BlakOut: An Anthology of First Nations Students' Scholarship

In March 2023, the SUPRA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network launched the first issue of a new journal titled BlakOut: An Anthology of First Nations Students’ Scholarship.

BlakOut is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal. This edition contains the work of five deadly student scholars from across the University of Sydney. BlakOut is funded by and proudly supported by SUPRA and the SUPRA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network. 

The journal is available to download digitally, and a limited number of printed copies are available.

Contact to submit to future issues of BlakOut.

Please note that this publication contains the names and images of people who have died. 


BlakOut: An Anthology of First Nations Students’ Scholarship

ISSN 2653-6455

SUPRA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA)
Gadigal Country
Level 2, Holme Building (A09)
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Issue 1, December 2022

Articles in Issue 1:

Lindsay McCabe – palawa

The Eternal Divide
Boston Seinor – Yadhaigana

The Illusion of Native Title: Colonial Protectionism in the Landmark Decisions of Mabo, Griffiths and Ward
Irene Higgins – Wiradjuri

‘I understand it takes a community to do research just like it takes a community to raise a child’, Aunty Shazza Taylor (Wiradjuri): A Narrative Review of First Nations’ Community Control and Power in Participatory and Community-Based Research Practices
Amy Davidson – Wiradjuri

The Role of Mining CSR in Undermining Indigenous Activism
Benjamin McGrory – Cammeraygal

My Father’s Daughter
Jessica Patterson – Taungurung

Indigenous Research Reclaimed: Principals, Promises and Political Will
Sandra Bandura – Qayqayt First Nation

‘What was before Lord Vestey born and I born? It was Blackfella Country’ – Vincent Lingiari

We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of this land.

We pay respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.

We acknowledge that the land upon which we meet is stolen land, and that sovereignty was never ceded.

This is, was and always will be Aboriginal land.