Ngoonjook Edition 19

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 Square Is Not The Only Cliché General Staff Research by Patricia Coles
    • Who does research and what is it?
    • Research and the Institute
    • What Does All this Mean for Our Practice?
    • Getting There
    • Conclusion
  • Getting Wisdom From The Ant Heap: Literacy & Literature by Ailsa Purdon
    • Teaching English
    • Two kinds of literacy
    • Actual uses
    • Potential uses
    • Experience of teaching literature at BIITE
    • Community aspirations
    • White teachers
    • Oppression
    • Videos or books
    • Combining forms
    • Conclusion
  • Aboriginal Knowledge on the Internet by Michael Christie
    • Aboriginal Philosophy
    • Making Knowledge Together
    • Garma
    • Two Ways of Looking at Knowledge
    • Knowledge as Performance
    • Knowledge as Contained in Objects
    • The Internet
    • The Virtual Garma
  • Research Ethics: From Theory to Practice by Jack Frawley
    • Ethics
    • Principles
    • Confidentiality
    • Input into research design
    • Mantawi: research partnerships
    • Negotiations to research
    • Doing the research
    • Informed decisions
    • Consent
    • Control and equity of influence
    • Reflections
  • The Use of Indigenous Literacy in Tertiary Education by Robyn Ober
    • Student difficulties
    • Culturally appropriate
    • Academic text
    • Student choice
    • Student as teacher
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Culturally Defined Contexts by Robyn Hurley
    • Educational achievement
    • Educational ownership
    • Summary of the Project
    • Implications for teaching and learning in Community schools
    • Interest
    • Conclusion
  • Journeying in the Heartlands: A Brief Review of Country Travelled by Terry Whitebeach
    • Prologue: An Apology
    • Place
    • The People
    • The Protocols
    • Process
    • Purpose
    • Portents
  • Obituary: Kay Napaljarri Ross Warlpiri Educator, Linguist, Interpreted/Translator, Artist, Author, Cartographer
    • 1950s: Marriage and ‘home management’
    • 1070s: Bilingual programme
    • Tertiary studies
    • Linguist
    • Artist
    • Politics
    • Caring attitude


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Print Format

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Patricia Coles
Ailsa Purdon
Michael Christie
Jack Frawley
Robyn Ober
Robyn Hurley
Terry Whitebeach


Lily Kngwarreye Sandover
Maryanne Mungatopi

Desktop Publisher: 

Russell Hanna


Rob McCormack
Glennis Bibra
Andre Burgess
Ruth Davies
Jack Frawley
Ailsa Purdon
Sonia Tidemann
Ron Watt
Terry Whitebeach
Terry Wright

Colour Format: 

Colour Cover, Black & White Pages

Binding Type: 

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

Date Published: 

Saturday, June 23, 2001