Famous Aboriginal people, activists & role models - Creative Spirits Why we need Aboriginal role models Apart from obvious reasons like inspiration, setting an example, or showing what is possible, there's a more opaque reason we need Aboriginal role models: the media. Journalists lack interest in reporting about Aboriginal achievers. "When you hear of some brilliant Indigenous person working in any of the professional sectors," says Jeff McMullen, a journalist himself, "the media turns away... The media needs to shift its message to an empowering one that gives individuals and families as a whole a sense of inclusiveness.” Read my tips for journalists. Who's missing? David Unaipon If you live in Australia, do you know that you're probably carrying a famous Aboriginal man in your wallet? Before the redesign in 2018, the 50-dollar note showed a couple standing in front of Raukkan Church. David Unaipon fact file Cathy Freeman Cathy Freeman is one of the most well-known Aboriginal Australians. Cathy Freeman fact file Neville Bonner Neville Bonner fact file
UTas ePrints - A Children's Book of Aboriginal Stories Pridmore, S (2012) A Children's Book of Aboriginal Stories. University of Tasmania, Tasmania. Australian Aboriginal culture is the oldest culture on Earth. This Children’s book uses Aboriginal stories (which are tens of thousands of years old) to learn what we can about how we can get along together.
Australia Australian History Trove Pictures of Australia Take a look at the Picture Australia site. Bushrangers The Ned Kelly Gang Would you like to learn what errors there are in the information you may have read about the Kelly gang? Not Just Ned From the National Museum of australia. Australian Explorers Project Gutenberg - Australia This site is very comprehensive with many links and covers, a lot of primary source material for download. eBooks and excerpts - quite delightful. Convicts Port Arthur Convict Site. Convict Central an interesting resource where you can research your convict past. in London. Claytons Convicts Fill in this dialogue box and makeup your own convict history. First Fleet First Fleet Fellowship Lists ships and convicts who were on board each ship, includes images and stories. Welcome to the unwonderful world of kids, crims, and other convict capers. Mary Bryant Great series of videos about Mary Bryant a 17 year old convict - YouTube Video Gold War Federation Webquest About Australia Map
Aboriginal history Barani Barani is an Aboriginal word of the Sydney language that means 'yesterday'. The Barani website examines the histories of people, places and events associated with Sydney's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Visit Barani The first Sydneysiders Aboriginal peoples have always lived in Sydney . There are about 29 clan groups of the Sydney metropolitan area referred to collectively as the Eora Nation. Following the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, the British encountered Aboriginal people around the coves and bays of Port Jackson. Despite the destructive impact of first contact, Gadigal culture survived. Sydney’s inner suburbs have long been a magnet for Aboriginal peoples seeking work opportunities, shelter and connections with community and family. There was a growing political activism within Sydney’s Aboriginal community over the 20th century, which led to the development of support systems and facilities for urban Aboriginal people. Barani: a living history Links
Living Black on SBS Living Black returns for a new season on April 7 Tune in on SBS ONE on Mondays 5pm & NITV on Tuesdays 8pm for Indigenous stories that matter to all Australians, hosted by Karla Grant. Series 19 Finale: Greg Inglis Living Black host Karla Grant speaks with 2013 Dally M NRL Fullback of the Year, fashion designer, male model and mentor Greg Inglis. Watch the full episode: “In the end, to move forward in this country, it’s not black and white anymore it’s a multi-cultural country, so we always have to remember what happens in the past. Greg Inglis is an Australian Rugby League player for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the NRL. Greg Inglis is a Dunghutti man from Kempsey NSW, but grew up in Bowraville, before moving to Newcastle at the age of 16 to follow his NRL dream.
Burarra Gathering - Welcome | Aboriginal and To... General - Aboriginal Education - The Department of Education Aboriginal English & ESL Educational Resources Information Centre (ERIC)Free database of resources that may assist teachers with teaching ESL/D students. Details Aboriginal Parent Easy Guides Parent Easy Guides (or PEGs as they are affectionately known) bring simple, easy-to-read information on many of the issues faced by parents from birth through adolescence. Details Aboriginal Studies Virtual Library Links to resources in a variety of categories are suggested. Details Aboriginal astronomy - ABC Science ABC The Indigenous people of Australia have their own knowledge of the solar system which has been accumulated over many thousands of years. Details Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Promotes Aboriginal studies through research, publications, training, and the establishment and maintenance of cultural resource collections. Details Black Pages Details Bush Food Books that discuss surviving in the bush and how you can live off the land on bush tucker and water.
About Yolgnu | Nhulunbuy Corporation Yolngu Life – a Brief Overview Yolngu are Indigenous Australian people living in north-eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. Yolngu literally means ‘person’ in the language spoken by the people. Yolngu culture is among the oldest living cultures on earth, stretching back more than 40,000 years. It is still strongly maintained due to their relatively late contact with Europeans. Arnhem Land is an area of 97,000 km² in the north-eastern corner of the Northern Territory, Australia. About 5000 Yolngu live in North East Arnhem Land, mostly in the old mission centres of Milingimbi, Ramangining, Galiwin’ku, Gapuwiyak and Yirrkala, but many also choose to live in small homeland communities. Pre-European history Yolngu sustained good trade relations with Macassan fishermen for several hundred years. The Macassan respected the land as Yolngu land; they only ever camped on the beach, and generally avoided contact with Yolngu women. Law Ceremonies Kinship System Yolngu Food Groups
Indigenous Weather Knowledge - Bureau of Meteorology Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have developed an intricate understanding of the environment over many thousands of years. Artist: Laurie Nilsen The artwork used in the design of this website represents the relationships between seasonal, meteorological and astronomical changes - and how the Mandandanji people read these changes to inform life on country. About the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website Learn more about the Indigenous Weather Knowledge (IWK) website and the Bureau of Meteorology's commitment to strengthening respectful and collaborative relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. About the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website Language, culture and environmental knowledge See an overview of the relationships between language, culture and environmental knowledge. Language, culture and environmental knowledge Reconciliation Action Plan Download our RAP
Macassan Traders Macassan Traders People from Makassar, now Ujungpandang, in the southwest of Celebes, now Sulawesi. They visited the north of Australia for at least hundreds of years, though probably much longer, fishing for trepang - sea cucumber - and trading with the Aborigines. It is uncertain when the journeys began from Makassar to the place they called Marege, apparently on the north coast of Australia. In 1803 Mathew Flinders met the Macassan trading fleet at what is now known as Nhulunbuy on his circumnavigation of Australia. The trepang were processed and dried before being taken back to Makassar. The processing of the trepang involved boiling, gutting, recooking with mangrove bark to add flavour and colour, then drying and smoking. The Macassan contact with the aboriginals of the north had a profound effect on their cultures. The length of the processing required long stays on the coast. Sources & Further reading
1780s | A History of Aboriginal Sydney There is good evidence of a high Aboriginal population density at contact. Australia has a naturally occurring diversity of plant resources, rather than a few specific staples as in Papua New Guinea. These are easier to exploit if not planted. That is to say, Koori people are Polyculturists. The population may have been increasing at the time of the invasion. Butlin has calculated that the population certainly did not survive on kangaroos alone as a meat source. ‘From what we can glimpse, the closest links and associations between Sydney clans and bands seemed to run north-south along the coast, rather than east-west between the coast and inland mountains.