Campaigns

Urgent Call for Changes to the Aboriginal Relics Act

Urgent Call for Changes to the Aboriginal Relics Act Read more

The Destruction of Tasmanian Aboriginal Heritage Continues!

Destruction! Read more

Invasion Day celebrations stink

Invasion Day celebrations stink! Daisy Allan gave a spirited speech in palawa kani to mark invasion Day at Parliament lawns. 26 Jan 2016.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOLNC4Jf_mY Read more

Official Aboriginal and Dual Names of places

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 ... Read more

Read about what Aborigines expect from the Tasmanian Government to bring about prompt and uncomplicated reassignment of Aboriginal names.

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.  ... Read more

Tasmanian Aboriginal place names

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 ... Read more

Push for a treaty and why some don’t want recognition in the Constitution

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2015/s4451538.htm Read more

Press Release – International Report a ‘Timely Reminder’ To the Tasmanian Gov

Press Release: International Report a 'Timely Reminder' to the Tasmanian Government Read more

takayna Victory – Four Wheel-Drive Tracks remain closed

takayna Victory! 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) [2016] FCA 168 and Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) Summary: Protecting indigenous heritage ... Read more

Rally urges ‘respectful’ new date

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’’. ‘‘We ... Read more
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