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Supermoon And Climate Change Combine For Devastating Floods In Torres Strait

Supermoon And Climate Change Combine For Devastating Floods In Torres Strait | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
The supermoon coinciding with climate change and the annual monsoon has unleashed devastating floods in the Torres Strait.
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Our Sporting Greats | Murri and Ailan Athletes in the Spotlight

Our Sporting Greats | Murri and Ailan Athletes in the Spotlight | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Image: Eddie Gilbert and Donald Bradman at the Woolloongabba Cricket Ground, 1931, Unknown photographer, John Oxley Library, SLQ, Negative no. 33596. In Toowoomba in 1988, Richard Lawrence ‘Darby’ McCarthy, a champion Murri jockey of the 1960s and 1970s, provided encouragement to a 15-year-old rising track athlete on scholarship at Fairholme College. Darby was born in a sandhills camp in Cunnamulla, and rode more than 1000 winners in his celebrated career. The young sprinter he inspired was Cathy Freeman, whose Sydney Olympic gold medal winning race in the 400 meter sprint in the year 2000 stopped the nation. We, Murri and Ailan people, have brought continued excellence to the track, court, boxing ring and on the footy oval over a number of generations. Behind the prominent sporting heroes, there are many athletes who are not household names who have contributed greatly to the legacy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sporting achievements. The five stories of Uncle Charlie King, Lesley Williams and the Cherbourg Marching Girls, Danny Morseu, Willie Prince and Rhonda Purcell in this showcase represent a small selection of the dynamic Indigenous sports stories across Queensland. From the Indigenous jockeys in Australian racing history to the boxing troupes that toured country and city Australia from 1914 to the 1970s, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders departed their restricted homes on reserves and settlements to represent their communities on a national and international scale. Eddie Gilbert was brought to Brisbane in 1930 from Barambah Aboriginal Settlement (later known as Cherbourg), to demonstrate his cricketing ability, and was included in the state team. At a 1931 Sheffield Shield game Don Bradman arrived at Brisbane Cricket Ground as an untouchable, but failed to score a run thanks to a fierce display of fast bowling by Eddie. For the Barambah community this was a remarkable demonstration of courage and defiance during a constricting era for Indigenous people living under iterations of the Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act 1897, otherwise known as ‘The Act’. Our sisters and brothers of sport have often used their platform to bring political awareness to the country, including boxer Jack Hassen’s advocacy leading up to the 1967 Referendum and the symbolic carrying of the Aboriginal flag by Cathy Freeman on her Commonwealth Games victory lap in 1994. Sport also represents bringing people together and provides opportunity to show our colours. Celebrations during games and before games including the cultural performance at the National Rugby League’s (NRL) Indigenous All Stars games showcase the continuation of culture. No matter the sport, embodying movement connects athletes to storied ground and sky. The legacy of our sportspeople is also a legacy of giving back to community, healing and empowering future generations. Ellen van Neerven, Mununjali writer Top Image: Marching Girls at Cherbourg, 1960, Unknown photographer, John Oxley Library, SLQ, Negative no. 78819. Left to right: Iris Hegarty, Lexis Blair, Carmel Kina, Faye Chambers, Lillian Burke, Lynette Bird, Cassandra Duncan, Gloria Williams, Beryl Purcell, Joan West, Lesley Gyemore, Lois Williams.
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The Last Word On Nothing | Shifting Baselines in the Outback

The Last Word On Nothing | Shifting Baselines in the Outback | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Daniel Pauley, a fisheries scientist, coined the term “shifting baselines” in 1995 to describe how depleted fish populations came to be considered “normal” by generations that had never experienced the teeming abundance their grandparents had known.
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To Celebrate Australia Day Is To Celebrate Violence

To Celebrate Australia Day Is To Celebrate Violence | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Opinion: The past affects the present, and unless there is change, it will affect our future.
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Supermoon And Climate Change Combine For Devastating Floods In Torres Strait

Supermoon And Climate Change Combine For Devastating Floods In Torres Strait | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
The supermoon coinciding with climate change and the annual monsoon has unleashed devastating floods in the Torres Strait.
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Kevin Rudd was advised against opening parliament with apology to stolen generations | Australia news | The Guardian

Kevin Rudd was advised against opening parliament with apology to stolen generations | Australia news | The Guardian | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Rudd counselled against delivering speech as opening gesture of his prime ministership, reveals former minister for Indigenous affairs Jenny Macklin in Meanjin
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Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: Hi-tech call to save Indigenous languages

Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: Hi-tech call to save Indigenous languages | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Hi-tech call to save Indigenous languages - The Department of Communications and the Arts has issued a call to the community for idea
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NACCHO Aboriginal Children #CloseTheGap #Apology10 Are we creating a new “ #StolenGeneration ” ? In care 2017 17,644 in 2008 9,070

NACCHO Aboriginal Children #CloseTheGap #Apology10 Are we creating a new “ #StolenGeneration ” ? In care 2017 17,644 in 2008 9,070 | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
“An estimated 17,664 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were in out-of-home care in 2017, compared with 9,070 a decade ago The number of Indigenous children removed from their families has risen rapidly since former prime minister Kevin Rudd's national apology to the Stolen Generations in 2008. The removal of children from Indigenous communities is…
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Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: Using our language to defend our heritage': Aboriginal activists revive lost language for state ...

Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: Using our language to defend our heritage': Aboriginal activists revive lost language for state ... | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Using our language to defend our heritage': Aboriginal activists revive lost language for state ... - If you have not heard spoke
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Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: Labor 'not doing enough' for Aboriginal housing

Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: Labor 'not doing enough' for Aboriginal housing | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Labor 'not doing enough' for Aboriginal housing - They are all very clear and supportive comments.” In his response, Marshall said th
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The super gap we’re not talking about

The super gap we’re not talking about | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Indigenous Australians retire with 27 per cent less in super than the average worker and “insecure” employment, poor wages, poverty and financial illiteracy are all to blame.   That’s accordi
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Deadly progress: changes in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult daily smoking, 2004–2015

The post Deadly progress: changes in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult daily smoking, 2004–2015 was curated by information for practice.
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We Are The People From That Land - The Global Change Institute - The University of Queensland, Australia

The Adani Carmichael Coal Mine:  A Special Five-Part Series The controversial proposed Adani Carmichael coalmine commands diverse media headlines, but the untold story is about Indigenous rights and, in particular, the resistance of Wangan and Jagalingou people to the expropriation of their lands.
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McDonald's leaves Indigenous girl traumatized after first ever job interview | Welcome To Country

McDonald's leaves Indigenous girl traumatized after first ever job interview | Welcome To Country | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
A Cairns mother is in shock after a simple interview turned into a nightmare for her daughter and herself.
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Farewell to a skilled and passionate advocate for Aboriginal children and young people

Farewell to a skilled and passionate advocate for Aboriginal children and young people | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, and respected Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara man, Andrew Jackomos PSM, ends his term on 31 January 2018. During his tenure, Andrew has driven transformational reforms to policy and practice that seek to reverse the unacceptable...
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The program helping Indigenous students beat the average

The program helping Indigenous students beat the average | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Last week I attended an awards dinner for a remarkable organisation, CareerTrackers, which mentors Indigenous university students into professional jobs.
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Most Australians Don't Actually Know Why Australia Day Is On January 26, Poll Finds

Most Australians Don't Actually Know Why Australia Day Is On January 26, Poll Finds | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
But they do want a national day to celebrate Australia.
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Behind the Scenes: the Archives of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland | Wiley

Claire O'Neill Library Services, Wiley Archives can offer deep and meaningful insights, not only for a particular subject, but for an entire field of
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Benji Marshall and Johnathan Thurston could headline historic Indigenous Test

Benji Marshall and Johnathan Thurston could headline historic Indigenous Test | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Johnathan Thurston and Benji Marshall have been touted as potential superstar opponents in a proposed Test match between an Australian Indigenous side and th
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How We Said Sorry: Reflecting on the Apology, a Decade On

How We Said Sorry: Reflecting on the Apology, a Decade On | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
‘Sometime around 1932, when she was about four, she remembers the coming of the welfare men. Her family had feared that day and had dug holes in the creek bank where the children could run an…
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Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: Why are Aboriginal women in Australia hit with racism and sexual threats for sharing their views?

Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: Why are Aboriginal women in Australia hit with racism and sexual threats for sharing their views? | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Why are Aboriginal women in Australia hit with racism and sexual threats for sharing their views? - The Daily Telegraph went as far a
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Coalition urged to prioritise Indigenous-run services in Closing the Gap program | Australia news | The Guardian

Coalition urged to prioritise Indigenous-run services in Closing the Gap program | Australia news | The Guardian | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Victoria’s Aboriginal affairs minister says health and other services have greater success rates if they are in Indigenous hands
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Warren Mundine on Australia Day: The Greens are ‘dividing the nation’

Warren Mundine on Australia Day: The Greens are ‘dividing the nation’ | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Indigenous leader and former politician Warren Mundine has accused the Greens of dividing Australians. Mr Mundine tells Chris Kenny the age-old ‘change the date’ debate does nothing to unite the nation.
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Australia Day back in political spotlight as Greens vow to push for date change

Australia Day back in political spotlight as Greens vow to push for date change | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Richard Di Natale says party will campaign to move celebration from 26 January and some Labor MPs say there is a need for conversation
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A Long Way from Home review – Peter Carey’s best novel in decades

A Long Way from Home review – Peter Carey’s best novel in decades | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
The acclaimed writer’s 14th novel is a nuanced story of racial identity set in postwar Australia
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