Michael Hartwig

BIK (Hons)

PhD Candidate

Michael Hartwig is a retired accountant who has devoted most of his retirement to date studying various aspects of Indigenous life and culture in the Northern Territory. In 2015, He completed a degree in Indigenous Knowledge and followed this with Honours in 2017.

The thesis for the Honours degree researched the efficacy of mutual respect in successful inter-cultural interaction. The approach to this research and thesis has been coloured by a belief that only with mutual understanding and respect between cultures can fair and successful reconciliation be achieved, a belief that forms the underlying motivation for undertaking this research. The research is under the guidance of two amazing supervisors, Dr Kate Golebiowska and Prof Rolf Gerritsen (third supervisor position temporarily vacant).

PhD Project Title

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Research Interests

  • Indigenous culture and society, with emphasis on the remote areas of the Northern Territory
  • Mutual respect between government politicians and administrators and the Aboriginal community they were elected to serve
  • Traditional methods of eco-sustainability
  • Communications and the promotion of real democracy in remote areas
  • The tyranny of distance: providing quality education and health services

Supervisors

Dr Kate Golebiowska - Principal (Northern Institute, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts & Society, Charles Darwin University)
Professor Rolf Gerritsen - (Northern Institute, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts & Society, Charles Darwin University)

Michael Hartwig

Contacts

T: 0448 589 304
E: Michaelchaffey.hartwig@cdu.edu.au

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