Ngukurr to Newcastle: exploring the living archive through possum skin cloak making
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Join us for a conversation which explores the life of Dexter Daniels a Union activist from the community of Ngukurr in the Northern Territory. Dexter was key in organising and supporting the Wave Hill walk-off and other strikes for worker’s rights and land across the Northern Territory. Recent research has uncovered Dexter’s connections to Newcastle, through his engagement with the Trades Unions.
We are working with the Ngukurr community and students from Cooks Hill campus to re-tell his story through the medium of a possum skin coat. Keri Clarke will explain the process of possum skin cloak making and students will talk about their experiences of being involved.
Keri Clarke, BoonWurrug Wemba Wemba Cloak Maker,
Kate Senior, Professor of Anthropology, University of Newcastle,
and students from the Cooks Hill Campus of Newcastle HighRegister now