Prof Barry Golding

Professor Golding designed the first Indigenous education course and was instrumental in making it a compulsory part of all undergraduate education programs.

Barry was born and has lived all his life in Jajarawong country, and has an excellent on-ground knowledge of pre- and post-contact history, landscapes, people and sites across central Victoria, with a particularly good knowledge of the former North Western Aboriginal Protectorate at Franklinford in Victoria. Indigenous Australian perspectives have been included in several of his national research projects in the past two decades, focused on informal learning by adults through community contexts including rural and remote Australia. In November 2014 he presented an invited paper to the National institute of Korean Languages in Seoul, South Korea, on literacy and language policies in Australia, inclusive of Indigenous perspectives.