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Treasure trove of Indigenous language documents unearthed at NSW State Library

This was published in 2013 and unfortunately we don't have any updates. If someone from Sydney has the time to follow this up and let Sovereign Union know, we, and we guess many First Nations people and lots of others would be very grateful.

 
Deborah Rice ABC News 27 August 2013 Read more about Treasure trove of Indigenous language documents unearthed at NSW State Library

Prime Minister laps up welcome but breaks funding promise

Australia's first people were Australia's first farmers

Far from being hunters and gatherers, the first Australians may have managed the biggest

farming estate on Earth, writes Tony Stephens.

The still common assumption is that Aboriginal Australians in 1788 were simple hunter-gatherers who relied on chance for survival and moulded their lives to the country where they lived. Historian Bill Gammage might have driven the last nail into the coffin of this notion.

Gammage draws striking conclusions from more than a decade's research. Read more about Australia's first people were Australia's first farmers

Reconciliation, Nationalism and the History Wars

In this paper, Dr Andrew Gunstone explores a major concern with the formal reconciliation process. This concern is the emphasis on nationalism within the reconciliation process.
 
The nationalist discourse of reconciliation encouraged Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to become a 'united' people and to 'walk together' through sharing histories, cultures and identities.
 
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First Nations 'Fire Hunting' benefits small-mammals: Research

Stanford University Report, July 12, 2012

Hunting with fire appears to benefit Australia's small-mammal populations, say Stanford researchers

Western Australia's Martu people set small fires as a matter of course while hunting lizards. But the technique may also buffer the landscape against two extremes – overgrown brush and widespread lightning fires – that hurt Australia's endangered small mammals.

BY MAX MCCLURE Read more about First Nations 'Fire Hunting' benefits small-mammals: Research

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