Keeping Country: A web-based approach to Indigenous outreach in cultural heritage management

07th November 2013

LR Fairbairn et al Fig 2Andrew Fairbairn, Annie Ross, Sean Ulm, Stephen Nichols and Patrick Faulkner

Cultural heritage management (CHM) of Indigenous places is the dominant area of professional practice in Australian archaeology, yet relatively few Indigenous Australians take up a career in the sector. The internet is providing new and effective avenues for Indigenous outreach programmes. This paper describes a self-contained, web-enabled, freeto- user cultural heritage training programme designed in consultation with, and for the use of, Indigenous Australians. It includes a consideration of the potential and design requirements of web-delivered courses for more effectively introducing Indigenous communities to the professional CHM sector and thus achieving the long-term goal of increasing the participation of those communities in professional work.

You can link to the Keeping Country homepage by clicking here.

Figure caption: Course webpage which acts as the central navigation menu (published in Australian Archaeology 77:132).

Keeping Country: A web-based approach to Indigenous outreach in cultural heritage management
Dec 2013
77
127–134
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