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Ms Tonia Chalk

Ms Tonia Chalk
Name Tonia Chalk
Position Lecturer (Education)
Section School of Education
Office G403
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2338
Extension 2338
Email
Qualifications BA(Creative) USQ , BA(Hons) USQ , BEd USQ

Tonia Chalk (BA (Creative), BA (Hons), B.Ed.) is a matrilineal Budjari woman from Southwest Queensland. She is a PhD candidate at Griffith University, Nathan Campus in the School of Humanities, Languages, and Social Science. Her PhD examines eight inquests of death files of Aboriginal females that occurred during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Queensland, through the lens of the file's discursive practices and colonial references. By viewing the coronial inquest file not only as a government document but also as a space for multiple narratives and voices, the project provides a new way of thinking about inquests in Queensland, and about the archival record in Aboriginal family stories, including my Aboriginal family. She is a Lecturer in the School of Education, teaching First Nations Education, at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.


Research interests
Archival Records - Aboriginal Family Stories
Australian History
Indigenous Education and the Australian Curriculum
The archive as cultural artefact

Professional memberships
Member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)
Member of USQ Academic Board
Member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Board
Tertiary Representative for the QSA B31 Panel - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Indigenous Branch Committee Member of USQ's National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)

Industry affiliations
Registered Teacher - Queensland College of Teachers

Currently teaching courses/programs
EDC1200
EDX2190
EDS2402
EDS3450
EDP4200

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
5 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
10 Years