Aboriginal warriors

Four Gweagal spears stolen by Captain Cook and crew in 1770 returned to La Perouse community, New South Wales, 254 years later

2024-04-24T17:06:03+10:00April 24th, 2024|

Kathryn Diss and Adrian Wilson, 'Emotional moment' as spears taken by Captain Cook are returned to Indigenous community, from ABC Europe correspondent, Kathryn Diss, and Adrian Wilson, in Cambridge, England, 23 April 2024. Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-23/gweagal-spears-captain-cook-took-handed-to-indigenous-community/103756446 See also Ben Lewis's story on SBS News, 24 April 2024: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/podcast-episode/survivors-from-a-moment-in-time-ancient-spears-handed-back/0i85urkau On [...]

After the (failed) referendum dust settles

2024-04-05T12:32:35+11:00April 5th, 2024|

Peter Smith, 'After the (failed) referendum dust settles,' Pearls and Irritations, 19 March 2024: https://johnmenadue.com/after-the-failed-referendum-dust-settles/  

How (hard) They Fought: sophistication of First Nations’ resistance

2023-05-08T13:32:36+10:00May 8th, 2023|

John Menadue's online Public Policy Journal, Pearls and Irritations, brings the caring and concerned among us more news about Dr Ray Kerhove's new book, How They Fought, Boolarong Press, 2023 about how First Peoples fought to resist invasion and colonisation of Country from 1788: Read Dr Kerhove's 1 May [...]

More calls for Australia’s frontier wars to be remembered

2023-04-26T11:11:15+10:00April 26th, 2023|

As Aaron Smith writes in The Guardian, unofficial recognition has been growing of those killed on Australian soil in colonial frontier conflicts, but official commemoration is still being debated. Read more in Aaron Smith's story on 24 April 2023: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/apr/24/calls-grow-for-australias-frontier-wars-to-be-remembered-on-anzac-day Chair of the Council of the Australian War Memorial [...]

“Help Us Bury Our Dead” on 25 April 2023

2023-04-21T11:50:55+10:00April 21st, 2023|

Media Release  20 April 2023 "Help Us Bury Our Dead on 25 April 2023" Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia Asserting Australia's First Nations Sovereignty into Governance www.sovereignunion.mobi Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, last surviving member of the founding four of the [...]

Yagan story told on ‘Stuff the British Stole’

2022-12-08T08:45:40+11:00December 8th, 2022|

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's podcast and TV series, Stuff the British Stole, Series 1, has devoted its sixth episode, 'Return', to Noongar warrior Yagan's story. The documentary examines how Yagan met his death defending Noongar country from British colonists. His remains were missing for more than a century. The fight [...]

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