Indigenous People

Australian Rules Football Posts

Colour Me In

By Jack Stevens

I plucked a few blades of grass to throw in the air, the opposition team looked over in disgust. The rich scent of the earth wafted through my nostrils and rejuvenated my mind; the opinions and mockery that stained me washed away. ‘Go fuck off over into that bush, where you belong.’ There he stood, […]

Aboriginal drawing in red sand in central Australia

Thalayan Ngirang-ngan (My Mother Tongue)

By Joel Wright

This represents a profound difference to written languages, in that you could only learn an Aboriginal language by living in the lands and community, where and to whom the languages belongs. This nexus of language and culture is holistic, as every utterance defines individual and communal, spiritual and practical knowledge of place and law. It […]