Australian Indigenous History
Indigenous ceremonial performance opening up intercultural dialogue
Songs, dances and ceremonial traditions offer a rare insight into Australian history from an Indigenous perspective, says University of Melbourne researcher.
Flying the flag for change?
Australian symbols have meaning for us – highlighting past and present colonialism, racism and a different future, say University of Melbourne experts.
Uncomfortable truths from a town to a nation
The storytelling in the town of Tennant Creek is a microcosm of Australia’s struggle to come to terms with it past, says University of Melbourne expert
Ablaze with ideas
An old silent film has given University of Melbourne opera singer, Tiriki Onus, a key insight into the work of his Aboriginal leader and filmmaker grandfather.
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.
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.