Thomas Harrington, Akala Newman

Thomas Harrington, Akala Newman

Indigenous Officers

indigenous.officers@src.usyd.edu.au
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The Indigenous Collective is an inclusive, culturally safe and welcoming space for all students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. We stand by the idea that no matter how much milk, honey or sugar you add to tea, it’s still tea.

Akala and Thomas will be the office bearers for the 2019 Indigenous Collective, and look forward to meeting and getting to know all the new and existing Indigenous students at the University of Sydney. The Collective is here to support and guide all Indigenous students as they navigate University life. We are here to listen to your issues and ideas, give advice and support as well as be that extra helping hand and friendly face around campus – anything we can’t solve directly, we know where to find help and will be there with you until it is solved.

In 2019, we are striving to create an environment on campus that promotes Indigenous voices and creates action through a holistic Indigenous presence on campus across all disciplines, ages, origins and perspectives. We look forward to running multiple event throughout the year both within the University as well as in the local community ranging from Indigenous performances, sporting events and inviting Indigenous elders to campus to pass down their experiences.

We look forward to continually amplify Indigenous voices and work towards creating a campus that is cultural aware, competent and engaging.

Akala Newman (Wiradjuri) and Thomas Harrington (Bundjalung), 2019 Indigenous Office Bearers

Latest Reports

Indigenous Officer’s Report – Week 3, Sem , 2016

Georgia Mantle “The past few weeks have been filled with a number of rallies. First we had the Sydney Black Lives Matter rally to stand in solidarity with Black Americans who still suffer under the oppression of white supremacy. As the rally was held in Australia it also included the suffering of Black and Indigenous […]

Indigenous Officer’s Report – Week 9, Sem 1, 2016

Last week the collective put out our special Indigenous edition of Honi Soit we would like to thank all the Indigenous students who contributed and made the paper possible. Special thanks to Emily and Dean from Sydney College of the Arts who contributed their amazing art. We will be co-hosting a launch event with the […]

Indigenous Officers’ Report – Week 1, Sem 1, 2016

Hello! My name is Georgia Mantle and I am one of the Indigenous Office Bearers for 2016. Before I begin my report I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land in which I am writing this report, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. I am apart of the Gadigal mob which […]