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palawa kani Antarctica-ti

See the new booklet   palawa kani Antarctica-ti  from visiting Antarctica! Read more

palawa kani songs and speeches, NAIDOC Week 2018, ‘Because of Her We Can’.

NAIDOC 2018, "Because of Her We Can". NAIDOC Flag Raising, Launceston TAC, kanaplila-ripana (Youth Dance), withi luna (Moon Woman) Dance explanation, Skye Cox, aged 12 & Ollie Gardiner, aged 10. kanaplila-ripana (Youth Dance) Group, withi luna (Moon Woman) dance & song, NAIDOC Week 2018, Launceston TAC, Flag Raising. Pakara Greaves, aged 14, Welcome to country, Launceston TAC, NAIDOC 2018. Michelle Purdy  liyini (sings) in palawa kani. NAIDOC Week, pataway (Burnie) TAC. See link:  https://www.facebook.com/95411623283/videos/10155753204648284/ Read more

palawa kani weather for nipaluna, Monday July 9 with Theresa Sainty on ABC Tasmania, for NAIDOC Week 2018

Monday July 9  Weather for nipaluna with Theresa Sainty on Breakfast with Ryk Goddard, ABC Tasmania, for NAIDOC Week 2018. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/breakfast/palawa-kani-weather-monday/9957186 Tuesday July 10  Weather for nipaluna with Theresa Sainty on Breakfast with Ryk Goddard, ABC Tasmania, for NAIDOC Week 2018.   http://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/breakfast/nipaluna-weather-tuesday-air/9962214   Friday July 13 Weather for nipaluna with Theresa Sainty on Breakfast with Ryk Goddard, ABC Tasmania, for NAIDOC Week 2018. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/breakfast/nipaluna-weather-tuesday-air/9962214         Read more

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   http://www.abc.net.au/radio/northtas/programs/breakfast/palawakani/9962190             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: https://www.facebook.com/abcnorthtas/videos/10156602620318734/ Read more

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Ada and Cooper Marshall (aged 7 and 11) pulingina for TMAG Children’s Festival in nipaluna.

Ada Marshall (aged 7) and Cooper Marshall (aged 11) pulingina for TMAG Children's Festival in nipaluna (Hobart), April 2018. Read more

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

nipaluna

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 Mou.er.neen.ner nation was inhabiting ... Read more
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