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Making headlines: Was Göbekli Tepe built by Aboriginal Australians?

Most astonishing news are spreading these days again. An article published November 14th in Epoch Times [external link] was claiming a truly amazing discovery already in it’s headline: “Australian Aboriginal symbols found on mysterious 12,000-year-old-pillar in Turkey”. 1,048 more words

Iconography

Monday musings on Australian literature: Teaching indigenous texts

This post was inspired by an email I received from Reading Australia announcing a partnership with the Broome-based indigenous publisher Magabala Books for a project that was… 701 more words

Australian Literature

The Dilution

Their blood was deemed too concentrated

So the decision was made to dilute it

Full bloods were bred like cattle

To create half-castes

More water was poured into this glass… 31 more words

Poetry

Stan Grant, Talking to my country (#BookReview)

History is, in a way, the main subject of my reading group’s October book, Stan Grant’s Talking to my country. I’m consequently somewhat nervous about writing this post, because discussions of history in Australia are apt to generate more emotion than rational discussion. 1,032 more words

Australian Literature

Monday Musings on Australian literature: the Boundless Festival

Last Saturday, the NSW Writers’ Centre and Bankstown Arts Centre presented Boundless: A Festival of Diverse Writers, which they describe as the “first-ever festival focused on Indigenous and culturally diverse Australian writers and writing”. 965 more words

Australian Literature

Carmel Bird (ed), The stolen children: Their stories (#BookReview)

Commenting on my post on Telling indigenous Australian stories, Australian author Carmel Bird mentioned her 1998 book The stolen children, describing it as her… 1,279 more words

Australian Literature

Ellen van Neerven (ed.), Writing black (#BookReview)

Writing black: New indigenous writing from Australia is one of the productions supported by the Queensland Writers Centre’s if:book that I wrote about in a recent Monday Musings… 1,223 more words

Australian Literature