Australian Indigenous History
Australia’s oldest known Aboriginal rock paintings
New dating techniques, involving the University of Melbourne, reveal Australia’s oldest known, intact, Aboriginal rock painting – dating back 600 generations.
Feather-flowers and photographs
A University of Melbourne collaboration is connecting Australia’s First Peoples’ with museum collections, creating a 'living archive' of Indigenous culture.
Voice. Treaty. Truth.
Indigenous relations in Australia have come a long way, but in NAIDOC Week 2019 a University of Melbourne expert says there is still an uncomfortable way to go.
Grounded in truth
A University of Melbourne expert says reconciliation requires truth telling. And there are some initiatives and policies taking a step in the right direction.
When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide
A University of Melbourne academic says the high rate of Indigenous youth suicide can only be addressed if all Australians confont historical and modern racism.
What Hepatitis B tells us about the migration of ancient humans
A research collaboration including the University of Melbourne is tracing the genetics of Hepatitis B to map the ancient movement of Australia’s first people.
The world is run by those who show up
In the new book The Change Makers, the University of Melbourne's Professor Marcia Langton says leadership is doing the right thing at the right time.
Helping us to see when we don’t want to look
Australia’s colonial art is a window to the past that can help us understand the fraught and violent history of settlement says a University of Melbourne expert
A giant lobster, by any other name
Tasmania's at-risk crayfish is the world's largest freshwater invertebrate; for a University of Melbourne biochemist, finding its real name was just the start.
Truth telling at Garma
The University of Melbourne is partnering with the Yothu Yindi Foundation to build a reconciliation culture for Australians - supporting Indigenous development.