Stories

Stories

By embedding Indigenous cultures and knowledges in our learning and teaching, research and engagement initiatives, we promote an understanding of, and respect for, the traditions and perspectives of the many nations and language groups that make up Indigenous Australia.  In this context,  stories emerge which provide a glimpse of the achievements, discoveries and spirit that exist within our University community.

Dhoombak Goobgoowana Launched

A scholarly work examining the University of Melbourne’s troubled and complex historical relationship with Indigenous people — Dhoombak Goobgoowana: A History of Indigenous Australia and the University of Melbourne Volume 1: Truth — was launched during National Reconciliation Week.

Dhoombak Goobgoowana means “truth-telling’’ in the Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people, on whose unceded lands several University of Melbourne campuses are located.

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Dr Joe Greet

Ecologist Dr Joe Greet receives Australian Academy of Science Award

Ecologist Dr Joe Greet has received the Australian Academy of Science Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scientist Award for his research developing a Traditional Owner-led billabong health assessment framework for Australian wetlands.

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Amina Briggs painting a large art canvas

Meet VCA graduate Amina Briggs

Amina Briggs is a Boonwurrung Erub artist and recent graduate of the Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). We talked with Amina about her study experience, future aspirations, and insights for aspiring artists.

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Indigenous History of the University of Melbourne

This three-part video series (2021-2023) discusses key learnings from the Indigenous History of the University of Melbourne project, part of Murmuk Djerring Signature Project 5.1 - University Truth and Justice Project.

Indigenous Australia and the University of Melbourne: A truth-telling of our shared history (2021)

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Truth-telling and Place: Contested Histories of the University of Melbourne (2022)

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Giving Voice to Contested Histories: Implications of the University's Truth-telling Project (2023)

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Identity Bricks

Integrated into the structural columns of Building 189, the Identity Bricks serve as a creative recognition of this site as an Indigenous place with a continuing and diverse Indigenous presence.

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