Reviving history of Ganai families and resounding Gunai language through the creative arts for future generations

Thomas, C 2008, Reviving history of Ganai families and resounding Gunai language through the creative arts for future generations, Masters by Research, Education, RMIT University.


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Title Reviving history of Ganai families and resounding Gunai language through the creative arts for future generations
Author(s) Thomas, C
Year 2008
Abstract This practice based project presents the story of my research journey, as Ganai man. The exegesis documents my life journey, from a young boy to adulthood on traditional country, in the Gippsland region. The stories reveal my experiences of country, identity, racism, family and language as an indigenous male. The content of this project is significant, because it reveals the importance of Indigenous local Ganai connection to country, identity, and the revival of traditional language.

I have used multi-disciplinary materials, such as adobe photoshop, film and sound recordings in the making of work. My work examines and engages with personal history, culture and the revival and resounding of Ganai language. My aim is that the research and arts practice discussed in this document encourages future research, steered by Indigenous education and community initiatives. Such initiatives, may both build on my research, and provide an avenue for our younger generation to continue with the re-claiming and resounding of traditional languages.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Education
Keyword(s) Aboriginal Australians -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Languages
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