Mr Gary Toone

PhD scholar

BA (Aboriginal & Intercultural Studies, Edith Cowan University; Archaeology, University of New England)
MCultHeritage (Deakin University)

Topic or working title

‘Farming Aboriginal cultural heritage: The perceptions and perspectives of farmers concerning Aboriginal cultural heritage on their properties.’

Abstract or summary

This research uses a case study region to evaluate the roles, constraints and inclinations that farmers have in revealing, reporting and managing aspects of Aboriginal cultural heritage held within their sphere of knowledge or located on their properties.

Panel members and positions

Panel Chair:
Professor Mick Dodson, Director of NCIS and Professor at the ANU College of Law.

Professor Joan Beaumont, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.


  • Dr Philip Clarke, Consultant Anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow at Griffith University.
  • Associate Professor Cressida Fforde, Deputy Director, NCIS.


Gary Toone has a Bachelor of Arts, 1998 (Aboriginal & Intercultural Studies – Edith Cowan University, & Archaeology – University of New England) and a Master of Cultural Heritage, 2008 (Deakin University). Prior to commencing his PhD studies at NCIS, Gary was employed by the South Australian Museum as a Collections Manager of the Australian Ethnology (Aboriginal) and Archaeology Collections, where he primarily worked in the field of repatriation. His research interests focus on cross-cultural aspects of cultural heritage management, particularly Aboriginal cultural heritage.


Book review

  • Toone, G. (2010) Nharangga Wargunni Bugi-Buggillu: A Journey through Narungga History by Skye Krichauff. Reviewed in Australian Aboriginal Studies Journal, 1:109, 2011.

Book chapter

  • Toone, G. (forthcoming 2012) ‘Riding the Memory Rail.’ In: Joan Beaumont, W. J. Logan and Andrea Witcomb (eds), The Thai-Burma Railway: Reconciling Histories, Respecting Heritage; a book on the multicultural and cross-cultural dimensions associated with the heritage of the Thai-Burma Railway of World War Two.

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