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Kalumburu Western Australia (Part 2)

The indigenous community of Kalumburu is steeped in culture and tradition. They are extremely tactile people who thrive on hugs. Children with snotty noses, dirty faces and hands would snuggle in between my breasts and wrap their arms around my back while 834 more words


Speaking Of Another Reality

“The area where the most striking evidence for the influence of language on thought has come to light is the language of space — how we describe the orientation of the world around us … 215 more words

Pilger on Utopia

If you haven’t seen any of John Piger’s films, you should watch this one…

Bruce Pascoe, Dark emu, black seeds: Agriculture or accident? (Review)

Indigenous author Bruce Pascoe’s Dark emu, black seeds: Agriculture or accident? was my reading group’s October book, and a very interesting read and discussion it turned out to be. 1,230 more words

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Stories of the outback: Hermannsburg

Over the next few days, I will be sharing stories of the Australian outback, as observed during my trip through Central and South Australia.

While we can only talk about positives of European contact with Aborigines in ‘relative’ terms, Hermannsburg is a powerful reminder of how we can still be humane at times of great inhumanity. 495 more words

Unprecedented Study Of Aboriginal Australians Points To One Shared Out of Africa Migration For Modern Humans

The first significant investigation into the genomics of Aboriginal Australians has uncovered several major findings about early human populations. These include evidence of a single “Out of Africa” migration event, and of a previously unidentified, “ghost-like” population spread which provided a basis for the modern Aboriginal cultural landscape. 1,466 more words

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Monday musings on Australian literature: on Nation and people

Do you keep your old textbooks? I do, though am now starting to move them on. But some I still can’t part with, one being my high school history text. 1,094 more words

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