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Making a Difference: Fifty Years of Indigenous Programs at Monash University, 1964–2014

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I have incurred many debts in researching and writing this book. I extend my sincere and lasting thanks to Professor Merle Ricklefs, Dr Janice Newton, Dr Liz Reed, Dr Angela Risdale, Professor Colin Tatz AO, Professor Eve Fesl AM, Helen Bnads, Emeritus Professor Colin Bourke MBE, Associate Professor Eleanor Bourke, Rob Hyatt, Kerrie Keleher, Sue Stevenson, Emeritus Professor Louis Waller AO, Professor Lynette Russell AO, Jason Brailey, and Helen Fletcher-Kennedy, all of whom kindly agreed to be interviewed and gave generously of their time and memories; Aunty Diane Singh, Elder in Residence, who put me in contact with people to interview; and the staff of the Monash University Archives – Lyn Maloney, Jan Getson, Karen Rogers – whose good humour and friendly banter made working in the basement of Building 3D a distinct pleasure. I am also grateful for the wise counsel of the book’s steering committee, Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison, Professor Lynette Russell, Emeritus Professor Colin Bourke, Professor Andrew Markus, and Jason Brailey; the helpful comments of my HDR students at Federation University who unwittingly acted as sounding boards as I tested out ideas and arguments; and the love, forgiveness and patience of my family and friends who didn’t see very much of me for twelve months, especially Maeve, Saffron and Daniel. Finally, I wish to thank Professor Rae Frances, Dean of Arts, and the Eggleston Foundation whose munificence made everything possible.

Making a Difference: Fifty Years of Indigenous Programs at Monash University, 1964–2014

   by Rani Kerin