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Tram artist chosen – Bendigo Advertiser article

Tram artist chosen The tram will celebrate local Aboriginal culture and history.       DESIGN WORK: Artist Natasha Carter will design the interior and exterior panels of the future Dja Dja Wurrung tram. Pictures: DARREN HOWE to view the original article please follow the link below: http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4395511/tram-artist-chosen/?cs=80#slide=1 

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‘Into the Aboriginal world’ – Victoria’s secret emerges from lake and creek | Ji

‘Into the Aboriginal world’ – Victoria’s secret emerges from lake and creek | by Chris Johnston   Jida Murray Gulpilil bathes himself in the thick, fragrant smoke from a pile of burning gum leaves beside a creek in the backwoods of northern Victoria. For him this is the smell of home. The past, but also the future. “Come,” he says. “Get in the smoke. Cleanse our spirits, let the ancestors know we are here. Maybe they will guide us and show us things we have never seen before. I am going to take you into the Aboriginal world, and this is […]

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Trees make a link: Relocation Represents Continuing strength

Trees Make a Link Sharon Kemp | Bendigo Weekly | 21-Dec-2016 | Comments STANDING two 600-year-old scar trees at Ulumbarra is the culmination of more than two years of work, and links two multi-million-dollar projects, and indigenous culture to European infrastructure. The Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation identified the trees – a river red gum and a yellowbox – during a cultural heritage survey of land subject to works building the $86 million Ravenswood Interchange. “These two trees were just too good to be lost and let go and so bringing them here keeps their spirits alive,” corporation chairman Trent […]

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NAIDOC 2017 to celebrate Indigenous languages

Release Date: 7 November 2016 media release The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has welcomed next year’s national NAIDOC: Our Languages Matter. Announced today, the theme focuses on the importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Minister Scullion said Our Languages Matter was a great theme that would celebrate the role Indigenous languages played in cultural identity. “For First Australians, language links people to their land and water – it is how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history is transferred through generations,” Minister Scullion said. There were 250 distinct Indigenous language groups in Australia at the […]

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