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Indigenous Understanding MYBennies: Mass Media


Acknowledgement of Country

Mount St Benedict College acknowledges and pays respect to the past and present traditional custodians and elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Ancestors have walked this country and we acknowledge their special and unique place in our nation’s historical, cultural and linguistic identity.

Visitors should be aware that this Research Guide may contain images or documentation relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are deceased.

The Conversation

Mainstream media is often understood as a reflection of national identity. Television media in Australia has documented Australian lives since its inception in 1956. For First Nations people however, their voices in this reflection have been largely absent. Non-Indigenous presenters and journalists have historically been in charge of telling the stories about Indigenous people.

Creative Spirits

Australian media frequently skew their reporting of Aboriginal issues towards common stereotypes and framing. Most media get away with their downputting and ignorant treatment—except one columnist.

YouTube & ClickView

In 2018, Screen Australia's Indigenous Department will turn 25, funding and support for creatively ambitious projects and people, and imaginative, resonant stories authored by Indigenous Australians through Screen Australia's Indigenous Department.


World Book

Deadly Story

Our stories live in many forms. Books, films, music, songs, paintings, theatrical works & radio; these all capture who we are and allows us to share our Culture with the Community around us.

University of Sydney

The second 'report card' on Indigenous and cultural diversity in Australian television news has revealed small pockets of progress but a long journey ahead, particularly for commercial stations.