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How I became the first Aboriginal person in Australia to lead a national education organisation

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Bronwyn Fredericks
In this paper, Bronwyn Fredericks reflects on how, in 1997, she became the National President of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations Inc. (CAPA). The paper describes the election process faced by Fredericks, and identifies some of her key achievements during her time as National President. In becoming the National President, Bronwyn became the first Aboriginal person in Australia to lead a national education organisation. The story within the paper is told from the author's autobiographical memory, drawing on the cultural, social and political context in which the story and the author were (and are) situated (Wojecki 2007). In this way the story teller reveals story lines which have not previously been articulated (Wojecki 2007). Throughout this paper, Fredericks 're-stories' her experiences of leadership.

History

Volume

14

Issue

1

Start Page

67

End Page

78

Number of Pages

12

ISSN

1440-5202

Location

Australia

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Cultural Warning

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologize for any distress that may occur.

External Author Affiliations

Queensland University of Technology; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues

Exports

CQUniversity

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