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Dr Clint Bracknell

Vice-Chancellor's Teaching and Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Campus: Mount Lawley  


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2016.
  • Graduate Diploma of Education, Edith Cowan University, 2005.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Murdoch University, 2002.


Recent Research Grants

  • Restoring on-Country performance: song, language and south coast landscapes,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Indigenous,  2020 - 2024,  $2,035,516.
  • Aboriginal Health,  Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation,  Covid-19 Research Fund,  2020 - 2022,  $200,000.
  • Developing Esperance Nyoongar language resources,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Reconciliation Action Plan / Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researcher Grant,  2020 - 2021,  $24,991.
  • Mobilising song archives to nourish an endangered Aboriginal language,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Indigenous,  2017 - 2020,  $159,257.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Bracknell, C., (2019), Identity, language and collaboration in Indigenous music. The Difference Identity Makes: Indigenous Cultural Capital in Australian Cultural Fields, 99-123, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Aboriginal Studies Press.
  • Bracknell, C., Scott, K., (2019), Ever-widening circles: Consolidating and enhancing Wirlomin Noongar archival material in the community. Archival returns: Central Australia and beyond, 18(16), 325-338, Honolulu, United States of America, University of Hawai’i Press.
  • Bracknell, C., (2017), Maaya Waab (Playing with Sound): Nyungar Song Language and Spoken Language in the South-West of Western Australia. Recirculating Songs: Revitalising the Singing Practices of Indigenous Australia , 45-57, Canberra, Australia, Asia-Pacific Linguistics.
  • Collard, L., Hartley, J., Scott, K., Lucy, N., Bracknell, C., (2017), Could a ‘Noongarpedia’ form the basis for an emerging form of citizenship in the age of new media?. Media and Citizenship: Between Marginalisation and Participation, 159-180, South Africa, HSRC Press.
  • Bracknell, C., (2016), Bobby Roberts: Intermediary and Outlaw of Western Australia’s South Coast. Brokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory, 119-139, Canberra, Australia, ANU E Press.

Journal Articles

  • Bracknell, C., (2020), The Emotional Business of Noongar Song. Journal of Australian Studies, 44(2), 140-153, United Kingdom, Taylor and francis/Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14443058.2020.1752284.
  • Bracknell, C., (2020), Rebuilding as Research: Noongar song, language and ways of knowing. Journal of Australian Studies, 44(2), 210-223, United Kingdom, Taylor and francis/Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14443058.2020.1746380.
  • Bracknell, C., (2020), Maya Waabiny: Mobilising Song Archives to Nourish an Endangered Language. Humanities Australia, 2020(11), 19-27, Canberra.
  • Bracknell, C., (2019), Connecting Indigenous song archives to kin, Country and language. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 20(2), 25 pages, DOI: 10.1353/cch.2019.0016.
  • Collard, L., Bracknell, C., Palmer, D., (2017), Nyungar of Southwestern Australia and Flinders: A Dialogue on Using Nyungar Intelligence to Better Understand Coastal Exploration. ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples' Cultures, 1(1), 1-16, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
  • Bracknell, C., Kickett, C., (2017), Inside Out: An Indigenous Community Radio Response to Incarceration in Western Australia. ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples' Cultures, 1(1), 81-98, Pennsylvania State University, USA, Penn State University Press.
  • Bracknell, C., (2017), Conceptualizing Noongar Song. Yearbook for Traditional Music, 49(1), 92-113, USA, Cambridge.
  • Bracknell, C., (2016), Singing Back to the Archive. Westerly, 61(1), 92-104, Western Australia, UWA Publishing.
  • Bracknell, C., (2016), ‘Say You’re a Nyungarmusicologist’: Indigenous Research and Endangered Song. Musicology Australia, 37(2), 199-217, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/08145857.2015.1075260.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Bracknell, C., (2019), Water (original score and sound design). Water, Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, Black Swan State Theatre Company.
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