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Known Languages & Dialects at the beginning of the 19th Century

Atomic Cloud Forms Head Of Aborigine - Maralinga 1953

Revealing the science of First Nations fermentation processes

It is well documented that First Nations people knew how to make alcoholic drinks from sweet juices and nectars well before the European invasion, but little is now known about the processes involved, the yeasts and bacteria at work, or the chemistry, taste and smell of the plants and finished products, but now the University of Adelaide is investigating these traditional practices.
 

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Possibly the largest collection of First Nations Artefacts was destroyed in 1882 fire

An ethnographic exhibition of Indigenous artefacts and items that had been 'traded' by Aboriginal communities over the previous hundred years were in a seven-month-long exhibition, which received over one million visitors, the artefacts were placed in storage in the Garden palace. When the predominantly-wooden building burnt down three years later, these items and their inherent cultural links were lost.

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Maralinga: Sixty years on, the bomb tests remind us not to put security over safety

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