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  1. 21 December 2018 - Humanities

    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

  2. 14 December 2018 - Science Matters

    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.

  3. 16 September 2018 - Public Affairs

    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.

  4. Podcast3 September 2018 - The Policy Shop

    Fighting for recognition

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Moana Jackson and Shireen Morris discuss Indigenous self-determination, and how to get it.

  5. 17 June 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Duty and honour at the heart of Indigenous recognition

    The Uluru Statement of the Heart would put a duty on Australian Governments to consult with Indigenous Australians, as has been already done in Canada and NZ.

  6. 12 June 2018 - Humanities

    Criss-cross history hidden in a letter

    An 1839 letter is a tale of adventure packed into 4 pages using overlapping criss-cross handwriting, but it is a deeper record of Australian frontier conflict

  7. 29 May 2018 - Humanities

    Bringing back languages from scraps of paper

    The Bates Online project, led by the University of Melbourne, has digitised Daisy Bates' unique papers which recorded many endangered Aboriginal languages.

  8. 21 May 2018 - Humanities

    Life on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert

    University of Melbourne poet and author Kevin Brophy reflects on a year living on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, in the small town of Mulan.

  9. 10 May 2018 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Breathing new life into old songs

    Thabi - public songs indigenous to west Pilbarra - offer a unique insight into Australian history, and University of Melbourne researchers are documenting them.

  10. 3 May 2018 - Humanities

    Why the lost daughters of Picnic at Hanging Rock still haunt us

    As the new adaption of Picnic at Hanging Rock debuts on TV, a University of Melbourne expert looks at the rise of feminism and female leads on our small screens