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waranta tangara takariliya ngini, krakapaka pilri-ta – In honour of our ancestors and in memory of their loss of life and lands, we will shortly be proposing to the Tasmanian Place Names Board that offensively racist names in that region be replaced with the original Aboriginal names, and that other places are assigned dual names. In the case of three places which do not have European names, we propose the reinstatement of the original names. All these proposals are in line with the Tasmanian Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy 2012.

waranta tangara takariliya ngini, krakapaka pilri-ta. We mourn our ancestral dead, murdered at Cape Grim on this day, 10 February 1828. 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.  6 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 opposite Robbins Island:   “The aboriginal ... Read more

Change the Date!

We would be dancing on the graves of our ancestors by celebrating Invasion Day. Read more

Understanding culture key to better health

GPs benefit from a better understanding of Aboriginal Culture, through partnership between TAC and General Practice Training Tasmania (GPTT). Mercury 10 Jan 2017. Read more

yula (Muttonbird) Monitoring Dec 2016

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Burnie Newsletter December 2016

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TAC WELCOMES POSITIVE VOTE IN TASMANIAN PARLIAMENT – TREATY NEXT STEP!

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Generation Cup 2016

pakana kani poster Laurie Lowery Generation Cup 2016   Read more

takayna tracks case

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 ... Read more

Letters: Constitutional Recognition of Tasmanian Aboriginal people

October 12th 2016 Letters: Constitutional Recognition of Tasmanian Aboriginal people     Letter to the Editor Re: States first people to be properly recognised: The state government Liberals and Labour parties are all about making themselves feel and look good, by tabling a bill that is meant to benefit Aboriginal people. This Bill only makes white people feel that they are doing something for us. In reality adding Aboriginal people to the State constitution is a way of avoiding the real issues rather than what can be done for the Aboriginal ... Read more
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