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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. Bruce Pascoe: Aboriginal agriculture, technology and ingenuity - History,Geography,Science,Technologies (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) Indigenous Weather Knowledge. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have developed an intricate understanding of the environment over many thousands of years.

Indigenous Weather Knowledge

Artist: Laurie Nilsen. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. How to learn the name of the Indigenous language of the land on which you live - ABC News. Stories From The Dreaming. The news that BHP will “destroy at least 40 Aboriginal sites, up to 15,000 years old” is a modern-day tragedy.

Stories From The Dreaming

Stories will be lost with the destruction of these sites. Each site, whether it contains ancient artwork or remains for the archaeologist to piece together, could hold dozens of stories. (37) The Land Owns Us. AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia. Move your cursor over any area of the map to reveal the 'magnifying glass' circle.

AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia

Scroll your mouse wheel to zoom in or out within the magnifying circle. On touch screens, tap once on the screen to show the magnifying circle. Then, keep your finger on the screen and move the circle around to show the zoomed in map. Purchase your map from our online store For thousands of years, the original inhabitants of Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples occupied the lands with very different boundaries than today, centred on intimate cultural relationships with the land and sea.

Mary Ann Bugg, the Aboriginal bushranger erased from Australian folklore. Updated about 5 hours agoMon 18 Nov 2019, 6:47am Mary Ann Bugg doesn't fit the stereotype of a 19th-century woman.

Mary Ann Bugg, the Aboriginal bushranger erased from Australian folklore

Often dressed in men's clothes, she was an expert horse rider and skilled bush navigator who roamed with her partner across NSW as he robbed travellers, stations, pubs and stores while eluding police. Most history books mention her as the partner of the infamous Captain Thunderbolt, the "gentleman bushranger" famed for escaping from jail on Cockatoo Island — but Mary Ann has every claim to being just as iconic. Mary Ann was a proud Worimi woman, born of an Indigenous mother and convict father near Gloucester on the mid-north coast of NSW. In 1860 she met Thunderbolt, whose real name was Fred Ward. Thunderbolt is recognised for having the longest bushranging career in NSW, but it is unlikely he would have survived for so long without Mary Ann's help. She taught the illiterate Thunderbolt to read. Who was Mary Ann Bugg? Mary Ann's story marks her as an uncommon woman for her time. Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Decolonial Resource List — The Asexual. Quotes “We use plant, strong plant medicine, to connect in that way, to remove all the stuff that we carry in our minds, to remove all the sickness that we carry in our bodies, to remove all of this negativity that we keep in our spirits.

Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Decolonial Resource List — The Asexual

Plant medicine heals us, cleans us, and then opens a profound understanding of our connection to the universe…” – Eda Zavalda “Doing things without thought may be a difficult concept for Western-trained minds to understand since the mind is perceived as the center of intelligence, whereas Indigenous people know that true intelligence comes as a result of suspending thought.” – Ilarion Merculieff “Broken men. Journal of Global Indigeneity.


Call it 'Kiya': Stack/Betts hug explained, why whitefellas miss the point - Des Headland is the chair of the Indigenous Player Alliance that advocates on behalf of the indigenous men and women who have played in the AFL and AFLW.

Call it 'Kiya': Stack/Betts hug explained, why whitefellas miss the point -

Headland played for the Brisbane Lions and Fremantle from 1999 to 2010. He was compelled to write this column for and the AFL Live Official App following negative commentary surrounding the Eddie Betts and Sydney Stack embrace on Thursday night. MANY non-indigenous Australians have heard the terms such as the 'brotherhood' expressed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players.

National Reconciliation Week. 1967 Referendum 27th May is the anniversary of the historic 1967 Referendum, where Australians voted to amend two parts of the Constitution that excluded Indigenous people.

National Reconciliation Week

This was the highest ever “yes” vote in a Referendum - some people say it was the most unifying moment in our history! It’s still important today as it shows what can happen when Australians come together and stand up for what’s right. Find out more... 〉The Referendum – what was it and what did it achieve? Archaeology is unravelling new stories about Indigenous seagoing trade on Australia's doorstep. It has long been assumed that Indigenous Australia was isolated until Europeans arrived in 1788, except for trade with parts of present day Indonesia beginning at least 300 years ago.

Archaeology is unravelling new stories about Indigenous seagoing trade on Australia's doorstep

But our recent archaeological research hints of at least an extra 2,100 years of connections across the Coral Sea with Papua New Guinea. Bruce Pascoe: Aboriginal agriculture, technology and ingenuity - History,Geography,Science,Technologies (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) In 2014, Bruce Pascoe wrote a book called Dark Emu that challenged the belief that the First Australians were hunter-gatherers.

Bruce Pascoe: Aboriginal agriculture, technology and ingenuity - History,Geography,Science,Technologies (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)

In researching his book, Bruce examined the journals of the early explorers and found evidence of a complex civilisation that was using sophisticated technologies to live, farm and manage the land. Researchers continue to discover new evidence of the earliest human occupation of Australia. A recent scientific study in south-west Victoria suggests Aboriginal Australians may have been living on the continent for 120,000 years. In this digibook, we learn about the history of Aboriginal agriculture and technology and celebrate the ingenuity of the First Australians. We walk with Bruce around his farm as he reflects on Aboriginal people’s relationship with plants, animals and technologies.

All videos produced by Tim Purdie for ABC Education. About BlackWords - Welcome to BlackWords. Indigenous Weather Knowledge. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have developed an intricate understanding of the environment over many thousands of years.

Indigenous Weather Knowledge

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.

Introducing Indigenous Identity – Teach Indigenous Knowledge. In the videos below, different Indigenous peoples from Australia, North America and Norway are talking about what it means to them to be Indigenous and what attitudes they meet in their everyday lives. Australia In this video made by Buzzfeed Australia, Aboriginal people talk about attitudes others have towards them and who they really are. The first part of the video is people saying “I’m Aboriginal, but I’m not…” What can you learn about attitudes to Aboriginal people from how the people being interviewed complete this sentence?

What do the people tell about who they are? Why do you think they chose those things to talk about? The Indigenous world view vs. Western world view. Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Why we should remember Boorong, Bennelong's third wife, who is buried beside him. More than 200 years after Woollarawarre Bennelong’s death, the NSW government has purchased the land where he is buried. On the north side of the Parramatta river, the unmarked grave site will be turned into a memorial to the great Wangal leader. But Bennelong is not the only person interred at the spot. Boorong, his third wife, lies alongside him. You Are Here.

'A big jump': People might have lived in Australia twice as long as we thought. Extensive archaeological research in southern Victoria has again raised the prospect that people have lived in Australia for 120,000 years – twice as long as the broadly accepted period of human continental habitation. The research, with its contentious potential implications for Indigenous habitation of the continent that came to be Australia, has been presented to the Royal Society of Victoria by a group of academics including Jim Bowler, the eminent 88-year-old geologist who in 1969 and 1974 discovered the bones of Mungo Lady and Mungo Man, the oldest human remains found in Australia. Mungo Man, his remains discovered in a dry water bed in the Willandra Lakes district of New South Wales, lived some 42,000 years ago. He was a modern human or homo sapien, Indigenous to Australia, who was buried with sophisticated funerary rites including the use of fire and ochre.

Jim Bowler has spent his long life exploring Australia’s human story. He is no stranger to controversy. Indigenous Aboriginal Sites of Southside Brisbane. Dr Ray Kerkhove This essay details Aboriginal sites known to have existed during the historic (post-contact) period within the southside Brisbane area (as defined from Bulimba west to Chelmer, and Sunnybank north to South Brisbane). Archaeological (pre-contact) sites are of course much more numerous. Friday essay: rebooting the idea of 'civilisation' for Australian soil. This piece is republished with permission from GriffithReview 63: Writing the Country (Text), ed Ashley Hay. At the same time as a headline in The Guardian announced: “Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms”, we could also read that $3 billion had been left by healthcare tycoon Paul Ramsay to set up, under the direction of right-wing former prime ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott, a plan to install courses on “Western civilisation” in major Australian universities.

The South Sea Islanders who shaped Australia – in pictures. Bungaree was the first Australian to circumnavigate the continent, but he's less well known than Matthew Flinders. The Dreamtime, science and narratives of Indigenous Australia. As I got older I noticed some slight variations in how people would phrase this, and noticed similar patterns of what the perceived problem was. Forgotten legacy of Aboriginal stockwomen becomes subject of PhD research.

'Dreamings' and place – Aboriginal monsters and their meanings. A rich inventory of monstrous figures exists throughout Aboriginal Australia. The specific form that their wickedness takes depends to a considerable extent on their location. The Orb. How Aboriginal traditions describe the complex motions of planets. The five planets we can see by naked eye were known to the ancient Greeks as “asteres planetai”, meaning “wandering stars”, due to their wandering journey across the sky relative to the fixed stars.

This is where we get the word “planet”. The Memory Code: how oral cultures memorise so much information. The real Aboriginal 'Dreamtime' to be highlighted in Dream Mine Time art exhibition. Theconversation. During the second world war, a young Aboriginal soldier, Private Clarrie Combo from New South Wales, exchanged mail with Mrs F. 50 Aboriginal trackers left behind at the end of the Boer War. Indigenous Australia today - History (6,10) Resources for Primary and Secondary Students - ABC Education. ABC News - In 1983, Australia’s first Indigenous person in...

The biggest estate on earth: how Aborigines made Australia. Tradition, truth & tomorrow: The Land Owns Us. Did Aboriginal and Asian people trade before European settlement in Darwin? - Curious Darwin. Kinship Module. Identity. Theconversation. Owning our Aboriginal history: teaching resource for aboriginal studies. Download the italk library Bilingual Story app - italk Studios. Uncover the real Australia through an Indigenous lens.

National Geographic AU - National Geographic. Acknowledging Country: a modern history. Indigenous peoples: Ways of being. Sovereignty never ceded: how two Indigenous elders changed Canberra's big day. 30+ Aboriginal apps you probably didn’t know about - Creative Spirits. Theconversation. Log In - New York Times. Home - Welcome to country. Fanny Cochrane Smith's Tasmanian Aboriginal songs and language preserved forever. A new look at Captain Cook's time in Cooktown - Nightlife - ABC Radio. Busting Black Myths: The Truth About Our First Peoples. Someone Else’s Shoes: A Simple Guide To Understanding Why January 26 Is So Offensive. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Theconversation. Untitled.

European Impact on Indigenous Australians

Lore of the Land : Fraynework. Barani. Eora: Aboriginal Sydney. Dust Echoes. How ancient Aboriginal star maps have shaped Australia's highway network. Media resources: Indigenous Australians. MELBOURNE'S 6 SEASONS. Indigenous Rights.