Aboriginal Heritage Protection

Interview with Ashlee Murray and Ryk Goddard

Click on the link below to listen to the discussion between Ryk Goddard and Ahslee Murray, Cultural Promotions Officer at Burnie TAC. The discussion is in relation to 10 February 1828 anniversary of the massacre reported by George Augustus Robinson of 30 Aboriginal people at Cape Grim. The Aboriginal community have regained access to the site which has been held privately since 1840.  Ashlee Murray regularly takes people to the site. Can it ever be healed? https://soundcloud.com/936-abc-hobart/a-breath-of-fresh-air-for-some-of-tasmanias-darkest-history   Read more

Aborigines Mount Challenge to State Government’s Heritage Destruction

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Aboriginal Warning on Eco Projects –

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Aboriginal Sites to be protected on South Arm – Mercury Newspaper 4th December 2014

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Aboriginal push for tourism – Examiner 3rd December

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Letter to the Editor – Lest we forget ancient culture!

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Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheener video

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Aboriginal Heritage Protection Act 2012: an assessment

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Statement by State Secretary of Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, Ms Ruth Langford.

Our past, our culture and our heritage form part of our present life as Aboriginal people. The care and protection of Tasmanian Aboriginal Heritage and Culture is Important to all Tasmanians as well. Parents, grandparents and so many more in an ancient line of ancestors, have taught us how our heritage informs and forms who we are as Aboriginal people today. It is not only our birthright but also our birth responsibility to care for and protect our Aboriginal cultural knowledge and ... Read more

Press Release – Forced into Battle – Call to Kill the Bill

State Secretary of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, Ms Ruth Langford, said today, “It is with a heavy heart that the Aboriginal Community of Tasmania awake this morning. Last night the Green/Labour Government chose to introduce a bill that will further remove the Community from our cultural birth responsibility and rights to care for and protect our own Heritage and Culture”. Ms Langford said, “What was particularly hurtful was the way the Government chose to introduce the bill that has dishonoured our people ... Read more
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