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'I am a Wiradjuri woman. I'm from central New South Wales. I'm a Williams from Cowra, Brungle Mission, Griffith and Tumut. I was born and bred in Gadigal Country - most of you will know that as the City of Sydney - but I spent most of my life until two weeks ago, when I moved to Jaggera Country, living on the land of the Dharawal, near La Perouse. My heart - and my urban homeland - is strategically placed between the Long Bay jail, Malabar sewerage and Orica industrial estate. It is the perfect setting for creative inspiration and I've written some books there.' (Abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 1 2016 10169692 2016 periodical issue

    'There is still work to do be done to achieve transformative change in the discourse about Indigenous identity. To change we need a better balance in the stories we tell young people. For a while now, words of deficit have been affixed to Indigenous identity. These words have a negative effect on the way that Indigenous children feel about their abilities. Do you imagine that repeatedly telling them that they are disadvantaged, impoverished and the rest of it does not negatively affect how they feel about themselves? Malcolm Gladwell warns in, David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants (2013), that in classrooms, self-concept shapes a student’s willingness to take on challenging tasks. He writes that the way young people feel about themselves in the context of the classroom is crucial to shaping motivation and performance. (Introduction)

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