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Removing colonial statues in Australia: Isn't it about time we stopped legitimising narratives of conquest and dispossession?

Earlier this week your existential gal Hannah provided us with the information we need to know about the Charlottesville riots, and Trump’s response (or lack of one), in her essay ‘ 1,033 more words

3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains

I went out of my way to visit the 3 Sisters and was shocked to find a run down town with rubbish and old buildings…. didn’t feel safe to even park my vehicle for a few moments. 231 more words

Aboriginal

Truth and Reconciliation II

There’s a perception that Australia was created as a nation the moment Captain Cook landed.  In fact it was claimed originally as a colony and only on the east coast.   542 more words

Other Stuff

Blog #1 - The Use of Alcohol to Control Aboriginal Communities

Task: Find a story in the media in the last two weeks that sheds light on the continuing difficulties faced by Indigenous communities in our country. 496 more words

Ali Cobby Eckermann, Too afraid to cry (#BookReview)

Having reviewed Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha woman Ali Cobby Eckermann’s poetry collection, Inside my mother (my review) for Lisa’s ANZlitLovers Indigenous Literature Week, 2017, I decided to also read her 2012 memoir, Too afraid to cry.  888 more words

Australian Literature

Earliest Human Habitation of Australia Finally Dated Conclusively to 65,000 Years Ago

The oldest axe in the world has been found in Australia, and it is 65,000 years old. This pushes back the previously considered window of earliest Australian human population by thousands of years. 212 more words

Delicious descriptions: Kim Mahood's desert

I wanted to use this Descriptions series to share a couple of Mahood’s gorgeous descriptions from her memoir, Position doubtful, which I reviewed recently, but I’ve decided to share one about maps and relationships (and you’ll probably see why), and a description. 344 more words

Australian Literature