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 ...
Report a 'Timely Reminder' to the
Four Wheel-Drive Tracks remain closed
See: APPEAL DETAILS
March 1st 2016.
Federal Court decision prevents 4WD access to three tracks south of Sandy Cape, in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area, and in the coastal strip declared as National Heritage, under the name 'Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape (WTACL).
Full Judgement Here (Word doc in top left of webpage):
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Incorporated v Secretary, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (No 2)  FCA 168
and Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) Summary:
Protecting indigenous heritage ...
Rally urges ‘respectful’ new date
By ADAM LANGENBERG, Examiner Jan. 26, 2016, 11:18 p.m.
HOBART’S Invasion Day rally continues to increase in attendance, according to its organisers.
More than 300 people marched through central Hobart to Parliament lawns to call for the date of Australia Day to be changed.
Tasmanian Aboriginal activist Michael Mansell said the rally was getting bigger every year.
He said the only significance of January 26 was the arrival of white Australians, which meant Australia Day was a ‘‘race-based national day’’.
Let’s change our national holiday
January 25, 2016 12:00am
MICHAEL MANSELL Mercury
IT is time to reflect on why January 26 is better as Australia Day than any of the other 364 days of the year.
The only significance of January 26 is to mark the coming to Australia of the white race in 1788.
That makes the celebration a race-based day.
The British were armed to the teeth, and from the moment they stepped foot in Australia, the slaughter and dispossession of Aborigines began.
It is one ...
‘Why is such a divisive day celebrated?’
January 26, 2016 11:56am
PATRICK BILLINGS Mercury
AS Australians celebrated nationhood, indigenous Tasmanians have spoken of the sadness the date bestows on their people.
For many Aboriginals January 26 isn’t a date for rejoicing but one signifying
“rape, murder and the taking of our children”.
More than 300 people yesterday marched through Hobart in solidarity with the message that the date for Australia Day must change.
On parliament’s lawns a series of Aboriginal activists implored Australians to tackle “the moral question” ...
Please click here to view: Invasion Day_press release_2016