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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Linda Ford Interviewed by Jackie Huggins and Peter Read in 2010
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'Linda Ford speaks about finishing her PhD in 2005; working as a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland; working to increase Indigenous student numbers with Queensland University of Technology; Indigenous ownership of Indigenous tertiary units; her PhD; negotiating with her mother about what Indigenous knowledge she could use in her PhD; her mother’s death in April 2007 from illness; working at Charles Darwin University; her concerns that other Indigenous students will not get the same educational opportunities she has had; her steep learning curve after graduation; her current role co-ordinating a unit on Indigenous Knowledge at UQ; lecturing and tutoring Indigenous and non-Indigenous students; her PhD thesis being examined by Indigenous scholars; the women in her family being very supportive of her PhD; Indigenous knowledge gaining attention from mainstream academia and Aboriginal communities; taking on her mother’s role being a senior figure in her clan; her daughters and the continuation of knowledge and culture; living in Brisbane; being committed to returning to Darwin eventually; the challenges of working for government in Darwin; the NT Intervention; her hopes for the future and for her children.' (Publication summary)


  • Recorded on 17 March 2010 at the State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane, Qld.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: National Library of Australia , 2010 .
      Extent: 72 minp.
      • Timed summary (4 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 45 leaves)

      Series: Seven Years On : Continuing Life Histories of Aboriginal Leaders Oral History Project National Library of Australia (publisher), 1995 series - publisher interview 'A set of interviews with established or emerging leaders in the Australian Aboriginal community to initially discuss their background, current work, personal views on how and why Aboriginal affairs have changed in their lifetime, and future changes needed or expected. A series of follow-up interviews will be held at intervals of seven years to discuss changes in Aboriginal affairs in the intervening period, the impact of these changes personally and professsionally, how their views may have changed, and their expectations for the future.' Source: Libraries Australia (Sighted 13/12/2007).
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