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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: how a long-lost list is helping us remap darug place names and culture on dyarubbin, the hawkesbury river

Sunday essay: how a long-lost list is helping us remap Darug place names and...

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Darug women Leanne Watson, Rhiannon Wright and Jasmine Seymour at Dorumbolooa. Avryl Whitney In 2017, I came across an extraordinary document in Sydney’s Mitchell Library: a handwritten list of 178 Aboriginal place names for...
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...
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...
new coins celebrate indigenous astronomy, the stars, and the dark spaces between them

New coins celebrate Indigenous astronomy, the stars, and the dark spaces between them

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The Seven Sisters Uncirculated Coin. Royal Australian Mint Two new coins have been released by the Royal Australian Mint to celebrate the astronomical knowledge and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They feature artworks...
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...