Topics: Culture: Central

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Auntie Pat also asked local people what they wanted her to take back to Sydney: "Ningla-ana: I am hungry for my mother (ie. land)”. This became a slogan for the early land rights movement.

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Uncle Gordon Briscoe remembers The Greek Café in Redfern as a place of continuity for Aboriginal people. It was a convenient meeting place for families where they could have tea or a milkshake and then hop on a tram and explore the rest of Sydney.

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the power of creating and letting all Aboriginal people dance in their own way, be that traditional or contemporary.

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young people know the importance of the land, but they don’t practise it much

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To imbue the college with practices and values and principles that are truly Aboriginal

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set up The Aboriginal Legal Service

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famous painting, “Judgement by his peers”.

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1974 the All Blacks won the South Sydney League

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Aboriginal art, writing and history became accepted in the wider community. Uncle Dennis Foley also describes his contribution and involvements at this time during the 1990s.

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They won two premierships and ten knockouts

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Uncle Dennis Foley describes the sacred sites around what we now know of as Sydney, and their significance.

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stories, knowledge, values and environmentally sustainable practices of Aboriginal people

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Redfern Oval on Saturday nights used to be a big meeting place, recalls Uncle Allan Madden . Sometimes people were “charged up” and it was also the place where planning for many of the big organisations was discussed: the Aboriginal Medical Service and Legal Service. The Palms Milk Bar , just up the road, was another gathering place. Related videos: You don't have to be a pisshead to be Aboriginal

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The Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs was established to give opportunities to Sydney Aboriginal people: housing and employment, but also a place to meet and develop their own ideas. This led to the purchase of a building on George St in 1964 where they had an art shop, ran dances and concerts and acted as an action planning centre.

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the importance of educating non-Aboriginal (and young Aboriginal people) on the significance of Aboriginal cultural sites

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male initiation ceremonies

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language vocabulary

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fights or dances

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men fish with spears

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food is gathered by women