Collective member’s Publications

By year


Thorpe, K., & Booker, L. (2022). 18 Navigating Respectful Practice to Support Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights in Australian Libraries. In 18 Navigating Respectful Practice to Support Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights in Australian Libraries (pp. 440–466). De Gruyter Saur.

Sentance, N. M. (2022). Introduction to Section Two. Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, 18(1), 28–30.


Fiona Blackburn. (2021). Moments of Illumination: A personal experience narrative of cultural competence. In Autoethnography for Librarians and Information Scientists (pp. 131–144). Routledge.

Kirsten Thorpe, Kimberly Christen, Lauren Booker, & Monica Galassi. (2021). Designing archival information systems through partnerships with Indigenous communities. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 25.

Thorpe, K. (2021). The dangers of libraries and archives for Indigenous Australian workers: Investigating the question of Indigenous cultural safety. IFLA Journal, 47(3), 341–350.

Barrowcliffe, R. (2021). Celebrating K’gari: Why the renaming of Fraser Island is about so much more than a name. The Conversation.

Barrowcliffe, R. (2021). Closing the narrative gap: Social media as a tool to reconcile institutional archival narratives with Indigenous counter-narratives. Archives and Manuscripts, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), 1–16.

Barrowcliffe, R., Booker, L., McKemmish, S., & Thorpe, K. (2021). Activating and supporting the Tandanya Adelaide Declaration on Indigenous Archives. Archives and Manuscripts, 1(19).

Sentance, N. (2021). A Matter of History. Public History Review, 28, 147–151.

Golding, F., Lewis, A., McKemmish, S., Rolan, G., & Thorpe, K. (2021). Rights in records: A Charter of Lifelong Rights in Childhood Recordkeeping in Out-of-Home Care for Australian and Indigenous Australian children and care leavers. The International Journal of Human Rights, 25(9), 1625–1657.


Kirsten Thorpe, & Jacqueline Wilson. (2020). ‪Decolonizing recordkeeping and archival praxis in childhood out-of-home Care and Indigenous archival collections‬. Archival Science.

Thorpe, K. (2020). Indigenous voice and representation in libraries and archives: A critical reflection. Incite (Sydney), 41(1/2), 26–27.

Joanne Evans, Shannon Faulkhead, Kirsten Thorpe, Karen Adams, Lauren Booker, & Narissa Timberry. (2020). ‪Indigenous archiving and wellbeing: Surviving, thriving, reconciling‬. Community Archives, Community Spaces: Heritage, Memory and Identity, 129–148.

Barrowcliffe, R. (2020, June 17). #BlackLivesMatter and archives in Australia. Indigenous Archives Collective.

Barrowcliffe, R. (2020, July 20). Response to comments to the #BLACKLIVESMATTER AND ARCHIVES IN AUSTRALIA blog post. Indigenous Archives Collective.

Fiona Blackburn. (2020). Cultural Competence: Toward a More Robust Conceptualisation. Public Library Quarterly (New York, N.Y.), 39(3), 229–245.

Kirsten Thorpe, Shannon Faulkhead, & Lauren Booker. (2020). ‪Transforming the archive: Returning and connecting Indigenous repatriation records‬. In The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Repatriation: Return, Reconcile, Renew (pp. 822–834). Routledge.

McKemmish, S., Bone, J., Evans, J., Golding, F., Lewis, A., Rolan, G., Thorpe, K., & Wilson, J. (2020). Correction to: Decolonizing recordkeeping and archival praxis in childhood out-of-home Care and Indigenous archival collections. Archival Science, 20(2), 197–198.


Thorpe, K. (2019). Speaking back to colonial collections: Building living Aboriginal archives. Artlink, 39(2), 42–49.

Kirsten Thorpe & Cassie Willis. (2019). ‪Aboriginal Histories in Australia Government Archives‬. ‪Acid Free Magazine.

Thorpe, K. (2019). Taking the Mukurtu project international. Incite (Sydney), 40(3/4), 24-.

Ewan Maidment & Fiona Blackburn. (2019). Administration of the Aurukun archives held at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Archives and Manuscripts, 47(1), 20–34.

Kirsten Thorpe. (2019). ‪Ethics, Indigenous Cultural Safety and the Archives‬. Archifacts.

Kirsten Thorpe. (2019). ‪Transformative Praxis—Building Spaces for Indigenous Self-Determination in Libraries and Archives‬.

Giron, V., Maxwell, J., Chong, E., Samarawickrama, S., Sentance, N., & Pivet, R. (2019). Public libraries. The Lifted Brow, 42, 101–106.

Sabra Thorner, Fran Edmonds, Maree Clarke, Kirsten Thorpe, Rimi Khan, & Sharon Huebner. (2019). ‪The Living Archive of Aboriginal Art: Maree Clarke and the Circulation of Photographs as Culture-Making‬. Mapping Meaning: The Journal.

McKemmish, S., Chandler, T., & Faulkhead, S. (2019). Imagine: A living archive of people and place “somewhere beyond custody”. Archival Science, 19(3), 281–301.


Thorpe, K., & Galassi, M. (2018). Diversity, inclusion & respect: Embedding Indigenous priorities in public library services. Public Library Quarterly (New York, N.Y.), 37(2), 180–194.

Adams, K., Faulkhead, S., Standfield, R., & Atkinson, P. (2018). Challenging the colonisation of birth: Koori women’s birthing knowledge and practice. Women and Birth : Journal of the Australian College of Midwives, 31(2), 81–88.


Shannon Faulkhead & Kirsten Thorpe. (2017). ‪Dedication: Archives and Indigenous communities: Our knowing Allison Boucher Krebs (September 8, 1951 – January 26, 2013)‬. In Research in the Archival Multiverse.

Fiona Blackburn. (2017). Community engagement, cultural competence and two Australian public libraries and Indigenous communities. IFLA Journal, 43(3), 288–301.

Kirsten Thorpe. (2017). ‪Aboriginal community archives: A case study in ethical community research. In Research in the archival multiverse.


Thorpe, K., Galassi, M., & Franks, R. (2016). Discovering Indigenous Australian Culture: Building Trusted Engagement in Online Environments. Journal of Web Librarianship, 10(4), 343–363.

Thorpe, K., & Byrne, A. (2016). Indigenous voices in the State Library of New South Wales. The Australian Library Journal, 65(1), 17–29.

Simon Dwyer, Rachel Franks, Monica Galassi, & Kirsten Thorpe. (2016). ‪the betwixt and between‬. TEXT.

Nicholls, S., Booker, L., Thorpe, K., Jackson, M., Girault, C., Briggs, R., & Jones, C. (2016). From principle to practice: Community consultation regarding access to Indigenous language material in archival records at the State Library of New South Wales. Archives and Manuscripts, 44(3), 110–123.


Thorpe, K., & Galassi, M. (2015). Diversity, Recognition, Respect: Embedding Indigenous Services at the State Library of New South Wales, Australia.

Webb, D. (2015). Curating with Community. IFLA WLIC 2015, Cape Town, South Africa.

Kirsten Thorpe & M Joseph. (2015). ‪Digital engagement and the ATSILIRN protocols: Indigenous Australian experiences and expertise guiding the use of social media in libraries‬.

Jennifer R O’Neal. (2015). ‘The Right to Know’: Decolonizing Native American Archives. Journal of Western Archives, 6(1).

Fiona Blackburn. (2015). The intersection between cultural competence and whiteness in libraries. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.


Thorpe, K. (2014). Indigenous records: Connecting, critiquing and diversifying collections. Archives and Manuscripts, 42(2), 211–214.

Thorpe, K., & Galassi, M. (2014). Rediscovering Indigenous Languages: The Role and Impact of Libraries and Archives in Cultural Revitalisation. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 45(2), 81–100.

Fiona Blackburn. (2014). An Example of Community Engagement: Libraries ACT and the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 45(2), 121–138.

Garwood-Houng, A., & Blackburn, F. (2014). The ATSILIRN Protocols: A twenty-first century guide to appropriate library services for and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Australian Library Journal, 63(1), 4–15.

Nakata, M., Hamacher, D., Warren, J., Byrne, A., Pagnucco, M., Harley, R., Venugopal, S., Thorpe, K., Neville, R., & Bolt, R. (2014). Using Modern Technologies to Capture and Share Indigenous Astronomical Knowledge. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 45(2), 101–110.


Thorpe, K. (2013). Protocols for libraries and archives in Australia: Incorporating Indigenous perspectives in the information field. IFLA WLIC 2013 – Singapore – Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities. IFLA, Singapore.

Thorpe, K. (2013). Suzanne (Sue) Newman, 17 October 1950 – 22 October 2012: Obituary. Archives and Manuscripts, 41(1), 4–6.

Jennifer R O’Neal. (2013). Going Home: The Digital Return of Films at the National Museum of the American Indian. Museum Anthropology Review, 7(1–2), 166-.


Adams, K., & Faulkhead, S. (2012). THIS IS NOT A GUIDE TO INDIGENOUS RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS: But it could help. Information, Communication & Society, 15(7), 1016–1036.

McKemmish, S., Burstein, F., Faulkhead, S., Fisher, J., Gilliland, A. J., McLoughlin, I., & Wilson, R. (2012). WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES: Community partnership research in information technology, management and systems. Information, Communication & Society, 15(7), 985–990.


Fiona Blackburn. (2011). Geeking Out: Quick and Easy Oral History. Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services, 24(1), 4–8.

Gardiner, G., McDonald, J., Byrne, A., & Thorpe, K. (2011). Respect, trust and engagement: Creating an Australian indigenous data archive. Collection Building, 30(4), 148–152.

Kim Anderson, Snowden Becker, Joel A Blanco-Rivera, Morgan Daniels, Shannon Faulkhead, Anne Gilliland, Amy Greer, Francesca Guerra, Tyrone Howard, Trond Jacobsen, David Kim, Allison Krebs, Andrew J Lau, Sue McKemmish, Ellen Pearlstien, R Liladhar, Ricardo Punzalan, Elizabeth Shepherd, Joanna Steele, … Vivian Wong. (2011). Educating for the Archival Multiverse. The American Archivist, 74(1), 69–101.

McKemmish, S., Faulkhead, S., & Russell, L. (2011). Distrust in the archive: Reconciling records. Archival Science, 11(3), 211–239.


Fiona Blackburn. (2010). Something for everyone: Learning and learning technologies in a public library. The Australian Library Journal, 59(3), 118–126.

Sue McKemmish, Faulkhead, S., Iacovino, L., & Thorpe, K. (2010). Australian Indigenous knowledge and the archives: Embracing multiple ways of knowing and keeping. Archives and Manuscripts, 38(1), 27–50.

Shannon Faulkhead, Livia Iacovino, Sue McKemmish, & Kirsten Thorpe. (2010). Australian Indigenous knowledge and the archives: Embracing multiple ways of knowing and keeping. Archives and Manuscripts, 38(1), 27–50.

Ramscar, M., Yarlett, D., Dye, M., Denny, K., & Thorpe, K. (2010). The Effects of Feature‐Label‐Order and Their Implications for Symbolic Learning. Cognitive Science, 34(6), 909–957.


Faulkhead, S. (2009). Connecting through records: Narratives of Koorie Victoria. Archives and Manuscripts, 37(2), 60–88.

Monica Galassi. (2009). ‪Un caso Moccia?: Quando il best seller è difficilmente esportabile‬. Aracne.


Blackburn, F., & Neale, S. P. (2008). Akaltye Antheme; a Continuing Partnership. Dreaming08, ALIA Biennial Conference.
Evans, J., Faulkhead, S., Manaszewicz, R., & Thorpe, K. (2012). BRIDGING COMMUNITIES: Foundations for the interchange of ideas. Information, Communication & Society, 15(7), 1055–1080.

Featherstone, D., Stuchbery, C., Huebner, S., Ormond-Parker, L., & Dodd, A. (n.d.). Archiving First Nations media: The race to save community media and cultural collections. 16.



Faulkhead, S., McKemmish, S., & Ross, F. (2006). Indigenous knowledge and the archives: Designing trusted archival systems for Koorie communities [Article is based in part on a paper delivered at the joint ARANZ ASA Conference, Archives and Communities (2005: Wellington).]. Archives and Manuscripts, 34(2), 112–151.

Williams, L., Wilson, A., & Thorpe, K. (2006). Identity and access to government records: Empowering the community. [Archives relating to Aborigines.]. Archives and Manuscripts, 34(1), 8–30.


Kirsten Thorpe. (2005). ‪Indigenous knowledge and archives‬. Australian Academic & Research Libraries.

Thorpe, K. (2005). Indigenous Knowledge and Archives. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 36(2), 179–184.





Sue McKemmish, Jane Bone, Joanne Evans, Frank Golding, Antonina Lewis, Gregory Rolan,
Thorpe, K. (2001). Indigenous records: How far have we come in bringing the history back home? Archives and Manuscripts, 29(2), 10–31.