Registration for the ‘Conundrums of Kinship WS’ NOW open!

The registration for the Native Title Workshop 2012 is NOW OPEN:

Conundrums of Kinship

 in Australian Aboriginal Anthropological


Full time employed, 2 days: $140.00
Full time employed, Day 1 only: $70.00
Students, P/T employed, 2 days: $70 .00

Note: Day 2 only is not available.
The fee is inclusive of the workshop dinner

Support for travel and accommodation for non-salaried applications may be available. Please email your request to Gaynor Macdonald (

To register click here.

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Workshop Evaluation

Hi everyone

Thank you for attending the Anthropology of Change workshop – lots of people enjoyed the level of participation so we hope you got something from it. Please give us five more minutes to send us you ‘evaluation’.

For the form and instructions regarding confidentiality please click here

All the best

Gaynor, Toni and Anna

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Final Information for Native Title Workshop 2011

Dear participants of the Native title Workshop 2011!

Here are some final information and directions to the venue:

download as PDF

  1. Important: Remember to READ your five articles before you come and to BRING (or email in advance) YOUR FIVE (minimum) QUESTIONS about these articles that you wish to have discussed.
  2. Location and directions: (download PDF for  a map view)
    Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre
    Edward Ford Building
    University of Sydney                                                                The Edward Ford Building is in Fisher Road, on the corner of Physics Road (entrance in Fisher Road. Note – the photo below is bizarre as it is not round! When you enter the building you will find yourself in a foyer. There is a sign straight ahead (above) to the Margaret Oldfield Lecture
    Theatre (more of a room in fact) – follow the signs from thereon.
  3. Registration and tea/coffee from 8.30 am Thursday 25 August 2011
    Session starts PROMPTLY at 9 am
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workshop readings

Please note that in order to gain maximum benefit from the workshop, it is essential that you:

  • read the five articles that we are sending you;
  • make notes on the main issues which arise for you in each paper; and
  • bring copies of the papers to the workshop.


These papers will be the focus of discussion on both days. They will be sent to you as soon as your registration is confirmed.

Workshop Papers

Austin-Broos, Diane. 1999. The Western Arrernte today: in recognition of Spencer and Gillen. Paper presented at the Museum of Victoria Conference, A Century at the Centre: Spencer, Gillen and The Native Tribes of Central Australia (1899)’, held at the University of Melbourne, October 1999.

Dwyer, Peter D. & Minca Minnegal. 2010. Theorizing social change. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 16:629-645.

Rigsby, Bruce. 2006. Custom and tradition: innovation and invention. Macquarie Law Journal 6: 113-138.

Sider, Gerald. 2005. Anthropology and history: Opening points for a new synthesis, In Critical Junctions: Anthropology and History beyond the Cultural Turn, Don Kalb & Herman Tak (eds) New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Tonkinson, Robert. 2005. The Mardu Aborigines: on the road to somewhere. For Cultures through case studies: Continuity, change and challenge. G. Spindler (ed) Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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Registration NOW open

The registration for the Native Tile workshop  2011: Anthropologies of Change is NOW open.

To register and for more information click on the REGISTRATION tab.


fully waged: $150.00 (incl dinner)

Day 1 only: $100.00 (incl dinner)

casual, student, non-salaried: attendance is free. (Registration is required to be able to attend)

For queries contact

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Native Title Workshop 2011

The  second in a series of workshops for anthropologists working in native title:

Anthropologies of Change

Theoretical and Methodological Challenges

A Workshop for Native Title Anthropologists
Thursday 25 – Friday 26 August 2011
Darlington Centre, University of Sydney

For more information please click on the Native Title WS 2011 tab, or contact

and for information on the registration procedure, click on the registration tab.

This workshop is kindly sponsored by:

Native Title Research Unit, AIATSIS
Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney
Centre for Native Title Anthropology, Australian National University
School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney

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Native Title at Sydney University

Welcome to the webpage

Anthropology for Native Title!

This webpage functions as a platform for a series of Native Title workshops and will provide all information about events, reports and other useful information. In the next couple of weeks we will expand this webpage.

So keep our web address in your list of favourites and check out the latest updates.

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