Tasmanian Aboriginal place names
Tasmanian Aborigines did not grow up speaking our language as a first language - there is no shame in that. As a consequence of the devastating impacts of invasion and colonisation on every aspect of our lives, we have had to deliberately and arduously restore our language to its spoken life. After two decades, Aboriginal people of all ages can now speak palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, and children learn it from an early age.
The Tasmanian ...
Report a 'Timely Reminder' to the
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 ...
Rally urges ‘respectful’ new date
By ADAM LANGENBERG, Examiner Jan. 26, 2016, 11:18 p.m.
HOBART’S Invasion Day rally continues to increase in attendance, according to its organisers.
More than 300 people marched through central Hobart to Parliament lawns to call for the date of Australia Day to be changed.
Tasmanian Aboriginal activist Michael Mansell said the rally was getting bigger every year.
He said the only significance of January 26 was the arrival of white Australians, which meant Australia Day was a ‘‘race-based national day’’.
Let’s change our national holiday
January 25, 2016 12:00am
MICHAEL MANSELL Mercury
IT is time to reflect on why January 26 is better as Australia Day than any of the other 364 days of the year.
The only significance of January 26 is to mark the coming to Australia of the white race in 1788.
That makes the celebration a race-based day.
The British were armed to the teeth, and from the moment they stepped foot in Australia, the slaughter and dispossession of Aborigines began.
It is one ...
‘Why is such a divisive day celebrated?’
January 26, 2016 11:56am
PATRICK BILLINGS Mercury
AS Australians celebrated nationhood, indigenous Tasmanians have spoken of the sadness the date bestows on their people.
For many Aboriginals January 26 isn’t a date for rejoicing but one signifying
“rape, murder and the taking of our children”.
More than 300 people yesterday marched through Hobart in solidarity with the message that the date for Australia Day must change.
On parliament’s lawns a series of Aboriginal activists implored Australians to tackle “the moral question” ...
Please click here to view: Invasion Day_press release_2016