On the 14th August 1963, the Yirrkala Bark Petitions were tabled in the Commonwealth House of Representatives. The petitions were written in Yolngu Matha and English. They were a protest against the decision to grant mining leases without consultant. The 1963 barks and those that followed in 1968, 1988 and in 2008, represent an expression … Continue reading Anniversary Yirrkala Bark Petitions
You may have noticed that we’re using the terms “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander” rather than “Indigenous”. Well some people prefer the term Indigenous, while others prefer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. And in the end, I think there is probably as many reasons for one as for the other. Despite this, we have chosen … Continue reading Why not Indigenous?
I really want to explore this more. I know I do a bit of this now, but I know that there is so much more out there. I love the work of Gadj & Jodi from Sharing Culture Online.
This week’s news cycle (at least in Queensland and New South Wales) has been filled with the Andrew Johns racism saga. It is alleged that Andrew Johns, the assistant coach of the New South Wales State of Origin team, told a player that he needed to stop Greg Inglis (from the Queensland team) by saying … Continue reading Racism: Do you know how to have the conversation?
The third of our Easter holiday Indigenous education resource producer series – checkout Sharing Culture. Qld based, but Yolngu culture, this deadly family produce CD-Roms for literacy, art, language, culture learning. These look great – and are very reasonably priced too!
Berry Island Rock Engraving Originally uploaded by leesawatego How deadly is this? A Google map of Sydney’s engravings. I was lucky enough to visit to sets of engravings earlier this year – one set at Berra Hill and the other at Bondi beach. Like my Aboriginal Place Names of Brisbane, this new map is a … Continue reading Sydney’s engravings on Google maps
A new commercial website enterprise, The Bama Way is now available. While specifically targeting the tourism market, there is a deadly map that features information about Bama country. Great for geography, and history.
Found this today, via an Education Qld staff member. Its Echo Adventure & Cultural Camp in North Queensland. South of Cairns and West of Tully, this is Jirrbal country. So if you’re a staff group seeking cultural awareness training, or even with your own students, consider this one.Looks deadly!
Using Google Maps + Tom Petrie’s Reminiscences of Early Queensland: Dating from 1837 by Constance Campbell Petrie (1904), I’ve started creating a map of Aboriginal Place Names of Brisbane. Its in its earliest of days yet as I add in a couple of names each week. I’m also looking for other sources I can use … Continue reading Aboriginal Place Names of Brisbane
The Map of Aboriginal Australia was developed by Dr David Horton and the Australian Institute of Aboriginaland Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in 1994. I believe that AIATSIS and Dr Horton own the copyright for the map. We recommend that each classroom should have a copy always available for their students. You can purchase the … Continue reading Map of Aboriginal Australia