Seth Gardiner, aged 12, Reporting the weather in palawa kani for Launceston

Seth Gardiner, aged 12, Reporting the weather in palawa kani for Launceston, on Breakfast with Belinda King, ABC Northern Tasmania, Jul 2018             Read more

Interview with Youth & palawa kani Worker Rosetta Thomas on ABC Northern Tasmania for NAIDOC 2018 Because of her we can

Watch the Interview  Teaching culture & language to Indigenous students with Youth & palawa kani Worker Rosetta Thomas, on ABC Northern Tasmania, NAIDOC 2018, Because of Her We Can. Click the link below to watch: Read more

pakana Newsletter July 2018

pakana newsletter July 2018   Read more

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PRESS STATEMENT Aboriginal Centre fears political interference in prosecution of Rodney Flowers…

PRESS STATEMENT 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 ... Read more

Letter to the Editor – Mercury 29 June 2018

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. Michael Mansell Read more

NAIDOC Events for nipaluna, Launceston and Burnie

NAIDOC 2018 - nipaluna NAIDOC FLYER 2018 - Launceston NAIDOC flyer 2018 - Burnie Read more

Meditation & Mindfullness Class starts this Friday at piyura kitina from 12.30pm-1.30pm

Meditation and Mindfulness June 2018 Read more


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 nation was inhabiting ... Read more

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