Centre Of Indigenous Studies To Open In Broome

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 22-11-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia will establish a Centre for Indigenous Studies in 2008.

The Centre will be located in Broome, with a whole of University approach that recognises and builds on existing commitments to Indigenous education. The Centre will focus on teaching, research, cultural outreach and cultural training with an aim to promote and integrate the mission of Reconciliation across all Campuses.

Leadership of the Centre will reside with the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Broome, Sr Sonia Wagner sgs and the Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences, Broome, Associate Professor Lyn Henderson-Yates.

Sr Sonia Wagner sgs said the establishment of a Centre for Indigenous Studies was highly significant.
“It will create new partnerships across the University that will strengthen and extend the Broome campus mission to promote Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples of Australia,” Sr Sonia said.

The establishment of the Centre will correspond with the launching of the Bachelor of Arts (Major in Aboriginal Studies) course on the Broome Campus in 2008.

22 November 2007
Media contact:

Mike Doyle
08 9192 0668

Lyn Henderson-Yates
08 9192 0637