Associate Professor John Bradley is deputy director of the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre. He originally trained as a primary and high school teacher, and his subsequent PhD research concentrated on Indigenous ways of understanding dugong and marine turtles. For over three decades he's been actively involved in issues associated with Indigenous natural and cultural resource management. John has worked alongside Indigenous communities in the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Northern Territory, for more than 30 years. In that time he's developed a close bond with the local Yanyuwa people, and is now among a tiny minority of people who speak Yanyuwa fluently.
John Bradley's Articles
Listening to, and living with, the land
John Bradley was just a teenager when his eyes and ears were opened to kincentric ecology and Indigenous knowledge.
More than words: preserving Indigenous languages
Monash Country Lines archive founder John Bradley is 38 years into a journey tracing and recording vanishing oral traditions in an Indigenous heartland.
That's what I'm talking about
A series of animated films is future-proofing Indigenous culture, language and knowledge for generations to come.