Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
From the margins to the mainstream
Professor Marcia Langton from the University of Melbourne on Indigenous activism, the positive impact of land rights and the Australia Day debate.
A rolled gold genius
The University of Melbourne's Professor Ian Anderson's determination and upbringing has earned him the Order of Australia for his service to Indigenous Affairs.
How a quest for the past found a living present
In this extract from Rebe Taylor’s powerful history of Aboriginal Tasmania, eccentric Englishman Ernest Westlake arrives in 1908 Melbourne hunting man's origins
Closing the Gap – time for traction on the ground
Time to take stock of Closing the Gap and focus on gaining traction on the ground – University of Melbourne Indigenous Affairs experts have their say.
Aboriginal voices in the afterlife of photographs
A project to connect Aboriginal faces in 19th Century photographs to their contemporary descendants aims to inject Aboriginal voices into Australian history.
Preserving precious Indigenous languages
Linguists are using new technology to return decades-old recordings of now near-extinct languages to the Indigenous communities where they were made.
Closing the Gap – good policy or just target practice?
On National Close the Gap Day, University of Melbourne experts assess the effectiveness of a governmental approach to targeting Indigenous disadvantage
Walking strong in both cultures
Despite 'tall poppy' attitudes that can occur in some Indigenous communities, research shows stereotypes imposed by mainstream Australia are most limiting.
From hunting to contracting
Professor Marcia Langton's 2015 Narrm Oration outlines an Australian economy transformed and enhanced by Indigenous economic development
Indigenous songstress on the international stage
Indigenous opera singer Shauntai Batzke's father was a gifted boxer but as a graduate of the VCA she is carving out a career on a different international stage