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After 70 years, Aboriginal sacred site Kurlpurlunu found in Central Australia

An Aboriginal elder in Central Australia has shed tears of joy upon the rediscovery of a sacred site lost for the past 70 years. Previous attempts to find the Tanami Desert site, known as Kurlpurlunu, had proved fruitless until Warlpiri elders, George Jungarrayi Ryder and Molly Nappururla Tasman flew over the area in a helicopter last week. The elderly pair had visited the site as children and recognised some of the features, including a distinctive tree and a rock. The site's identity was confirmed by 82-year-old Jerry Jangala. Read more about After 70 years, Aboriginal sacred site Kurlpurlunu found in Central Australia

New First Nations cultural rock painting sites found in the Grampians

While undergoing conservation work on existing Aboriginal rock images in the Grampians, rangers stumbled upon two new previously unknown and unrecorded sites, conserving them will be the challenge. At one site a mixture of ochre and emu egg has been used across the top of a hand to create a stencil. While a series of figures and lines appear on a rock at another site. These were recently discovered by rangers in the Grampians while working in the fire affected areas. "The more we look the more we find," said Chief Ranger David Roberts. Read more about New First Nations cultural rock painting sites found in the Grampians

Cuts to First Nations history planned in Victorian secondary schools curriculum

First Nations culture

With all VCE history courses under review this year, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has indicated that Koorie history will be cut due to declining enrolments. This leaves the one-year Australian history course as the only way for Victorian students to study Australian indigenous history in their final two years of secondary school. Given that the assessment of this body largely determines students' admission to university, teachers are under enormous pressure to adhere to the Study Design. Read more about Cuts to First Nations history planned in Victorian secondary schools curriculum

Abolition of suspended sentencing will jail the wrong people - Fascism alive and well

Prison abuse

Tony had never been in trouble with the law but briefly lost his cool in a racist road rage incident he regrets. He'd been under stress, working long hours to keep up with his mortgage. His wife had just had their first baby and was a full-time mum. If Tony went to jail he'd lose his job and his family would be left totally without support. The court gave him a suspended sentance, which allowed him just one more chance. Come September 2014 the option of a suspended sentence will cease to exist in Victoria. Read more about Abolition of suspended sentencing will jail the wrong people - Fascism alive and well

"Abo's" (sic), the frontier wars and the squeaky clean invaders!

... You can start by prosecuting those black abo, useless, drag on OUR Australian economy, grub eating mongrels. From the second letter of Max Milton Macalister esquire


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