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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Nell Collins & Amelia Harrison learning the joy of a party wave. Photo supplied by Surfing Victoria.

Grants for grabs to protect Aboriginal heritage

The WA Government is offering grants totalling $250,000 to protect the state’s Aboriginal sites. “These grants help empower Aboriginal people to share part of their...
Warwick Thornton and Dylan River.

The NT delivers epic and fearless stories

The NT delivers epic and fearless stories Father and son filmmakers Warwick Thornton and Dylan River have both taken out top awards at the Northern...

Police prioritise investigation into tragic teen drowning

Investigations into the deaths of two teenage boys who drowned in Perth’s Swan River as they attempted to evade police will be treated as...
LITTLE GRADUATES STORY. Kaylam Gaykamangu recently graduated from Children’s University Charles Darwin.

Children’s University nurtures love of learning

They are the Northern Territory’s littlest university graduates. A group of youngsters recently became the first from the Territory to graduate from the Children’s University...

Family and cultural commitments pull Islanders home

Many young Torres Strait Islanders are leaving their island homes for mainland Australia in their late teens or early 20s, but returning in later...
DARWIN MURAL. ARTIST KAFF-EINE WORKING ON THE MURAL OF SHANIQUA.

Tiwi sister girl steals scene, defies hillbilly stereotype

A seven-storey high mural of Tiwi Island transgender woman Shaniqua now towers over the Darwin cityscape. The artwork in Darwin’s West Lane adorns the side...

Koori Elvis shares secret to smooth, soulful vocals

As a child, Len Connolly entertained his classmates at the Brungle mission school in the foothills of New South Wales’s Snowy Mountains with performances...

From megafauna to the Mint: an artistic timeline of Australian history

Artist Chern’ee Sutton collected more than 6000 fingerprints from athletes and dignitaries during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games for a nine-metre-long artwork that is...
Poet Alison Whittaker.

Heart is full and burstin’ blak

Whitework, bloodwork, badwork, blakwork: Alison Whittaker’s sassy second collection of poems is structured in chapters ranging from the collective to the deeply personal, from...
Australia's new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison

Will ScoMo blow off the dust?

Indigenous leaders intend to meet with new Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his first 100 days in office as influential Aboriginal businessman Warren Mundine...

Unthinkable: an Australian screen industry without Indigenous stories

A Who’s Who of film and television turned out to celebrate 25 years of Screen Australia’s Indigenous department last week. Among those attending the festivities...

Tiwi women harvest tropical passionfruit, bananas and mangoes

Five Tiwi Island women are putting new skills to good use growing mangoes, bananas, sweet potatoes and passionfruit in their island home. The women completed...