Dr Johanna Perheentupa

Dr Johanna Perheentupa


MA (University of Turku, Finland) PhD (UNSW)

Faculty of DVC Academic
NG Academic Programs

Johanna's research interests are in the area of Australian colonial and Indigenous histories, including both Indigenous rights and settler colonial engagement with Indigenous peoples. Johanna’s recent publication Redfern: Aboriginal Activism in the 1970s, by Aboriginal Studies Press, explores the ways in which local Aboriginal organisations pursued self-determination in the diverse fields of law, health, arts and culture, education and housing.She is currently working on community-led project that aims to record and make public the history of the Freedom Rides from the perspective of the Walgett Aboriginal Community.

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  • Books | 2020
    2020, Redfern Aboriginal Activism in The 1970s, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/unsw/detail.action?docID=6320013
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    2020, 'Taking control: Aboriginal organisations and self-determination in Redfern in the 1970s', in Rademaker L; Rowse T (ed.), Indigenous Self-Determination in Australia Histories and Historiography, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 189 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/ISA.2020
    Book Chapters | 2019
    2019, 'From Hermannsburg to Helsinki: the journey of the 103 Arrernte objects', in Tohmo K; Perheentupa J; Poll M (ed.), Objects Collecting People, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Espoo, pp. 28 - 43, https://issuu.com/rautavaarahelina/docs/ocp_151020
    Book Chapters | 2004
    2004, 'Black Theatre vastarinnan sijana', in Laitinen R (ed.), Tilan kokemisen kulttuurihistoriaa, Cultural History – kulttuurihistoria, Turku, pp. 55 - 76
    Book Chapters | 2002
    2002, 'Tunteita telttasuurlähetystöllä', in Kärki K (ed.), 30-vuotias tunteilee, Cultural History, Turku, pp. 109 - 114
  • Edited Books | 2019
    Tohmo K; Perheentupa J; Poll M, (eds.), 2019, Objects Collecting People, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Espoo, https://issuu.com/rautavaarahelina/docs/ocp_151020
    Edited Books | 2002
    Perheentupa J; Karppi K, (ed.), 2002, Cross-Cultural Encounters: Perspectives on Multicultural Europe, Publications of the Doctoral Program of Cultural Interaction and Integration 7, Turku
  • Journal articles | 2018
    2018, 'Whitlam and Aboriginal self-determination in Redfern', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 77, pp. S13 - S18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12354
    Journal articles | 2009
    2009, 'Victims of the past? White‐Aboriginal relations in Australian historiography in the nineteenth century', Zeitschrift für Australienstudien, pp. 24 - 41
    Journal articles | 2001
    2001, 'The Splash with no Colours? Thoughts on Whiteness and Oral History', Voiceprint, pp. 22 - 25
  • Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2021
    2021, Sadan vuoden matka (A Hundred Year Journey), Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Espoo, Film, Published: 2021, Duration: 0:51 mins, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.cultureels.com/sadanvuodenmatka
    Other | 2021
    2021, What the Colonists Never Knew: A History of Aboriginal Sydney, ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2021.1907876
    Other | 2018
    Sallanen M (ed.), 2018, Ensimmäiset australialaiset, Edita Publishing, Helsinki,
    Theses / Dissertations | 2014
    2014, “To be part of an Aboriginal dream of self-determination”: Aboriginal activism in Redfern in the 1970s
    Theses / Dissertations | 1998
    1998, "Those Poor Creatures - The Children of the Soil“. Aborigines in Australian Historiography 1798-1883., Cultural History
    Conference Papers | 1998
    1998, 'The Invasion of Terra Nullius: Aboriginal Resistance and Historians', in Nyman J; Stokesbury JA (ed.), University of Joensuu, Joensuu, pp. 177 - 183, presented at Postcolonialism and Cultural Resistance, Joensuu, 15 June 1998

  • Remembering the Freedom Rides to Walgett, a community-led project in collaboration with Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Ltd. The project aims to record and make public the history of these Freedom Rides from the perspective of the Walgett Aboriginal Community. The research is used for a website together with a public art display at the centre of the town (directly opposite the RSL) commemorating the Freedom Rides, which identify significant events and local Aboriginal people who had a key role in the protests against segregation in Walgett.

My Research Supervision

Julian Garcia, Disputed Identity: Settler colonialism and the representation of Aboriginal artists and Aboriginal art of south-eastern Australia, 1880 to 1992

My Teaching

Indigenous Material Culture: Objects and Their Journeys (ATSI2003)

Australian Indigenous Political History (ATSI2011)

Indigenous Histories in the Colonial World (ATSI3017)