Ngoonjook Edition 18

A journal of Australian Indigenous Issues
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Ngoonjook seeks to make relevant material available to an Indigenous readership and to all those interested in Indigenous Australian issues. Themes explored include: education, health, cultural identity, natural and cultural resource management, the arts and linguistics.

Articles in this issue:

  • The Historical Development of Papunya Community by Keith Jabaldjari Jurra
    • Why Papunya?
    • The rationale for resettlement
    • Problems on the resettlement
    • Some community histories
    • Wati Tjilpi Kutungku Kulira Watjanu
    • My own personal history
    • The Outstation Movement: an Aboriginal response
    • Conclusion
  • Perspectives on Literacy: a Dialogue by Frances Kofod, Ian Green, Pat Beattie, Lee Robertson and Rob McCormack
    • Postscript: Frances Kofod
    • Umpire’s voice: Ron Carter
  • Evaluation Report of Marriammu Language by Arnold Brown
    • General Introduction
    • Australian Indigenous Languages
    • Marriammu
    • History of Wadeye
    • Personal History
    • Field Trip
    • Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • The Centrality of Community by Leon J. White
    • What is Community?
    • Who is Remote?
    • Program or Community Needs?
    • Workplaces as Significant Sites within the Community
    • Pathways for Indigenous Control and Participation
    • Localising Program Delivery Requires Flexibility
    • Utilising Regional Networks
    • Competency-based Approach
  • Where are They Now? by Betty Pearce
  • Questioning Abstudy Changes by Martin Nakata
    • Foundational principles
    • Scenarios
    • Critique
    • Conclusion


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Print Format

Page Count: 



Keith Jabaldjari Jurra
Frances Kofod
Ian Green
Pat Beattie
Lee Robertson
Rob McCormack
Arnold Brown
Leon J. White
Betty Pearce
Martin Nakata


Greeny Purvis
Donna Brown
Jock Pautjimmi

Desktop Publisher: 

Russell Hanna


Rob McCormack
Pat Beattie
Geri Pancini
Ron Watt
Sonia Tidemann

Colour Format: 

Colour Cover, Black & White Pages

Binding Type: 

Saddle Stapled
Dimensions: 235 mm × 205 mm × 15 mm
Weight: 200 g

Date Published: 

Saturday, March 18, 2000