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Associate Professor Clint Bracknell

Vice-Chancellor's Teaching and Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6536, Mobile: 0415513650, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML15218
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6536
Mobile: 0415513650
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML15218  


Clint is a Vice-Chancellor's Teaching and Research Fellow at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.


  • 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

  • Mobilising song archives to nourish an endangered Aboriginal language,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Indigenous,  2017 - 2019,  $92,363.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • 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.
  • Bracknell, C., Collard, L., Palmer, D., Revell, G., (2015), Ngatj baranginy Ngulluckiny koorliny Derbal Yirigan bilya: Take Me to the Place the Estuary that Place on the River that Rises and Falls. Take me to the River: the story of Perth's foreshore , 253-268, Perth, Australia, UWA Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Bracknell, C., (2017), Conceptualizing Noongar Song. Yearbook for Traditional Music, 49(1), 93-113, USA, Cambridge.
  • 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., (2016), ‘Say You’re a Nyungarmusicologist’: Indigenous Research and Endangered Song. Musicology Australia, 37(2), 199-217, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/08145857.2015.1075260.
  • Bracknell, C., (2016), Singing Back to the Archive. Westerly, 61(1), 92-104, Western Australia, UWA Publishing.
  • Bracknell, C., (2014), Special Section: Western Australian Aboriginal History Kooral Dwonk-katitjiny (listening to the past): Aboriginal language, songs and history in south-western Australia. Aboriginal History, 38(Dec), 1-18.
  • Bracknell, C., (2014), Wal-Walang-al Ngardanginy: hunting the songs (of the Australian south-west). Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1(June), 3-15, AIATSIS.
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