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1. Editorial 2. Celebrating our PhD Graduates 3. Adam Goodes Awarded UNSW Highest Honour 4. Murry Island Infrastructure Project 5. Connect 15 6. Indigenous Scholarship Program Wins Reconciliation Award 7. Our Future: Talissa Stanley 8. About Us  About UNSW  About Nura Gili  About Balnaves Place –Home of Nura Gili

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It’s been a momentous few weeks with a spectrum of great achievements from our Indigenous students, alumni and staff. The last fortnight saw Indigenous graduations for three PhD awards, an outstanding achievement .Our heartfelt congratulations to Dr Sue Green PhD , Dr Cameron Ramirez Fitzpatrick PhD and Dr Megan Williams PhD all whom we feature in our lead story this month and featured here http://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/students/record-number-indigenous-phd-students-graduate-unsw Our other Indigenous doctorate we celebrated this month was the now Dr Adam Goodes who UNSW revered with an honorary Doctor of Letters. It was tremendous four of our Nura Gili UNSW Indigenous Law students also graduated at this ceremony and were privy to meeting with Adam before the ceremony commenced. Throughout the UNSW Graduation Ceremonies convened during the last fortnight many have included our Indigenous graduands across many fields and disciplines. Many have come to Nura Gili in their gowns with their families and friends to give thanks and take photos with Nura Gili staff and students; our heartfelt congratulations to all. Our congratulations also to Brenda Croft for her prestigious Ochre fellowship award, read more here: https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/news/brenda-l-croftreceives-prestigious-arts-award. There is also great opportunity to view an innovative exhibition at UNSW galleries: “We are in Wonder LAND artists Nyurpaya Kaika Burton (Tjanpi Desert Weavers & Tjala Arts), Margaret Boko (Tangentyere Artists), Marlene Rubuntja (Yarrenyty Arltere) and Rhonda Unrupa Dick (Tjala Arts), along with other senior and emerging artists, articulate masterful engagements of their own local art histories and 21st century art possibilities, re-imagining the past and opening new places for future desert voices.” Read more here and visit before 15 August 2015: https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries/we-are-wonder-land-newexperimental-art-from-central-australia Congratulations to Nura Gili’s Makenzie Russell who is in her final year studying a Bachelor of Commerce. Makenzie recently shared her story and emCeed at the UNSW Business School’s Awards Ceremony, one of the faculty’s most prestigious annual events with this year’s ceremony including Alumna Mark Bouris as a key note speaker. It was great for the many hundreds of people present, including our Indigenous Business School students and scholarship recipients to witness Makenzie’s grace, pride and professionalism. Continuing with Business our congratulations also to UNSW Law Indigenous Alumni Terri Janke, who’s company Terri Janke and Company, won the Lend Lease Special Recognition Award at Connect 15 Supplier Diversity Awards. Meanwhile our current students have been industrious, submitting their assignments and sitting their final exams for the semester, a number attending and speaking at conferences and also being the recipients of much deserved awards and scholarships, such as Vanessa Turnball and Rianna Tatana in the photo here. Many students will be sharing these stories in future issues of Nura Gili News, as their preparation for exams have understandably taken priority in recent weeks. We wish the Nura Gili UNSW team the very best of luck next week competing in the National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games in Newcastle; many thanks to everyone supported the teams fundraising efforts in recent weeks. For those of you coming to UNSW Indigenous Winter School we look forward to seeing you here and to everyone wishing you all a happy and fulfilling NAIDOC week. Rebecca Harcourt Editor

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“I would encourage all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to consider postgraduate students and that what makes a Phd is finding something that you are passionate about. At the end of the day getting through a Phd is just about being persistent and not giving up - which is something that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are really good at the proof being that despite everything that has happened and continues to happen against us - we are still here and we are achieving in so many areas. Each and every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student at UNSW is proof of that, regardless of what individual marks are, they are still at UNSW and still working their way through a degree, which many people have said is impossible for us to do. Basically I am proof that anyone can do this, if you want something badly enough you will do it. Each one of us has the ability to do whatever it is we want.”

Dr Sue Green PhD Thesis: The History of Aboriginal Welfare in the Colony of NSW 1788 to 1856. UNSW Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Green won the Dean’s Research Award for the best unpublished manuscript with her PhD thesis which means that UNSW Press will now work with her to turn her thesis into a book and publish it. She will continue to work in Social Work at UNSW and us currently undertaking a Grad Cert at CSU in Wiradyuri Language, Culture and Heritage.

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Dr. Cameron Fitzpatrick Ramirez PhD Thesis: Strategies and contradictions: knowledge workers and the built environment UNSW Business School: Organisation and Management

Cameron is currently working as a Project Engineer for Lend Lease :

“With this current role I can see firsthand how the ideas and concepts from my PhD are translated and built on site for occupants to use and work in. Graduating with a PhD is a milestone for myself and my family. This degree stands as a testament to the unwavering support from my family and friends. I would encourage others to pursue a PhD in the field that they feel passionate and committed to advancing, because it will be their work that will form the foundation for others to build upon. I encourage all Indigenous students to search for the areas that interest them and that they are passionate for.�

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Dr. Megan Williams PhD. Thesis: Connective services: Post-prison release support in an urban Aboriginal population. Muru Marri, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW

L-R Mr David Gonski AC Chancellor of UNSW, Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM, Dr Megan Williams, Sally Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor Melissa Haswell, Professor Terry Campbell

Megan is a lecturer at Muru Marri, the Aboriginal health unit in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW and is a descendent of the Wiradjuri peoples of central NSW through her father’s family. She received a Lowitja Institute student research grant, a writing bursary and a travel scholarship to support her PhD research. Megan's research was also supported by the Indigenous Offender Health Capacity Building Grant at the Kirby Institute's Justice Health Program. Megan’s research was an in depth look at the ways Aboriginal service providers, family members and Elders support people in the transition from prison to community life, and to prevent re-incarceration. Megan will continue researching Aboriginal leadership to reduce prison rates and as well as teaching here at UNSW Congratulation to Muru Marri (right) receiving citation for their Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence L-R Aunty Ali Golding, Elder in Residence; Associate Professor Melissa Haswell; Sally Fitzpatrick; Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM and Dr Megan Williams.

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This article was first published by UNSW Media on 12 Jun 2015

Former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters for his dedication to reconciliation and distinguished service to the community. A man of letters ... Adam Goodes receives his Honorary Doctorate Former Australian of the Year, AFL player Adam Goodes, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters, the University’s highest honour, for his “dedication to reconciliation and his distinguished service to the community”. The Sydney Swans utility player’s career highlights include two Brownlow Medals and more than 350 games with the Swans. Noting Goodes’ “exceptional sporting achievements”, the citation for his Doctor of Letters, honoris causa said this was “surpassed by his dedication to eliminating discrimination and to supporting Indigenous Australians”. In 2009, Goodes established the GO Foundation with his cousin and former teammate Michael O’Loughlin, with the goal of enhancing self-empowerment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children through quality educational opportunities, scholarships and mentoring. In addition, he has supported the Justice Reinvestment Campaign, which seeks to address the overrepresentation of Aboriginal young people in custody, and the Recognise campaign to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples recognised in the Australian Constitution. Before the ceremony, Goodes took time to meet with four Indigenous Law students who were graduating at the ceremony, joking about the colours of his gown – the signature red and white of the Swans. Dean of UNSW Law Professor David Dixon, in reading the citation, said: “One of the founding principles of Adam Goodes’ GO Foundation is that education is the cornerstone of a healthy, happy and productive life, an ideal that is in perfect alignment with the goals of our University.”

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Left: Adam Goodes with the Dean of UNSW Law, David Dixon, and graduating Nura Gili Indigenous law students Dom Zahra, Samara Hand, Carlie-Ann Smart and Bianca Dufty

In his speech, Goodes spoke about the importance of education and of individuals using their opportunities and potential. “... your skill and talent is what got you here. But it is your mindset – determination, dedication and discipline – the way in which you handle what gets thrown your way, that will make you stand out,” he told the audience of Law graduates and their family and friends. He gave advice about what has helped him during his life: thinking about what is right for his team-mates, colleagues, family and friends; making the right decisions and sacrifices for himself and standing up for his values. Goodes, who was recently the centre of media attention for doing a “war dance” during the Indigenous AFL round, said the uproar surrounding that event had taught him his most recent lesson: ‘ ..the right things is to make sure that if you’re ever going to do some sort of dance, celebration move or war cry, you call and let people know first.” Article by Susi Hamilton 8


Above: Doug Passi Chair of the Murray Island PBC with winning student team Felipe Lebensold, Amarin Sirpanich, Joanne Smith Winning and Professor Nakata

*This final year curriculum project is a collaboration between the Mer community, UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Unit: Mr Douglas Passi (Chair, Mer PBC), Ms Annie Mabo, Mr Michael Passi; Dr Stephen Moore & Prof Richard Stuetz; & Prof Martin Nakata.

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“Murray Island is a beautiful place and the people of Mer are a very independent people who have held on to their knowledge traditions, despite all the intrusions into their world by other people, over the last century and a half. The people of Mer know this area of the world better than anyone. They have known it for longer than anyone. They have built a way of life, rich with religion and creation stories, rich with law, rich with stories that contain lessons for the generations who follow, and rich with environmental knowledge. Murray Island is part of the old land bridge between Australia and Papua New Guinea. It is volcanic in origin, has rich soil and tropical vegetation. It rises to an 80 metre plateau. The main peak Gelam Pesar at the Western end of the old volcanic crater rises to 230 metres. You can get some good views from Murray Island! Along with its two other islands, its three drops in a vast ocean and webbed around by reef.

Murray Island is 2,760 kms away from Sydney in a direct line, 796 kms from Cairns, the nearest large regional centre and 213 kms from Thursday Island, which is the administrative centre for the Torres Strait. It’s at the eastern extremity of the Torres Strait and the northern extremity of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s way, way, way out there. It’s what we call remote. But for the Meriam people its home.” Professor Martin Nakata B.Ed Hons PhD 10


Late last month many of us witnessed the culmination of an exciting program of learning where final year UNSW Civil and Environmental Engineering students were introduced and taught by leaders on Murray Island or Mer Island and our Director Professor Nakata alongside their engineering lecturers to engage with “the pressing issue of regional sustainability with an understanding of the cultural and economic context.” In groups of four students had to navigate meaningful learning through rich engagement, robust investigation and in-depth interpretations to provide tangible and innovative proposals presented explicitly in a poster design. The designs exhibited here at Nura Gili throughout the day with students answering to visitors and the auspicious judges followed by a special awards evening.

Here Stephen Moore, Senior Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW shares more: “The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering held a Showcase Event to celebrate our new engineers’ creative designs for more sustainable energy, water, waste and transport infrastructure on Murray Island, Torres Strait; home of Eddy Mabo. In 2012, 30 years after Eddy Mabo started his action to reclaim his land on Murray Island in the High Court, the title deeds were finally handed back to their owners, the Meriam Mer people who had lived there for 10,000 years. Prof Nakata, Director of Nura Gili, introduced the School’s Planning Sustainable Infrastructure team to Doug Passi, chair of the PBC (local council), who generously invited the class to re-design the Murray Island infrastructure. All components of energy, water, waste and transport were unsustainable from not only environmental, but also economic and social viewpoints. Doug Passi and Prof Nakata in conversation with Rachel Higgisson and Andrew Weetman

The class of 72 students, working in groups of four, had to design low carbon infrastructure that also cycled the nutrient phosphorus, and did so in an appropriate manner for a remote community of 450 people. Separate presentations and technical reports were prepared for materials and waste, water, and energy. Doug Passi and Prof Nakata, assisted by Annie Mabo, a leading voice in the youth group, and Michael Passi, engineer for Murray Island, presented the history and current problems to the class in two workshops. Finally, all aspects of infrastructure were integrated and presented in a poster at the Showcase Event on 28 May 2015. In the afternoon, over a hundred high school and earlier year university students viewed the posters at Nura Gili and voted for a People’s Choice award. 11


The evening Showcase Event, hosted by Lynette Qian, commenced with Nura Gili student Owen Walsh right, giving an Acknowledgement of Country; followed by the Caro String Quartet, supported by Jessica Hitchcock from Saibai Island, performing Schulthorpe’s “Island Dreaming” quartet below This piece is rarely performed, and provided a fusion of traditional Torres Strait songs and contemporary chamber music to portray a highly evocative image of life in the Strait. The students similarly recognized the customs of Murray Island, and brought newly developing sustainable technology and approaches to solving problems with an inappropriate infrastructure system. Prof. Nakata and Doug Passi explained the history and customs on Murray Island, as a precursor to outlining the vision the now independent people want to make for themselves. They had a conversation with Andrew Weetman and Rachel Higgisson from “Team 14” on details of the place of Elders in the community, before opening up to questions from the 150 guests in the theatre. Prizes were awarded by industry partners of the School, and by Prof Nakata on behalf of Michael Passi and Annie Mabo, who viewed e-versions of the posters. The audience adjourned to view the posters and speak to the groups over canapés and juice.. Four students from the class will now travel to Murray Island to present their solutions to the Elders, the PBC, the youth group, the primary school and the general public. The primary school will be a key focus, with the School/Nura Gili Math’s prizes to be given at each December graduation ceremony.

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“…What sort of engineering solutions can our UNSW students find that can be built, managed, and maintained by the Murray Island people? And how can this be done without the enormous costs of current infrastructure systems that mean that these proud and independent people have to continually depend on others? And how can we do this so there is an exchange of knowledge between our future engineering graduates and Murray Islanders? How well these final year Engineering students resolved these complex issues in their group projects this semester reminds me of what is possible, indeed makes me believe that we can move way beyond the realms of the kind of benevolence in Australia that has shacked our communities to a life of dependency. The notion of exchange is close to the heart of all Islanders. To conduct business and human relations is to engage in a process of exchange. You and me, together, all equal, with something to offer the other. Exchange is a negotiation. It’s where a coincidence of interest meets with the desire to satisfy all involved and to preserve dignity about our special place in the world. That is the spirit of this endeavour here in this challenge.” Prof N M Nakata (B.Ed.Hons.PhD) Director, Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Unit

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“Starting from the 1st of July 2015 Indigenous businesses will be the first to be considered when government organisations are looking to spend $80,000 to $200, 000 on open market purchases. By 2020, the policy hopes to have awarded 3% of domestic contracts to Indigenous businesses.” Terri Janke

Supplier diversity is making traction across Australia with new government procurement targets mobilising government and corporate to buy goods and services from Indigenous businesses. As we witnessed at this year’s Supply Nations Connect 2015 Conference and Tradeshow the emerging Indigenous Business Sector is thriving with the escalating potential the sector is offering. Suzanne Grech, Relationship Manager of Supplier Diversity at Westpac sponsored two of our Nura Gili UNSW Business School students, Jay Edwards and Joe Masters to attend the Tradeshow an opportunity brokered by Liam Harte CEO of First Integrity. Jay shares his experiences from the day:

L-R Jay Edwards, Dylan Booth Joe Masters

“I attended Connect 2015 Tradeshow hoping to meet and network with representatives from businesses across Australia and potential employers. Supply Nation is at the forefront of connecting Indigenous business with government and industry. My experience from the day shows that these tradeshows reflect the hard work and dedication by Supply Nation to keep the connections strong for years to come. With the new legislation, I hope government will aim to secure contracts above and beyond the 3% procurement target to assist growth and development of the Indigenous Business sector. Furthermore, I hope that Indigenous Businesses will recognise the importance of community and donate to those who need it most or volunteer in many different ways to benefit the community as a whole. Personally I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with Senior Executives from NAB, Westpac and other financial institutions, to listen to interesting stories from prominent Indigenous business people and witness the creativity and innovation from Indigenous business suppliers Thank you to First Integrity and Westpac for providing me with the opportunity to attend the Connect 15 Tradeshow. I look forward to the day where more Indigenous students gain the same opportunity as I have to further progress their abilities and skills.” 14


Nura Gili UNSW Business School student Dylan Booth who is now in his third year studying Commerce also attended the Tradeshow through his work with NSW Procurement. Dylan shares his reflections from the day: “The Tradeshow at Connect 15 is an opportunity for businesses both Indigenous and non- indigenous to showcase what they are doing in the space of Indigenous procurement, Indigenous employment and their products or services. My objectives for attending the Connect 15 Tradeshow were to raise awareness of how the NSW Government can engage with Indigenous businesses and to be exposed to all the great things that are happening in the market at the moment. It was great to see Indigenous entrepreneurs doing new and exciting things and observe what industry leaders such as Staples are doing for Indigenous business. It was a great opportunity to meet and yarn with a whole bunch of new people doing great things. Supply Nation has and continues to provide development opportunities for Indigenous businesses. Supply Nation gives smaller Indigenous businesses the opportunity to connect with larger corporations and government and provides a platform for Indigenous businesses to grow and continually evolve. The new federal legislation is very powerful. It will lead to higher levels of Indigenous engagement and employment as companies strive to reach the target of 3%. This is great for Indigenous people and communities as it will also lead to more jobs specifically for Indigenous people. The great things happening in Industry at the moment act as a motivator for us as Indigenous students studying at UNSW Business School. It's great to know that opportunities are created with and for Indigenous businesses and people to thrive and become leaders in their field.” On invitation at Connect 15 from the Chair of Supply Nation Leah Armstrong, two Nura Gili UNSW Students Jennifer Bismire studying Commerce and Jake Fing studying Law are currently working at Supply Nation updating the National Indigenous Business database. This database is going to provide a gateway for Indigenous businesses to promote their goods and services with key industry, government department and agencies who are seeking to secure Indigenous suppliers. Congratulations to UNSW Indigenous Alumni Terri Janke as Terri Janke and Company were awarded the Lend Lease Special Recognition Award at Connect 15 Gala Dinner – read more here about Terri’s observations here: http://terrijanke.com.au/commonwealth-governments-indigenous-procurement-policy-has-the-power-to-make-a-big-difference/

Rebecca Harcourt

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This article was first published by UNSW Media on 3 June 2015 As part of Reconciliation Week, UNSW’s Shalom College has been recognised for its contribution to the support and encouragement of Indigenous tertiary students. As part of Reconciliation Week, UNSW’s Shalom College has won a community award recognising its contribution to the support and encouragement of Indigenous tertiary students. The Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum has acknowledged the Shalom Gamarada Scholarship Program, as part of the annual Pauline McLeod Awards for Reconciliation. Shalom Gamarada aims to help close the gap in Indigenous education. So far 70 Indigenous students at UNSW have been helped by the scholarship, which allows them to live and receive academic support while living on campus at Shalom College. This helps students in many ways, including financially and by saving time on commuting.

Nura Gili Shalom students L-R Kiarna Steinmann, Josh Moxey, Jessica Clark and Matthew Taylor

Current Indigenous scholar, Jessica Clark, secretly nominated the College for the award, which recognises local people and organisations for their work towards reconciliation: “I’m very happy that Shalom won this award given all the work that is done so that we can live here,” said Jessica. “The impact of this on my education, and that of many others, cannot be emphasised enough.” Head of Shalom College Dr Hilton Immerman said the win recognises the efforts of all students in the College: “We are delighted to have received this award and feel certain that it is the support our students give each other and the effort and attitude of all our residents, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, which fosters our warm and productive environment. I’m very grateful to Jessica for thinking of us in this way.” Indigenous students commonly suffer from serious educational and socio-economic disadvantage and very high drop-out rates from universities. But for five years now Shalom Gamarada students have achieved a pass rate of over 90%, which is significantly higher than the prevailing pass rate of non-Indigenous Australian students in long-haul courses like Medicine and Law. The Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum include the councils of the City of Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra, Randwick, Leichhardt and Botany. Article by Susi Hamilton

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Can you share three things about growing up in Wellington?  You get to know everyone pretty well  It’s much more quiet compared to Sydney  You remember your way around easily Who are your role models and why? My mum would be my main role model because she raised me on her own as single parent and is a very strong determined woman. Whenever or whatever I needed she was always there for me no matter what. She’s also helped achieve everything I have. Can you share three things about yourself you are most proud of?  Well applying for a scholarship to a private school and being accepted is one  Being the oldest out of 5  Being the person I am today

Above: Talissa’s recent lino print ©Talissa Stanley

Can you share with us three things about your family you are most proud of?  We’re really close  We all get along really well  We all love being together What do you enjoy about living in Sydney?  Max Brenner  Shopping  The places I can go 17


What are your top three things you enjoy about your new school, SCEGGS?  The sports  The opportunities  The art classes

What are your three favourite subjects and why? Art: I enjoy drawing and sketching Music: we play instruments and get to use computers. P.D.H.P.E: the sports are really fun

Last year you joined our Community Forum (above Talissa is front row, third from left) during the Winter School program and everybody was impressed with your contributions and presentation. In the future what would you like to study at university and why? I would like to study Medicine, Midwifery or Law because I think they are good career options. I find Law really interesting and fighting for Indigenous peoples rights is a big part of why I would like to study Law As Nura Gili Head of Student Services Michael Peachey is your Grandad, you often come and visit us, what are the three things you like most about Nura Gili? Well even though I’m not a uni student I find the staff really helpful and also the environment and the support as well because I think that all of these things play an important role in studying What sports do you enjoy and play? Touch footy, basketball and athletics Last year you went with your Aunty, Monique Peachey to see Last Direction, how was this experience? It was fun and it was a really good concert and it was only my first concert and I really enjoyed it What other music do you like and why? Well I like a lot of different types but I really enjoy listening to Ed Sheeran because his music really tells a story If you could travel anywhere in the world who would you go with and where would you go & why? Well I’d either go to Hawaii or New York because I think they’re both amazing places and I’d take my family because I would really want them to experience it with me. Interview with Rebecca Harcourt

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UNSW Australia has three campuses located in Kensington (main campus), Paddington (Art and Design) and Canberra (Australian Defence Force Academy). The main campus is located in Bedegal country and situated near an 8000 year old campsite. This campsite was a place where the Indigenous people of that country would gather and meet to teach their culture, knowledge and stories to their next generation of leaders. In 1949, UNSW was established providing the opportunity to pave a long history of teaching and research excellence and to gain the reputation for graduating the brightest and most highly qualified students in the country. With nine prestigious and award winning faculties, over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs being taught and more than 50,000 students, from 120 countries, the campsite traditions of gathering, meeting, teaching and sharing are being carried from the past in to the present.

Prior to 2004 Nura Gili was known as the Aboriginal Education Program (AEP) and the Aboriginal Research and Resource Centre. The AEP was established to provide Indigenous Australians studying at UNSW with the support needed to fully succeed in their studies. With the increasing number of Indigenous Australian students enrolling at UNSW and the need for improved academic and student support services, the AEP and Aboriginal Research and Resource Centre merged and became Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Unit. As a leader in Indigenous education, our purpose is to enrich Australia culturally and professionally. Nura Gili strives to enhance the capacity of Indigenous communities and individuals to engage in all aspects of Australian society - ensuring Indigenous knowledge, culture and histories are embedded in all aspects of the UNSW community. We provide a range of support services, Indigenous Studies programs and aspirational and pathway programs allowing us to be recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in academic and research excellence.

It’s important for us to provide a space that’s inspiring and creative, a space that will give you the best possible start to your higher education. In 2012, with the support of the Balnaves Foundation, we were able to build a state-of-the-art, central, innovative teaching and learning facility located in the heart of UNSW. At Balnaves Place, you will have 24 hour access to modern facilities with the most up to date technology, free printing facilities and private rooms for group and individual study in a calm and relaxing environment. Our centre has been designed for you.

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Nura Gili News: www.nuragili.unsw.edu.au/nura-gili-news If you would like to contribute ideas, news, letters and / or articles please contact the editor: Email: rebecca.harcourt@unsw.edu.au Telephone: 0478492075 If you would like to contribute to Indigenous scholarships for students at UNSW and/or Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Unit please feel free to make initial contact with the Director of Nura Gili Professor Martin Nakata B.Ed Hons PhD Telephone :+61 (2) 93853120 Email: Prof.n.m.nakata@unsw.edu.au - Prof Nakata's Webpage

If you would like further information on Nura Gili’s programs, courses and facilities you are welcome to come and visit and/or contact us: Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Unit Balnaves Place, Lower GrounDFloor Electrical Engineering Building UNSW Australia NSW 2052 Email: nuragili@unsw.edu.au General Enquiries;+61 2 9385 3805

Balnaves Place – Home of Nura Gili was made possible thanks to a generous donation from The Balnaves Foundation, a private philanthropic organisation established in 2006 by Neil Balnaves AO to provide support to charitable enterprises across Australia.

UNSW CRICOS Provider Code: 00098G | ABN: 57 195 873 179

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Nura Gili News Edition 21 June 2015  

It’s been a momentous few weeks with a spectrum of great achievements from our Indigenous students, alumni and staff.

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