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A lesson in the history of invasion from Victoria’s first massacre beach

A lesson in the history of invasion from Victoria’s first massacre beach

The Gunditjmara hold a smoking ceremony at the Convincing Ground to remember the first massacre of Aboriginal people by Europeans in Victoria.

  • by Tony Wright

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Ancient food scraps prove northern Australia is now the driest it’s ever been

Ancient food scraps prove northern Australia is now the driest it’s ever been

UQ researchers have analysed 65,000 years of food scraps at a site in Kakadu national park which shows the area is the driest it has even been in human history.

  • by Stuart Layt
Dark Discovery: European mindset of superiority continues today

Dark Discovery: European mindset of superiority continues today

Echoes of the earliest colonial attitude to Indigenous people still sound today.

  • by Bruce Pascoe
Australia Day a vital part of conversation about who we are

Australia Day a vital part of conversation about who we are

Australia Day is a vital part of the conversation about who we are as a people.

  • by Alison Page
‘Life and death’: new report shows dire conditions for remote Indigenous communities

‘Life and death’: new report shows dire conditions for remote Indigenous communities

Deputy mayor of Alice Springs Jacinta Price says the living conditions of Indigenous Australians in remote and regional areas should be a “national crisis” and that largely “tokenistic” changes like changing the Australian anthem are misdirected.

  • by Amelia McGuire
Movie with poignant First Nations message opens Australia Day concert

Movie with poignant First Nations message opens Australia Day concert

Virtual Warrane is the work of Indigenous digital artist Brett Leavy, inspired by convict artist, Joseph Lycett, who captured not only the early settlement of Sydney but scenes of Indigenous people engaging in food gathering, ceremony and hunting.

  • by Tim Barlass
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A date for our shared destiny: let’s move Australia Day to mark the triumph of Mabo

A date for our shared destiny: let’s move Australia Day to mark the triumph of Mabo

The former Australian prime minister has changed his mind about January 26. He writes why it cannot stand as our national day.

  • by Kevin Rudd
The case for remaking our honours system - with the help of our Indigenous traditions

The case for remaking our honours system - with the help of our Indigenous traditions

Many Australians are befuddled by what AOs, AMs, OAMs and ACs mean, or even their value.

  • by Tim Wilson
Where are we going with Australia Day?

Where are we going with Australia Day?

Every year, the Australia Day debate sails into view in January and then, with little achieved, glides away forgotten for 11 months.

  • by Stephen Brook
The truth about January 26

The truth about January 26

Contention continues to swirl around Australia Day. Why has it become a focal point for ongoing culture wars?

  • by Henry Reynolds
One and free? Why First Nations people struggle with Australia Day

One and free? Why First Nations people struggle with Australia Day

It’s supposed to be a celebration of a nation, but many Indigenous Australians find January 26 a deeply troubling day. They explain why.

  • by Karl Quinn and Henrietta Cook