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Suzi Hutchings

MSS 0215

Biographical Note

Dr Suzi Hutchings is a Social Anthropologist and member of the Central Arrernte Nation. She holds a senior lecturer position in Criminology and Justice Studies in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University. She teaches Indigenous studies, Indigenous policy and policy design.

Suzi’s career is dedicated to working with First Nations peoples and communities throughout Australia.  Since 1983, as a social anthropologist and Indigenous scholar of native title and family jurisprudence, Suzi has been consulting on the impacts of criminal justice and welfare intervention on Aboriginal youth and families. Her most recent engagement in this capacity was with the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (SA) providing expert cultural evidence in a child protection matter for a Pitjantjatjara family living in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Suzi has also worked extensively as a senior anthropologist on native title claims across Australia, including in Queensland, Western Australia and the ACT. She was a senior anthropologist on the successful Esperance Nyungar native title claim. Suzi also collaborates with First Nations young people exploring innovative ways to maintain and express Indigenous identities, resilience, resistance, sovereignty and indigeneity through music and performance. This has included a 2019 co-production with Indigenous musicians in Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault, Arts Centre Victoria on Indigenous Hip-Hop.

Suzi is co-editor with R. Aída Hernández Castillo and Brian Noble, of the 2019 publication: Transcontinental Dialogues: Activist Alliances with Indigenous Peoples of Canada, Mexico, and Australia, University of Arizona Press (

The following papers were donated to the Library by Suzi Hutchings in 2017.

Contents Note

The papers are generally arranged according to the project which Hutchings was researching at the time.
Note: only those items listed are included in the collection.

Many items are confidential and permission will need to be obtained from the authors and / or community.

Contents Listing

Series 1: Honours Thesis
Box 1

Series 2: PhD
Boxes 2 - 8

Series 3: South Australia (Professional)
Boxes 9 - 11

Series 4: SA Consultancies
Box 12

Series 5: Native Title SA
Boxes 13 - 14

Series 6: SA Other
Box 15

Series 7: Native Title ACT
Boxes 16 - 18

Series: 8: Native Title WA
Boxes 19 - 33

Series 9: Native Title QLD
Boxes 34 - 60

Cheryl Hoskin
August 2020

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