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'Spirit road' leads indigenous Diggers home - The Mercury


'Spirit road' leads indigenous Diggers home
The Mercury
A war memorial to indigenous Tasmanians has been built at Anzac Memorial Park, Lindisfarne. It honours the Tasmanian Aborigines who have served in every conflict and peace-keeping effort that Australia has been involved in. “They served because they ...

'Spirit road' leads indigenous Diggers home - The Mercury


'Spirit road' leads indigenous Diggers home
The Mercury
A war memorial to indigenous Tasmanians has been built at Anzac Memorial Park, Lindisfarne. It honours the Tasmanian Aborigines who have served in every conflict and peace-keeping effort that Australia has been involved in. “They served because they ...

History through the eyes of three wise men of Queensland - Brisbane Times


Brisbane Times

History through the eyes of three wise men of Queensland
Brisbane Times
Uncle Albert Holt, who today lives in Inala, grew up on the Aboriginal mission of Cherbourg, formerly known as Barambah, about 250 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, near the town of Murgon. Mr Holt was the 13th child of Guilema and Albert Holt, who ...
New book Goondeen examines migrant camps and migration success stories including Henry PalaszczukCourier Mail

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History through the eyes of three wise men of Queensland - Brisbane Times


Brisbane Times

History through the eyes of three wise men of Queensland
Brisbane Times
Uncle Albert Holt, who today lives in Inala, grew up on the Aboriginal mission of Cherbourg, formerly known as Barambah, about 250 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, near the town of Murgon. Mr Holt was the 13th child of Guilema and Albert Holt, who ...
New book Goondeen examines migrant camps and migration success stories including Henry PalaszczukCourier Mail

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New book Goondeen examines migrant camps and migration success stories including Henry Palaszczuk - Courier Mail


Courier Mail

New book Goondeen examines migrant camps and migration success stories including Henry Palaszczuk
Courier Mail
Henry was born in 1947 in Germany to Polish refugees and came to Australia aged three, living first at a migrant camp at Greta outside Newcastle, and then at Wacol. On Wednesday, I was at the launch of an intriguing new book compiled by Melbourne ...
History through the eyes of three wise men of QueenslandBrisbane Times

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New book Goondeen examines migrant camps and migration success stories including Henry Palaszczuk - NT News


NT News

New book Goondeen examines migrant camps and migration success stories including Henry Palaszczuk
NT News
Henry was born in 1947 in Germany to Polish refugees and came to Australia aged three, living first at a migrant camp at Greta outside Newcastle, and then at Wacol. On Wednesday, I was at the launch of an intriguing new book compiled by Melbourne ...

Gurrumul Yunupingu's album first Indigenous language album to top Australian charts - ABC Online


ABC Online

Gurrumul Yunupingu's album first Indigenous language album to top Australian charts
ABC Online
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu's final album, released nine months after the acclaimed musician's death, has become the first in an Australian Indigenous language to top music charts in Australia. The album, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), was over ...
Australian Charts: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Debuts At No 1Noise11

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Gurrumul Yunupingu's album first Indigenous language album to top Australian charts - ABC Online


ABC Online

Gurrumul Yunupingu's album first Indigenous language album to top Australian charts
ABC Online
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu's final album, released nine months after the acclaimed musician's death, has become the first in an Australian Indigenous language to top music charts in Australia. The album, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), was over ...
Australian Charts: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Debuts At No 1Noise11

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UN honour for Kimberley Girl - The West Australian


The West Australian

UN honour for Kimberley Girl
The West Australian
A young overachiever from the Kimberley recently achieved her biggest feat yet, when she was just one of five Australians chosen to attend a major international forum. Montana Ah Won carried the weight of the Kimberley and nation on her back when she ...

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Barrie Dexter: diplomat and pioneer in Aboriginal affairs - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

Barrie Dexter: diplomat and pioneer in Aboriginal affairs
The Sydney Morning Herald
On Christmas Day in 2016, Barrie Dexter, known affectionately as Bunt, sat at the head of the table surrounded by many generations of his family. This was typical of such gatherings. Although frail at 94, he enchanted those around him, engaging each ...

Barrie Dexter: diplomat and pioneer in Aboriginal affairs - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

Barrie Dexter: diplomat and pioneer in Aboriginal affairs
The Sydney Morning Herald
On Christmas Day in 2016, Barrie Dexter, known affectionately as Bunt, sat at the head of the table surrounded by many generations of his family. This was typical of such gatherings. Although frail at 94, he enchanted those around him, engaging each ...

Australia slowly comes to recognise Aboriginal talent pool in sport and school - The Big Smoke Australia


The Big Smoke Australia

Australia slowly comes to recognise Aboriginal talent pool in sport and school
The Big Smoke Australia
A decade earlier, my book, Aborigines and Education, had analysed Aboriginal schooling opportunities and progress: there were nine Aboriginal people at university in 1969. By 2014, between 30,000 and 35,000 had a degree. Sport, too, has changed ...

Australia slowly comes to recognise Aboriginal talent pool in sport and school - The Big Smoke Australia


The Big Smoke Australia

Australia slowly comes to recognise Aboriginal talent pool in sport and school
The Big Smoke Australia
A decade earlier, my book, Aborigines and Education, had analysed Aboriginal schooling opportunities and progress: there were nine Aboriginal people at university in 1969. By 2014, between 30,000 and 35,000 had a degree. Sport, too, has changed ...

Serving Country Exhibition - Newcastle Herald


Newcastle Herald

Serving Country Exhibition
Newcastle Herald
The Serving Country portrait exhibition at Newcastle Region Library will feature more than 200 photos and stories covering a century of service by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, who will also be acknowledged at the annual War Memorial Grove ...

Barrie Dexter: diplomat and pioneer in Aboriginal affairs - The Sydney Morning Herald


Barrie Dexter: diplomat and pioneer in Aboriginal affairs
The Sydney Morning Herald
On Christmas Day in 2016, Barrie Dexter, known affectionately as Bunt, sat at the head of the table surrounded by many generations of his family. This was typical of such gatherings. Although frail at 94, he enchanted those around him, engaging each ...

Indigenous Anzac book: Alfred's War, by Rachel bin Salleh - The Australian


The Australian

Indigenous Anzac book: Alfred's War, by Rachel bin Salleh
The Australian
The book's afterword notes that “at the beginning of WWI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were prohibited from enlisting in the armed forces on the grounds of their race''. However, in 1917 “half-castes'' or Aborigines who had “lived with ...

Indigenous Anzac book: Alfred's War, by Rachel bin Salleh - The Australian


The Australian

Indigenous Anzac book: Alfred's War, by Rachel bin Salleh
The Australian
However, in 1917 “half-castes'' or Aborigines who had “lived with white men'' were allowed to enlist. “This was only after Australia had suffered huge casualties and a declining rate of enlistment.'' Bin Salleh grew up in Broome with an Aboriginal ...

Remote Djarindjin community takes off with helicopter hub - The Australian


The Australian

Remote Djarindjin community takes off with helicopter hub
The Australian
With its white sand and crystal blue waters, the tiny indigenous community of Djarindjin, on Western Australia's remote far northern tip, is an unlikely setting for a major helicopter hub. But the 300-odd people in Djarindjin were yesterday celebrating ...
Tiny WA community creates one-of-a-kind Djarindjin Airport in KimberleyPerthNow

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Ghosts players head to UK on indigenous tour - Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser


Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser

Ghosts players head to UK on indigenous tour
Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser
The Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts has produced five representatives who will jet across the globe to represent the Australian Indigenous cricket team in the UK in June. The tour is an historic moment for our cricketers. The visit commemorates the 150th ...

Ghosts players head to UK on indigenous tour - Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser


Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser

Ghosts players head to UK on indigenous tour
Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser
The Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts has produced five representatives who will jet across the globe to represent the Australian Indigenous cricket team in the UK in June. The tour is an historic moment for our cricketers. The visit commemorates the 150th ...

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