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Indigenous Academic Support Newsletter



Indigenous Academic Support Newsletter

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Indigenous Academic Support Unit


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Date:2007-01; This issue combines both January and February 2007.




Aboriginal Australians -- Education (Higher) -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Education -- Research -- Periodicals

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Charles Darwin University

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Page 2 Indigenous Academic Support News Name Allirra Ludwig Course Bachelor of Education Secondary Place of Birth Darwin Origins/Language Group Kungarrakkany/Gurrindji Why study at CDU? Because it is the pathway to my goal of becoming a teacher. Likes Music, food, driving, clubbing and helping others Dislikes Racism, nundis and people who drive too slow Favourite Bush Tucker Goose Favourite Food Chicken curry and fried rice Favourite Drink hahaha ... Pauls Iced Coffee. Alcoholic beverage: Tequila Favourite Movie/TV Show Remember the Titans Favourite Music/Artist Nickleback, Boys2men and Mariah Favourite Sport or Hobby AFLGo Saints!! What are you reading now? All the uni textbooks Im supposed to be (kinda) Who or what inspires you? People who work hard and against all odds to help themselves and others Ambitions/Aspirations To be rich with knowledge so that I can empower someone elses life. And of courseto finish my uni degree so that I can work remote. Student Profile: Allirra Ludwig Staff Profile: Kathy Arbon I am an Indigenous Academic Support Lecturer at CDU, supporting students from Creative Arts and Humanities; Centre for Access and Equity (CAESL) and Trades. I belong to the language group Arabunna and also have close spiritual and cultural ties with Lower Southern Arrente, and have affiliations with other desert nations. I grew up on Urapunga Cattle Station on the Roper River (NT), where I attended a one-roomed primary school built by my father. When the oldest of the seven children in my family reached late teens, my family decided to move to Darwin, so my high school education was completed with a combination of Correspondence, Darwin High School and then Alice Springs High. I worked for many years in various positions including Pharmacy Assistant; Clerical Assistant; Womens Shelter Officer, Project Officer/Coordinator before taking up my current position. In addition to working I also have a family of my own whom I supported as a single parent. I went to live in Adelaide for a couple of years and when I came back to Darwin I decided to go to University to pursue a lifelong interest in art. I completed an Honours degree in Visual Art, followed by a Graduate Diploma. I have exhibited artworks (Continued on page 5)