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Red Fruited Saw-Sedge 1

Saw-Sedge

Saw-Sedge may refer to a variety of plants which belong to the genus Gahnia, in the family Cyperaceae, of which two forms – Gahniasieberiana (Red fruited saw-sedge) and Gahniaaspera (Rough saw-sedge) were commonly utilised...

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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...

Batman vs Clever Fella, Detective Comics #591 (1988), Copyright DC Comics, Art by Norm Breyfogle 0

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...

Close-up of Hunter Valley Cloak, Wonnarua/Awabakal/Gamilaroi, in Smithsonian Institute Collection, Washington D.C. 1

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...

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If Everyone Cared: Margaret Tucker

Book Review Margaret Tucker’s If Everyone Cared is a book that is both significant as a matter of national record, and of personal relevance to me, as it deals with my own family’s history...

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Baryulgil

Baryulgil is a small Koori (Goori) community located in Bundjalung Country, about 75 km north west of Grafton, in far northern New South Wales. The community was founded in the late 1890’s as a...