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Sunday essay: who owns a family’s story? Why it’s time to lift the Berndt...

Vincent Copley senior and Vincent Copley junior at Redbanks Conservation Park, Burra, in June, 2018. They are holding Ngadjuri book, with their grandfather and great-grandfather, Barney Waria, on the cover.  Photo: C.J. Taylor, Flinders...
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Grattan on Friday: Morrison ticks the boxes but can’t hide the dysfunction

Morrison’s preacher-style stump speech invoking Menzies sent some wider messages. Simon Dallinger/AAP Scott Morrison is approaching a prime ministership that fell into his lap in the tactical manner you might expect from the NSW Liberal...
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How unearthing Queensland’s ‘native police’ camps gives us a window onto colonial violence

Ammunition found at a mounted police camp   at Eyre Creek. Lynley Wallis In 19th century Queensland, the Native Mounted Police were responsible for “dispersing” (a euphemism for systematic killing) Aboriginal people. This government-funded paramilitary force...
How two Noongar boys spoke up

‘You don’t belong to my country either.’ How two Noongar boys spoke up, a...

An engraving of Dirimera and Conaci by Giuseppe Mochettitaken from a daguerreotype of April 5 1852.   Acc no 77930P. With acknowledgements to the Archives of the Benedictine Community of New Norcia. In June 1849, a military...
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When did Aboriginal people first arrive in Australia?

Humans would have first seen Kata Tjuta very shortly after arriving in Australia 50,000 years ago.  Alan Cooper, Author provided Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here. Their...
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Rediscovered: the Aboriginal names for ten Melbourne suburbs

Melbourne in 1846: a view from Collingwood. T. E. Prout. State Library of Victoria Ten previously forgotten Aboriginal names for 19th century sites and suburbs of Melbourne have been recently unearthed at the Melbourne Museum....
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The ring trees of Victoria’s Watti Watti people are an extraordinary part of our...

 Ring trees were made by binding young branches of young trees with reeds. As the tree grew,it formed a ring. Tim Church/Timmy Church Films. In the forests of Watti Watti Country of north-west Victoria, you can find...
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Getting a heart check early can prevent heart attack and stroke in Indigenous Australians

Only around half of at-risk Indigenous Australians are taking preventative medication for heart disease. Most heart attacks and strokes can be prevented with appropriate treatment. Yet heart disease, including heart attacks, causes 13% of deaths...
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Indigenous treaties are meaningless without addressing the issue of sovereignty

Victoria’s proposed Indigenous treaty may run into problems over the issue of Aboriginal sovereignty. James Ross/AAP Ironically, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s rejection of the 2017 Statement from the Heart, proposing more meaningful national engagement with Indigenous peoples,...
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Tony Albert’s politically charged kitsch collection confronts our racist past

Tony Albert Girramay/Yidinji/Kuku Yalanji peoples. Australia Qld/NSW b.1981. Mid Century Modern (series) 2016. Pigment prints | 24 works: 100 x 100cm (each) Collection: The artist. Courtesy: Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney The collector dreams his way not only...