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mabo day to be marked online in port phillip

Mabo Day to be marked online in Port Phillip

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Port Phillip Council, together with the Boon Wurrung Foundation, will mark Mabo Day remotely this year with a series of online events. Mabo Day is the anniversary of the courageous achievements of Edward "Eddie"...
three years on from uluru, we must lift the blindfolds of liberalism to make progress

Three years on from Uluru, we must lift the blindfolds of liberalism to make...

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Image: Wes Mountain/The Conversation The Uluru Statement from the Heart offered a new compact with all Australians that would reset our national identity and enhance our political legitimacy. But its poetic vision and pragmatism proved its death...
sunday essay: voices from the bush – how lockdown affects remote indigenous communities differently

Sunday essay: voices from the bush – how lockdown affects remote Indigenous communities differently

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Crystal Bulumbara, Esther Bulumbara, Claire Smith and Nell Brown. Barunga community, Northern Territory. July 2019. Narritj, Author provided (No reuse) What does self-isolation mean when you live in one of Australia’s most remote Aboriginal communities? What...
first nations artist depicts disability royal commission story

First Nations artist depicts Disability Royal Commission story

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Wiradjuri Elder and artist Paul Constable Calcott has depicted the story of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability in stunning new artwork. Titled 'Respectful Listening' the artwork illustrates the...
tall ship tales: oral accounts illuminate past encounters and objects, but we need to get our story straight

Tall ship tales: oral accounts illuminate past encounters and objects, but we need to...

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Two Dharawal men opposing Cook’s arrival at Kurnell.  Wikimedia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images and names of deceased people. In the early Sydney colony, newcomers commonly quizzed Indigenous locals about...
koorie heritage trust – affirmation exhibition

koorie heritage trust – affirmation exhibition

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Affirmation. A proposition that is true. Affirmation is a major exhibition that explores truth-telling through a First Nations lens at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Thursday 23 April until Sunday 26 July 2020. First Nations people, their stories and...
sunday essay: truganini and the bloody backstory to victoria’s first public execution

Sunday essay: Truganini and the bloody backstory to Victoria’s first public execution

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Detail from Truganini/Allen & Unwin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images and names of deceased people. In 1839, George Augustus Robinson arrived in Melbourne as Chief Protector of Aborigines for the Port...
boonatung ngargee yulenj: first peoples arts advisory panel 2020

Boonatung Ngargee Yulenj: First Peoples Arts Advisory Panel 2020

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Nominations open for advisory panel to promote the art of First Peoples in Port Phillip Port Phillip Council is seeking nominations for a panel to encourage more art and stories from the First Peoples to...
sunday essay: ‘i am anxious to have my children home’: recovering letters of love written for noongar children

Sunday essay: ‘I am anxious to have my children home’: recovering letters of love...

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Image: Liliana Eira/Unsplash Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains names of deceased people. In the quiet of the State Records Office, I have spent many hours searching for knowledge about my...

Koorie Heritage Trust, new exhibition My Cultural Journey – Incorporating Old and New

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The Koorie Heritage Trust is proud to present the first-ever solo exhibition of Yorta Yorta/Taungurung artist Donna Blackall.  Showcasing new works alongside work from the Koorie Heritage Trust Collection, My Cultural Journey opens Saturday 29...