Ada Marshall (aged 7) and Cooper Marshall (aged 11) pulingina for TMAG Children's Festival in nipaluna (Hobart), April 2018.
ABORIGINAL CENTRE FEARS POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN PROSECUTION OF RODNEY FLOWERS...
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre has accused the Tasmanian government of ‘leaning on normal legal processes’ to prevent prosecution of political activist Rodney Flowers.
Spokesperson and former Legal Director Michael Mansell, said, “This smells fishy. This stinks of political interference.
The Hodgman government campaigned in Braddon for a free reign for 4 wheel drivers regardless of any damage caused to Aboriginal heritage. It is alleged that Rodney Flowers deliberately drove on the closed Arthur-Pieman ...
Reviving place names
IT is pleasing to hear from new Liberal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jaquie Petrusma that her Government is firmly behind dual naming. The minister also understands it makes sense to revive original names of places. But why the Government would shy away from nipaluna (the name of the area Hobart was built on) and embrace kunanyi (original name of Mt Wellington) is hard to follow.
nipaluna is the name of the country in which the city of Hobart sits.
This was the name known by the Aboriginal people of the south east.
The town came later, in 1804, and it was well established within nipaluna by the time that Wurati first shared the name and its meaning with government agent George Augustus Robinson, as ‘country at Hobart Town’ on 16 January 1831.
‘… Conversation with the nt [natives]. Writing journal. Mutteely informed me respecting the Mou.er.neen.ner nation was inhabiting ...
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