takayna tracks court case
Mercury, 13th October:
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre chief Heather Sculthorpe described the decision as
“a bloody good victory.”
She said the State Government would need to conduct careful studies of the area’s heritage and environmental values before seeking Federal Government approval.
TAC Press Release, 12 October 2016:
Land Returns and Heritage Protection not hollow words Aboriginal Community says.
EDO Press Release, 12 October 2016:
Government commits to referring 4WD tracks proposal following Full Court decision
"The Full Court has confirmed the TAC’s central argument"
- that the works ...
liyini milaythina rrala (Singing Country Strong).
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This track includes palawa kani, the Aboriginal language of Tasmania.
Theresa Sainty and Jodi Haines songwriters.
Jodi Haines lead vocals, Jude Reid, Ruth Langford, Donna and Warren Mason backing vocals.
Phil McKercher, Producer - Filmak Studios.
Song recorded and montage from film, part of Bob Brown Foundation - Tarkine (takayna) in Motion campaign 2015
Aboriginal and Dual Names of places
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). The ...
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 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 our ...
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 ...