6 Nakata Brophy winner Raelee Lancaster, who was raised on Awabakal land and has ties to the Wiradjuri nation, won the 2018 Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers. Her winning poem haunted house explores hauntings on the land, in homes and within people. Raelee won $5000, publication in Overland magazine and a three-month writing residency at Trinity College. Runners- up were Kirli Saunders for her poem A dance of hands, and Susie Anderson for Revolve. COLLEGE NEWS TRINITY TODAY INDIGENOUS EDUCATION OUTCOMES Trinity’s second biennial Indigenous Higher Education Conference (23–24 November) is designed to bring educators, researchers, policymakers, students and the community together to discuss how to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students at university. Professor Shaun Ewen will chair the conference and Professor Marcia Langton AM is the conference ambassador. Keynote speakers include leaders in Indigenous education and policy from the University of British Columbia in Canada, the Arctic University of Norway, the University of Melbourne and Monash University. CAPITAL WORKS PROJECTS As part of our strategic plan, and as reflected in the campus development framework plan, several building initiatives began this year and will continue in 2019. These support our ongoing commitment to provide the best facilities for students and staff. Projects include expansion of the Residential College to support an additional 100 students (read more on page 17) and associated plans for an extension of the Dining Hall. We are also working to consolidate Trinity’s leased off-campus Pathways School properties to create a unified second campus. Trinity College instigated the national Nakata Brophy competition in 2014 to recognise talented young Indigenous writers. The annual competition alternates between fiction and poetry and is open to Indigenous writers under 30 years. The 2019 fiction competition will open on 1 December 2018. Barring-bul exhibition This year our Professor Sir Joseph Burke Gallery in the Gateway Building exhibited a collection of Indigenous artworks from communities across the Northern Territory and Victoria in collaboration with the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS). The exhibition featured the work of high-profile artists such as Regina Wilson, Timothy Cook and Wukun Wanambi, with art sales supporting an inaugural MITS scholarship for a young Indigenous student. The exhibition, co-curated by Trinity’s Rusden Curator Dr Benjamin Thomas with MITS, was part of our commitment to improving Indigenous education and showcases the Burke Gallery as an important cultural space for the College and greater community.