The Task Force Story

Recalling 40 years of tertiary education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Task Force was the first Indigenous tertiary educational institution in Australia and the precursor to the establishment of Indigenous centres at other Australian universities.

Art Exhibition previously on at Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in South Australia, Australia.
From Wednesday 03 July 2013 to Wednesday 07 August 2013

The Task Force Story

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 17 July 2013.
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The Task Force was established at the South Australian Institute of Technology in 1973 – a predecessor institution of the University of South Australia – and was so successful it attracted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from around the country. This led to the establishment of the David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research at the University of South Australia, which has expanded and developed Indigenous education programs and represents excellence in Indigenous scholarship at the tertiary level in Australia today.

The Task Force Project has researched the history of the unit through archives and oral history interviews undertaken with those involved from the inception of the Task Force, and with former students. The exhibition draws on pictorial, archival and oral historical materials to present a fascinating account.

A NAIDOC Week event


UniSA City West campus, Hawke Building Level 3, 50-55 North Terrace, Adelaide