Search Results: Aboriginal languages

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Further challenge to historical record on Aboriginal massacres

    • Tony Smith
    • 11 July 2007
    2 Comments

    A 19th century dispute over rights to whale on Victoria’s western coast saw a massacre of local Aboriginal people. The image of uniformed, white officers appearing in Aboriginal communities, supposedly to restore order and protect children, gives eerie timeliness to an uncompromising new account by Bruce Pascoe.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Urban identity

    • Bronwyn Fredericks
    • 18 May 2007
    3 Comments

    Bronwyn Fredericks argues for the identity of urban Indigenous Australians

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    National Indigenous TV set for launch

    • Jan Forrester
    • 16 April 2007

    Indigenous programming attracts few national advertisers. Getting more Indigenous content on TV screens requires a dedicated Indigenous TV channel such as NITV, which is finally due to go to air within two months.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Arnhem Land vision for sanity in the city

    • Jonathan Hill
    • 23 December 2006
    10 Comments

    After a visit to Ngukurr in Arnhem Land, a return home to Sydney and the horrifying reality of a culture that measures progress by the extent to which humans can destroy the land.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Family ties

    • Greg Barns
    • 23 June 2006

    Commonwealth cousins Australia and Canada  are headed toward distinctly different futures

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  • AUSTRALIA

    An ancient culture in peril

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 14 May 2006

    George Silberbauer’s links with Botswana go back a long way, but his special concern is for Kalahari Bushmen on the verge of losing their ancestral homeland.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    In a minor key

    • Luke Fraser
    • 25 April 2006

    Luke Fraser reviews Frontier Justice: A History of the Gulf Country to 1900, by Tony Roberts.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The French in early Australia

    • Peter Pierce
    • 24 April 2006

    Peter Pierce reviews Colin Dyer’s The French Explorers and the Aboriginal Australians 1772–1839 and Bruce Poulson’s Recherche Bay: A History.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A year spent observing

    • Brian McCoy
    • 21 April 2006

    Brian McCoy on Mary Ellen Jordan’s Balanda: My Year in Arnhem Land.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Coming home to the land

    • Donna Leslie
    • 20 April 2006

    Artist Lin Onus had a way of stimulating empathy by giving people something to connect with—not merely on an intellectual level but at the level of the heart.

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