Monash Country Lines Archive: archiving indigenous knowledges

Shannon Faulkhead, Brent David McKee

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The Monash Country Lines Archive (MCLA) is cutting edge in preserving intangible heritage through 3D modelling and animation technologies. The MCLA team of researchers, students and digital animators provide a method of preservation that is immediately accessible to both remote and urban communities, and allows for the intergenerational transfer of knowledge by working with Indigenous communities across Australia to help preserve languages, stories and narratives. This is the first living archive of its kind that also constructs a decolonised space. This form of archiving is ground-breaking and exciting not only for Indigenous communities, but also for academics and archivists worldwide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111 - 120
Number of pages10
JournalComma: international journal on archives
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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