Urgent Call for Changes to the Aboriginal Relics Act
Invasion Day celebrations stink!
Daisy Allan gave a spirited speech in palawa kani to mark invasion Day at Parliament lawns. 26 Jan 2016.
Aboriginal and Dual Names of places
There are 14 official Aboriginal or dual names in lutruwita (Tasmania). These names are in palawa kani, the revived language of Tasmanian Aborigines.
13 of these names were assigned under the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy, which was adopted by the State government in 2012 after many years of lobbying by Aborigines.
The names were proposed in separate submissions, with each list reviewed and put out for public comment by the Nomenclature Board (now renamed Placenames Tasmania). The ...
TAC Submission on Tasmanian Place Names Act Issues Paper
11 January 2016
PDF Version: Submission on Place Names Act Issues Paper
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc. (TAC) is a non-profit community based organisation established in 1973 providing legal, health, educational, cultural and welfare services to Aborigines throughout Tasmania. The organisation is committed to developing the social, political, economic and cultural independence of all Aborigines. Reclamation and protection of Aboriginal land, heritage and culture is one of the most significant of the Centre’s functions. ...
Tasmanian Aboriginal place names
There are no living speakers of the original Tasmanian languages. Spoken records of the original sounds are limited to a few sounds that can only just be heard when Fanny Cochrane Smith spoke on the records of her songs in 1899. So to attempt to recover the original sounds and meanings, we have to start from written records made by early Europeans of the sounds they heard, and the meanings they thought they understood when they heard our ...
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’’.