Native Title Pre-Conference Workshop

The ANU Centre for Native Title Anthropology and the University of Queensland warmly invites native title anthropologists and Aboriginal cultural heritage practitioners to attend a pre-conference assembly timed to coincide with the 2011 AAS Conference.

When: Monday 4th July 2011, 2:30pm
Where: Room 129, Social Sciences Building, University of Western Australia

This informal gathering will provide an opportunity for applied anthropologists from around Australia to meet and discuss current issues and recent developments in native title anthropology and heritage.

Attendees are welcome to propose topics of particular interest and concern to them. As a preliminary set of issues for discussion, we suggest the following:

  • Professional development and career path issues for native title and heritage anthropologists;
  • Engagement between anthropology and the law in native title; and
  • The various roles of anthropologists in native title and heritage work.

The program will include a short presentation by anthropologists David Trigger, Gaynor MacDonald and David Martin on their recent involvement with a judicial education seminar for Federal Court judges.

To register your interest or to contribute a topic for discussion, please contact CNTA Research Officer, Pam McGrath (pam.mcgrath(at)

Participants may also be interested in attending the AAS Distinguished Public Lecture in Anthropology, being held in the evening of 4th July at the State Library of Western Australia. This year's lecture, "Themes in the History of Indigenous Political Thought", is being given by Professor Tim Rowse.


Research Officer
Institute of Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts
Research School of Humanities and the Arts
Sir Roland Wilson Building (Building 120)
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Tel: (02) 6125 5859
Mobile: 0439958646