Aboriginal cultural attributes of the Upper Hunter Valley

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The photographs below were provided by a number of sources. The first being Brian Laut who, along with his colleague Jim Mitchell, visited and photographed a network of caves located in Pokolbin State Forest area in … More Aboriginal cultural attributes of the Upper Hunter Valley

NSW Government Records relating to Aboriginal People – mid north coast, NSW

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The following NSW Government records are primary sources associated with the Mid-North coast of New South Wales, including  areas of Port Stephens, Gloucester and Barrington.  Many thanks to Robert Syron for sharing the following primary sources, and for … More NSW Government Records relating to Aboriginal People – mid north coast, NSW

Rock Art as a Contextual Archive

The following paper was delivered at the 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018 VALCAMONICA Darfo Boario Terme (BS) Italia 29 August – 2 September 2018. “Rock Art as a Contextual Archive: Respecting Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions within a Comprehensive Scientific Approach” This paper approaches Rock Art as a human archive; applying archival theory to archaeological … More Rock Art as a Contextual Archive

20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018

Standing on the shoulders of giants / Sulle spalle dei giganti 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018 VALCAMONICA Darfo Boario Terme (BS) Italia 29 August – 2 September 2018 The 20th International Rock Art Conference was located in picturesque Darfo Boario Terme in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, northern Italy. Delegates from around the … More 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018

The Kabook and Watoo People of the Gringai Barrington River Gloucester, NSW

We acknowledge the Traditional Lands of the Worimi /Gringai people who are the Custodians, spiritual and cultural owners of Worimi lands. We acknowledge our Elders past and present to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Gringai continue to practice Culture and have a strong connection to our lands and secrete sites where our … More The Kabook and Watoo People of the Gringai Barrington River Gloucester, NSW

Aboriginal Rock Art & Aboriginal History – Trove search

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Please Note: The following articles on Aboriginal Rock Art & Indigenous history of the Hunter Region and Central Coast were located in TROVE . The newspaper articles chronicle how writers of the time were describing Indigenous … More Aboriginal Rock Art & Aboriginal History – Trove search

The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908)

“Ritual, myth, and customs of the Australian Aborigines : a short study in comparative ethnology” by W. A. Squire (1896) (17.3MB PDF File) The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908) By Gionni Di Gravio On a Wednesday afternoon, the 22 January 1908, around 4:30pm, Thomas Grant made a gruesome discovery whilst … More The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908)

Deep Time Project – REFLECTION I

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. During 2018 several Work Integrated Learning (WIL) students and volunteers have worked on The Deep Time Project, 3D scanning and photographing artefacts, as well as collating information to better understand this significant Aboriginal archive. The following … More Deep Time Project – REFLECTION I

Deep Time Virtual Reality – Transforming Humanities in the digital age

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. This information has been compiled for HASS1000 lectures during Semester 1, 2018. The Deep Time Project is a digital humanities project and involves many disciplines to help build new knowledge about Aboriginal cultures.  The project is … More Deep Time Virtual Reality – Transforming Humanities in the digital age