CQUniversity Australia

Engaging Indigenous people within Higher Ed

CQUniversity's Office of Indigenous Engagement recently hosted a visit from the Oodgeroo Unit of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), at Rockhampton Campus.

Professor Anita Lee Hong, Director of the Oodgeroo Unit, and Lone Pearce, Project Officer, met with Office of Indigenous Engagement staff to discuss employment issues and best practice models for engaging Indigenous people within the higher education sector, including governance matters.

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Bundaberg link to soundtrack of 'The Straits' TV show 

There's a Bundaberg link to the sountrack of ABC TV's new drama series 'The Straits'.

'The Straits' is described as a an exotic, darkly humorous crime drama set among the turquoise waters and lethal wildlife of Australia's Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait.

LINK for more details on The Straits on ABC TV

PhotoID:11870, Associate Professor Karl Neuenfeldt
Associate Professor Karl Neuenfeldt

As many as eight of the songs and some of the incidental music used on the soundtrack have the common factor of being co-produced by Bundaberg-based Karl Neuenfeldt, alongside Nigel Pegrum and Will Kepa.

The CQUniversity researcher is well known for his work in collecting, preserving and disseminating the musical culture of the Torres Strait as a sound engineer, field recordist, oral historian, author and musicologist.

He has collaborated extensively with Indigenous communities in Queensland on CD and DVD projects and archival research, and has also co-produced several albums including two ARIA Award winning CDs by Henry ‘Seaman' Dan.

Associate Professor Neuenfeldt says 'The Straits' TV show and companion soundtrack compilation CD features songs he has produced with Seaman Dan, as well as collaborations with community musicians from the Torres Strait.

PhotoID:11871, Karl and Seaman Dan in performance mode
Karl and Seaman Dan in performance mode