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Map. Sydney Cove shipwreck an epic tale of adventure and survival in 1797 - RN. Updated In March 1797 at Ninety Mile Beach in Victoria, five British and 12 Bengali seamen swam ashore after their longboat was ripped apart in a storm.

Sydney Cove shipwreck an epic tale of adventure and survival in 1797 - RN

Sydney, a town of barely 1,500 people, was over 700 kilometres to the north. Meanwhile, their fellow-survivors from the wreck of the Sydney Cove were stranded further south, on a tiny island in the Bass Strait. The Human Zoo: Documentary sheds light on stolen Aboriginal people 'treated as animals' Updated The Indigenous community on Palm Island in far north Queensland will feature in an historical documentary about a relatively unknown aspect of colonisation.

The Human Zoo: Documentary sheds light on stolen Aboriginal people 'treated as animals'

Up to 20 Aboriginal people were taken from northern Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries to be exhibited alongside animals in what was called The Human Zoo. Along with tens of thousands of other people, they were put on display across Europe and North America until at least 1940. The Palm Island community has been reunited with the remains of one of its ancestors involved in the trade. Palm Island elder Walter Palm Island said it was a privilege to meet the remains of an ancestor, found mummified in North America, back on home soil. "My father's genealogy shows that an uncle died in America in a circus ... and it was like a jigsaw puzzle putting these pieces together," he said. What Aboriginal knowledge can teach us about happiness. Stronger Smarter Institute.

Our Mission At the Stronger Smarter Institute, our mission is to directly improve the educational outcomes for Indigenous Australian schoolchildren.

Stronger Smarter Institute

Our Approach Every student deserves to feel safe, respected, valued and happy. Every student deserves to dream, believe and succeed. Unfortunately, this is not the case in Australia. The solution and the Stronger Smarter approach unlocks the belief and confidence of teachers and parents to give all children the opportunity to be the best they can be. We help people uncover and own habitual patterns that impact on their ways of thinking, seeing, talking and doing and ability to meet challenges. We explain why and how our own beliefs and assumptions impact our relationships and interaction with others in positive or negative ways and how that translates in a classroom environment between teachers and students.

Learn more about the Institute’s Leadership Program. Aboriginal languages to become new HSC subject. Walgett students perform a reconciliation dance.

Aboriginal languages to become new HSC subject

The new languages course will ''help maintain a critical part of Aboriginal cultures.'' Photo: Peter Rae Like SMH Student Aboriginal languages will become a new HSC subject from 2016, a decade after the NSW indigenous languages policy was introduced. On Monday, NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli made the announcement from Menindee Central School in the state's west. How can I feel Australian when this country has told me I don't belong? I am thinking now that I have to speak very gently.

How can I feel Australian when this country has told me I don't belong?

I need to tread warily and allow you the chance to absorb what I want to say. There are things that can tear us apart. There are people who are more interested in turning us on each other. It is so easy to distort words to take something that is meant with sincerity and fill it with hate. The racists are exposed, now let's end the stalking of Adam Goodes - The Drum. Opinion Updated When Adam Goodes was named a brand ambassador for David Jones, the racist abuse quickly followed.

The racists are exposed, now let's end the stalking of Adam Goodes - The Drum

It proved what many have been saying: that the booing on the football field wasn't because of how he played the game, writes Patricia Karvelas. Adam Goodes is being stalked in his post football career by a toxic and racially motivated mob campaign. The mob does not represent Australia, but they are seeking to dominate our country's narrative about race, sport and power. Their end game is clear - they want to run one of our most lauded sportsmen out of every institution, out of every place he turns to share his story and his success.

If we let them define the story, to perpetuate the notion that we are an unreconstructed racist nation, they will win. Horrorshow, Jimblah, Urthboy and Thelma Plum team up for anti-racism anthem. Updated Sydney duo Horrorshow have teamed up with hip hop pals Jimblah, Urthboy and National Indigenous Music Awards winner Thelma Plum for a new anti-racism anthem called Any Other Name.

Horrorshow, Jimblah, Urthboy and Thelma Plum team up for anti-racism anthem

Why Halloween Season Can Be a Downer for Black Cosplayers. Me as Wonder Woman at Anime Detour.

Why Halloween Season Can Be a Downer for Black Cosplayers

It’s almost Halloween! Every cosplayer’s favorite, or least favorite, season. We spend most of the year constructing costumes, but when it comes to preparing for the day where everyone wears a costume . . . sometimes we’re not quite sure what to do. But this article isn’t about that. 'Dreamtime' and 'The Dreaming': who dreamed up these terms? We’re all, it seems, familiar with the terms “Dreamtime” and “The Dreaming” in relation to Aboriginal Australian culture, but – as I noted in the first part of this series – such terms are grossly inadequate: they carry significant baggage and erase the complexities of the original concepts.

'Dreamtime' and 'The Dreaming': who dreamed up these terms?

So how did this terminology enter the English language? At Poisoned Waterhole creek I tell my son about the slaughter of our people. The roots of the trees here run deep, far deeper than the footprints of the white settlers who claimed this land nearly 200 years ago.

At Poisoned Waterhole creek I tell my son about the slaughter of our people

Their branches bend to the banks of the waterhole. The trunks of other trees, now dead, lie submerged in the water. Lost somewhere in this creek bed are the bones of my people. They died here too. I am home, where my mother and father still live, in the land of the Wiradjuri.