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Bios of NAIDOC Award Winners lutruwita 2014

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 ... Read more

Gowan Brae discovery

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. http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/robert-spies-new-genus-of-spider/story-fnj4f7k1-1227000742632   http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/twelve-year-old-discovers-new-spider-genus   http://uncovercalifornia.com/content/2679-12-year-old-boy-discovers-new-genus-spider   http://blog.parksaustralia.gov.au/2014/07/22/tasmanias-new-racing-stripe-spider/ Read more

Commitment required on World Heritage cultural assessment

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 ... Read more

International Press Release: Museum to Return Aboriginal Remains

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 ... Read more

Tasmanian World Heritage Areas soon to be back under Aboriginal Community Control

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TAC News Bulletin

Please click here to view the May 2014 News Bulletin. Read more

Proposed Changes to Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)

Please click here to view our response to the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) Read more

Stop the Cable Car on kunanyi

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Save The Date – 29th May 2014

Save The Date - 29th May 2014 in Launceston. Statewide community Aboriginal land and heritage meeting to follow up matters from last year's Bicheno meeting. Details later. Read more

Dual naming system in action

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