Yunupingu – whose name means “the rock that stands against time” – writes in the full knowledge that his time as a guardian of his culture is running out. He says it is time for a different approach to reconciliation.
The veteran journalist and Wiradjuri man, Stan Grant, has told a Sydney audience that racism is “at the heart of the Australian dream,” as he delivered a sobering speech about the impact of colonisation and discrimination on Indigenous people and their ancestors.It has provoked a powerful reaction from Australians, going viral on Facebook with 712,000 views and 24,000 shares, and has been watched almost 15,000 times on YouTube by Sunday morning.
Prominent Aboriginal elder Jack Charles was refused a taxi unless he paid the fare upfront, moments after being named Victorian Senior Australian of the Year in Melbourne on Wednesday night.The veteran Indigenous actor, 72, was leaving the awards ceremony in Docklands when his manager Patrice Capogreco tried to hail a cab for the pair about 9pm.
THE STUNNING mural on the Pacific Highway at Ulmarra that tells the creation story of the Yaegl people is almost complete.
However, the mural breaches heritage codes in place make sure buildings adhere to Ulmarra’s design and the Clarence Valley Council have asked the owner of the house to paint over it.
What do you think? If you have seen the artwork do you think it contradicts Ulmarra’s layout?
Or should it stay?
“There is no greater sorrow on earth than the loss of ones native land.” – Euripides 431 B.C.