Steve Kinnane
BA (Hons) Sustainability, Murdoch University
Senior Researcher, Nulungu Research Institute

Email: stephen.kinnane@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0285

Steve Kinnane has been an active researcher and writer for more than 20 years as well as lecturing and working on community cultural heritage and development projects. His interests are diverse encompassing Aboriginal history, creative documentary (both visual and literary), and tensions surrounding the ideals of sustainability and the relationships between individuality, community, country, economy and human development. Steve is a Marda Marda from Mirrowoong country in the East Kimberley. He Lectured at Murdoch University in Australian Indigenous Studies and Sustainability; completed a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Canberra, and is currently Senior Researcher for the Nulungu Research Institute of the University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome.

He co-wrote and produced The Coolbaroo Club (1996) an ABC TV documentary, awarded the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Human Rights Award for the Arts, and collaborated with Lauren Marsh and Alice Nannup on the completion of When the Pelican Laughed, (1992) the story of Mrs Alice Nannup (Fremantle Arts Centre Press). His book, Shadow Lines was awarded the WA Premier’s Award for Non-Fiction 2004, the Federation of Australian Writer’s Award for Non-Fiction 2004, The Stanner Award 2004, and was short-listed for the Queensland, South Australian Premier’s Awards. Recent publications include the chapter ‘Indigenous Australia’ (in collaboration with Anna Haebich) for the Cambridge History of Australia, the chapter ‘Blood History’ for the First Australians book accompanying the First Australians Television Series, and reports and chapters examining sustainable livelihoods and how communities are changing the future by confronting systemic impediments, addressing priorities and developing regionally relevant solutions.

Relevent Publications

Research Reports/ Reviews/ Evaluations
2014 Kinnane, S., Wilks, J., Thomas, S., Wilson, K., and Hughes, T., 'Can't be what you can't see:' the transition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to higher education, Final Report, Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education, Sydney, 2014.
2014 Kinnane, S., Wilks, J., Thomas, S., Wilson, K., and Hughes, T., 'Can't be what you can't see:' the transition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to higher education, Literature Review, Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education, Sydney, 2014.
2013 Raven, M., Katz, I., Griffiths, A. and Kinnane, S., 'Renewed Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Department of Health, 2013. (And associated lit review, reports and discussion paper)
2012 Kinnane, S., Golson, K., and Henderson-Yates, L., A Twenty Four Month Evaluation of the Impacts of the Restriction of Take-away Alcohol in Halls Creek, Drug and Alcohol Office, 2012.
2011 Griffiths, S., and Kinnane, S., Kimberley Aboriginal Caring for Country Plan, Kimberley Language Resource Centre, Halls Creek, WA.
2010 Kinnane, S., Kimberley Aboriginal Caring for Country Plan – Lit Review, Kimberley Language Resource Centre, Halls Creek, WA.
2010 Kinnane, S., Kimberley Aboriginal Caring for Country Plan – Discussion Paper, Kimberley Language Resource Centre, Halls Creek, WA.
2010 Kinnane, S., Golson, K., and Henderson-Yates, L, A Twelve Month Evaluation of the Impacts of the Restriction of Take-away Alcohol in Halls Creek, Drug and Alcohol Authority, WA, 2010.
2010 Kinnane, S, Henderson-Yates, L, and Parker, H., A Twenty Four Month Evaluation of the Impacts of the Restriction of Take-away Alcohol in Fitzroy Crossing, Drug and Alcohol Authority, WA, 2010.
2009 Kinnane, S, Henderson-Yates, L, and Parker, H., A Twelve Month Evaluation of the Impacts of the Restriction of Take-away Alcohol in Fitzroy Crossing, Drug and Alcohol Authority, WA, 2009.
2006 Kinnane, S (et al) 'Sea Countries of the South' Indigenous Interests in the South West Marine Region, National Ocean's Office, Department of Environment and Heritage, 2006.
2002 Kinnane, S., Beyond Boundaries: Exploring Indigenous Sustainability Issues withina Regional Focus Through the State Sustainability Strategy, A Sustainability Research Group Discussion Paper for the Sustainability Policy Unit of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, WA Government, 2002.

Chapters
2013 Haebich, A. and Kinnane, S., 'Indigenous Australia' (Ch 14), Cambridge History of Australia, Volume Two; The Commonwealth of Australia, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2013.
2008 Kinnane, S., (Ch) Blood History, in, 'First Australians,' Perkins, R. and Langton, M. (eds), Melbourne University Press, 2008. (The volume was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, 2010.)
2005 Kinnane, S., Indigenous Sustainability: Rights, Obligations and a Collective Commitment to Country,' in, Castellino, J., and Walsh, N., International Law and Indigenous Peoples, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Human Rights Library, Vol 20, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden/Boston, 2005, pp 159-193.
2002 Kinnane, S., 'Recurring Visions of Australindia', (Ch. 1) in, Country: Visions of Land and People in Western Australia, (eds) Trinca, M., Haebich, A. and Gaynor, A., Museum of Western Australia and the Center for Western Australian History, University of WA, 2002.
2002 Kinnane, S, 'Vingettes,' in, Croft, B., South West Central, Exhibition Publication of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2002.

Journals
2007 Kinnane, S and Read, P., Indigenous Knowledge in the Workplace, National Centre for Indigenous Studies, ANU, Journal of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, Canberra.
2003 Kinnane,S. and Marsh, L., 'Ghost Files: the missing files of the Department of Indigenous Affairs (DIA) archive,' in, 'History and Native Title,' (ed) Choo, C., Studies in Western Australian History, Issue 23,Center for Western Australian History, University of Western Australia, 2002.

Books
2003 Kinnane, S., Shadow Lines, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, Western Australia, 2003.
1992 Kinnane, S., Marsh, L., and Nannup. A., When the Pelican Laughed, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, Western Australia, 1992.

Documentaries Broadcast
1996 Kinnane, S. and Marsh, L., The Coolbaroo Club, ABC TV Documentary, 1996.