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Associate Professor Andrew Gunstone 

Position: Associate Head of School: Research / Senior Lecturer Associate Professor Andrew Gunstone
Division/Portfolio: Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
School/Unit: David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research
Campus: City West Campus
Office: Y2-33
Telephone: +61 8 830 20473
Fax: +61 8 830 27034
Email: Andrew_dot_Gunstone_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Andrew.Gunstone


Associate Professor Andrew Gunstone is the Associate Head (Research) in the David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research at the University of South Australia.

Prior to commencing at the University of South Australia in July 2013, Andrew worked at Monash University for nine years, during which he held several appointments, including Deputy Head and Director of Research, School of Applied Media and Social Sciences, and Chairperson of Research, Monash University, Gippsland Campus.

Andrew has researched and published widely in the disciplines of Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Politics and Indigenous Education, particularly in the areas of reconciliation, stolen wages and higher education policy.

Andrew is the Foundation Editor of the Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues. This journal is in its seventeenth year of publication and is one of the leading international journals in Australian Indigenous Studies.

Recent External National Competitive Research Grants

Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant, 2012-2014, Financial Dispossession: A History of Indigenous Peoples and Stolen Wages in Victoria

Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Research Grant, 2011-2013, Exploring Stolen Wages Compensation Models for Victoria

Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Research Grant, 2009, The history and impact of Stolen Wages upon Victorian Koori communities


Links to other sites



Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues


I teach the following courses

EDUC 2061Teaching and Learning in Aboriginal Education
EDUC 5140Aboriginal Education, Culture, Curriculum and Change


Professional associations

Appointed Member, Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), 2004-current

Australian Political Studies Association, 2004-current

Australian Historical Association, 2012-current

Historical Justice and Memory Research Network, 2011-current


Research interests

  • Political history of the Australian reconciliation movement
  • Histories of Indigenous Stolen Wages
  • Indigenous policies of Australian Universities

Research publications


Books

1. Gunstone, A. (ed.). 2014. Developing Sustainable Education in Regional Australia. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing. 216 + viii pp.

2. Gunstone, A. (ed.). 2012. Reconciliation in Regional Australia: Case Studies from Gippsland. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 169 + vii pp.

3. Gunstone, A. (ed.). 2010. A Decade of Despair: The Howard Government and Indigenous Affairs. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 214 + ix pp.

4. Gunstone, A. and Heckenberg, S. 2009. ‘The Government Owes a Lot of Money to Our People’: A History of Indigenous Stolen Wages in Victoria. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 150 + xxii pp.

5. Gunstone, A. 2009 (2nd edition, updated). Unfinished Business: the Australian Formal Reconciliation Process. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 354 + viii pp.

6. Gunstone, A. (ed.). 2008. History, Politics and Knowledge: Essays in Australian Indigenous Studies. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 350 + xxvi pp.

7. Gunstone, A. 2007. Unfinished Business: the Australian Formal Reconciliation Process. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 345 + vi pp.

8. Tripcony, P., Gunstone, A., Purdie, N., Boulton-Lewis, G. and Fanshawe, J. 2000. Positive Self-Identity for Indigenous Students and its Relationship to School Outcomes. Canberra: DETYA. 70 + xiv pp.

Scholarly Book Chapters

9. Gunstone, A. (forthcoming, accepted July 2012). ‘Reconciliation, Reparations and Rights’, in Short, D. and Lennox, C. (eds.). Handbook of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. Oxford: Routledge.

10. Waldrip, B., Gunstone, A. and Plunkett, M. 2014. ‘Developing Sustainable Education in Regional Australia’, in Gunstone, A. (ed.). Developing Sustainable Education in Regional Australia. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing.

11. Gunstone, A. 2012, ‘Indigenous Peoples and Stolen Wages in Victoria, 1869-1957’, in Fijn, N., Keen, I., Lloyd, C. and Pickering, M. (eds.). Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies II. Canberra: ANU e-press, 181-195.

12. Gunstone, A. 2012. ‘Reconciliation in Gippsland’, in Gunstone, A. (ed.), Reconciliation in Regional Australia: Case Studies from Gippsland. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 1-4.

13. Gunstone, A. 2012. ‘Attitudes towards Indigenous Issues’, in Gunstone, A. (ed.), Reconciliation in Regional Australia: Case Studies from Gippsland. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 5-33.

14. Gunstone, A. and McGinn, I. 2012. ‘Reconciliation Groups in Gippsland’, in Gunstone, A. (ed.), Reconciliation in Regional Australia: Case Studies from Gippsland. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 153-166.

15. Gunstone, A. 2010. ‘Twenty Years of Failure: Reconciliation in Australia from 1988 to 2008’, in Dunstan, D. (ed.), Southern Worlds: South Africa and Australia. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 146-160.

16. Gunstone, A. 2010. ‘The Howard Government and Indigenous Affairs’, in Gunstone, A. (ed.), A Decade of Despair: The Howard Government and Indigenous Affairs. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 1-6.

17. Gunstone, A. 2010. ‘Reconciliation and the Howard Government’, in Gunstone, A. (ed.), A Decade of Despair: The Howard Government and Indigenous Affairs. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 75-105.

18. Gunstone, A. 2009. ‘Afterward: Reconciliation and Commonwealth Governments from 2003-2008’, in Gunstone, A. Unfinished Business: the Australian Formal Reconciliation Process (2nd Edition). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 304-310.

19. Gunstone, A. 2008. ‘The Australian Reconciliation Process: An Analysis’, in Fleming, C., Komesaroff, P. and Rothfield, P. (eds.), Pathways to Reconciliation: Theory and Practice. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 169-178.

20. Gunstone, A. 2008. ‘Australian Indigenous Studies and Australian Universities’, in Gunstone, A. (ed.), History, Politics and Knowledge: Essays in Australian Indigenous Studies. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, xx-xxvi.

21. Gunstone, A. 2008. ‘Unfinished Business: The Australian Reconciliation Process from 1991-2000’, in Gunstone, A. (ed.), History, Politics and Knowledge: Essays in Australian Indigenous Studies. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 281-299.

22. Gunstone, A. 2007. ‘The Impact of Whiteness on the 1991-2000 Australian Reconciliation Process’, in Boucher, L., Carey, J. and Ellinghaus, K. (eds.), Historicising Whiteness: Transnational Perspectives on the Construction of an Identity. Melbourne: RMIT Publishing, 400-407, Historicising Whiteness Conference, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 22-24 November 2006.

Refereed Journal Articles

23. Gunstone, A. and Heckenberg, R. (forthcoming, accepted March 2013). ‘Reflections on Teaching a First-year Indigenous Australian Studies Subject’. International Education Journal.

24. Gunstone, A. 2013. ‘Indigenous Rights and Governments in Australia’. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 16(3): 23-32.

25. Gunstone, A. 2013. ‘Indigenous leadership and Governance at Australian Universities’. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies 6(1): 1-11.

26. Gunstone, A. 2012. ‘Rhetoric and Reality in Indigenous Affairs: The Disconnection between Policies and Outcomes in Australian Indigenous Education during the 1990s’. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education 41(2): 75-84.

27. Gunstone, A. 2012. ‘Reconciliation and Commonwealth Governments in the 21st Century’. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 15(3): 57-65.

28. Gunstone, A. 2011. ‘The impact of the Commonwealth Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) framework on Australian Indigenous Studies’. Kulumun: Journal of the Wollotuka Institute 1(1) 55-66.

29. Gunstone, A. 2011. ‘Reconciliation and Dialogue in Regional Australia: a case study in East Gippsland’. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 14(2-3): 133-150.

30. Gunstone, A. 2010. ‘A History of Exclusion: Indigenous People and Social Security’. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 13(2): 34-44.

31. Gunstone, A. 2009. ‘Whiteness, Indigenous Peoples and Australian Universities’, Critical Race and Whiteness Studies 5(1): 1-8.

32. Gunstone, A. 2009. ‘Indigenous Rights and the 1991-2000 Australian Reconciliation Process’, Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 1(3): 35-51.

33. Gunstone, A. and Foley, D. 2009. ‘The Role of Indigenous Studies Journals in the Discipline of Indigenous Studies’. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 12(1-4): 132-138.

34. Gunstone, A. 2008. ‘Australian University Approaches to Indigenous Policies’. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education 37s: 103-108.

35. Gunstone, A. 2008. ‘Reconciliation and Australian Indigenous Health in the 1990s: A Failure of Public Policy’. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5(4): 251-263.

36. Gunstone, A. 2008. ‘The Politics of Saying Sorry’. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 11(2): 3-10.

37. Gunstone, A. 2007. ‘Community Involvement and Education in the 1991-2000 Australian Reconciliation Process'. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education 36: 39-48.

38. Gunstone, A. 2007. ‘‘These Blokes are Reinventing the 19th Century’: the Howard Government’s Record on Indigenous Affairs 1996-2006’. Journal of Indigenous Policy 7: 42-53.

39. Gunstone, A. 2007. ‘Reconciliation in East Gippsland’. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 10(1): 3-15.

40. Gunstone, A. 2006. ‘Teaching Australian Indigenous Studies to International Students’. Australian Studies (UK) 19(2): 7-18.

41. Gunstone, A. 2006. ‘The Impact of the Howard Government upon the Formal Australian Reconciliation Process’. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 9(2-3): 57-72.

42. Gunstone, A. 2006. ‘The Howard Government's Approach to Indigenous Self-Determination’. MAI Review Online 1: 1-3.

43. Gunstone, A. 2005. ‘Unfinished Business: the Australian Reconciliation Process from 1991 to 2000’. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 8(3-4): 16-32.

44. Gunstone, A. 2003. ‘The Responses of Australian Governments to Indigenous Challenges to the Australian State: 1967-2003’. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 6 (2): 3-25.

Refereed Conference Papers

45. Gunstone, A. 2013. ‘Local Community Involvement in Reconciliation’. Racisms in the New World Order Conference, Cairns, 29-31 August 2012, 1-14.

46. Gunstone, A. 2012. ‘Reconciliation and ‘The Great Australian Silence’. 2012 Australian Political Studies Association Conference. University of Tasmania, Hobart, 24-26 September 2012, 1-10.

47. Gunstone, A. 2011. ‘Indigenous Peoples and the Australian Constitution’. Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association Directions and Intersections Conference. Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland, 7-9 December 2011, 69-79.

48. Gunstone, A. 2011. ‘The Establishment of the 1991-2000 Australian Reconciliation Process’. 2011 Australian Political Studies Association Conference. Australian National University, Canberra, 26-28 September 2011, 1-10.

49. Gunstone, A. 2010. ‘The Goals of the Formal Reconciliation Process and Indigenous Rights’. 2010 Australian Political Studies Association Conference. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 27-29 September 2010, 1-10.

50. Gunstone, A. 2009. ‘A History of the Campaigns for an Indigenous Treaty, 1979-2009’, 2009 Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 28-30 September 2009, 1-24.

51. Gunstone, A. 2008. ‘The failure of the Howard Government’s ‘Practical’ Reconciliation Policy’, Second International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order, University of the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra, 6-7 December 2007, 1-9.

52. Gunstone, A. 2008. ‘Over a Decade of Despair: the Howard Government and Indigenous Affairs 1996-2007’, 2008 Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 6-9 July 2008, 1-12.

53. Gunstone, A. 2008. ‘Human Rights, Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation in Australia’, Activating Human Rights and Peace Conference, Southern Cross University, Byron Bay, 1-4 July 2008, 1-8.

54. Gunstone, A. 2007. ‘The Wider Australian Community’s Confusion and Ignorance Concerning the Meanings of Reconciliation’, 2006 Aboriginal Studies Association Conference, Aboriginal Studies Association, Sydney, 2-3 November 2006, 135-145.

55. Gunstone, A. 2007. ‘Government Policies and Wider Community Attitudes towards Indigenous Socio-Economic Disadvantage in the Reconciliation Decade’, 2007 Australasian Political Studies Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, 24-26 September 2007, 1-18.

56. Gunstone, A. 2006. ‘The Impact of Nationalism upon the Formal Australian Reconciliation Process’, 2006 Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, 25-27 September 2006, 1-17.

57. Gunstone, A. 2006. ‘The Failure of Reconciliation to Address Racist and Ignorant Attitudes in the Wider Community towards Indigenous Peoples’, Racisms in the New World Order: Realities of Culture, Colour and Identity Conference, University of the Sunshine Coast, Coolum, 8-9 December 2005, 143-152.

58. Gunstone, A. 2005. ‘The Australian Reconciliation Process: 1991-2000’, 2005 Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 28-30 September 2005, 1-14.

59. Gunstone, A. 2005. ‘Nationalism and the Formal Australian Reconciliation Process’, Body Politic Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 24-26 November 2004, 1-16.

60. Gunstone, A. 2004. ‘Reconciliation, Nationalism and the History Wars’, 2004 Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 29 September-1 October 2004, 1-18.

61. Gunstone, A. 2000. ‘An Examination of the Indigenous Policies of Australian Universities’, 2000 Australian Indigenous Education Conference, Edith Cowan University, Fremantle, 4-7 April 2000, 1-11.


Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline:

  • Indigenous history and Australian history
  • Indigenous politics and Australian politics
  • Indigenous higher education

Community Service

Organisation Name:   Wampan Wages Victorian Stolen Wages Working Group
Type of Organisation:   Community organisation
Level of involvement:    Committee member
Year from:   2007
Year to:   2014


Research Degree Supervisor

Associate Professor Andrew Gunstone is currently the primary supervisor for several PhD students who are researching in the areas of Indigenous public policy and Indigenous history.

Current Projects:

Addressing Injustice: the role of Indigenous Sentencing Courts (PhD)
 Addressing Injustice: the role of Indigenous Sentencing Courts
The federal response to Aboriginal social problems in the Northern Territory, 2007-2012 (PhD)
 The federal response to Aboriginal social problems in the Northern Territory, 2007-2012
Wiradjuri Elders Vision: To Keep Our Culture and Heritage Alive (PhD)
 Wiradjuri Elders Vision: To Keep Our Culture and Heritage Alive




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