The Minoru Hokari Memorial Scholarship has been established in honour of the pathbreaking scholar and inspiring colleague, Minoru Hokari (1971-2004) who made outstanding contributions towards ‘cross-culturalising’ historical practice and towards developing a respectful collaborative research strategy with Indigenous Australians. A graduate of Hitotsubashi University (MEc 1996) and The Australian National University (PhD 2001), Minoru conducted fieldwork amongst Gurindji elders, who he acknowledged as exceptional historians in their own right. His untimely death in 2004 curtailed a very promising career. His colleagues and friends in the Australian Centre for Indigenous History in the Research School of Social Sciences, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences at The Australian National University decided to establish a scholarship to him as a memorial.
be currently enrolled, at the time of application and remain enrolled during the tenure of the scholarship, in a postgraduate research based program at any University; or have successfully completed such a program in the past three years. Criteria for Selection: The Committee will take into account the: the merit of the proposed project; the applicant’s ability to conduct appropriate fieldwork with Indigenous Australians; and the applicant’s more general scholarly potential