This is a guide to the main record collection of Diane Elizabeth Barwick (1938-1986), political and historical anthropologist. Diane Barwick was renowned for her depth of knowledge about Aboriginal history and culture and her commitment to Aboriginal justice and equality. She migrated from Canada in 1960 to research kin networks among Aboriginal Victorians. In her subsequent career Diane Barwick helped pioneer the discipline of ethnohistory in Australia. The records in this collection were collected in 2005 from her family home in Canberra where they were in the custody of her widower Richard Barwick. The collection documents Diane Barwick's extensive body of published works, her PhD on regional kin networks and group identity among Aboriginal Victorians, the major roles she played in the establishment of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies and the Aboriginal History journal, and many other aspects of her life and works.
Cultural Advice Statement
Users of the guide are advised that the Diane Barwick Collection and the associated Guide to Records may include the names of deceased persons, which may cause sadness or distress in some Indigenous communities.
It is a condition of use of the Diane Barwick Collection and the associated Guide to Records that researchers ensure that any information they disclose respects the views and sensitivities of Indigenous Australians.
Diane Barwick's records are held by the State Library of Victoria. The collection contains sensitive and private information. Access conditions apply to some records. The relevant series in the Barwick Guide have been annotated accordingly. For more details, consult the staff of the Australian Manuscripts section of the State Library of Victoria. [Details]