The legacy of Tindale: Photography and the politics of anthropology and Native Title

Annie Sibley, Palm Island, Tindale Genealogical Collection

This event is now in the past.

Join cultural heritage professionals for an exploration of the career of Norman Tindale and why his name is so prominent in Australian anthropology, linguistics, Native Title and Aboriginal history.

Tindale has often been criticised for the invasive nature of his research and treating Aboriginal people as scientific objects. Others are grateful for his foresight in collecting such a vast amount of data, and his goodwill in donating his photographs, field journals and related materials to the South Australian Museum.

The legacy of Tindale is a day-long symposium that questions the responsibilities of those working with this material, and discusses the need to bring the past to life in an accurate way.

Speakers include Michael Aird (curator, Transforming Tindale), Vernon Ah Kee (visual artist), Daniel Browning (ABC Radio National), Dr Marcus Waters (Griffith University), Prof Bruce Rigsby (UQ), Dr Nancy Williams (UQ), Flo Watson (Jinnadirran Training and Consulting Services) and Jeanie Bell (Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education).

A Transforming Tindale event

Visit our Transforming Tindale pages | View the online gallery | Listen to audio recordings of this event: session 2 and session 3.

Image Credit:
Annie Sibley, Palm Island, 7 November 1938, Tindale Genealogical Collection
Mon 24 Sep 2012, 9:30 am - 04:00 pm
SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
$40 ($25 concession)
More information:

Events by type