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Order: This Place Has a Past

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An illustration featuring two hands which rest either side of the word 'NURA', over a collage background of greenery meeting an urban environment

Art: Kate Banazi

Across three episodes, we’re bringing you a special audio edition of Notes, the Wheeler Centre’s digital publishing series. For this edition, participants in our 2020 podcast development programme, Signal Boost have created audio stories around the theme 'Order'

It’s a word that brings to mind structure, organisation, command or subjugation. Think: the natural order, alphabetical order, out of order. It’s a title, descriptor, an alternative. A holy order, a tall order, or law and order? It can be a direction, or a request. Get your house in order. Take your marching orders.

In this episode, Maddi Miller delves into the hidden stratigraphy of Melbourne.


Portrait of Maddison Miller

Maddison Miller

Maddison Miller is a Darug woman, researcher and archaeologist. Maddi advocates for broader acceptance and incorporation of Aboriginal knowledge systems in design, urban research and architecture. She is the co-chair of the Indigenous Advisory Group to the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub of the National Environmental Science Program. She was an inaugural participant of the Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders Program. In 2019, she was the first Indigenous delegate of Australia at the UNESCO World Heritage Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Portrait of Beth Atkinson-Quinton

Beth Atkinson-Quinton

Beth Atkinson-Quinton is the Wheeler Centre's audio producer, and a broadcaster, audio producer, and artistic programmer living and working on the unceded lands of the Kulin Nation.

Beth is the co-founder of podcast network Broadwave where she mentors emerging audio producers. Beth presents weekly storytelling show The Glasshouse on Triple R, and is the former Creative Producer of Express Media, where she managed the annual program of events, publications, prizes, and fellowships.

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