Dr Shino Konishi (University of Western Australian), Dr Malcolm Allbrook (National Centre of Biography) and Professor Tom Griffiths (History, ANU) were awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery (Indigenous) Grant in November 2016 to work towards an Indigenous Dictionary of Biography.
The project, worth $732,704 over four years, is a collaboration between Indigenous researchers and the NCB. The ultimate aim is to publish a supplementary volume of the ADB comprising biographies of 190 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The team will also publish research articles that reframe Indigenous biographical practice.
The project will commence in July 2017.