2021-11-26 de Villiers PhD thesis (examiners edits) (1).pdf (3.08 MB)
Archives of Indigenous Cultural Centres of the Oceanic Region
thesisposted on 2021-11-29, 01:21 authored by Annelie Mercia De Villiers
Indigenous cultural centres are multi-purpose institutions that play an important role in the continuation, celebration and support of Indigenous cultures around the world. Using a case study approach in the context of participatory action research, I considered how cultural practitioners understand and engage with the archive in the process of doing their work. This primary goal of the research was identified by my participatory action research community partner, the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC) of Western Australia. The three case studies investigated were the KALACC, the Polynesian Cultural Centre in Hawaii and the Vanuatu Kaljoral Senta in Vanuatu.