Category: Indigenous People’s/Ethnic Literatures and Minority Discourses


Exploring Power: Aboriginal Artefacts and Records in Australian Libraries and Archives

Knowledge is power. By extension, the language utlised to control, disseminate and record knowledge can actively challenge, or sustain, existing power dynamics. In libraries and archives across Australia the power over Aboriginal artefacts and records is complicated by competing interests, various approaches to collection development and management as well as a constantly changing political context.