Indigenous Australian Astronomy

Indigenous Australian Astronomy

Long ago, before the Babylonians, Greeks, the Renaissance, and the age of Enlightenment, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island were reading the stars. The First Australians are the oldest continuing cultures in the world, stretching back over 65,000 years. This...
Aboriginal Heritage – The Need for Change

Aboriginal Heritage – The Need for Change

Heritage in Western Australia is protected and regulated under two separate Acts – the WA Heritage Act 2018 and the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972. The current Aboriginal Heritage Act makes provisions on behalf of the community for the preservation of places and...
Western Australian Heritage

Western Australian Heritage

Heritage is important for understanding the story of Western Australia – its history, identity and its people. Heritage values can take the form of landmarks, buildings and their contents, structures, gardens, cemeteries, memorials, landscapes, archaeological sites...
Caring for Country in Practice

Caring for Country in Practice

To Indigenous peoples, the term ‘country’ is the relationship between Indigenous people and their land and consists of many factors including flora, fauna, earth, air and water alongside Dreamings (Christopher P Burgess, 2009). Caring for Country was integrated...
Australia’s Underwater Cultural Heritage

Australia’s Underwater Cultural Heritage

When you think about cultural heritage, the first thing that may come to mind is artefacts lost in sand and time or places with a past life, where people walked and gathered hundreds maybe thousands of years ago. What you may not know is that cultural heritage extends...