Articles by: Melinda Hinkson

Author Biography:

Melinda Hinkson is an anthropologist based at Deakin University. She is director of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, and an Arena Publications editor.

Informit: After the corroboree [How far have we come on the journey of reconciliation?]

Informit: What future for land rights?

Informit: Auctioning Aboriginal art

Informit: The politics of Aboriginality

Informit: Rebranding Australia – in a Different Light?

The six commercials recently produced to be screened internationally as part of the Australian Tourism Commission's (ATC's) 'refreshed brand Australia' are discussed. The new corporate package is aimed at strengthening the emotional appeal of Australia and differentiate it from other countries.

Informit: The post Wik land grab

Informit: Making meaning of the Yuendumu doors

Informit: The circus comes to Yuendumu, again. [Global television comes up against the Warlpiri Media Association.]

Informit: Photography: The eyes have it

Review(s) of: The photograph and Australia, by Art Gallery of New South Wales, 21 March-8 June 2015.

Informit: Goliath wins

For many people, the recent death of Victorian prisoner Gary David brought with it a sense of relief, perhaps similar to the release David himself seemed able to gain only in death. Ours was from a mixture of guilt and fear, from an empathy for the wretchedness of his life, together with a fear of his 'monstrosity'. The controversial community protection legislation introduced to keep David imprisoned indefinitely exposes a central problem of the legal…

Informit: Photography and Indigenous rights [Book Review]

Review(s) of: The flash of recognition: Photography and the emergence of Indigenous rights, by Jane Lydon, New South Publishing, 2012.

Informit: A mythic last journey [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Journey to horseshoe bend, by T. G. H. Strehlow, Giramondo, 2015.