Acknowledgement and thanks

The online Kinship Project has been developed as the result of an Office for Learning and Teaching grant to develop Indigenous online cultural teaching and sharing resources. It is an online cultural education workshop based around Aboriginal Kinship systems used in Australia. The project is built on an existing face-to-face interactive presentation based on the theme of Australian Aboriginal Kinship systems developed by Lynette Riley (1987). A key consideration has been Aboriginal community engagement in relation to the design and development of the project.

The teams involved in the project are:

Project team

  • Professor Janet Mooney, Australian Catholic University, formerly at the University of Sydney 1990–2014
  • Ms Lynette Riley, University of Sydney
  • Dr Deirdre Howard-Wagner, University of Sydney
  • Ms Beverly Baker, Administrative Executive Officer, Aboriginal Education Council

Narrative Collection Team

  • Ms Diane Riley-McNaboe, Acting Coordinator North West Wiradjuri Language and Culture Nest, Yarradamarra Centre, Dubbo TAFE Campus
  • Ms Connie Ah-See, Head Teacher, Yarradamarra Centre, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo TAFE Campus
  • Mr Michael Donovan, Teacher, Yarradamarra Centre, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo TAFE Campus
  • Ms Lynette Riley, Academic Leader, National Centre for Cultural Competence, University of Sydney

Video production team

  • Julie Beesley, Producer, Learning Media Production, Information and Communications Technology, University of Sydney
  • Timothy Harland, Director and Editor, Learning Media Production, Information and Communications Technology, University of Sydney
  • Jon Hunter, Director of Photography, Learning Media Production, Information and Communications Technology, University of Sydney

Website build team

Jessica Paterson, Yvonne Richardson, Melanie Pennington, Natalie Costa Bir, Harbinder Kaur; Marketing and Communications Division, University of Sydney

Animations

Explanimate!

  • Sam Attwood, Production Manager
  • Travis Hunt, Creative Director/Animator

Cultural Advisory Team

  • Ms Diane Riley-McNaboe, Coordinator North West Wiradjuri Language and Culture Nest, Yarradamarra Centre, Dubbo TAFE Campus
  • Ms Connie Ah-See, Head Teacher, Yarradamarra Centre, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo TAFE Campus

IT Advisory Team

  • Dr Sandy O’Sullivan, Independent Evaluator for the Kinship Module project, Batchelor Institute
  • Roberto Papa, Information and Communications Technology Solutions Manager for Community,
    Information and Communications Technology, University of Sydney

Additional thanks to our supporters

We would like to thank and acknowledge the contribution of work by:
Michael Genner – Bemel-Gardoo Project, NSW DEC Sydney Region, for supporting and providing valuable advice in the development of the project and resources and Sally Hogan, Principal, Newton North Public School.

We gives thanks to the Dubbo and regional Aboriginal community for their engagement in the project and their agreement to be involved in providing their narratives for the benefit of students who will make use of this website.

Students and staff of The University of Sydney for their input and commitment to the project; as well as University of Sydney staff who have agreed to pilot the project within their courses of study and students: Dr Arathi Sriprakash, Kate Smyth, Kathy Rushton, Dr Lorraine Townsend, Dr John Evans, Ella Alexander, Ms Sharon Galleguillos, Dr Allen George, Dr Deirdre Howard-Wagner.

Additionally we thank schools who have volunteered to be involved: Lisa Haller – AP Canterbury PS, Alex Miles – AP & Librarian, Middle Harbour PS.

We thank Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at The University of Sydney for their engagement with and feedback on the website in the interests of providing improved learning tools for other staff and students in higher education.