50 years since Rose beat the world, where are we?

February 28, 2018

By Barry York Fifty years ago this week, Lionel Rose became the first Aboriginal Australian to win a world championship. On 26 February 1968, he defeated Masahiko ‘Fighting’ Harada in Japan for the world bantamweight […]

Jessica heads home for free concert

February 21, 2018

Jessica Mauboy will headline a free community event in Darwin to celebrate the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay’s time in the Northern Territory. Mauboy will perform at the Waterfront in Darwin on […]

Emily’s dreaming is now in plane sight

February 21, 2018

Qantas has unveiled a special salute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The plane features the work of the late Northern Territory artist and senior Anmatyerre woman, Emily […]

Indigenous culture to shine at Games

February 7, 2018

As the South Korean sun begins to set on the Winter Olympics, the Gold Coast in Queensland is counting down to the start of the Commonwealth Games in April — and Indigenous dance performances are […]

On the frontline of heritage protection

January 24, 2018

When Victoria’s Aboriginal heritage sites are under threat from natural disasters such as fire, flood or plague, Russell Smith and six of his colleagues are in the frontline of the battle to save them. Mr […]

Rhoda has NYE Welcome covered

December 19, 2017

An animation of a man and his grandson’s journey along the rivers of the Eora Nation will come to life on the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of the city’s New Year’s […]

We’re all about this Aboriginal Alice

December 19, 2017

The giant Sydney Festival (Jan 6-28) will help kick off the New Year with nearly 140 events by 700 artists from 22 countries. Here are just some of the shows by Indigenous performers: My Urrwai. […]

Plaque will enshrine echoes of Redfern

December 13, 2017

The City of Sydney is to carry out the final wishes of Aboriginal activist Solomon Bellear by installing a commemorative plaque in Redfern Park. The council unanimously supported installing the plaque a day after the […]

New bridge name is a nod to culture

November 29, 2017

A bridge over Western Australia’s Swan River connecting East Perth with the city’s new $1.45 billion Optus Stadium will be officially named Matagarup Bridge. The WA Government said the name recognised the cultural significance of […]

Aboriginal skills taken up by the army

November 15, 2017

The bushcraft, tracking and navigation skills of Aboriginal people are being used by the Australian Army to train its soldiers. The army’s new ‘Tulugal Program’ takes its name from Tulugal, a formidable spirit of Dreamtime […]

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