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Symposium - The legacy of Tindale: Photography and the politics of anthropology and Native Title

Event Information

  • 24 Sep 2012 9:30am - 4:00pm
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place
  • South Bank
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: $40 ($25 concession), bookings slq.eventbrite.com or 3840 7768

Join cultural heritage professionals for an exploration of the career of Norman Tindale and why his name is so prominent in Australian anthropology, linguistics, native title and Aboriginal history.

Tindale has at times been criticised for the invasive nature of his research and treating Aboriginal people as scientific objects. Others are grateful for his foresight in collecting data, and his goodwill in donating his materials.

The Legacy of Tindale is a day-long symposium that questions the responsibilities of those working with this material, and discusses the need to bring the past to life in an accurate way.

Speakers include Michael Aird (curator, Transforming Tindale), Vernon Ah Kee (visual artist), Daniel Browning (ABC Radio National), Dr Marcus Waters (Griffith University), Prof Bruce Rigsby (UQ), Dr Nancy Williams (UQ), Flo Watson (Jinnadirran Training and Consulting Services), Lindy Allen (Museum Victoria) and Jeanie Bell (Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education).