The Resource Connecting through records: : narratives of Koorie Victoria, Shannon Faulkhead

Connecting through records: : narratives of Koorie Victoria, Shannon Faulkhead

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Connecting through records: : narratives of Koorie Victoria
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Connecting through records:
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narratives of Koorie Victoria
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Shannon Faulkhead
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eng
Summary
"Australia is a society where governance and learning preferences text-based information and knowledge. Preferencing text allows oral knowledge to be questioned resulting in a dichotomy between text and orality ? a dichotomy that can impact upon cultures and communities where oral memory is a major source of knowledge storage and transmission. The effect of this dichotomy within Australia (and more specifically Victoria) is especially obvious and damaging on communities whose governance, learning and knowledge systems co-exist within the same space, such as Indigenous Australians. The aim of this paper is to look at this co-existence in relation to how narratives of Koorie people, culture and history are accessed, interpreted and integrated from records stores within two different sources ? Koorie oral tradition and archival institutions. Through this paper key related issues such as the preferencing of some sources over others, reliability issues, and the role of forgotten narratives will be explored suggesting that this co-existence is on the terms of the mainstream systems. To move forward there needs to be acknowledgment of two equal, but different worldviews reflected in the narratives and records of Australia, and that respect of another culture?s knowledge system is vital for respectful cultural discourses to co-exist. Archival science and institutions are important for this social change to occur. This paper is based on a chapter of the author?s PhD thesis research 'Narratives of Koorie Victoria'." [ Authors abstract ]
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Faulkhead, Shannon
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Connecting through records: : narratives of Koorie Victoria, Shannon Faulkhead
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Bibliography: p. 83-88
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Connecting through records: : narratives of Koorie Victoria, Shannon Faulkhead
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 83-88

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