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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Jupiter Mosman Discovers Gold At Charters Towers,1871

Jupiter Mosman Discovers Gold At Charters Towers,1871     Jupiter Mosman (c.1861-1945)   On 23 December 1871 Jupiter Mosman discovered gold at Charters Towers in North Queensland.     The Charters Towers gold fields went on to become one of the riches fields in Queensland. Gold production came to a halt in 1917  but the gold never ran out.  To this […]

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Yagan: Hero Of The Australian Aboriginal Resistance

Yagan: Hero Of The Australian Aboriginal Resistance   The story of Yagan is about the invasion of Aboriginal lands in Western Australia by the British.     The Indigenous people of southwest Western Australia were and are generally known as Nyoongar. Yagan’s own group of people from the Swan River area are the Bibbulman. The Nyoongar fiercely defended their rights […]

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Aboriginal Australian Classics For Christmas Reading

First People Then And Now   Aboriginal Australian Classics For Christmas Reading   Aboriginal Men of High Degree: Initiation and Sorcery in the World’s Oldest Tradition.  By A.P. Elkin In this anthropological classic, Elkin writes about Aboriginal “medicine men” or “men of high degree”. He looks into their personal qualities, role,and function in traditional Aboriginal society. Some of their super […]

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