About Nicholas Herriman

Dr Nicholas Herriman is a senior lecturer in Social and Cultural Anthropology at La Trobe University.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

A group of Southeast Asian descendants wants to be recognised as Indigenous Australians

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In 1826, an English merchant, Alexander Hare, brought a group of people from Malaysia and Indonesia as well as South Africa and New Guinea to an atoll northwest of mainland Australia in the Indian Ocean. Hare took them to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands as indentured workers, slaves and/or convicts. A year later, a Scottish rival, […]

Indonesia

Ubud bans put the spotlight back on Indonesia’s killing fields

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