2016 CNTA Annual Conference: The Future of Native Title Anthropology

2016 CNTA Annual Conference: The Future of Native Title Anthropology
Bruce Martin and Kevin Smith (QSNTS Conference co-host).

Jointly convened by the CNTA and Queensland South Native Title Services and Anthropology Department, University of Queensland

The 2016 CNTA Annual Conference was held on 4-5 February 2016 at Women's College, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Attendance was high with 76 registered participants. The program comprised a mix of presentations and group discussion of hypotheticals. Practical advice for anthropologist acting as court experts was provided in Justice Rangiah's Key Note Address.

Adelaide anthropologists, Drs Deane Fergie, Rod Lucas and linguist Paul Monaghan presented an ethnographic film on how concurrent anthropological evidence is given in contested claims before the federal court. Other important topics covered by presenters were community development (Dr Danielle Campbell from CLC, and Bruce Martin, consultant), compensation claims (Lee Sackett) and the intersection of history with anthropology (Dr Hilda Maclean).

CNTA woud like to recognise the presence of Emeritus Professor Bruce Rigsby who attended.

Conference papers and reference documents

Image gallery

Date & time

Thu 04 Feb 2016, 9am – Fri 05 Feb 2016, 5pm


Women's College, University of Queensland, Brisbane


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