Topics: Culture: North West

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Liz Cameron describes the healing techniques she has learned and how they apply to individuals and communities: the importance of healing the person and the community through being on country, artistic process, intimacy and belonging

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fight to protect a local art site

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One of her roles is to take Jawun secondees out bush and introduce them to culture and country

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Uncle Dennis Foley discusses how he came to receive the traditional knowledge he has been given and the issues he faces around being a holder of such knowledge.

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Sharon Hodgetts , project officer at Darkinjung Land Council, shares her experiences of growing up on an isolated property at Gulgong, and the stone axes she and her father found that connect her to her Aboriginality

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Gavi Duncan , youth worker at Youth Connections and a director on Darkinjung Land Council, describes the young people who are born in this area as New Darkinjung Mob

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feeling drawn to Mt Yengo , then discovering that it was a major east coast ceremonial gathering place. “That’s why I feel it; it’s been passed down through my DNA

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Aborigines harvesting yams, banks that are “ploughed” and other signs of occupancy: the setting of animal traps

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“inland language” is different to the “coastal language”

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a boy carrying a torch of flaming tea tree bark

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a language different from that used by those natives

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“The lobsters were caught by the women who, in the sea front dived down among the rocks for them”

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This is the first comprehensive effort in the colony. It records Aboriginal names in Browne’s handwriting and language

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Lawson comes into “Forest Land”, he finds “several Camps of Native Hutts”

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night-time ceremonial corroboree

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The pencil sketch of “Ba La Watam Ba of the Coal River” (Hunter River)

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While the “natives” are somewhat friendly, they seem too busy exploiting fire to harvest game

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Mt Wareng and Mt Yengo , two ancient peaks sacred to Aboriginal people

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“upgraded to old king”

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southern branch natives preparing spears for a ceremonial battle