Eleven Aymara indigenous women, ages 42 to 50, who worked as porters and cooks for mountaineers, put on crampons – spikes fixed to a boot for climbing – under their wide traditional skirts and started to do their own climbing. 86 more words
AUSTRALIA’S ICONIC CANNING STOCK Route, created in 1906, runs for 1800 km through Western Australia from the Kimberley to Wiluna in the state’s mid-west.
The history of this famous cattle track has typically been told from a colonial perspective, but a new exhibition at the Australian Museum , which has previously toured the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, seeks to retell the story through Aboriginal eyes and voices… 107 more words
Ingetje Tadros has been named a finalist in the feature/photographic essay category for her work, which presents an insider’s view of the struggles faced by remote Aboriginal communities undergoing the hardships that stem from dislocation. 71 more words
It is acknowledged that Australian Aboriginal culture is heavily spiritual and symbolic, but a rock engraving in a national park near Sydney suggests that the indigenous belief system represents a deep knowledge of the sky and the motion of the bodies within it. 152 more words
The Berbers are the oldest inhabitants of north Africa. For thousands of years, they have been living on a vast expanse of land stretching from Morocco’s Atlantic coast to Siwa Oasis in Egypt. 61 more words
One day, a crow and a hawk hunted together in the bush. After travelling together for some time, they decided to hunt in opposite directions, and, at the close of the day, to share whatever game they had caught. 685 more words