National Indigenous Times: Remote school Nawarddeken Academy supports young student’s app development

National Indigenous Times: Remote school Nawarddeken Academy supports young student’s app development. “Carefully weaving culture and technology, 14-year-old Natasha Yibarbuk has created three interactive, bilingual apps teaching Nawarddeken culture. Yibarbuk is a senior student at the Nawarddeken Academy, a unique bicultural school in the remote community of Kabulwarnamyo. The community sits within the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area in Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.”

The West Australian: Researcher delves into convict past

The West Australian: Researcher delves into convict past. “The convict register includes details of the 2500 men who arrived in the district at differing stages of their prison sentences. Some arrived as probationer prisoners at the Geraldton Convict Hiring Depot or as members of road parties living in tents, some as ticket of leave men (parolees) and some whose sentences were almost over and were granted more freedom to move.”

ABC News (Australia): The final words of CY O’Connor captured in a suicide note displayed on Culture WA website

This is from early December but apparently I missed it. From ABC News (Australia): The final words of CY O’Connor captured in a suicide note displayed on Culture WA website. “CY O’Connor’s letter and other material relating to his engineering works are featured on a new website displaying some of [Western Australia]’s most significant treasures and stories for the first time. Launched today, Culture WA is a digital portal, combining collections from the State Records Office, the WA Museum, the State Library and from next year, the Art Gallery of WA.”

National Tribune: Queenslands lost hi 1800s Indigenous police database launched at museum

National Tribune: Queenslands lost hi 1800s Indigenous police database launched at museum. Not sure what’s going on with the headline. “The archive – the Frontier Conflict and the Native Mounted Police in Queensland Database – is the result of a four-year project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and undertaken by University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Flinders University, The University of Notre Dame, James Cook University and Northern Archaeology Consultancies. It was launched at Queensland Museum yesterday (December 9) and includes more than 11,000 documents about 200 Native Mounted Police camps, 12,000 artefacts, 400 officers, 850 troopers and 1800 frontier conflict events across Queensland through the 19th century.”

ABC News Australia: John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Savage Garden added to official Sounds of Australia archive

ABC News (Australia): John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Savage Garden added to official Sounds of Australia archive. “This will be music to your ears: John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Savage Garden are the latest artists to be added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s selection of recordings.”

Mirage News: Archie Roach’s story told in new online exhibition

Mirage News: Archie Roach’s story told in new online exhibition. “Archie Roach’s powerful songs tell his story of heartbreaking loss, love and healing through music. He is a Gunditjmara and Bundjalung man, born in Mooroopna, Victoria in 1956. A musician, author and human rights campaigner, Archie is also a member of the Stolen Generations. He was forcibly separated from his family when he was two years old, placed into foster care and told he was an orphan.”

Brisbane Times: Iconic Stratocaster launches Powerhouse Museum’s virtual collection

Brisbane Times: Iconic Stratocaster launches Powerhouse Museum’s virtual collection. “In the summer of 1963, Jan and Dean and The Beach Boys were top of the pops and so too were Australian surf band The Atlantics with a twangy surf instrumental that made its four band members household names. Fame proved fleeting with The Beatles soon to dominate the music charts but the red Fender Stratocaster used to create that unique reverberated sound is one of the first culturally significant objects in the Powerhouse Museum collection to be digitised.”