sure you want to invest time in a project that only you and your close friends and family will read? Yes. The answer is yes. I know I’m a little late to the blogging phenomenon, but sometimes its OK to be late. Don’t be late to things like birthday parties and the movies (you … Continue reading Welcome!