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Old photograph of an Aboriginal dendroglyph or carved tree, from Western NSW, Australia. These magnificent carvings were usually carried out by the Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi and possibly functioned as grave posts and as part of initiation ceremonies. Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal Symbols, Arte Inuit, Inka, Art Premier, Tree Carving, Indigenous Art

Carved trees bring indigenous history to life

An exhibition of rare photographs from the early 1900s sheds light on an ancient Aboriginal art form.

Churingas Australia Stone, ochre These three churingas were collected from an Aboriginal man by Jon Edwards, a geologist engaged in petroleum exploration in the Australian Outback (Central Desert region) in the Aboriginal Art Symbols, Aboriginal Dot Art, Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Painting, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal Artists, Aboriginal People, Indigenous Art, Ocean Art

Oceanic Art - Stone churingas, Australia

African, Oceanic, Indonesian and Asian tribal artifacts, textiles and jewelry - Zena Kruzick Tribal Art.

Professor Marcia Langton AM, one of Australia's leading Aboriginal scholars. She holds the Foundation Chair in Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne and is a stalwart advocate of Aboriginal rights Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, University Of Melbourne, Spiritual Warrior, Dark Beauty, First Nations, Black History, Australian Aboriginals

Marcia Langton

Professor Marcia Langton AM, one of Australia's leading Aboriginal scholars. She holds the Foundation Chair in Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne and is a stalwart advocate of Aboriginal rights

Burrup rock art depicting people with big hands Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal People, Paleolithic Art, Stone Age Art, Cave Drawings, Alien Art, Indigenous Art, Ancient Aliens

Oldest and largest concentration of ancient rock art under threat from Australian Government

Australian Indigenous art is the oldest unbroken tradition of art in the world. It is so old in fact, that examples have been found that depict long extinct megafauna. One particular region, the Dampier Archipelago of Western Australian, is thought to contain the oldest and largest concentration of rock art in the world with more than one million petroglyphs.

Paints a pretty bleak picture of our history Bringing prisoners to Wyndham for spearing cattle, Photo Courtesy State Library of Western Australia, The Battye Library Aboriginal Man, Aboriginal Education, Indigenous Education, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Indigenous Art, Aboriginal Language, Tasmania, Australian Aboriginal History

There are two histories. The European and the Aboriginal. Two worlds, two understandings. Canning made his mark and we, as Aboriginal people, got scarred. The land was scarred too. If people wanna Australian Aboriginal films light up global screen news.asiaone.com

Shorty Jangala Robertson was born at Jila (Chilla Well), a large soakage and claypan north-west of Yuendumu. Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Artwork, Aboriginal Artists, Aboriginal People, Australian People, Australian Men, Australian Aboriginals, Human Evolution, Artist Biography

Shorty Jangala Robertson - Artist Biography

Shorty Jangala Robertson was born at Jila (Chilla Well), a large soakage and claypan north-west of Yuendumu. He lived a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle with his parents, old

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hands of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, Wave Hill Station, Northern Territory, "From Little Things Big Things Grow". Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Outback Australia, South Australia, Wave Hill, Indigenous Art, Indigenous Education

Vincent Lingiari AM (1908 – 21 Jan 1988), was an Aboriginal rights activist. Lingiari was a member of the Gurindji people. He worked as a stockman at Wave Hill Cattle Station. Vincent was elected and became the leader of the Gurindji communities in August 1966. On 7 June 1976, Lingiari was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the Aboriginal people. (Vincent is pictured with Gough Whitlam in the symbolic 1975 handover of Wave Hill back to the Gurindji People.)

Eddie Mabo - in 1992 his ten year case in the Australia High Court finally acknowledged legal ownership of Australia belonging to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal Education, Australian Aboriginals, Australian People, Marie Claire Australia, Hawaii

Eddie Mabo - in 1992 his ten year case in the Australia High Court finally acknowledged legal ownership of Australia belonging to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

The fish traps at Brewarrina are extraordinary and ancient structures. Why aren't they better protected? / A glass-plate negative of the fish traps dating from Photograph: Powerhouse Museum Sydney Aboriginal Education, Indigenous Education, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Indigenous Art, Aboriginal Art, Outback Australia, Australia Travel, South Wales

The fish traps at Brewarrina are extraordinary and ancient structures. Why aren't they better protected?

The Ngunnhu traps on the Barwon river were once a great gathering site for Indigenous people, but their present custodians say damage and neglect since white settlement is a shameful blot on Australia’s heritage record

Aboriginal site - axe sharpening on Kings Tableland at Wentworth Falls. This is a very valuable part of the story of our town. Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Theory Of Evolution, Charles Darwin, Australian Art, Indigenous Art, New South

Aboriginal site - axe sharpening on Kings Tableland at Wentworth Falls. This is a very valuable part of the story of our town.

A photograph in Dr Memmot's book shows an Aboriginal man sitting in the doorway of a dome-shaped building Aboriginal Language, Aboriginal Man, Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Indigenous Education, Australian Aboriginal History, Native American History, Australian Artists

Scientist debunks nomadic Aborigine 'myth'

Before white settlers arrived, Australia's indigenous peoples lived in houses and villages, and used surprisingly sophisticated architecture and design methods to build their shelters, new research has found.

The front of one of a pair of Aboriginal shields from Nowra, NSW Displayed at the London International Exhibition, Entered by Henry Moss. Purchased by Henry Christy after the exhibition. Both were later gifted to the British Museum. Australian Aboriginal History, Red Bar, Aboriginal Painting, Aboriginal Culture, Out Of The Woods, Museum Displays, African Masks, Ocean Art, Ancient Artifacts

shield | British Museum

Shield, wood, oval, slightly convex in front and painted with broad red bars, with white spots on a black ground, the back is concave with a handle cut out of the wood, at each end of the back is delineated a hand with the fingers pointing to the end on each side the handle is coloured with white pigment.

Charles Nelson Perkins, AO, commonly known as Charlie Perkins, was an Australian Aboriginal activist, football player and administrator. He was known as Kumantjayi Perkins in the period immediately following his death. Australian Aboriginal History, Indigenous Education, Education Sites, Aboriginal People, Arts Ed, First Nations, Civil Rights, Inevitable, Football Players

Charles Nelson Perkins, AO, commonly known as Charlie Perkins, was an Australian Aboriginal activist, football player and administrator. He was known as Kumantjayi Perkins in the period immediately following his death.

National Sorry Day stolen children of Aboriginal Australia. I am personally so sorry. I would rather live off the land with you fellas than how society has us living now. Aboriginal Children, Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Symbols, Indigenous Education, National Sorry Day, History Teachers

National Sorry Day

On May 26, there is an unofficial holiday in Australia called National Sorry Day. The day commemorates the day a national report called “Bringing Them Home” was official handed to the Australian government in 1997 after a two year inquiry. ...