Indigenous Voices: Who gave the words?

In this free illustrated talk as part of the Guringai Festival 2017, historian Keith Vincent Smith will look at Indigenous informants and cultural brokers from the Sydney area, including Bennelong, Patyegarang, Bungaree and Maroot the elder. Their legacy is a Read More

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Living in Their Times

Living in Their Times is a free one-day event commemorating the 1967 Referendum and the legacy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activism that preceded and followed this landmark moment. Curated by Djon Mundine OAM and presented by UTS ART Read More

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Black is the New White

Sydney Theatre Company and Allens present Black is the New White by Nakkiah Lui. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer on the up. She won a landmark Native Title case, she’s making her parents proud, she Read More

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Count Us Together – images of the 1967 referendum

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum when over 90% of Australians voted ‘yes’. This changed to constitution to remove a race clause that excluded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the census. It also shifted Read More

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Pauline McLeod Awards 2017

To celebrate 2017 National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June), the Pauline McLeod Awards come to Bondi Pavilion, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision. Presented and supported by the Eastern Read More

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Black Markets Welcome Festival

First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation is holding its annual Aboriginal cultural welcome ceremony for refuges and newly arrived Australians at its Blak Markets on Bare Island on Sunday 7 May. Individuals and families who are new to Australia are invited Read More

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A History of Aboriginal Political Thought 2017

A History of Aboriginal Political Thought is a five week course taught by Paula Jane Byrne at WEA Sydney. The course concentrates on Aboriginal political perspectives since 1788. It deals with Aboriginal readings of the state and its role in people’s lives which at times Read More

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Talking Deadly: Firesticks

‘Fire’ is known by many terms in many languages. Firesticks uses the term ‘cultural fire’ to describe the myriad ways fire occurs in cultural practice and belief. Cultural fire has spirit and authority and must be respected. The cultural values Read More

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Songs of the Black Arm Band

For a decade, Black Arm Band has been sharing the music, songs and stories at the centre of Indigenous life, touching hearts and minds across the country and abroad. A collective of contemporary Aboriginal music pioneers and emerging greats who Read More

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Songs of Home

For both Anmatyerr women from central Australia and Kam (in Chinese, Dong 侗) women from south-western China, singing is associated with feelings and thoughts about home. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music presents Songs of Home: Anmatyerr and Kam singing traditions, a Read More

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