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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Wreaths would ‘heal a hurt country’

Aboriginal people who died in the so-called ‘frontier wars’ of colonisation should be formally recognised in Anzac Day proceedings, according to the organisers of...

Bold book reveals Indigenous war sacrifice

Single-handed and under heavy fire, Aboriginal hero of WWI William Allan Irwin rushed three separate enemy machine gun posts, capturing the munitions and crew...

Exclusive extract reveals war stories

Heavily outnumbered and in jungle conditions, Aboriginal servicemen were among Australian troops who fought a guerrilla war against the Viet Cong in the Vietnam...

Joy as lost artefacts rightfully returned

Precious Aboriginal artefacts estimated to be hundreds of years old have been returned to the traditional Budjiti owners in north-western New South Wales after...

Justin takes up baton for Aboriginal kids

The Victorian Government has appointed respected reconciliation advocate Justin Mohamed as the state’s new Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People. A Gooreng Gooreng man...

Indigenous sector growth a ‘game-changer’

Indigenous businesses were contributing up to $6.6 billion to the Australian economy, a new report by professional service firm PwC’s Indigenous Consulting said. The report...

Latte a long way from anywhere

Remote Fitzroy Crossing is an unlikely place to find a burgeoning cappuccino strip. But the town’s newly opened Jalangurru Mayi (or Good Mood Food Café)...

Another stellar gong for Tracker tale

Miles Franklin Award-winning author Alexis Wright has won another top literary prize for her biography of larger-than-life Aboriginal leader and entrepreneur, the late Tracker...
Amy Mathews as Olive and Kelton Pell as Roo in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. Photo credit Cameron Etchells

Pell adds colour to iconic play

Playwright Raymond Lawler’s classic stage play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll has remained unchanged since it became a runaway hit in the ’50s, but...

Indigenous sides pad up for historic tour

The details of an historic cricket tour of the UK by Australia’s best Indigenous players have been released by Cricket Australia. Women’s and men’s squads...

NT leaders stick it to visiting royal

The Commonwealth Games may be over but Prince Charles was given a lasting message by Yolngu leaders to take away with him. Prince Charles was...

It’s a clean sweep for tidy Aputula

The desert community of Aputula in the Northern Territory is doing its bit to keep Australia beautiful. Not only is the township officially the NT’s...