John Mulvaney Fellowship

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Award to support ground-breaking research into ‘shocking’ destruction of ancient Tasmanian rock art

A proud Pakana woman, Zoe Rimmer is currently completing her PhD on Tasmanian Aboriginal activism in cultural institutions. The main objective of Zoe’s research is to investigate and document the Aboriginal community campaign in Tasmania for the repatriation of ancestral remains and cultural material from the 1970s until the present. It also tracks the impact …

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Artist awarded for reviving traditional possum skin cloaks

Dr Carol McGregor is a Brisbane-based artist of Wathaurung (Kulin Nation) and Scottish descent and is a possum skin cloak maker, painter, printmaker and sculptor. As an artist, she seeks to adapt and embrace new technologies to reclaim and connect to cultural expression, whilst revealing and exposing hidden histories within the landscape. Dr McGregor revives …

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.