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how making a film exploring indigenous stories of the night sky enriched my perspective as a scientist

How making a film exploring Indigenous stories of the night sky enriched my perspective...

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          Ilgari Inyayimaha (Shared Sky), painted by artists Margaret Whitehurst, Jenny Green, Barbara Merritt, Charmaine Green, Kevin Merritt, Sherryl Green, Tracey Green, Wendy Jackamarra, Susan Merry, Johnaya Jones, Gemma Merritt, Craig ‘Chook’ Pickett, and...
Sunday essay Tongerlongeter Header

Sunday essay: Tongerlongeter — the Tasmanian resistance fighter we should remember as a war...

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      Lieutenant John Bowen and party arriving at Risdon, by Thomas Gregson (c.1860). Courtesy of the WL Crowther Library   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images and names of deceased...
will your grandchildren have the chance to visit australia’s sacred trees? only if our sick indifference to aboriginal heritage is cured

Will your grandchildren have the chance to visit Australia’s sacred trees? Only if our...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Trees have always been a point of conflict between colonisers and Indigenous people. At the very beginning of European-Indigenous interactions, skirmishes broke out because colonisers were ignorant of protocols and the desecration of...
first nations families need support to stay together, before we create another stolen generation

First Nations families need support to stay together, before we create another Stolen Generation

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      Child protection services must be culturally safe and responsive to the Aboriginal children and families they serve. Jodie Griggs / Getty Image   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (First Nations) children are increasingly being removed from their...
art by indigenous prisoners can forge links with culture and a future away from crime

Art by Indigenous prisoners can forge links with culture and a future away from...

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      The Torch artist and Barkindji man Trevor Mitchell at work on a painting. The Torch Featuring over 350 artworks created by more than 320 artists, The Torch’s annual exhibition, Confined 12, is its largest to date....
sunday essay: my belly is angry, my throat is in love — how body parts express emotions in indigenous languages

Sunday essay: my belly is angry, my throat is in love — how body...

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  Picture: Nikki Short/AAP Many languages in the world allude to body parts to describe emotions and feelings, as in “broken-heart”, for instance. While some have just a few expressions like this, Australian Indigenous languages...
sunday essay: truth telling, return to uluru and reckoning with the sins of fathers

Sunday essay: truth telling, Return to Uluru and reckoning with the sins of fathers

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  Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP Return to Uluru is the latest book from respected historian Mark McKenna. It is one of a few history books published recently that explicitly engage with the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its demand for...
this 17,500-year-old kangaroo in the kimberley is australia’s oldest aboriginal rock painting

This 17,500-year-old kangaroo in the Kimberley is Australia’s oldest Aboriginal rock painting

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 Picture: Damien Finch, Author provided In Western Australia’s northeast Kimberley region, on Balanggarra Country, a two-metre-long painting of a kangaroo spans the sloping ceiling of a rock shelter above the Drysdale River. In a paper published yesterday in Nature...
sunday essay: it’s time for a new museum dedicated to the fighters of the frontier wars

Sunday essay: it’s time for a new museum dedicated to the fighters of the...

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     Group of Aboriginal people with shields and spears, by Joseph Lycett, circa 1820. National Library of Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images of deceased people. Historical research of the...
buxton – useful arts by taloi havini

Buxton – Useful Arts by Taloi Havini

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Buxton Contemporary - Taloi Havini Useful Arts 2021 - 10 composite digital images© the artist Light Source Commission, Buxton Contemporary, The University of Melbourne, 2021 Buxton Contemporary is delighted to announce the launch of its...