Since we bought Gowan Brae in May 2013 a big topic of discussion has been about renaming the place with a palawa kani name.
Please click here to read some of the ideas we have suggested prior to the decision being made at this year's AGM on Sunday 14th September in Launceston.
Our AGM is being held on Sunday 14th September 2014 in Launceston, please click here to view candidates for State Committee.
If you are unable to attend the AGM, postal votes can be completed and returned to:
GPO Box 569
HOBART TAS 7001
To obtain further details about new Legal Aid Guidelines and Directions go to Programs and then Legal to view full details.
Please click on the link below to read the latest news about Royal Commission work: http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/
For the second time this month, Aborigines are bring back ancestral remains home to Tasmania.
Please click here to view full press statement.
Tasmanian NAIDOC Awards 2014
Aborigine of the Year: Ronnie Summers
Aboriginal Elder Ronnie Summers has a long and proud record in Aboriginal music, art and culture. He has worked as an Aboriginal Heritage Officer and is a renowned sharer of stories of land and heritage. He continues to promote Tasmanian Aboriginal music and art and is a role model to many. He appears on the Island Coes CD of Cape Barren music, is the subject of the book, Ronnie: Tasmanian Songman and sings ...
During our Bush Blitz weekend at Gowan Brae earlier this year, Robert Beeton discovered a new spider. Click on the below links to read the full story.
MEDIA RELEASE - June 30, 2014
Following their return from the World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha and the unanimous decision to retain the current boundaries of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and the Wilderness Society have jointly called for more detail on the Federal Government’s commitment to honour the decision of the committee and carry out the requested cultural heritage study.
Whilst the Government has publicly confirmed it will abide by the decision of the World Heritage ...
Recent article by the Beloit Daily News, Chicago Illinois
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Museum to Return Aboriginal Remains
The Field Museum in Chicago is returning the remains of three Aborigines taken from Tasmania at a time when European colonists, doctors and natural history researchers were looting burial grounds and massacre sites.
Aboriginal rights campaigners will attend a signing ceremony Wednesday at the Chicago museum. The documents will transfer the partial skulls to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Center, which has for years been seeking the return ...