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legendary band yothu yindi and their trailblazing call for a treaty

Legendary band Yothu Yindi and their trailblazing call for a treaty

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Image: Yothu Yindi performing at the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. Dave Hunt/AAP Review: Writing in the Sand: The Epic Story of Legendary Band Yothu Yindi and How Their Song Treaty Gave...
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...
magic, culture and stalactites: how aboriginal perspectives are transforming archaeological histories

Magic, culture and stalactites: how Aboriginal perspectives are transforming archaeological histories

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   The main chamber of Cloggs Cave. Monash University archaeologist Joe Crouch is standing in the 1970s excavation pit, digging a new area in the wall of the old excavation. Bruno David, Author provided New collaborative work...
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...
juukan gorge inquiry puts rio tinto on notice, but without drastic reforms, it could happen again

Juukan Gorge inquiry puts Rio Tinto on notice, but without drastic reforms, it could...

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Picture: RICHARD WAINWRIGHT/AAP On the eve of Reconciliation Week this year, news broke that Rio Tinto had destroyed ancient rock shelters at Juukan Gorge in Western Australia to expand one of its 16 iron ore mines in the Pilbara. The public was appalled to learn...
ancient stories and enduring spirit: loving country reminds us of the wonders right under our noses

Ancient stories and enduring spirit: Loving Country reminds us of the wonders right under...

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Albany on the south coast of Western Australia, just under five hours’ drive from Perth. Photographer: © Vicky Shukuroglou taken from Loving Country Review: Loving Country by Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou (Hardie Grant Travel) Travelling...
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...
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...
how dr g.yunupiŋu took yolŋu culture to the world

How Dr G.Yunupiŋu took Yolŋu culture to the world

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Dr Yunupiŋu’s music is steeped in the culture of his people,the Yolŋu of northeast Arnhem Land.Dan Himbrechts/AAP The music of Dr G. Yunupiŋu — who has died at the age of 46 from complications arising from...
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...