Patrick McConvell


Skin, kin and clan: the dynamics of social categories in Indigenous Australia

Australia is unique in the world for its diverse and interlocking systems of Indigenous social organisation.

Gaps in Australia's Indigenous language policy: dismantling bilingual education in the Northern Territory

Young children learn best when taught through their mother tongue. This commonsense principle has been supported by decades of research on bilingual education for children who don't speak the dominant language. The research has also shown that there are positive effects on children’s cognitive development...