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  1. Podcast22 September 2017 - The Policy Shop

    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.

  2. 2 June 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Marking Mabo: How has Native Title changed since the landmark ruling?

    25 years on from the milestone Mabo ruling in Australia's High Court, University of Melbourne experts reflect on native title, and its legal standing.

  3. 18 May 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Q&A: Recognising Australia’s first peoples ... properly

    Australia's debate on how to Constitutionally recognise its first peoples is culminating. University of Melbourne's Professor Adrienne Stone talks us through it

  4. 24 February 2017 - Humanities

    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

  5. 30 November 2016 - Humanities

    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.

  6. 22 August 2016 - Design

    Indigenous memory-making meets architecture

    The Wave Hill walk-off changed Australian history, yet the event suffers from a lack of recognition. Now, architects have become its unlikely champions.

  7. 3 February 2016 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  8. 20 October 2015 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Australia, it’s time to sing a new song

    Australia's national anthem needs to change in order to truly represent the rich and sophisticated culture of our country's past, writes Deborah Cheetham.

  9. 25 September 2015 - Humanities

    Pre-colonial Australia: natural wilderness or gentleman’s park?

    Indigenous scholar Marcia Langton rates Bill Gammage's exploration of Aboriginal land management, The Biggest Estate on Earth, as one of the great books.