Author: Kirsten Thorpe

Research

Aboriginal Community Archives: A Case Study in Ethical Community Research

Book Chapter: ‘Aboriginal Community Archives: A Case Study in Ethical Community Research’, in  Gilliland, A.J., McKemmish, S. and Lau, A.J., 2017. Research in the Archival Multiverse. Monash University Publishing.

Projects

In Living Memory Exhibition

The In Living Memory exhibition was developed by State Records New South Wales. Launched in 2006, it showcased photographs from the former New South Wales Aborigines Protection and Welfare Boards (1919-1966). The exhibition was so well received that it was extended over a period at the State Records office at the Rocks, while a separate touring version was developed to travel to 18 venues around NSW.

I was a member of the team who developed the exhibition, and contributed to the In Living Memory NSW Tour. Aboriginal photographer Mervyn Bishop documented contemporary interactions with images, and connections with communities.

A core component of the exhibition was community consultation and participation.