Blackfella Historians: An Historical Study of Aboriginal History-Making in South-eastern Australia

  • Nugent, Maria (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Aboriginal people had not only to endure colonisation, but to make sense of it. This innovative study examines their deployment of history, focusing on south-eastern Australia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It will explore the importance of history in the efforts made by Aborigines to explain their plight to non-Aborigines and to make sense of it for themselves. The project will offer major new insights into the role of history in shaping relations between Aborigines and non-Aborigines and will also enrich our understanding of history's political and cultural uses and its significance as a medium for cross-cultural communication.
Effective start/end date12/02/0431/07/08


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$17,899.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$197,468.00