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A letter to Catherine Berndt

In this inquiring, heartfelt letter to the late anthropologist Catherine Berndt, Sandy Toussaint probes the logic of the thirty-year embargo placed on notebooks compiled by Berndt and her husband, Ron, that contain valuable information on Indigenous communities they worked with across Australia. Toussaint powerfully reflects on how sensitivities and expectations change, and how institutions might… Read more

In this inquiring, heartfelt letter to the late anthropologist Catherine Berndt, Sandy Toussaint probes the logic of the thirty-year embargo placed on notebooks compiled by Berndt and her husband, Ron, that contain valuable information on Indigenous communities they worked with across Australia. Toussaint powerfully reflects on how sensitivities and expectations change, and how institutions might learn to be flexible over time.

Griffith Review