Indigenous Australia

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Darebin to install memorial to all victims of genocide

A monument to commemorate the victims of genocide and genocidal acts will be erected in a Preston park after a motion to install it passed unopposed at a Darebin council meeting on Monday. A large delegation from the munipality’s diverse ethnic communities was in the gallery of the Preston Town Hall to witness the vote … Continue reading

Blanga Mela Langgus (video)

A sad but hopeful look at the language situation in the Roper River region, in the Northern Territory, made by Ngukurr local, Ngandi man and Language Centre worker Grant Thompson and me, with and for Ngukurr Language Centre. Screened on ICTV (Indigenous Community Television) in early 2015.

Victoria’s red gum national parks

Sunday Age, 27 June 2010: On Tuesday, after a long and divisive battle, 150,000 hectares of new national park and reserve will be declared along the Murray in northern Victoria. The Barmah State Forest, the southern section of Australia’s biggest red gum forest- described by some as the ”Kakadu of the south” – will become … Continue reading

After the Walk-Off – Wave Hill 40 years on

New Matilda, 23 August 2006 ‘Come on, people, give Mick some space!’ an organiser shouts. Mick Rangiari Lumbulla, a frail old man wearing sunglasses, is in danger of suffocating in the crowd of whitefellas who surround his wheelchair in a photo-taking frenzy. It’s Freedom Day, 2006, the 40th anniversary of the Wave Hill Walk-off, and … Continue reading