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From the Guest Editors, Aaron Corn with Lyndon Ormond-Parker and Jessica De Largy Healy


This special Gedenkschrift double issue of PDT&C in Joe Gumbula’s honour would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our co-Editor, Lyndon Ormond-Parker, who was the Convenor of the Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities (ITIC) Symposium at the University of Melbourne on 27–28 September 2017. Lyndon’s work in this role was supported extensively by Julia Mant and Annelie de Villiers on behalf of the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA). Through their combined commitment and networks, 3 members of Joe’s family, his wife Pamela Gawura Ganambarr, his daughter Farrah Gumbula and his brother Michael Muŋgula Gaykamaŋu, as well as our keynote speaker and co-Editor from Paris, Jessica De Largy Healy, were supported to participate in our day-long program of presentations in Joe’s memory during this meeting on 28 September 2017. This support was generously co-funded by the University of Melbourne’s Chancellery Engagement team and the ASA. The 2017 ITIC Symposium was delivered in partnership with the 2017 National Conference of the ASA convened by Kathryn Dan and Katherine Howard, and the 16th Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance Convened by Aaron Corn. In realising this meeting, we also received extensive support from Joe’s family, Pam Ganambarr, Farrah Gumbula and Muŋgula Gaykamaŋu, as well as from Marcia Langton and Trinity College at the University of Melbourne, ASA members, Allan Marett, David Manmurulu and Jenny Manmurulu on behalf of the NRPIPA, and Wukun Wanambi, Ishmael Marika and Joseph Brady of the Mulka Project. The Editors wish to thank the many presenters and delegates who attended and contributed to this meeting, including those who wrote for this special double issue. We also thank the Editors-in-Chief of PDT&C, Leisa Gibbons and Karen F. Gracy, for their enthusiastic support and many labours in realising our vision for this Gedenkschrift. Finally, we thank the Australian Research Council (ARC) for its substantial support for Australian Indigenous researchers. During his life, Joe’s research was supported by several ARC grants (SR0566965; DI0775822; DI100100014; IN130100017), which included full-time salary support through an ARC Indigenous Research Fellowship (2007–2009) and an ARC Australian Research Fellowship—Indigenous (2010–2013). Lyndon’s work towards this publication has similarly been supported by 2 full-time Discovery Indigenous Awards through 2 ARC grants (IN130100007; IN180100014).


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Published Online: 2019-01-29
Published in Print: 2018-12-19

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