National Gathering of Indigenous watercraft custodians

  …by Michael Bennett The Nawi Symposium, the second National Gathering of Indigenous watercraft custodians and cultural practitioners, was held at the National Maritime Museum on 9 November. Over 70 traditional owners, researchers and community supporters gathered to hear a range of presentations about the history of Indigenous watercraft use and current projects to reinvigorate … Read more

Camden History Notes

  ‚Ķthis post introduces PHA NSW and ACT member, Ian Willis‚Äô blog, Camden History Notes. Camden is a town southwest of Sydney, situated on land belonging to the Dharawal (Tharawal) people. Ian‚Äôs blog presents stories about the district‚Äôs¬†people, its history, heritage and traditions. He draws on the memories and experiences of local families, local identities, … Read more

The Catch: The Story of Australian fishing

  … Anna Clark introduces her new book. As a kid I used to go down to the beach after dinner and watch my grandfather, dad and uncle spinning off the rocks or bait-fishing in the estuary. When I wanted to learn, they had me casting lures across the paddocks before I was set loose … Read more

Shaping Aboriginal History

  ‚ĶEmma Dortins reports on the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal History journal founded in 1977. On Friday 27 October, a birthday celebration was held at the Australian National University (ANU), where¬†¬†Aboriginal History was born and has been based ever since. Ngambri-Ngunnawal elder, Matilda House, welcomed us to Country. Several founding editorial board members were … Read more