Delyna Baxter

MAppLaw, BA

PhD Candidate

Having graduated from the University of New England in 2005 with a dual degree in Archaeology and Paleoanthropology, Delyna has since obtained a Masters of Applied Laws with a specialty in Dispute Resolution and Aboriginal Law from the University of Queensland in 2009. Delyna is now currently completing her PhD in cultural anthropology under the CRN scheme jointly through Charles Darwin and Australian National Universities.

PhD Project Topic

The focus of Delyna’s PhD research will examine the cultural, economic, historical, psychological and political contextual factors of Aboriginal peoples on stations  in northern Australia, to explore the argument: was this a ‘golden era’; were Aboriginal people ‘exploited’; or was this a unique period in time created through the process of acculturation.

Research Interests

  • Aboriginal Stockmen in northern Australia’s colonial economy
  • Social justice issues affecting Central Australian Aboriginal people
  • Relationship building between Indigenous communities, government and non-government organisations
  • Aboriginal law
  • Australian rock art



  • Baxter DM, & Connolly MJ, Cultural Heritage Field Guide, Powerlink Queensland.

Journal Articles

  • Baxter DM, Conflict in Native Title Claims, Queensland Student Law Review.
  • Baxter DM, (2008) The Canadian ‘Duty to Consult and Accommodate’ and the Australian ‘Future Act’ processes a comparison, Resource Guide, AIATSIS .
  • Baxter DM, (2008).The Aurora Experience, AIATSIS 2008. Queensland Student Law Review.
Delyna Baxter


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