waranta tangara takariliya ngini, lungkana pilri-ta.
We mourn all our ancestral dead murdered at Cape Grim.
Timeline of atrocities at pilri/Cape Grim from the early 1800s
From the earliest years of the invasion and settlement of north-western Tasmania, dreadful atrocities were committed against Aboriginal people. These led to the massacre at Cape Grim on 10 February 1828.
Six Aboriginal women recounted some of these brutalities to George Augustus Robinson when he visited the camp they lived in with sealers on the NW coast directly ...
Aboriginal and Dual Names of places in lutruwita (Tasmania)
There are 14 official Aboriginal or dual names in lutruwita (Tasmania). These names are in palawa kani, the revived language of Tasmanian Aborigines.
13 of these names were assigned under the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy, which was adopted by the State government in 2012 after many years of lobbying by Aborigines.
The names were proposed in separate submissions, with each list reviewed and put out for public comment by the Nomenclature Board (now renamed Placenames Tasmania). ...
TAC Submission on Tasmanian Place Names Act Issues Paper
11 January 2016
PDF Version: Submission on Place Names Act Issues Paper
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc. (TAC) is a non-profit community based organisation established in 1973 providing legal, health, educational, cultural and welfare services to Aborigines throughout Tasmania. The organisation is committed to developing the social, political, economic and cultural independence of all Aborigines. Reclamation and protection of Aboriginal land, heritage and culture is one of the most significant of the Centre’s functions. ...
Tasmanian Aboriginal place names
There are no living speakers of the original Tasmanian languages. Spoken records of the original sounds are limited to a few sounds that can only just be heard when Fanny Cochrane Smith spoke on the wax records of her songs in 1899. So to attempt to recover the original sounds and meanings, we have to start from written records made by early Europeans of the sounds they heard, and the meanings they thought they understood when they heard ...