From secondary to tertiary teaching at the Australian National University, Canberra and, after a Masters in educational psychology, to a PhD in bird behavioural ecology. Then a research scientist in northern Australia focusing on the endangered Gouldian Finch. From there to Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in Natural and Cultural Resource Management where my focus is capturing Indigenous knowledge before it is too late and raising the status of traditional ecological knowledge.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Australian Aborigines and Indonesian Makassans: Celebrating Cultural Diversity

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Origins of Australian Indigenous Knowledge: Trade Routes, Geographic Links or What?

A study of the Indigenous origins of Australian birds investigates whether cultural knowledge arose independently in different language groups, is linked to ancient trade routes or through other influences.

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Water and its Importance: Portrayals Through Australian Indigenous Stories

Australian Aboriginal stories about water occur are frequently about creation or change of form, are multi-dimensional and extend into spirit and extra-terrestrial realms.

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How Aboriginal Stories of Fire may have Shaped Contemporary Burning Practices

Burning the landscape as depicted in Aboriginal stories and how these relate to contemporary burning practices in Australia.

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Birds and Artisans of the Roman Mosaics of Tunisia: Species, Symbolism and Origins

Forty-one species of birds from twenty-nine sites are found in Tunisian Roman mosaics. Birds have a variety of roles, as xenia and decoration but also in spectacles and mythology.

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The Relationship between Contemporary Bird Images and People in China: An Integration of Man and Nature

This study examines Chinese contemporary bird images to determine whether they express the Chinese people’s "love of life" and the philosophy that man is an integral part of nature.

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Published online: September 7, 2016

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