Local Aboriginal Community Archives: The use of information technology and the National Broadband Network in disaster preparedness and recovery (2013-2016)

Project Details

This project redefined the way significant and at-risk audiovisual archival material in Aboriginal communities is preserved, protected and made accessible for future generations via new initiatives such as cloud technology and the National Broadband Network, ensuring intergenerational transmission of vital cultural heritage.


Professor Marcia Langton

Professor Robyn Sloggett (Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation)

Lyndon Ormond-Parker (Indigenous Studies Unit & Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (SHAPS))


ARC Discovery Indigenous Project Grant - Current

Research Outcomes

Ormond-Parker, L., Langton, M., Huebner, S., Coleman, J., Pearson, C., Sloggett, R., Nordlinger, R., Smith, K. and Clarke, K. (2016) 'When Magnets Collide: Digital Preservation and Access of At-Risk Audiovisual Archives in a Remote Aboriginal Community

Fforde, C., ORMOND-PARKER, L. and Turnbull, P. (2015) 'Repatriation Research: Archives and the Recovery of History and Heritage' in Heritage, Ancestry and Law: Principles, Policies and Practices in Dealing with Historical Human Remains | Institute of Art and Law | Published : 2015

O'Connell, J., ORMOND-PARKER, L., Spunner, S. and Sloggett, R. (2014) 'Waringarri Aboriginal Arts: Rethinking practices in conservation documentation through assessing the needs of a community arts centre' , AICCM Bulletin, 34

Sloggett, R. and Ormond-Parker, L. (2013) 'Crashes along the super highway: the information continuum' in Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities AIATSIS Research Publications

Ormond-Parker, L., O'Connell, J. and Hirst, J. (2013) 'Warmun Community Art Collection Conservation Report', University of Melbourne, 2013

Ormond-Parker, L. and Sloggett, R. (2012) 'Local archives and community collecting in the digital age' , Archival Science: international journal on recorded information, 12(2)