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Associate Professor David Cahir

Associate Professor

School of Arts

Section/Portfolio:

Social Sciences & Humanities

Location:

Mt Helen Campus, Online

The tourism spectacle of fire making at Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, Victoria, Australia–a case study

This paper explores the emergence of traditional Aboriginal fire making practices as a tourism...

Volcanism in Aboriginal Australian oral traditions: Ethnographic evidence from the Newer Volcanics Province

This article collects and presents nineteenth-century ethnographic evidence from the Newer...

Australian War Graves Workers and World War One; Devoted Labour for the Lost, the Unknown but not Forgotten Dead

This book relays the largely untold story of the approximately 1,100 Australian war graves...

Corroborees in Goldrush Victoria

  • Book Chapters

“Dark in Complexion”: The Indigenous War Graves Workers

For many First Nations, or Indigenous people across the Dominions (including Australia) the First...

Exchange on the maritime frontier of southern Australia

  • Book Chapters

“He Took Pleasure in Doing His Duty”: Staff Sgt. Frank Cahir DSM, MM

Staff Sgt. Frank Cahir DSM, MM served initially in the 2nd Field Ambulance, 1st Division, AIF....

My Country all gone: the white men have stolen it. Invasion of Wadawurrung Country 1800-1870

Dr Fred Cahir is an Associate Professor in Aboriginal History at Federation University Australia...

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The Aboriginal Adjustment Movement in Colonial Victoria

Whilst much has been written about Aboriginal religious syncretism in Australia, particularly...

The Australian War Graves Effort (1919–1922)

Post WWI, the Australian graves effort occurred across three fronts: at Gallipoli from 1918–1919...

“Their Last Resting Place”: Foundations of Graves Work

Beginning in May 1917, the Imperial War Graves Commission aimed to commemorate in perpetuity...

Their Legacy

As the Australian nation progresses through the post-WWI centenary commemoration services,...

Uncovering Hidden Histories: Evaluating Preservice Teachers' (PST) Understanding of Local Indigenous Perspectives in History Via Digital Storytelling at Australia's Sovereign Hill

Non-Indigenous-led organizations and education programs have long been criticized for sanitized...

Understanding maritime explorers and others as ngamadjidj

This chapter examines Indigenous narratives of first contact in south eastern Australia with a...

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ABORIGINAL BIOCULTURAL KNOWLEDGE IN SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA

Indigenous Australians have long understood sustainable hunting and harvesting, seasonal changes...

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"All that appears possible now is to mitigate as much as possible the trials of their closing years"1: Alfred deakin's attitudes to aboriginal affairs

This article examines Alfred Deakin’s attitudes towards, and impacts upon, Aboriginal people...

Charles Joseph La Trobe and his administration of the Wadawurrung, 1839-1853

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Clothing

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Fire in Aboriginal south-eastern Australia

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Introduction;Aboriginal Bio-cultural Knowledge in Southeast Australia

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Shelter: housing

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The Importance of the Koala in Aboriginal Society in Nineteenth-century Victoria (Australia): A Reconsideration of the Archival Record

The principal aim of this study was to provide a close examination of nineteenth-century archival...

Watercraft

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Landscape, koalas and people: A historical account of koala populations and their environment in South Gippsland

We present an ecological history of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) population and its...

Marngrook - the Indigenous Game

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Reconsidering the Origins of the Australian Legend

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The centrality of Aboriginal cultural workshops and experiential learning in a pre-service teacher education course: a regional Victorian University case study

This paper discusses a cross-cultural pedagogical approach, couched in a theory–practice nexus,...

The Children of the Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate: an anthology of their reminiscences and contributions to Aboriginal Studies

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The mystery of the Moranghurk sculptures

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'The Remarkable Disappearance of Messrs Gellibrand and Hesse'. What Really Happened in 1837? A Re-examination of the Historical Evidence

In 1837, Joseph Tice Gellibrand and George Brooks Legrew Hesse disappeared near Birregurra....

  • Journals

What's in a Name?: Exploring the Implications of Eurocentric (Re)naming Practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nomenclature in Australian Education Practices

The aim of this article is to provide teachers with knowledge of ways in which Eurocentric...

Winda Lingo Parugoneit or Why Set the Bush [On] Fire? Fire and Victorian Aboriginal People on the Colonial Frontier

There is an ethnographic and historical record that, despite its paucity, can offer specific...

Introduction ;The Songlines of the Scots in Australia

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''John and Jackey': Aboriginal and Chinese people's associations in colonial Victorian goldfields

While much has been written about Chinese miners, much less has been said about Aboriginal miners...

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'We had a good many visits from them': Aboriginal/Scottish shared performance spaces on the Victorian frontier

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Finding Indigenous History in the RHSV Collections

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John Green - Manager of Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, but also a Ngamadjidj?: New Insights into his Work with Victorian Aboriginal People in the Nineteenth Century

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Murnong: Much More Than a Food

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The Maori Presence in Victoria, Australia, 1830-1900: A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF AUSTRALIAN SOURCES

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Why did squatters in colonial Victoria use Indigenous placenames for their sheep stations?

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'Devil been walk about tonight - not devil belonging to blackfellow, but white man devil. Methink Burke and Wills cry out tonight "What for whitefellow not send horses and grub?"' An examination of Aboriginal oral traditions of colonial explorers

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'I suppose this will end in our having to live like the blacks for a few months': reinterpreting the history of Burke and Wills

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The Aboriginal legacy of the Burke and Wills Expedition: An introduction

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The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills: Forgotten Narratives

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The Historic Importance of the Dingo in Aboriginal Society in Victoria (Australia): A Reconsideration of the Archival Record

Dingoes feature prominently in Australian Aboriginal Creation stories and are also widely...

'We have received news from the blacks': Aboriginal messengers and their reports of the Burke relief expedition (1861-62) led by John McKinlay

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Black Gold: Aboriginal people on the Goldfields of Victoria 1850-1870

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Seeing the land from an Aboriginal canoe

  • Conference Proceedings

Understanding Ngamadjidi: Aboriginal perceptions of Europeans in nineteenth century Western Victoria

This article considers how Aboriginal people in western Victoria understood the arrival of...

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'An edifying spectacle': A history of 'tourist corroborees' in Victoria, Australia, 1835-1870

'Are you off to the Diggings?': Aboriginal guiding to and on the goldfields

  • Journals

Error in publication code - Fire in River Red Gum Communities - Literature Review

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An edifying spectacle: A history of 'tourist corroborees' in Victoria, Australia, 1835-1870

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The case of Peter Mungett: Born out of the allegiance of the Queen. belonging to a sovereign and independent tribe of Ballan

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The attraction of gold mining in Victoria for Aboriginal people

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'The Comfort of Strangers': Hospitality on the Victorian Goldfields, 1850-1860

Why should they pay money to the Queen?: Aboriginal Miners and Land Claims

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Finders not keepers: Aboriginal people on the goldfields of Victoria

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Dallong: Possum skin rugs

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Tales in a name: Discovering inter-cultural relations through place names

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Tanderrum 'Freedom of the Bush': The Djadjawurrung presence on the goldfields of Central Victoria

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Aboriginal people, gold, and tourism: The benefits of inclusiveness for goldfields tourism in regional Victoria

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Exclusivity in regional tourism product: A critique of 'forgetfulness' in regional tourism landscapes

  • Conference Proceedings