Aboriginal Australians

Australians Aborigines

Australians Aborigines


The forest provides for Bronwyn Munyarryun, who strips off the soft sheathing of a paperbark tree to fashion a bed to be used in a healing ceremony. She lives on the monsoon-swept fringe of Arnhem Land. The Anangu of central Australia call the iconic sandstone monolith Uluru. They believe it was created by their ancestral beings. Europeans dubbed it Ayers Rock in 1873, but…


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List of Australian things

List of Australian things


We have done enough research already to know what will improve our schools at minimum cost, says education export John Hattie. Many of the intervention programs used in schools to improve student performance have little effect, according to John Hattie, one of Australia s foremost school education experts. One reform which does not improve education outcomes, said Professor…


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What does Australia celebrate?

What does Australia celebrate?


Customs and Values Australia Day “We must be the only country in the world that marks its national day not by celebrating its identity, but by questioning it.” Ken Boundy Australia Day is arguably the most unique national day in the world because, rather than unite, it seems to divide Australians into different viewpoints. It is celebrated on January 26, which is the anniversary…


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Australian Aboriginal people today

Australian Aboriginal people today


A non-Indigenous example of inter-generational trauma Many Vietnam Veterans were traumatised by their experiences in the Vietnam War and found it difficult to heal from those wounds because their experience was not widely honoured until years later. For some of these men these wounds played out in the form of addiction, alcoholism, violence, suicide, or simply an inability…


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Australian Aboriginal gender roles

Australian Aboriginal gender roles


A comprehensive review of Aboriginal beliefs about gender and sexuality is beyond the scope of this brief. Rather, this brief provides information to address specifically one of the main arguments that has been used to support inaction regarding Indigenous family violence. That is, the belief that family violence is ‘normal’ in Indigenous communities and part of the traditional…


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South Australian Aboriginal Tribes

South Australian Aboriginal Tribes


This guide to sources relating to the Aboriginal history of South Australia was last updated by Library staff in 2016. It comprises selected material held by the State Library or available online. To find further material relevant to this topic, try searching with this subject heading in the State Library catalogue: Aboriginal Australians - South Australia - History Aborigin*…


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Australian Aboriginal communities

Australian Aboriginal communities


Indigenous AffairsHealth and WellbeingLow Aromatic Unleaded Fuel Publication author(s): Peter d’Abbs, Gillian Shaw, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin Publication abstract: This report presents the findings from a study of petrol sniffing prevalence in a sample of 53 Australian Aboriginal communities. The study was commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of the Prime…


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Australian Aboriginal sacred sites

Australian Aboriginal sacred sites


Sacred site means a site that is sacred to Aboriginals or is otherwise of significance according to Aboriginal tradition, and includes any land that, under a law of the Northern Territory, is declared to be sacred to Aboriginals or of significance according to Aboriginal tradition. - Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, Part VII, s.69 Sacred Sites are related…


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Australian Body language

Australian Body language


Cross Pose – Body language against the grain brings together Australian artworks from The University of Queensland Art Collection that draw on the human body as expressions of cross-cultural subjectivities and visual politics. The visual languages of the body in these artworks ‘pose’ questions, challenges, and interventions into normative thinking. We confront bodies generating…


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