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Leonard Collard

Professor Leonard Collard

ARC Chief Investigator
Indigenous Studies, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Indigenous Studies
The University of Western Australia (M303)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 7422
Fax
+61 8 6488 1100
Email
leonard.collard@uwa.edu.au
Biography
Professor Len Collard is an Australian Research Council, Chief Investigator with the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. Len has a background in literature and communications and his research interests are in the area of Aboriginal Studies, including Nyungar interpretive histories and Nyungar theoretical and practical research models. Len has conducted research funded by the Australian Research Council, the National Trust of Western Australia, the Western Australian Catholic Schools and the Swan River Trust and many many other organisations. Professor Collard's research has allowed the broadening of the understanding of the many unique characteristics of Australia's Aboriginal people and has contributed enormously to improving the appreciation of Aboriginal culture and heritage of the Southwest of Australia. Len’s groundbreaking theoretical work has put Nyungar cultural research on the local, national and international stages. Finally Len is a Whadjuk Nyungar elder and who is a respected Traditional Owner of the Perth Metropolitan area and surrounding lands, rivers, swamps ocean and it's culture.
Key research
Aboriginal knowledge espistemology in research, teaching and community engagement
Nyungar Language and culture wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/multimedia/nyungar www.derbalnara.org.au
Aboriginal Placenames of the south-west of Western Australia www.boodjar.sis.uwa.edu.au
Nyungar-pedia NoongarPedia
Cultural respect and goodwill
Men's social and emotional well being
Collaborative approaches to research, teaching and community engagement
Publications
2016 Stocker, L., Collard, L., Rooney, A. 'Aboriginal world views and colonisation: implications for coastal sustainability', Local Environment, 21, 7, pp. 844-865.
2016 Collard, L. Rooney, A. Bracknell, C. Oorl Ngulluck Koorliny. In T.- A. White (Ed.), Perth: A guide for the curious. Perth: University of Western Australia Publishing.
2015 Wooltorton, S., Collard, L., & Horwitz, P. Stories want to be told: Elaap Karlaboodjar. PAN: Philosophy, activism, nature, 11, 3-18.
2015 Fredericks, B., Clapham, K., Bessarab, D., Dudgeon, P., Bainbridge, R., Ball, R., Thompson (Longbottom), M., Andersen, C., Adams, M., Collard, L., Duthie, D. and Daniels, C. Developing Pictorial Conceptual Metaphors as a means of understanding and changing the Australian Health System for Indigenous People. ALARj 21(1): 77-107 (peer reviewed journal chapter)
2015 Collard, L., and Palmer, D. Koorlankga wer wiern: Indigenous young people and spirituality. In Wyn, J. and Cahill, H. (Eds) Handbook on Children and Youth Studies. p. 875-888. Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media. (peer reviewed book chapter)
2015 Bracknell, C., Collard, L., Palmer, D., and Revell, G. ‘Ngatj baranginy ngulluckiny koorliny DERBAL YIRIGAN bilya: Take Me To The Place the Estuary that Place on the River that Rises and Falls.'. In Take Me To The River: The story of Perth’s Foreshore. J. Bolleter (ed.) University of Western Australia Press. (peer reviewed book chapter)
2015 Stocker, L., Collard, L., and A. Rooney. Terra cognita: Aboriginal experience with coastal climate change. Local Environment, Aboriginal world views and colonisation: implications for coastal sustainability. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. (peer reviewed journal chapter)
2015 Collard, L., and G. Revell. In Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry, W.F. Garrett-Petts & N. Duxbury (eds.), Routledge. Wedjumup Wangkiny Koora, Yeye and Mila Boorda (Wedjemup Talking From the Past, Today and the Future). An Ex-Modern Way of Thinking Landscape into Country?’ Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. (peer reviewed book chapter).
2015 Collard, L., and Palmer, D., 'Noongar and non-Aboriginal people going along together (Ngulla wangkiny, ni, katitjin Noongar nyidyung koorliny, kura, yeye, boorda)’, in Shino Konishi, Maria Nugent, and Tiffany Shellam (eds), Indigenous Intermediaries: New Perspectives on Exploration Archives, ANU Press and Aboriginal History Inc, Canberra, 2015, pp. 189-205. (peer reviewed book chapter).
2014 Fredericks, B, Clapham, K, Bainbridge, R, Collard, L.M., Adams, M, Bessarab, D.C., Andersen, C, Duthie, D., Ball, R., Thompson, M., Daniels, C. '‘Ngulluck Katitj Wah Koorl Koorliny/ Us mob going along learning to research together’: Drawing on Action Research to develop a literature review on Indigenous gendered health and wellbeing', ACTION LEARNING AND ACTION RESEARCH JOURNAL, 20, 2, pp. 89-113. Detail
2014 Horwitz, P, Collard, L.M., Revell, G., Campbell, R, 'Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) Salt Lakes and Other Wetlands', Advice to the Rottnest Island Authority Regarding the Feasibility of Nominating the Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) salt lakes and other wetlands for listing under the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands, Detail
2014 Dudgeon, P, Cox, A, Walker, R, Scrine, C, Kelly, K, Blurton, D, Bolardaras, J, Bracknell, C., Brennan, T, Butorac, A, Charles, A, Collard, L.M., Duffin, W, Grogan, G, Hams, K, Hansen, C, Holland, C, Ingram, D, Mascall, C.A., Mia, T, Miller, D, McGuire, V, Murray, B, McGrady, G, Peckham, M, Riley, B, Ryder, A, Swift, S., Taylor, N, 'Voices of the Peoples: The National Empowerment Project National Summary Report 2014', pp. 68. Detail
2014 Graham Taylor, S, Campbell, S, Czerw, C, Green, N, Stumpfel, A, Brake, A, Pickering, G, Collard, L.M., Bracknell, C., Orr, T, Olowoyo, T. 'Marli Riverpark: An Interpretation Plan for the Swan and Canning Rivers', pp. 3-148.
2013 Mia, T., Miller, D., Collard, L., Bracknell, C., Butorac, A., Cox, A., Dudgeon, P., & Swift, S. (2013). The National Empowerment Project Northam/Toodyay. Commonwealth of Australia.
2013 Ryder, A., Blurton, D., Hansen, C., Collard, L., Bracknell, C., Cox, A., Dudgeon, P., & Swift, S. (2013). The National Empowerment Project Perth. Commonwealth of Australia.
2013 Maguire, V., Boladeras, J., Collard, L., Bracknell, C., Butorac, A., Cox, A., Dudgeon, P., & Swift, S. (2013). The National Empowerment Project Narrogin. Commonwealth of Australia.
2012 Collard, L. Imagine: Visions for our Sustainable Future. BOORDAWAN WALWALINGUP/ Future Vision for City of Fremantle. Community Arts Network WA (CAN WA). Printed by Discus on Demand.
2012 Collard, L. & Winfield, C. Boodjargabbeelup : POINT FRASER CULTURAL INTERPRETATION NYUNGAR understanding the connection of the local people to the Perth’s Swan River. City of Perth.
2012 Collard, L. & Bracknell, C. Beeliar Boodjar: an introduction to Aboriginal History in the City of Cockburn, WA. Australian Aboriginal Studies issue 1: 2012.
2012 Revell, G., Collard, L.M. 'The Narrows Interchange: Greetings from Nyungar Boodjar or Kaarta Gar-up (Kings Park) - Cultural Decoys in the Ocular of Perth', pp. 38-39 From the Debris: A Landscape Exhibition Revived. Melbourne University.
2011 Collard, L & Revell, R. Wedjemup Wankiny Koora, Yeye and Mila Boorda (Wedjemup Talking from the past, today and into the future: An Exmodern Way of Thinking Landscape into country? At the Frontier 2011, Perth, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. 14 - 18 November 2011.
2011 Collard, L., Goodchild, B., & Marinova, D. Understanding Place Names in Southwest Australia: Katitjin Ngulluckiny Boodera, State of Australian Cities Conference, Melbourne.
2011 Collard, L., Goodchild, B. & Marinova, D. Understanding Place Names in Southwest Australia: Katitjin Ngulluckiny Boodera, State Australian Cities Conference, Melbourne. (Forthcoming, acceptance date 17 October 2011).
2011 Abumousa, N. (Translated by Collard, L. & Cumming, I.) Leah’s Lesson. Perth: Public Transport Authority.
2011 Bracknell, C. & Collard, L. Beeliar Boodjar: An Introduction to the Aboriginal History of the City of Cockburn Based on Existing Literature. Perth, Western Australia: City of Cockburn.
2010 Collard, L. & Harben. S. Nartj Katitj Bidi Ngulluckiny Koorl? (Which Knowledge Path Will We Travel?). Ethics and the Practice of History: Studies in Western Australian History, 26, 75-95.
2009 Collard, L. Massacre, Pinjarra. In J. Gregory & J. Gothard (Eds.). Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, (pp. 561-562), Crawley, Western Australia.
2009 Collard, L. Rottnest Island Native Prison. In J. Gregory & J. Gothard (Eds.). Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, (pp. 776-777133), Crawley, Western Australia.
2009 Collard, L. Waakarl. In J. Gregory & J. Gothard (Eds.). Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, (pp. 907), Crawley, Western Australia.
2009 Collard, L. Djidi Djidi, Wardong, Kulbardi, Walitj and Weitj: Nyungar Dream Time Messengers. Westerly, 54: 2, 7-26.
2008 Collard, L. Kura, Yeye, Boorda: From the Past, Today and the Future‘. In Morgan, S., Mia, T. & Kwaymullina, B. (Eds.), Heartsick for Country: Stories of Live, Spirit and Creation (pp.60-80). Fremantle, Western Australia: Fremantle Press.
2008 Collard, L. & Palmer, D. Looking for the Residents of Terra Australis: The Importance of Nyungar in Early European Coastal Exploration. In P. Veth, P. Sutton, and M. Neale (Eds.), Strangers on the Shore: Early Coastal Contacts in Australia (pp. 181-197). Canberra: National Museum of Australia.
2008 Harben, S. & Collard L. Literature Review for Avon Basin Noongar Heritage and Cultural Significance of Natural Resources. Murdoch, Western Australia: Murdoch University.
2007 Collard, L. Kura, Yeye, Boorda Walwalinyup: From the Past, Today and the Future Fremantle. Fremantle Studies: Journal of the Fremantle History Society, 5, 9-21.
2007 Collard, L. Nyittiny: Cosmology of the Nyungar of South-Western Australia. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 11:1, 3-11.
2007 Collard, L. Wangkiny Ngulluck Nyungar Nyittiny, Boodjar, Moort and Katitjin: Talking About Creation, Country Family and Knowledge of the Nyungar of South Western Australia. In S. Morgan, T. Mia & B. Kwaymullina (Eds.), Speaking From the Heart: Stories of Life, Family and Country (pp.262-278). Fremantle, Western Australia: Fremantle Press.
2007 Collard, L., Harben, S. & van den Berg, R. Nyungar Tourism in the South West Region of Western Australia: Three Nyungar Case Studies. In J. Buultjens & D. Fuller (Eds.), Striving for Sustainability: Case Studies in Indigenous Tourism (pp. 403-436). Lismore, New South Wales: Southern Cross University Press.
2006 Collard, L. The Cosmology: The Creator of the Trilogy Waakal or Nyungar Rainbow Serpent. In M. Leybourne & A. Gaynor (Eds.), Water: Histories, Cultures, Ecologies (pp. 121-130). Crawley, Western Australia: University of Western Australia Press.
2006 Collard, L. & Palmer, D. Kura, Yeye, Nyungar Wangkiny Gnulla Koorlangka: A Conversation about Working with Indigenous Young People in the Past, Present and Future. Youth Studies Australia, 25: 4, 25-32.
2005 Collard, L., Harben, S. & van den Berg, R. Nidja Beeliar Boodjar Noonookurt Nyininy: A Nyungar Interpretive History of the Use of Boodjar (Country) in the Vicinity of Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia [Website]. Murdoch, Western Australia: Murdoch University. http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/multimedia/nyungar/
2004 Collard, L., Harben, S. & van den Berg, R. Nidja Beeliar Boodjar Noonookurt Nyininy: A Nyungar Interpretive History of the Use of Boodjar (Country) in the Vicinity of Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. Murdoch, Western Australia: Murdoch University.
2004 Harben, S. & Collard, L. Nyungar Tourism in the South West Region of Western Australia: A Case Study Analysis. Murdoch, Western Australia: Murdoch University.
2004 Harben, S. & Collard, L. Nyungar Tourism in the South West Region of Western Australia: A Quopardar or Best Practice Approach for Nyungar Tourism Operators. Murdoch, Western Australia: Murdoch University.
2004 van den Berg, R., Collard, L., Harben, S. & Byrne, J. Nyungar Tourism in the South West Region of Western Australia: A Literature Review of Tourism. Murdoch, Western Australia: Murdoch University.
2001 Collard, L. & Palmer, D. Looking for the Residents of Terra Nullius: The Importance of Nyungar in Early European Coastal Exploration. Paper read at Cultural Encounters in the Indian-Pacific Region, 1200-1800. An International Conference, 10-13 July 2001, at The University of Western Australia Perth, Australia.
2001 Palmer, D. & Collard, L. Kura, Yeye, Boorda, Nyungar Boodier Nidja Boodjar: Community Development and Indigenous Communities. Keynote Address at the National Local Government Community Development Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Perth, March 23, 2001. Published as proceeding paper; available online http://www.lgcsaa.org.au/docs/499599.pdf
2000 Collard, L., Coyne, T. & Mountford, A. Getting Mallee Hen Eggs with Uncle Jim. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L. & Mountford, A. Noongar-English Dictionary. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. 2000 Collard, L. & Mountford, A. Yongkarin. Retold by L. Collard & A. Mountford, Illustrated by year 4 Students from St Brigid’s Primary School, Middle Swan. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A. & Palmer, D. Bessie Flower and Asharie Bradshaw: Teachers. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A. & Palmer, D. Bindjareb Middar Dance Group. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A. & Palmer, D. Catching Kooyar the Frog. Illustrated by year 4 Students from St Brigid’s Primary School, Middle Swan. Perth: Catholic education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A. & Palmer, D. Noongar Names for Kings Park. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A., & Palmer, D. Noongar Shearers. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A. & Palmer, D. Noongar Workers in Communications. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A. & Palmer, D. Samuel Isaacs: Rescuer. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A. & Palmer, D. Shannara Beresi Junior Equestrian. Perth: catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A. & Palmer, D. Tommy Windich: Explorer. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A. & Palmer, D. Trevor Walley: Conservation and Land Management Officer. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A., Palmer, D., Powell, E. & Robison, J. (Writers). Natj Nidja (What is this?). Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A., Palmer, D. & McGuire, B. (Illustrator). Koortandalup. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A., Palmer, D., Powell, E. & Robison, J. Nidja Noongar Boodjar Noonook Nyininy = This is Noongar Country You Are Sitting In: A Resource Package for Schools. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A. & Williams, J. Boola Meela (Many Eyes) [A Three-Act Play]. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Mountford, A. & Williams, J. Uncle Jack Williams Tells Us About Karli (Boomerang). Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Palmer, D., Leonard, L. & Revell, G. Nidja Noongar Bilya Boodjar (This is Noongar River Country). Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L., Palmer, D., Leonard, L. & Revell, G. Noongar Place Meanings. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. 2000 Coyne, T., Collard, L. & Mountford, A. Thelma Coyne Tells Us About Childhood Games and Pastimes ‘Old Man with a Bag’. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
2000 Collard, L. (Writer) & Pickett, S. (Illustrator). The Waakal Story. Perth: Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
1999 Collard, L., Leonard, L. & Revell G. Kau Nyungar Boodjar Gabbee Gnarning Quobberup. Oh, a Place within Aboriginal Country where the Drinking Water is Very Good. In Bolton, G. & Gregory, J. Claremont A History: The Mooro and the Colonial Agitator, Ch. 1 p.3,
1998 Collard, L. & Palmer, D. Nidja Goordandalup! Noonookurt Nyinning Nyungar Boodjar: A Nyungar Interpretive History of Boodjar (Country) in the Vicinity of the University of Western Australia. Murdoch, Western Australia: Murdoch University.
1998 Contos, N., Kearing, T. Collard, L, & Palmer, D. Pinjarra Massacre: Site Research and Development Project: Report for Stage 1. Pinjarra, Western Australia: Murray District Aboriginal Association.
1998 Palmer, D. & Collard, L. We Cleared and Built All That Run: Nyungars, Work and Cultural Incorporation. In J. Bessant & S. Cook (Eds.), Against the Odds: Young People and Work (pp. 19-29). Hobart: National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.
1997. Collard, L, Collard, Lisa, Henderson I. Rottnest Island and the Swan River. A Map Celebrating the Tri Centennial of the Landing of Willem de Vlamingh in Western Australia, December 1696 and January 1697.
1996 Collard, L. An Analysis of Nyungar Influence in South West Western Australia. Unpublished MA thesis, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia.
1996 Collard, L. Research and Development in Kurongkul Katitijin. In Different Approaches: Theory and Practice in Higher Education. Proceedings HERDSA Conference 1996. Perth, Western Australia, 8-12 July. http://www.herdsa.org.au/confs/1996/collard.html
1996 Collard, L., Collard, L. & Henderson, I. Rottnest Island and the Swan River. A Map Celebrating the Tri-Centennial of the Landing of Willem de Vlamingh in Western Australia: December 1696 and January 1697. Base information provided by the Department of Land Administration. Fremantle, Western Australia: City of Fremantle.
1996 Palmer, D. & Collard, L. Nidja Boodjar Binjarup Nyungar. Kura, Yeye, Boorda: The Gcalyut Research and Training Project. Fremantle: South Metropolitan Youth Link.
1994 Collard, L. A Nyungar Interpretation of Ellensbrook and Wonnerup Homesteads. East Perth: Heritage Council of Western Australia.
1994 Collard, L. Nyungar (Aboriginal) Interpretation Map: The Lower South West of Western Australia. Perth: National Trust and Edith Cowan University.
1994 Collard, L. & Palmer, D. Ethical Youth Work With Nyungar Families. Youth Issues Forum, Winter, 12-19.
1994 Palmer, D. & Collard, L. Aboriginal Young People and Youth Subcultures. Australian Institute of Family Studies, 38, 26-31.
1994 Palmer, D. & Collard, L Aboriginalism in Youth Studies. Just Policy.
1994 Palmer, D & Collard L. Nyungar Young People, Youth Policy and Problems of Theory. In J. Bessant, S. Cook, G. Coventry, D. Maunders & J. Wyn (Eds.), Rethinking Policies for Young People (pp.178-183). Melbourne: University of Melbourne.
1993 Palmer, D, & Collard, L. Aboriginal Young People and Youth Subcultures. In R. White (Ed.), Youth Subcultures: Theory, History and the Australian Experience (pp. 114-121). Hobart: National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.
1993 Palmer, D. & Collard, L. ―Aboriginal Youth” as “Watjela” Artefacts: Aboriginalism in Youth Studies. A paper presented at the “Youth 93 The Regeneration” symposium. / Youth Studies Conference Hobart 3-5 November 1993.
1993 Palmer, D. & Collard, L. Nunukal Nyidlyang, Nunukat Yuwal Kurliny Yeya, Ngart Nyininy Djinang Katitijin Nyungar Wongkin Galang Kurlongha: Nyungar Young People, Youth Policy and Problems of Theory. In: J. Bessant, S. Cook, G. Coventry, D. Maunders, & J. Wyn (Eds.), Rethinking Policies for Young People: Conference Proceedings, National Conference, 14th-16th April 1993. Parkville, Victoria: Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
1992 Collard, L. & Palmer, D. Aboriginal Young People in the Southwest of Western Australia: Implications for Youth Policy. In R. White & B. Wilson (Eds.), For Your Own Good: Young People and State Intervention in Australia (pp.78-93). Bundoora, Victoria: La Trobe University Press.
1991 Collard, L. & Palmer, D. Aboriginal Young People in the Southwest of Western Australia: Implications for Youth Policy. Journal of Australian Studies, 15: 31, 78-93.
Funding received
1. Aboriginal Fathering Project 1: Aboriginal fathering in the international literature. (2016-2017) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $10,000.

2. Nyungar Placenames Project in southwest of WA. (2016-2017) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $10,000.

3. Aboriginal and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth, Health and Wellbeing Project - WA Study no1. (2014-2015) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $10,000.

4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth, Health and Wellbeing Project – QLD Study no 2. (2014 – 2015) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $10,000.

5. Identification of funding to explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth, Health and Wellbeing. (2014-2015) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $5,000.

6. Understanding how to best engage Indigenous researchers from a diverse range of Indigenous backgrounds, geographic localities and organisations in a collaborative health and wellbeing project. (2014-2015) Australian Research Council: Discovery NIRAKN $5,000.
7. Noongar kaatdijin bidi – Noongar knowledge networks; or, Why is there no Noongar Wikipedia? Australian Research Council: Discovery. (2014 – 2015) $3.500,000.

8. Indigenous Participation in a Low-Carbon Economy. (2013 – 2015) Australian Research Council: Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development, Australian Research Fellowship Indigenous $600,000.

9. Nyungar Boodjera Wangkiny = The People's Land is Speaking: Nyungar Place Nomenclature of the Southwest of Western Australia. (2011 – 2013) Australian Research Council: Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development, Australian Research Fellowship Indigenous 399,000.

10. Kaarla Yarning: Stories of Perth City of Perth, Lotterywest, Department of Aboriginal Affairs (2013 – 2014) $30,000.
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