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Treasure trove of Indigenous language documents unearthed at NSW State Library

 
Deborah Rice ABC News 27 August 2013

A treasure trove of Indigenous language documents from across Australia has been discovered in the New South Wales State Library. [node:read-more:link]

Prime Minister laps up welcome but breaks funding promise

Australia's first people were Australia's first farmers

Far from being hunters and gatherers, the first Australians may have managed the biggest

farming estate on Earth, writes Tony Stephens.

The still common assumption is that Aboriginal Australians in 1788 were simple hunter-gatherers who relied on chance for survival and moulded their lives to the country where they lived. Historian Bill Gammage might have driven the last nail into the coffin of this notion.

Gammage draws striking conclusions from more than a decade's research. [node:read-more:link]

Reconciliation, Nationalism and the History Wars

Reconciliation Australia

Reconciliation, Nationalism and the History Wars
A paper presented to the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference University of Adelaide
Dr Andrew Gunstone
Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies
Monash University
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First Nations 'Fire Hunting' benefits small-mammals: Research

Stanford University Report, July 12, 2012

Hunting with fire appears to benefit Australia's small-mammal populations, say Stanford researchers

Western Australia's Martu people set small fires as a matter of course while hunting lizards. But the technique may also buffer the landscape against two extremes – overgrown brush and widespread lightning fires – that hurt Australia's endangered small mammals.

BY MAX MCCLURE [node:read-more:link]

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