Rock pools of critical thought : finding a place to think through my higher degree and what a PhD was all about

Fredericks, Bronwyn L. (2011) Rock pools of critical thought : finding a place to think through my higher degree and what a PhD was all about. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 14(1), pp. 19-30.

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The rock pools, salt pans, cliffs and bluffs, and the banks of the Coorooman and Pumpkin Creeks within Darumbal and Woppaburra Country are used as a backdrop in this paper, which offers an exploration of one woman’s quest to undertake her PhD and develop as an Indigenous scholar. The paper describes this Country and the use of Country to nourish, develop, stimulate and support the intellect. It draws on Australian and international literature to demonstrate the intellectual growth and development of Indigenous scholars. The paper offers a highly personal narrative of intellectual journeying which shows how we can be agents of change and power in our individual lives, even while power is being exercised over us and we are being oppressed and marginalised as Indigenous peoples.

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ID Code: 38491
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: I am forever thankful to Pamela Croft for sharing her Professional Doctorate of Visual Arts (DVA) journey with me as I shared my PhD journey with her within the Country of the Darumbal and the Woppaburra. I am thankful to my supervisors Ronald Labonte, Dani Stehlik and Priscila Iles for being by my side until the end.
Keywords: Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, Australia, Higher Degree, Research, PhD, Learning, Development, Capacity, Rock Pools, Salt Pans, Keppel Sands, Darumbal, Woppaburra, Country, HERN
ISSN: 1440-5202
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University
Deposited On: 03 May 2011 22:01
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2011 19:18

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