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Tracey Bunda Tracey Bunda i(A105001 works by)
Also writes as: Sistas Holding Space
Born: Established: 1961 Ipswich, Ipswich area, South East Queensland, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal Goernpil / Goenpul / Geonpul ; Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Wakka Wakka
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1 The Clay Hole Tracey Bunda , 2020 single work autobiography short story
— Appears in: Growing Up Indigenous in Australia 2018-2020;
1 1 Blood Quantum Ngioka Bunda-Heath , Tracey Bunda , 2019 single work drama

'Based on real-life stories from her maternal grandparents who were part of the Stolen Generations, Blood Quantum is a new performance piece choreographed by Ngioka Bunda-Heath. This production is a unique family affair, exploring the childhood stories of Ngioka’s grandparents as recorded and woven into academic research by Professor Tracey Bunda, the artist’s mother.

'Blood Quantum examines the brutality of Australia’s government-sponsored displacement and relocation of Aboriginal youth, and its impact across three generations. When you grow up having to justify your connection to culture, are you less than Aboriginal, less than white or something in between?'  (Publication summary)

1 Seeing the Aboriginal Sovereign Warrior Woman Tracey Bunda , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , December no. 40 2018; (p. 4-5)

'I am a Ngugi Wakka Wakka woman, mother and educator. It is my honour to contribute to the First Nations Issue of The Lifted Brow. As an Aboriginal woman scholar, I write from a positionality that draws on the intimate lived experience of being raised exclusively by Aboriginal parents, grandparents and extended family; an acknowledgement that this life existed in segregation from white peoples in a regional community context and deep understanding of being the first generation to not have been captured on the Mission. It is a positionality that has informed my sense of black politics, my love for education and a deep desire that my work will add strength to realising the objectives of our communities.' (Publication abstract)

1 y separately published work icon Research through, with and as Storying Louise Phillips , Tracey Bunda , London : Routledge , 2018 13977762 2018 multi chapter work criticism

'Research through, with and as Storying explores how Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars can engage with storying as a tool that disassembles conventions of research. The authors explore the concept of storying across different cultures, times and places, and discuss principles of storying and storying research, considering Indigenous, feminist and critical theory standpoints. Through the book, Phillips and Bunda provide an invitation to locate storying as a valuable ontological, epistemological and methodological contribution to the academy across disciplines, arguing that storying research gives voice to the marginalised in the academy.

'Providing rich and interesting coverage of the approaches to the field of storying research from Aboriginal and white Australian perspectives, this text seeks to enable a profound understanding of the significance of stories and storying. This book will prove valuable for scholars, students and practitioners who seek to develop alternate and creative contributions to the production of knowledge.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Stories of Belonging Sistas Holding Space , 2018 13977453 2018 anthology drama

'Black and white artivist women embody ancestry and place  

'Ever wondered who you really are? Where’s your mob from? Where are your roots? Where do you belong?

'Hear, see, and feel embodied stories of ancestry and place. Black and white Australian women artivists together provoke resonant and entangled understandings of belonging and displacement through storied artworks, performances and installations.

'Artworks created by eight artist/researchers that trouble belonging in the colonial nation Australia will be brought to life through performed storying. Exhibition directors (Tracey Bunda and Louise Phillips) will introduce the exhibition (that stems from their book Research through, with and as storying), then the audience will be guided to move through and engage with performative encounters of the installations.' (Production summary)

1 Untitled Faye Rosas Blanch , Tracey Bunda , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , December vol. 25 no. 66 2010; (p. 511-512)

— Review of Black Politics : Inside the Complexity of Aboriginal Political Culture Sarah Maddison , 2009 single work non-fiction
1 2 The Aboriginal Sovereign Woman Tracey Bunda , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sovereign Subjects : Indigenous Sovereignty Matters 2007;
1 Sisterhood is Powerful? i "Oh! Sister can't you see?", Tracey Bunda , 1999 single work poetry
— Appears in: Black Lives, Rainbow Visions : Indigenous Sitings in the Creative Arts 1999; (p. 14)
1 Back to Purga Tracey Bunda , 1999 single work prose
— Appears in: Black Lives, Rainbow Visions : Indigenous Sitings in the Creative Arts 1999; (p. 13)
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