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Find revises man’s arrival down under

Discovery of stone tools pushes back estimates of when man reached Austrailia. AFP SYDNEY – Ax heads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia’s far north suggest humans reached the continent about 65,000 years ago – some 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday. A technique called luminescence dating was…

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The first humans in Australia arrived early enough to cause some trouble

Megafauna could have died out because of human activity. The excavation leaders talks to local Djurrubu Aboriginal Rangers Picture by Dominic O’Brien. Copyright Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation 2015. If you think Australian animals are terrifying now, just imagine roaming the outback and encountering a sheep-sized echidna. You know, those egg-laying mammals with weird spiny fur—except this one…

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Ground Breaking Archaeological Discovery Dates Occupation By Aboriginal People At 65,000 Years

First People Then And Now   Ground Breaking Archaeological Discovery Dates Occupation By Aboriginal People At 65,000 Years   In Kakadu in the Northern Territory an archaeological dig at an Aboriginal rock shelter has dated artefacts as being between 65,000 and 80,000 years old. This took place at the Madjedbebe rock shelter. This lies within the traditional lands of the […]

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Six Australian Battlefields

First People Then And Now   Six Australian Battlefields                                           Six Australian Battlefields by Al Grassby and Marji Hill   Six Australian Battlefields was published as a paperback by Allen & Unwin in 1998. The hardback was published in 1988 […]

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New South Wales to fly Aboriginal flags permanently for first time

After more than two centuries of appalling neglect Australia is trying to make amends for its treatment of the country’s original inhabitants, the Aborigines. ‘Bush Plum Leaves’ 151 × 92 cm. 2016 Gracie Morton Pwerle #aboriginal #art #painting #Australia #artwork #poparthttps://t.co/kSneHH2OSv pic.twitter.com/WNjFD5HDK7— AAA Gallery (@aaa_gallery) 27 juin 2017 The latest gesture towards reconciliation involves official recognition…

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First People Then And Now: David Unaipon

First People Then And Now: David Unaipon David Unaipon (1872-1967) won recognition as an inventor, a writer and a scholar. He was a successful scientist, lecturer, musician and preacher. He received national recognition when he was featured on the Australian 50 dollar note.   David Unaipon was born in 1872  and when he died in 1967 it was the year of […]

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Is It Cultural Appropriation or Inspiration?

Indigenous activists in Canada have forced the cancellation of an art show in Toronto that drew direct inspiration from indigenous art. Six years ago, the Canadian painter Amanda PL traveled to Thunder Bay in Ontario to study art education at Lakehead University. There, she became entranced with a lush, surrealistic form of Anishinabe painting known as…

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