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Australian Indigenous History

  1. 8 August 2021 - Science Matters

    Leaving no one behind

    A University of Melbourne expert says this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples recognises the rights and social equity of Indigenous peoples.

  2. 6 August 2021 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.

  3. 23 February 2021 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. 31 January 2020 - Humanities

    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.

  5. 7 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 26 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  7. 23 May 2019 - Humanities

    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.

  8. 18 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  9. 8 February 2019 - Humanities

    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.

  10. 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