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Unless otherwise indicated, the quotes are from Robert Lawlor's "Voices of the First Day"

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Blog posts : "Culture"

Intolerance & Ignorance: Racism - The Silent Destroyer

April 29, 2016

My partner is an incredibly strong man. Resilient, compassionate and calm in the face of much turbulence, stress and hurt.
Some days it gets to him though. It's not that he does …

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Putuparri and the Rainmakers

February 12, 2016

I can't wait to see this movie!

Putuparri and the Rainmakers

Ten years in the making, the film is an extraordinary eyewitness account of the living traditions of Putuparri’s people.

The film spans 20 transformative years in the life of Tom "Putuparri" Lawford as he navigates the deep chas…

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Invasion Day - 26 January 1788

January 26, 2016

Most Australians celebrate Australia Day as the day Australia was founded.

In contrast, Aboriginal people mourn their history and call it ‘Invasion Day’.  January 26, 1788 was the date on which Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possession of the colony of New South Wales and raised the Bri…

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Native Title

December 1, 2015

By definition Native Title is a property right which reflects a relationship to land which is of a spiritual, cultural or historical significance to the claimants. The non-discriminatory protection of native title is a recognised human right.

Some government representatives refer to NT as a 'brid…

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Songlines and the Importance of Language

August 9, 2015

According to Aboriginal cosmology, the great Dreaming Ancestors shaped the earth, its continents, oceans, rivers and its veins of crystals, pigments and minerals.  Their activities still resonate in the shapes and energies that bathe the earth and all life processes.  These energies are often referr…

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