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Experts open up on Rottnest’s tragic past

November 9th, 2016

credit James Kerr

Dr Glen Stasiuk’s expertise on the tragic history of Perth’s favourite island playground has played a central part in the development of the ABC Radio National documentary Rottnest Island: Black prison to white playground. Dr Stasiuk, a lecturer and Indigenous researcher at Murdoch University, was just a teenager when he first went camping with his […]

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New steps towards reconciliation at Murdoch

June 3rd, 2015

Murdoch University has developed its Reconciliation Action Plan

Murdoch University formalised its commitment to social justice with the launch of Murdoch's Reconciliation Action Plan at an event celebrating 40 years of Indigenous alumni.

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Murdoch student pens children’s book on Aboriginal culture

October 21st, 2013

Murdoch University student Alton Walley is sharing Aboriginal culture and knowledge through the publication of his first illustrated children’s book, Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot.

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Study gets Aboriginal young people talking

July 23rd, 2013

Murdoch University student Jenna Woods has been invited to present at the National Youth Affairs Conference in Adelaide for her work on a project exploring Indigenous young people’s street presence in and around the Perth to Armadale rail line.

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Study finds quality interaction eases refugee prejudice

July 3rd, 2013

Murdoch University-led research has found that quality interaction, not length of interaction, is the key to reducing anxiety about, and prejudice toward, refugees.

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Aboriginal peoples need allies, not help

February 20th, 2013

A Senior Lecturer from Murdoch University School of Education says decades of work have convinced her to leave Indigenous research to Indigenous researchers.

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Course will help Indigenous students into science careers

January 20th, 2012

Indigenous students hoping to follow a career in science are being urged to sign up for a special course at Murdoch University.

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Nigerian First Lady guest of honour at Murdoch

October 27th, 2011

Murdoch University hosted a meeting for local Indigenous professional women with the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency Dame Dr Patience Goodluck Jonathan, and key women members of her entourage. The group are in Perth for the CHOGM events.

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New Aboriginal genome study rewrites the history books

September 23rd, 2011

An electron microscope photograph of the hair sample

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Murdoch University, have just published findings that re-interpret the history of our species.

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Murdoch launches unique Nyungar program for 2011

June 14th, 2011

The 2011 Wanju Boodjah program, which celebrates Nyungar culture and community, has been launched at Murdoch's Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre. The course is the only one of its kind in Western Australia.

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