Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Photo: Tribal Warrior Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘Aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century and means ‘first or earliest …

Indigenous

Buzzwords Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups native to a land or region, especially before the arrival and intrusion of a foreign and possibly dominating culture. They are a group of people whose members share a cultural identity that has been shaped by their geographical region. Each group of Indigenous people are unique, some following similar …

@IndigenousX

Logo The Australian Twitter account — @IndigenousX — is a national and global conversation starter featuring life stories and achievements of Aboriginal and Indigenous hosts. Each week the account is hosted by a different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person. The account was launched by digital pioneer Luke Pearson in 2012. Since then it has …

Nyungar = Noongar

Indigenous Peoples Also spelled Nyoongar Videos Recommended Listening Word for Word #23 Noongar: The pulse of language – In Indigenous cultures, traditional languages are bound up with family, history and place. In this episode, we meet three Noongar people – Miles Franklin-winning novelist Kim Scott; music historian Clint Bracknell; and performer and director Kylie Bracknell …

NAIDOC

Lingo Card NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2021 celebrations will be held July 4-11, 2021. Hashtags: #NAIDOC2021, #NAIDOCWeek, #HealCountry NAIDOC (the National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following …

Mabo Day

Photo: Mike Coghan, Two Nations Australia – June 3 is Mabo Day which marks the anniversary of the landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that overturned the legal fiction of terra nullius. The Mabo Oration is a biennial event presented by the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland and QPAC. It celebrates and pays tribute to …

Kimberley National Park

Photo: John Benwell, Aboriginal Rock Art created by the Wunambal people at Wary Bay, Bigge Island Western Australia – The Kimberley is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Remote and rugged, the sandstone landscape is spectacular with ancient gorges, pristine beaches and wide horizons. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/D48H6Mx3i6XvFwrM9 Fitzroy CrossingFitzroy Crossing straddles the Fitzroy River. …

Australia Aboriginal Links

Australia Aboriginal Flag Links related to Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: August 4 Children’s Day National Indigenous TelevisionIndigenous free to air television to be launched at UluruThe National Indigenous Television channel will begin broadcasting from midday today. It’s the first national dedicated Aboriginal television service and it’s being launched with a …

Adnyamathanha

Indigenous Peoples Adnyamathanha HeadlinesHistories written in the land: a journey through Adnyamathanha Yarta – The Conversation – @ConversationEDU @JKoolmatrie Video Elsewhere on the Webhttp://guides.slsa.sa.gov.au/Adnyamathanha guides.slsa.sa.gov.au: The Aboriginal people of the Northern Flinders Ranges at the time of European settlement were the Wailpi, Guyani, Jadliaura and Pilatapa. These four language groups are now collectively referred to …