Koori History - Aboriginal History of South Eastern Australia

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Last of the Tribe

The last of the tribe is a phrase that was commonly used in the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. It was used by non-Indigenous Australians to mark the death of...

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Tracker Patten

By John T. Patten John James Patten, known as Jack Patten, was born in the Snowy Mountains of Victoria at Corryong in 1874. He was the eldest son of John Patten, a man for...

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Cleverman – The First Aboriginal Superhero?

“I wanted to create a superhero for my son,” says Ryan Griffen, the creator of ABC TV (Australia) / Sundance (USA) co-production of Cleverman. Set in a dystopian future, Cleverman is a new television series...

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Traditional Aboriginal Clothing

Traditional Clothing Part of a common suite of assumptions which have characterised how history has been taught in Australian schools since the arrival of Europeans, is the idea that Australia’s First Peoples’ traditionally wore...