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Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Yawuru
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1 Friday Essay : Creation, Destruction and Appropriation – the Powerful Symbolism of the Rainbow Serpent Shino Konishi , 2021 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 29 October 2021;

'Prior to colonisation there were approximately 250 different Aboriginal languages spoken by some 500 clans throughout Australia. Each clan possessed numerous Dreaming stories, depicting how the land was traversed and marked by the Ancestral Beings, who created land-forms, people, animals, plants and celestial stars.' (Introduction)

1 First Nations Scholars, Settler Colonial Studies, and Indigenous History Shino Konishi , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 50 no. 3 2019; (p. 285-304)

'Over the last decade or so settler colonial studies has become a key prism through which to interpret the colonial cultures and histories of former British colonies where Indigenous people have since become a marginalised minority in their own homelands, ‘replaced’ by European settlers who sought to ‘eliminate’ them and their connections to the land. Yet, in recent years this approach has been subject to more critical evaluations, key amongst them, by some First Nations scholars. In this article I explore how Indigenous scholars advocate, interrogate, critique or challenge settler colonial studies as an emerging field of enquiry. I conclude by discussing Indigenous-authored extra-colonial histories, which bypass colonial expropriation and exploitation to focus on Indigenous worlds.'  (Publication abstract)

1 An Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography Shino Konishi , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: ‘True Biographies of Nations?’ The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography 2019; (p. 139-158)
'An Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography (IADB) is a new Australian Research Council–funded research project I am leading with Malcolm Allbrook and Tom Griffiths, which seeks to redress the long-standing underrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) by doubling the number of Indigenous biographies within the online ADB, and producing a stand-alone published volume of Indigenous short biographies. Yet, rather than just producing 190 new entries, our aim is also to rethink how Indigenous biographies can be conceptualised, being attentive to how and why Indigenous biography is distinctive, and how Indigenous people, who have long been marginalised and excluded from the national imaginary, can now be better accommodated with the ADB, and hence be better incorporated within the national story.'  (Introduction)
1 Bennelong and Gogy : Strategic Brokers in Colonial New South Wales Shino Konishi , 2016 single work biography
— Appears in: Brokers and Boundaries : Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory 2016; (p. 15-37)
'On the road between Parramatta and Prospect a meeting took place on Monday last for the purpose of inflicting punishment on a native well known at the above settlements by the name of Goguey ... His crime was defensible upon custom immemorial, but so likewise was his extraordinary mode of arraignment an event consequent upon the former. ...'
1 Brokering in Colonial Exploration: Biographies, Geographies and Histories Tiffany Shellam , Maria Nugent , Shino Konishi , Allison Cadzow , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Brokers and Boundaries : Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory 2016; (p. 1-13)
'The history of exploration has often been thought of as a heroic drama in which the explorer is the principal, sometimes exclusive, protagonist and narrator. This edited volume – along with a companion volume Indigenous Intermediaries: New Perspectives on Exploration Archives – treats exploration as a collective effort and experience involving a variety of people from across social strata and cultures coming together, sometimes for a sustained time, at others only briefly, in various kinds of relationships and interactions. ...'
1 2 y separately published work icon Brokers and Boundaries : Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory Allison Cadzow (editor), Shino Konishi (editor), Maria Nugent (editor), Tiffany Shellam (editor), Canberra : Australian National University , 2016 9798430 2016 selected work criticism biography

'Colonial exploration continues, all too often, to be rendered as heroic narratives of solitary, intrepid explorers and adventurers. This edited collection contributes to scholarship that is challenging that persistent mythology. With a focus on Indigenous brokers, such as guides, assistants and mediators, it highlights the ways in which nineteenth-century exploration in Australia and New Guinea was a collective and socially complex enterprise. Many of the authors provide biographically rich studies that carefully examine and speculate about Indigenous brokers' motivations, commitments and desires. All of the chapters in the collection are attentive to the specific local circumstances as well as broader colonial contexts in which exploration and encounters occurred.' (Source: TROVE)

1 Making Connections and Attachments: Writing the Lives of Two Nineteenth-Century Aboriginal Men Shino Konishi , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Biography , Summer vol. 39 no. 3 2016; (p. 410-428)
1 Early Encounters in Aboriginal Place : The Role of Emotions in French Readings of Indigenous Sites Shino Konishi , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , December no. 2 2015; (p. 12-23)

This paper contributes to the burgeoning scholarship on the significance of emotions in the history of cross-cultural encounters... it examines how emotions governed European engagements with Aboriginal cultural landscapes and shaped Europeans' imaginings of how places could be constituted as sacred. It looks specifically at the writings of Fran ois Peron, one of the scientific crew of the Baudin expedition, a French Revolutionary voyage that visited Australia and Timor between 1801 and 1803. During the exploration of Australia the French expedition discovered two Aboriginal places that were interpreted as religiously significant to the local people: a grove discovered at Geographe Bay in the south-west of Australia and two tombs found at Maria Island off the south-east of Tasmania. Peron's extended discussion of these Aboriginal sites highlights the significance of emotions in the construction of ethnographic accounts, as well as the role of emotions in transcultural perceptions of place.' (Publication abstract)

1 Review : The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills : Forgotten Narratives. Shino Konishi , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 46 no. 2 2015; (p. 313-314)

— Review of The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills : Forgotten Narratives 2013 multi chapter work criticism
1 1 y separately published work icon The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World Shino Konishi , London : Pickering and Chatto , 2012 Z1870420 2012 single work criticism

The Aboriginal Male in the Enightenment World seeks to outline the first contact between Aboriginal males and European settlers. This is the first study of indigenous Australian masculinity. Konishi argues that many of the first encounters were not as negative as originally depicted, the novel seeks to present evidence to support a more nuanced view of 'first contact'. Specifically, Konishi examines the response to the Aboriginal body within a number of contexts.

1 The Four Fathers of Australia : Baz Luhrmann's Depiction of Aboriginal History and Paternity in the Northern Territory Shino Konishi , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: History Australia , April vol. 8 no. 1 2011; (p. 23-41)
1 y separately published work icon Studies in Australasian Cinema Baz Luhrmann's Australia vol. 4 no. 2 Maria Nugent (editor), Shino Konishi (editor), 2010 Z1803223 2010 periodical issue
2 Francois Peron and the Tasmanians : An Unrequited Romance Shino Konishi , 2007 single work essay
— Appears in: Transgressions : Critical Australian Indigenous Histories 2007; (p. 1-18)

— Appears in: Inside Story , January 2009; Inside Story , April no. [1] 2011; (p. 8-9, 24)
1 1 y separately published work icon Black on Black Shino Konishi (editor), 1998 Sydney : Aboriginal Student Association, University of Sydney , 1998-1999 Z1872366 1998 periodical (1 issues) 'The aim of this journal is to address misrepresentations by non- Aborigines and to indicate to the white majority, and more importantly, the black minority, that we are perfectly capable of voicing our own opinions/solutions/discourses. We want to represent ourselves, and we want to be heard.'
Source: 'Introduction' by Shino Konishi
1 Mapping the Metamorphised Black Body: A Case Study in Aboriginal Health Shino Konishi , 1998 single work life story
— Appears in: Black on Black , no. 1 1998;
1 Black on Black : Introduction Shino Konishi , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Black on Black , no. 1 1998;
1 y separately published work icon Aboriginal History Journal Shino Konishi (editor), Maria Nugent (editor), Peter Read (editor), 1977 Canberra : Aboriginal History Inc. , 1977- Z937796 1977 periodical (36 issues) 'Aboriginal History is the annual refereed journal of Aboriginal History Inc., a publishing organisation based at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Since 1977 the journal has pioneered studies of indigenous oral history, language, ethno-history and documentary evidence. Published studies include records of local indigenous languages; oral traditions; biographies; archival and bibliographic guides; previously unpublished manuscript accounts; critiques of current events; as well as research and reviews in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, sociology, linguistics, demography, law, geography and cultural, political and economic history. ' Source;: (Sighted 21/09/2011).