Yagan: Hero Of The Australian Aboriginal Resistance

Yagan: Hero Of The Australian Aboriginal Resistance     The story of Yagan (c1795-1833) is about the invasion of Aboriginal lands in Western Australia by the British colonists. Yagan was a hero of the Australian Aboriginal resistance and since then has become an iconic figure and symbol of the fight for Nyungar rights and recognition. Marji Hill  First People Then […]

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What Exactly Is A Clan In Aboriginal Australia?

What Exactly Is A Clan In Aboriginal Australia?       In traditional Aboriginal Australia a clan is a group of Aboriginal people who are all descended from a common ancestor. A band, on the other hand, is made up of small family groups. When these families came together they formed a “band”. A band might be made up of […]

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Outback

OUT OF PLACE: ONE ARTIST’S STORY OF ABORIGINAL LIFE

After spending half a lifetime with the indigenous people of Australia, a former art teacher from Anhui is keen to share his journey with society It’s nothing new that an artist might be inspired by indigenous art from other lands considering Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), which was said to be influenced by African…

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Sovereign Subjects: Indigenous Sovereignty Matters (Australian Cultural Studies)

Sovereign Subjects: Indigenous Sovereignty Matters (Australian Cultural Studies)     Aileen Moreton-Robinson, a Goenpul woman of the Quandamooka people from Stradbroke Island in Southeast Queensland, is an Australian academic and writer about Indigenous rights.   Sovereign Subjects is a thought provoking book that puts under the microscope the implications for Indigenous people living in a country founded on their dispossession, and […]

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Sweet Country

Sweet Country     Sweet Country is a film set in the Australian frontier in the 1920s. It is the story of an Aboriginal stockman who kills in self-defence a white station owner. The Aboriginal stockman and his wife go on the run in the remote outback pursued by a posse. A gripping, cruel and violent tale of racial tension and […]

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Indigenous Woman Wins Award For Digital Story Telling App

Indigenous Woman Wins Award For Digital Story Telling App   A national award for entrepreneurs, the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award, has been won by Canberra woman, Mikaela Jade, for her free, digital storytelling app – Indigital Storytelling. Traditional Indigenous stories have been brought alive in this app that incorporates drones, 4D mapping software, image recognition technology and traditional law. […]

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Close The Gap Day

Close The Gap Day     All people in the world have a fundamental right to health equality. On 15 March 2018 National Close The Gap Day in Australia is an annual event aimed at promoting awareness of the gap in health and life expectancy between Indigenous and non-indigenous communities. In February 2018 the Australian Prime Minister, Malcom Turnbull, presented […]

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Musquito – Aboriginal Resistance Hero

Musquito – Aboriginal Resistance Hero   Musquito (c?1780 – 1825) was one of the early Aboriginal resistance heroes who emerged in the Hawkesbury River and Broken Bay regions of New South Wales. He was possibly a Kuring-gai man from around Broken Bay in New South Wales although the Australian Dictionary of Biography says he was was an Eora man, born on […]

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