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Australia’s largest Aboriginal ochre mine News

by David, 11 July 2014 | 0 comments

Brendan Hamlett at Yallabilli Mindi

Written by Sarah Kellett It’s National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week. What better time to celebrate a shared research project between the Wajarri people and the University of Western Australia! Australia’s largest Aboriginal ochre mine is Wilgie Mia, in Wajarri Yamatji country far north of Perth. It is an incredibly important cultural…

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Out of India? News

by Pat, 31 May 2013 | 0 comments

Dingo drinking from a pool.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a long history with their land. They are one of the oldest continuous cultures in the world.

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It’s almost Mother’s Day, mummy! Activity

by Jasmine, 11 May 2013 | 0 comments

Dried and decorated apple resembling a head.

Looking for a mummy this Mother’s Day? Try this activity!

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Ancient body builders News

by Mike, 19 March 2013 | 0 comments

Marble head with a missing nose

Humans have been modifying their bodies for millennia. The 5000-year-old, freeze-dried remains of a man found in the Ötztal Alps of Europe was tattooed with lines. People from cultures around the world still mark their bodies with scars, stretch their lips and earlobes, or undergo painful ceremonies to adorn their bodies with symbols and markings.

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Royal grave – no parking News

by Pat, 8 February 2013 | 0 comments

Skeleton of King RIchard III showing his curved spine.

The graves of kings and emperors: pyramids in Egypt, terracotta armies in China and … a car park in England? A team from the University of Leicester announced they discovered the remains of King Richard III under a council car park.

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