Keeping Country: a web-based approach to Indigenous outreach in cultural heritage management

Fairbairn, Andrew, Ross, Annie, Ulm, Sean, Nichols, Stephen, and Faulkner, Patrick (2013) Keeping Country: a web-based approach to Indigenous outreach in cultural heritage management. Australian Archaeology, 77. pp. 127-134.

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Cultural heritage management (CHM) of Indigenous places is the dominant area of professional practice in Australian archaeology, yet relatively few Indigenous Australians take up a career in the sector. The internet is providing new and effective avenues for Indigenous outreach programmes. This paper describes a self-contained, web-enabled, free to- user cultural heritage training programme designed in consultation with, and for the use of, Indigenous Australians. It includes a consideration of the potential and design requirements of web-delivered courses for more effectively introducing Indigenous communities to the professional CHM sector and thus achieving the long-term goal of increasing the participation of those communities in professional work.

Item ID: 23292
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0312-2417
Keywords: archaeology, cultural heritage management, Indigenous, online, outreach, community
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Funders: Higher Education Equity Support Program, Everick Heritage Consultants, University of Queensland (UQ), Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC Future Fellowship project number FT120100656
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 06:12
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 30%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 70%
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