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Linda Ford interviewed by Jackie Huggins and Peter Read in 2010 for Seven years on - continuing life histories of Aboriginal leaders oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4805485
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Ford, Linda, 1962-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
1 sound file (ca. 72 min.) 
Series

Seven years on - continuing life histories of Aboriginal leaders oral history project.

Summary

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.

Notes

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

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 45 leaves) 
Subjects Ford, Linda, 1962- -- Interviews.  |  Universities and colleges -- Faculty  |  College teachers -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Interviews.
Occupation Academics.
Other authors/contributors Read, Peter, 1945-, Interviewer  |  Huggins, Jackie, 1956-, Interviewer

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