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

INDEX

Note: page references in bold indicate photographs.

Abnednego, Jacob 10

Aboriginal affairs, lack of research interest in 1960s 1, 1516

Aboriginal art exhibition and workshop 51

Aboriginal Arts Board 50

‘Aboriginal Arts’ seminar 38

Aboriginal child removal 57, 69

‘Aboriginal Child Survival’ Seminar 57

Aboriginal Community College, Adelaide 89

Aboriginal Cooperative, Fitzroy 35

Aboriginal Development Commission 60

Aboriginal education

Aboriginal colleges 70

bilingual education programs 50

bridging courses for university entry 81

changing approaches to 8889

CRAA seminar 10

development of national policy 1079, 112

dual aspects 44

Monash’s strategy for 11213

in pre-schools 1112

see also Aboriginal students

Aboriginal Education Policy Task Force (Cwlth) 1079

‘Aboriginal Education’ seminar 10, 29

Aboriginal Education Strategy Plan, Monash 11213

Aboriginal employment and training 79

Aboriginal flag 132

Aboriginal garden, Clayton campus 133

Aboriginal health journal 39

Aboriginal Health policy 29

‘Aboriginal Health Services’ seminar 18, 21, 2829, 39

Aboriginal health study 89

Aboriginal history projects 50, 69

Aboriginal Issues: Health 40

Aboriginal languages

course in Pitjantjatara 53

study of viii

in Victorian schools 51, 56, 63

Aboriginal pastoral workers 9

Aboriginal plant foods 65

Aboriginal population of Victoria, statistical analysis 8

Aboriginal pre-schools 1112

Aboriginal Reconciliation 76

Aboriginal research assistants 3839, 43

Aboriginal Research Centre (ARC)

Commonwealth funding 6263

criticism from VAAL 66

priorities 62

publications 65

rebranding of CRAA 57

renamed Koorie Research Centre 6869

research projects 6365

role 63

submissions for government agencies 6566

University funding 60, 63

see also Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs (CRAA); Koorie Research Centre (KRC)

Aboriginal Research Centre (ARC) Board

on special admissions scheme for Aboriginal students 5758

support for establishment of MOSA 85

support for name change 69

Aboriginal Resource Centre proposal 31, 3536, 42

Aboriginal self-determination 43

Aboriginal students

higher education enrolments 80

need for bridging course 61, 65

number at Monash 61, 80, 97, 121, 12829, 137

in ‘professional faculties’ 9899

special entry schemes 85

see also Monash Orientation; Monash Orientation Scheme for Aborigines (MOSA)

Aboriginal Studies

courses in Australian institutions 3132

CRAA course 16, 5860

major and minor at Monash 7071

VCE teaching kit 73

for Years 11 and 12 students 7273

Aboriginal Studies Syllabus project 18, 19

Aboriginal Study Grants Scheme (ABSTUDY) 15, 94

Aboriginal Task Force, SAIT 90

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission 73

Aboriginal Tutorial Assistance Scheme 127

‘Aboriginal Unemployment’ conference 51

‘Aboriginal Wages and Employment’ seminar 910, 29

Aboriginal women

role models 72

training 65

‘Aborigines and the Law’ seminar 38

‘Aborigines and Women’ subject 77

ABSCHOL 15, 26

Academic Board, Monash 74

action research 4, 8, 29

Andrews, R.R. 7

ARC see Aboriginal Research Centre (ARC)

Armidale Teachers’ College 3132

Aronson, Steve 39

Atkinson, Wayne 47, 50, 51

Austin, John 38, 74, 11011

‘Australian Aboriginal History’ course 31

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS) 3, 51, 55, 57

Australian Research Grants Committee (ARGC) 8

Australian Scholastic Aptitude Test 83

Australian Vice-Chancellor’s Committee 15

Bandjalang Language Program 56, 6364

Barwick (formerly McEachern), Diane 1, 910

Baxt, R. 84, 87

Beasley, F.R. 7

Beckett, Jeremy 1

Bell Primary School 56, 63, 64

Bernard van Leer Foundation, grant to CRAA 1112

BHP, sponsorship of MOSA 106

Bibby, Janette 92

Bicentennial year 6971

bilingual education programs 50

Birman, Felicia 101

‘Black Australian Studies’ course 3134, 40, 49, 5153, 58

Black, R.H. 6

Blow, Reg 54, 54

Bnads, Helen see Curzon-Siggers, Helen

Bourke, Colin 54

Aboriginal committee memberships 55

Aboriginalisation of CRAA 4344

AIAS sub-committee memberships 55

background 45

chairmanship of IAC 133

conception of Aboriginal education 44

as first full-time Director of CRAA 44, 4647, 5455

on functions of CRAA vii

lectures on Aboriginal education 53

NAEC membership 4546, 55

on need for bridging course 60, 80, 81, 8485

publications 50, 58, 94

research into Aboriginal education 50

resignation 60

review of Monash’s Aboriginal programs 78, 11718, 12024

as Supervisor of Aboriginal Education in Victoria 44

Bourke (formerly Koumalatsos), Eleanor 60, 125

as Aboriginal Liaison Officer at Melbourne University 52, 126

background 126

as Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies 12526

as Director of Monash Aboriginal Programs 126

establishment of CAIS 126

membership of CRAA Advisory Board 54, 126

retirement 127

review of Monash’s Aboriginal programs 78, 11718, 12024

Bourke Report 12024, 126

BP, sponsorship of MOSA 106

Bradley, David 81

Brailey, Jason 136, 13840

Briggs, Geraldine 27

Brown, Isaac 91, 93, 105, 107

background 8990

commitment to student welfare 1034

as Director of MOSA 8991, 100, 112

resignation 110

on welfare fund 95

Bryant, Gordon 3031, 35, 37

Bullivant, B.M. 68

Bureau of Aboriginal Affairs 24

Burke, Anna 127

Butchart, J.D. 7, 59, 83

CAIS see Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies (CAIS)

Campbell, Colin 8

Campbell, Sue 111, 114, 115

Carter, Wendy 49

Cattle Station Industry (NT) Award, 1951 9

Caulfield Campus 113

Cavanagh, James 38

Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies (CAIS)

course structure and content 12627, 134

establishment 126

Indigenous Student Support Unit 127, 130, 134, 135

organisational structure 130

review of curriculum 13435

see also Monash Indigenous Centre (MIC)

Centre for Continuing Education 31

Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs (CRAA)

Aboriginal research assistants 3839, 43

Aboriginal-led and initiated research 50, 5657

Aboriginalisation 4344, 46, 50, 51

action research 4, 8, 29, 36, 37

administrative support 6, 17

aims and functions vii, 5, 28, 37, 4849, 55

Commonwealth funding 1314, 16, 1721, 27, 28, 2931, 33, 40, 42, 43, 47, 48, 56

community education programs 3637

Elizabeth Eggleston Memorial Library 42, 49

establishment vii, 12, 47

expansion plans of Eggleston 3138

funding crisis and future viability 1721

growth 46

host departments 6, 17, 23

inter-disciplinary seminars 17, 26

library 2526

name changed to ‘Aboriginal Research Centre’ 5758

philanthropic support 1112, 13

publications 10, 26, 36, 40, 50

as Race Relations Centre 31, 3638

renamed vii

residential seminars 910

as resource centre 31, 3536, 42, 4849

staff 78, 12, 14, 23, 3839, 47, 49

as Training Centre for Aborigines 48

University funding 6, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 2021, 29, 48, 60

Victorian government funding 28, 56

see also Aboriginal Research Centre (ARC); Koorie Research Centre (KRC)

Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs (CRAA) Advisory Board

Aboriginal members 5354

concerns re Black Australian Studies course 3233

decision to appoint full-time Director 4041

first meeting 67

initial composition 6

reduced to Monash staff members only 13

reservations re Studies in Aboriginal Culture proposal 34

shelving of Aboriginal Resource Centre proposal 3536

widening of scope for proposed Race Relations Centre 37

Centre of South East Asian Studies 4

Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies, establishment 125

Chipman, Lachlan 75, 113

Chisholm Institute of Technology 112, 113

Clayton Campus 126

Clyne, Michael 67

Cochrane, Don 4, 6, 7

Coles Myer 106

Committee of Deans, Monash 19, 21, 30

Committee of Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Arts 89

Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission 9

Commonwealth Department of Aboriginal Affairs

funding for CRAA/ARC 30, 33, 3536, 39, 42, 47, 48, 56, 57

funding for MOSA 88, 97, 100

withdrawal of funding for KRC 71

Commonwealth Department of Education 45, 56, 88, 9798, 100

Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET) 100, 107

Commonwealth Department of Employment and Industrial Relations 48, 65

Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet 12, 76

Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission (CTEC) 98, 99, 100

Community Education Program grant 65

community education programs 3637

consultancy service in market research 71

Coombs, H.C. ‘Nugget’ 12, 13

Council for Aboriginal Affairs (CAA) 1214

CRAA see Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs (CRAA)

cultural safety training 139

Cummerragunja, history of 51, 55

Curzon-Siggers (later Bnads), Helen 107, 125

as Director of MOSA 112, 11314, 11518

on Isaac Brown 103

logo for MOSA 114

as MOSA student 103, 106

resignation 125

response to Bourke Report 124

Davey, Stan 10

Davis, Gwenda 92

Davis, S.R. 7

Davison, Graeme viiviii, 87, 94

Dawkins, J.S. 107

Department of Anthropology and Sociology 12, 17, 32

Department of Economics 12, 17

Department of Education (Monash) 70

Department of History 94

Department of Linguistics 53

Department of Social and Preventative Medicine 39

Derham, David 7, 23, 24

Dexter, Barrie 12, 13, 1819, 20, 21, 26, 30

Dixon, Chicka 52

Dobbin, Dr 39

Dodson, Mick 4142

Doe, Cathy 136

Drysdale, Marlene 123, 124

Duguid, Charles viiiix, 56

Education Research and Development Committee (Cwlth) 50

Eggleston, Elizabeth 24

background 23

as Director of CRAA 2223, 24, 2526

expansion plans for CRAA 3138

and Group for Information on Aboriginal Affairs 3940

illness and death 23, 26, 41

initial involvement at CRAA 78, 12

as lecturer in Law Faculty 23

legacy 4142

legal services for Aboriginal people 8, 27

personality and temperament 2425

PhD research 7, 25

as public intellectual 26

Eggleston Foundation viii

Eggleston, Sir Richard 23, 45, 110

Elizabeth Eggleston Fund 95

Elizabeth Eggleston Memorial Aboriginal Resource Centre 42, 49

Elizabeth Eggleston Memorial Library 42, 49, 127

Elizabeth Eggleston Trust 72

Engel, Rev Frank 6

Estcourt, Angela 136

Experience Monash Day 137

Faculty of Arts 5960, 83, 86, 89, 125, 126

Faculty of Economics and Politics (ECPOS) 12, 9596

Faculty of Education 83

Faculty of Law 23, 83, 86, 98

Faculty of Medicine 8

Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 10, 30

Ferntree Gully Women’s Educational Cooperative 53

Fesl, Eve 67, 107

on Aboriginal education 70

as Acting Director of ARC 61, 62

as Acting Director of MOSA 7475, 111, 113

background 6162

Bandjalang Language Project 56, 6364

on Bicentenary 69

as Director of ARC/KRC 61, 63, 75

doctoral disseration 67

employment in CRAA 58, 61

and establishment of MOSA 65, 80, 84, 85, 87

legal proceedings against VAAL 66

as Member of the Order of Austalia 69

personality and temperament 62, 6667

public education classes in Aboriginal Studies 53

public profile 72

research 51

research interests 63

resignation from Monash 75, 113

suggests ARC be renamed Koorie Research Centre 68

as tutor for Aboriginal Studies course 58

as Victorian of the Year 72

Firebrace, Sharon 66, 7678

Fletcher-Kennedy, Helen vii, viii, 131, 13334, 135, 136, 138

Foley, Gary 111

Frankston Campus 113

‘Future of the South-Eastern Australian Aborigines’ conference 51

Gallery Building, Clayton Campus 71, 74, 101, 102, 135

Gilbert, Kevin 47

Gippsland Campus 126

Gippsland Centre for Koori Studies (GCKS) 74, 78, 112, 113, 121, 122, 124, 126

Gippsland Institute of Advance Education 74, 112

Gott, Beth 133

Grassby, Al 37

Grey, Lex 12

Griffith University 75

Group of Eight (Go8), Indigenous Access ranking 129, 130

Group for Information on Aboriginal Affairs 39

Groves, Bert 10

Gruen, Fred 9

Hand, Gerry 102, 107

‘Hands On Monash Camp’ 136, 137

Hank Young Trust – Koorie Welfare and Education Reference Board 73, 107

Hawke, Robert (Bob) 97

Helen M. Schutt Trust 95

Heraud, Phil 101

Herbert Vere Evatt Memorial Foundation 95

Hetzel, Basil 20, 27, 28, 41, 46

Higher Education Equity Program (Cwlth) 109

Higher Education Research Unit, Monash 33

Hill, Fiona 92

Hirst, John 31

Howson, Peter 28

Hughes, Paul 108

Hyatt, Rob 101, 102, 104

Indigenous Access and Support Programs Task Force, Monash 129, 130

Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) 133, 135

Indigenous Enabling Program (IEP) 13739

Indigenous Engagement Unit 135

Indigenous Strategic Framework 139

Indigenous Student Support Unit 127, 130, 134, 135

Indigenous Welcome Day 132

inter-disciplinary seminars 17, 26

Jackomos, Merle 27

Jackson, Daryl 71

James, Margaret 124

Jameson, Richard 109

Jesus, as speaker of English viii

Johnson, Colin (aka Mudrooroo Narogin) 47, 50, 55, 58, 94

Jordan, Deirdre 100

Keleher, Kerrie 94

Keleher, Kristel 136

Kendall, Carol 104

Knight, Noretta 47

Knox, Bruce 6869, 124

Koori Kollij 70, 8889

‘Koori’/’Koorie’, use of word 68

Koorie Advisory Committee 123

Koorie Institute for Research, Development and Education 123

Koorie Research Centre (KRC)

Aboriginal Studies program for VCE teachers 73

Aboriginal Studies teaching kit 73

Bourke Report recommendations 122

Bourke review 120

consultancy service in market research 71

disestablishment 126

financial situation 72, 7374, 75

loss of Commonwealth funding 7172

name changed from ARC 6869

premises 71, 74

private donations 72, 73

research and publications 78, 122

review 7576

see also Aboriginal Research Centre (ARC); Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs (CRAA)

Koumalatsos, Eleanor see Bourke (formerly Koumalatsos), Eleanor

KRC see Koorie Research Centre (KRC)

La Trobe University 31

Lance Reichstein Charitable Foundation 95

Langman, Ian 15

Langton, Marcia 52

Leading the Way: The Monash Plan 1998–2002 123

legal aid system for Aboriginal people in Victoria 8, 27

Legge, J.D. 4, 53, 59, 87

Lilley, Ian 13435

Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences 90

Link-Up 69

Lippman, Lorna 12, 14, 23, 30, 33, 41

Logan, Mal 67, 70, 74

Lordbja Victorian Language Centre 73

Lush, Sir George 66

McEachern, Diane see Barwick (formerly McEachern), Diane

McGinness, Joseph 6, 10

McGuiness, Bruce 26, 34, 39, 40, 52, 70

Mackay, Michael 78

McLean, Sue see Stevenson (formerly McLean), Sue

McNamee, Brian 92

McNamee, Robin 107

Maori Education Fellowship 12

Marist College 51

Markus, Andrew 94, 116, 125

Marshall, A.J. 7

Marshall, Peter 124

Martin, Carolin 47

Martin, Gary 92, 93

Martin, Ray 54, 98

Marwick, M.G. 7

Matheson, J.A.L. 3, 4, 13, 14, 15, 16, 1920, 21

Maxwell, Penny 54

Maza, Bob 34

Meagher E.R. 27

Menzies Building 42, 94, 102, 135

Merritt, Robert (Bobby) 56, 57

MIC see Monash Indigenous Centre

Milingimbi artists and performers 51

Monash Act 2009 132

Monash College 130, 137, 138

Monash Indigenous Centre (MIC) vii, 135, 14041

Monash Orientation Scheme for Aborigines (MOSA)

Aboriginal support for 8485

assessment structures 9697

Austin’s suspension as Directorship 111

Bourke Report recommendations 12022

business management stream 115

community outreach program 11617

corporate sponsors 106

cost of program 110

course structure and content 9294, 115, 122

criticisms aired on 7.30

Report 114

Director’s position 89

encouraging pride in Aboriginal culture and identity 9394, 1023

establishment vii, 61, 65

funding arrangements 88, 9798, 100, 1057

humanities stream 115, 116

impact on enrolments 80

impact on students 94, 97, 101, 1023, 118

implementation of scheme 8788

independent external review 100, 104

line-management support for Director 112

logo 114

as model other institutions 8081

premises 74, 1012

private donations 1067

proposal for 8187

rebranding 114

Recruitment Officer position 109

as resource centre 117

review 78

role of director 75

scholarships 106

science stream 98100, 101, 115

selection of students 9092, 104, 11112, 116

staff 90, 94, 100, 101, 104, 118, 121

stipends and welfare fund 9495, 1057

student numbers 95, 10910, 111, 11516, 118, 121

student success rate 97, 110, 115

suspension and disbanding of program 118, 122

Monash University

Aboriginal Education Strategy Plan 11213

Aboriginal employment strategy 123, 124

academic standards 83

archives viiiix

Council resolution re Indigenous Australians 131

ethos 4

Go8 ranking for Indigenous Access 129

Indigenous initiatives 13132

Indigenous programs as University-wide priority 120

Indigenous student enrolments 61, 80, 97, 121, 128, 137

internationalisation of curriculum 123

recruitment of Indigenous students 12930

reputation 86

Moriarty, John 10

MOSA see Monash Orientation Scheme for Aborigines (MOSA)

MOSA Committee 8788, 90

MOSA shop 117

Murray, Gary 38

Murray, Stewart 27

Myer 28

NAIDOC Week 132

National Aboriginal Education Committee (NAEC) 4546, 55, 84

National Aboriginal Employment Development Committee 51, 55

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy 109, 112

national apology to Australia’s Indigenous people 130

National Employment Strategy for Aborigines 48

National and Employment Training (NEAT) scheme 48

National Sorry Day 132

National Union of Australian University Students 15

Nelson later Reed, Elizabeth 95, 104, 110, 111

Newfong, John 52

Newsletter on Aboriginal Affairs 3940

Newton, Janice 90, 9192, 94, 104

Nona, Barbara 92

North Australian Workers Union 9

Northern Territory University 110

Nura Gili 130

O’Donoghue, Lois 52

Office of Aboriginal Affairs (OAA) 12, 16, 1721, 2930

Onus, Austin 39

Onus, Lin 39

Page, Juanita 90, 111

Palm River 76

Pearce, Trevor 106

Perkins, Charles 10, 52

‘Personal Development Through Literacy’ project 6465

Potts, Daniel 94

Preston Technical School 64

Professorial Board, Monash 4, 6, 15, 68, 86, 87

Quartly, Marian 94, 124

Race and Ethnic Relations Centre 37

Rachinger, W.A. 86

racism viii, 70

Read, Peter 69

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 139

Reed (formerly Nelson), Elizabeth 104, 110, 111

referendum, 1967 12

Renkin, P.F. 3536, 40

Ricklefs, Merle 65, 74, 74, 107

appeal to PM to save MOSA 9798

background x, 81

as Chair of MOSA Committee 8788, 90, 9495

establishment of MOSA 60, 61, 80, 8788

as Head of Aboriginal Programs 74, 11213

on MOSA’s assessment structures 96

on national role of MOSA 99

proposal for MOSA 8184

resignation from Monash 113

Risdale, Angela 95, 104

Roach, Archie 38

Roach, Austin 38

Robertson, Peter 106

Robinson, David 78, 120, 123, 129

Robinvale Primary School 64

Roper, Tom 71

Rothfield, Norman 72

Rowley, Charles 3, 6, 9, 26, 41

Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCADIC) 77, 78

Rudd, Kevin 130

Russell, Lynette vii, 12728, 130, 134, 135, 14041

Scott, W.H. 81

Secondary Schools Aboriginal Fund (Vic) 28

‘Seminar on Studies in Aboriginal Culture’ 34

7.30 Report (ABC television) 114

Shoemaker, Adam 131, 135

Silberauer, George 75, 76

Sinclair, W.A. 96

Singh, Aunty Diane 136, 136

Smallcombe, Sonia 112

Smith, George Warwick 6

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Aborigines Project 3, 9

South African Institute of Race Relations 23, 36

South Australian Institute of Technology (SAIT) 85, 86, 90

Spalding, Ian 10

Stanner, W.E.H. 12

Stevens, Frank 26

Stevenson (formerly McLean), Sue 7, 12, 23, 24

stolen generations 69

‘Studies in Aboriginal Culture’ proposal 31, 3435

Swan, J.M. 87

Swift, M.G. 14, 16, 17, 18

Tatz, Colin 5

Aboriginal Studies course at Armidale 3132

appointment at Monash 2

appointment at University of New England 15, 19, 20

attempts tof secure government funding for CRRA 1314, 16, 1821

background x, 2

as Director of CRAA 7

establishment of CRAA 12

as executive officer of CRAA and Advisory Board 7

on ‘how far we’ve come’ 14243

library 25

membership of Aborigines Welfare Board 89, 11

as mentor to Elizabeth Eggleston 7, 23

offer of Chair at Waikato 15

personality and temperament 2, 4, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24

proposed ‘Bureau of Aboriginal Affairs’ 24

as provisional secretary of CRAA and Advisory Board 6, 7

research initiatives 89, 19

sabbaticals 13

view of AIAS 3, 55

Telecom Australia 73, 106

Thorpe, Steve 39

Tonkinson, Robert 66

Torres Strait Islander flag 132

Tranby Aboriginal College 88

Turner, Ian 7

Ucko, Peter 55

University of Melbourne 52, 83, 86

University of New South Wales 85, 12930

University of Sydney 129

Valadian, Margaret 52

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency 5657

Victorian Aboriginal Cooperative 56, 57

Victorian Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group 55, 56, 63, 85

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service 27

Victorian Aborigines Advancement League (VAAL) 8, 27, 30, 51, 56, 66

Victorian Aborigines Welfare Board 8, 27

Victorian Council for Aboriginal Culture 3435

Victorian Council of Churches 39

Victorian Council of Social Services 51

Victorian Department of Aboriginal Affairs 28

Victorian Department of Community Welfare 56

Victorian Department of Education 44, 45, 50, 51, 56, 7273

Victorian Department of Health 8, 40

Victorian Health Commission 90

Victorian In-Service Education Committee Aboriginal Sub-Committee 55

Viner, Ian 54

Walker, Brian 136

Walker, Kath 10, 52

Waller, Louis x, 8, 23, 25, 27, 41, 46, 53, 54

Walpiri language 64

Warrnambool West Primary School 56, 63, 64

welfare services for Victorian Aboriginal people 51

Wentworth, W.C. (Bill) 1516, 19, 20, 21

Wesley College 73

Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) 85, 86, 90

White, Isobel 58, 94

‘white–Aboriginal relations in Riverina’ project 18

Whitlam government 30, 36, 43

William Buckland Foundation 95

Willmot, Eric 4445, 60

Winslow, Laura 39, 40

Wurreker Award for University Pathways 136

Young, Hank 1067

Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit vii, 130, 13540

Yunupingu, Galarrwuy 52

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

   by Rani Kerin