Category Archives: Indigenous

Rediscovered rock art reveals an ancient monster

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On May 27, 2016, a park ranger entered a sandstone shelter and rediscovered four paintings of the mythical bunyip.

Since then the rediscovery has been kept secret. Only a handful of traditional owners, park rangers and archaeologists have been allowed to enter the cave. Even now, its exact location cannot be revealed.screen-shot-2017-02-22-at-9-33-42-pm

How smoked eel is at the heart of Australia’s next World Heritage bid

Indigenous ranger Aaron Morgan is among the new generation of Gunditjmara people caring for Budj Bim landscape and its network of ancient weirs and eel traps.

When Denis Rose was a young fella he caught eels in the freshwater that ran down the lava flow country from Mt Eccles to Bass Strait with his uncles and his dad.

These days he gets the young ones to go eeling for him.

“As I’m getting old my taste is changing a little bit … I particularly like smoked eel now,” he said.

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Australia’s Aborigines deliver PM a roadmap to constitutional recognition

Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 4.05.17 PMMELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s aboriginal leaders delivered a report to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday recommending the indigenous population be recognized in the constitution as the country’s first people, with a history dating back some 50,000 years.

The report also called for a representative body be set up to advise

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parliament on indigenous matters.

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