rottnest island

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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Canada next frontier for Murdoch’s School of Education

October 28th, 2016

Dr Susan Ledger (centre) with education students from the University of Calgary.

An international exchange program is opening up new opportunities in the northern hemisphere for Murdoch University’s teaching cohort and education researchers, enhancing the University’s domestic and international reputation.

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Rottnest’s future water solutions in the hands of talented students

December 22nd, 2015

Holly Knight, General Manager Environment, Heritage, Risk and Safety for the Rottnest Island Authority, with Luke Murphy

A group of Environmental Engineering students won the Australian Water Association's Undergraduate Water Prize for developing a plan for the Rottnest Island Authority to expand their water supplies in a sustainable manner.

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Documentary about Rottnest celebrates world premiere

October 10th, 2014

Murdoch University filmaker Jeff Asselin in Amman Jordan

A documentary by Murdoch University filmmakers, Jeffory Asselin and Glen Stasiuk, covering the penal history of Rottnest Island has had its world premiere in the middle-east in Amman, Jordan.

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WASA win for Rottnest prison documentary

July 16th, 2014

A documentary co-written and produced by Murdoch University filmmakers Glen Stasiuk and Jeffory Asselin won the award for Outstanding Achievement in the 'Feature Film – Factual' category at the recent WA Screen Awards (WASAs).

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Exhibition examines Aboriginal incarceration

October 12th, 2012

A short film and a visual collage by researcher and filmmaker Glen Stasiuk at the Fremantle Prison Gallery is part of a new exhibition on Aboriginal incarceration and institutionalisation.

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Playground isle’s disturbing past highlighted on film

April 4th, 2011

The distressing history of Perth’s playground island of Rottnest will be illustrated in a new documentary being made by a Murdoch University researcher.

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