Australian Indigenous History
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.