Ethics, Advocacy and Expertise; Anthropology in Australia - Day 2

Anthrōprospective and the Centre for Native Title Anthropology collaborated in September 2023 to host two thought-provoking events. Our aim was to explore the intersection of ethics, advocacy, and expertise in the field of anthropology in Australia. On the second day of the series, we gathered at Queens College, University of Melbourne, and continued our dialogue. We heard from various Australian anthropologists on Aboriginal land rights, the role of anthropology in expert and forensic legal settings, the use of animation to preserve Yolngu culture and language, and much more. This event was for anyone who wished to learn more about what it means to be human in a rapidly changing world and engage in constructive and progressive dialogue.



01. Erica Taylor - ‘Stay in your lane and stay in control; an important reminder for experts’

02. Melinda Hinkson - ‘Reflections on the Kumanjayi Walker Inquest


03. Michael O’Kane - ‘Navigating Minefields in Native Title’


04. David Trigger (on behalf of John Bradley) - ‘Songs from the Gulf Country; animating endangered song traditions’

05. Courtney Boag - Truth Telling Panel: ’Negotiating Multiple Truths in Anthropological Research’


06. Bain Attwood - Truth Telling Panel:‘History, Expertise, Advocacy and the Treaty of Waitangi’


07. Jon Altman - Truth Telling Panel: ‘Who Owns Uluru? Why is Native Title Absent from Debates about the Voice?’

Anthrōprospective is Australia’s first independent anthropology journal of it’s kind. Based in Naarm (Melbourne).

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people.