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Acknowledging Country: a modern history. For thousands of years, the protocols of welcoming visitors from other lands and country has been practiced within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Acknowledging Country: a modern history

If you were crossing into someone else's country, it was a requirement to send a request to the land's people to be granted permission to enter and be offered safe passage and protection. This in turn required the visitor to acknowledge, adhere to and respect the rules of the country that was being entered. Yawarllaayi/Gomeroi elder Barbara Flick who has worked within the Aboriginal health and legal fields for many years says that these protocols have never disappeared but the way in which they are expressed, despite having gone through many shifts, especially within the last 200 years. "Aboriginal people are always aware if they are in another people's country, and especially talking about land in other's country. That was the protocol that they could meet. The Native Title Movement. Barbara agrees with this timeline. Indigenous peoples: Ways of being. Sovereignty never ceded: how two Indigenous elders changed Canberra's big day.

Two old blackfellas, Jimmy Clements and John Noble, made a big effort to turn up for the opening of the provisional parliament house in Canberra nine decades ago.

Sovereignty never ceded: how two Indigenous elders changed Canberra's big day

But, for 50 or 60 years, many historians seemed to think – despite their very different appearances, the photographs of them together, separately and with their dogs – that Clements and Noble might have been the same old bloke. That, of course, gives us a window on to the white stereotyping of Indigenous people at a time when Australia believed it was – due to massacres, disease and assimilationism – witnessing the “vanishment of the race”.

And it is instructive, almost 90 years to the day later, as Australia prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 citizenship referendum, just how much – or little – has really changed. They were well-known throughout New South Wales and the capital territory. Noble, also a clever man, was, like Clements, a renowned performer at country shows and football matches with boomerangs. 30+ Aboriginal apps you probably didn’t know about - Creative Spirits. Aboriginal culture apps Welcome to Country.

30+ Aboriginal apps you probably didn’t know about - Creative Spirits

Theconversation. Look up on any clear night and you can see myriad stars, planets, and the Milky Way stretching across the sky.


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Sign up here » Facebook. Home - Welcome to country. Fanny Cochrane Smith's Tasmanian Aboriginal songs and language preserved forever. Posted "I'm Fanny Smith.

Fanny Cochrane Smith's Tasmanian Aboriginal songs and language preserved forever

I was born on Flinders Island. A new look at Captain Cook's time in Cooktown - Nightlife - ABC Radio. Busting Black Myths: The Truth About Our First Peoples. You could get drunk this Australia Day, or try something different… learn about the real history of this nation.

Busting Black Myths: The Truth About Our First Peoples

Amy McQuire helps you dip your toe in the water. Someone Else’s Shoes: A Simple Guide To Understanding Why January 26 Is So Offensive. Sometimes Australians say silly things to avoid discussing the big black elephant in the room.

Someone Else’s Shoes: A Simple Guide To Understanding Why January 26 Is So Offensive

Chris Graham provides a simple list of rebuttals. Everyone’s upset and just needs to calm down. You’re upset because Aboriginal people are asking you to change the date of a holiday you’ve only been celebrating nationally for 23 years (since 1994). Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Move your cursor over any area of the map to reveal the 'magnifying glass' circle.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

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. 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.

“It’s my fathers land, my grandfather’s land, my grandmothers land. Theconversation. Australia was once home to giant reptiles, marsupials and birds (and some not so giant), but the extinction of this megafauna has been the subject of a debate that has persisted since the 19th century.


Despite great advances in the available scientific techniques for investigating the problem, answering the key question of how they became extinct has remained illusive. Indeed, the same questions as those asked in the 19th century by scientists, such as the British comparative anatomist Sir Richard Owen and the Prussian scientist and explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, remain: were people responsible for their demise or was it climate change?

Our new research, published in the latest Quaternary Science Reviews journal, shows that early humans to Australian lived alongside some of the megafauna for many thousands of years before the animals became extinct. Untitled. Weather cycles around Sydney from the Bodkin/Andrews clan of the D'harawal People Seasons of the year.

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Lore of the Land : Fraynework. Barani. Eora: Aboriginal Sydney. Eora: Aboriginal Sydney, 1770 - 1850, offers an insight into Sydney and the local indigenous community in the years following the arrival of the Bèerewalgal, 'people from the clouds', in 1788. United by a common language, strong ties of kinship, and a rich saltwater economy, the indigenous inhabitants survived as skilled hunter-fisher-gatherers in family groups or clans scattered along the coast. They identified themselves as Eora (yura), simply meaning 'People', a word derived from Ee 'yes' and ora 'here' or 'this place', revealing their deep connection to the land. Dust Echoes. How ancient Aboriginal star maps have shaped Australia's highway network. The next time you’re driving down a country road in outback Australia, consider there’s a good chance that very route was originally mapped out by Aboriginal people perhaps thousands of years before Europeans came to Australia.

And like today, they turned to the skies to aid their navigation. Except instead of using a GPS network, they used the stars above to help guide their travels. Aboriginal people have rich astronomical traditions, but we know relatively little about their navigational abilities. We do know that there was a very well established and extensive network of trade routes in operation before 1788. Media resources: Indigenous Australians. MELBOURNE'S 6 SEASONS. Compiled by Dr. Beth Gott of the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University. All over Australia, Aborigines had their own local yearly calendars.

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