Koori History - Aboriginal History of South Eastern Australia

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Spears: Form & Function

Prior to invasion, the spear was the principle weapon used in Australia by Aboriginal people for hunting and combat purposes. In its simplest form a traditionally produced spear is a weapon consisting of a...

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The Attack on Invasion Day

On January 27, 2019 in a blustering outburst, light entertainment and infomercial host Kerri-Anne Kennerley, made a number of sweeping claims in response to the Australia Day protests, which were held around the Country on January 26. In...

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The Hypocrisy of Australia Day

As the mercury rises and Australia continues to recover from the festive season, many people’s thoughts turn to the New Year and what it might bring. Days at the beach, forgotten resolutions, cricket, melanoma,...

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The Dingo: A native dog?

The Dingo (Canis dingo) is an animal which is shrouded in legend and many falsehoods. As a companion and hunting partner of Australia’s First Peoples, who are mythologised and misunderstood on an even greater...

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Addressing Fake History

A recent series of attacks on Australian monuments dedicated to the likes of British seafarer Captain James Cook and early New South Wales Governor Lachlan Macquarie, have been described by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm...

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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...