The story of the Fitzroy Stars, a 1970s Indigenous football team. Besides being a great team, they were the hub of the Melbourne Koori community.
On the Tiwi Islands, just north of Darwin, Aussie rules is a religion. From the time they can walk, all young boys want to do is kick a ball. Fast, intuitive and exciting, football has become a Tiwi trademark with star players like the Riolis and Michael Long shining under the national football spotlight. In A League Of Their Own is a three-part series that celebrates the passion and the brand of the Tiwi Bombers as they join the Northern Territory competition.
Recently two young Indigenous cricketers retraced the footsteps of that first ever Australian sporting team to visit England back in 1868 - the celebrated Aboriginal cricket team from colonial Victoria which caused a sensation on its tour one-hundred and forty years ago.
In a nation abuzz with talk of the proposed 'education revolution', Voices From The Cape is an inspiring story set in the community of Aurukun. This two-part series for Message Stick documents a genuinely exciting approach to engaging young people from at-risk communities and inspiring them to use their voices again.
In the business of deciding where Native Title exists and negotiating rights over lands and waters, there have been successes and failures. But the question remains 'Has Native Title lived up to expectations?'
In 1964 Yuwali was 17 when her first contact with 'whitefellas' was filmed. Now at 62 she tells the story behind this extraordinary footage. Her group of twenty were the last remnant Aboriginal mob still living traditionally, without any contact or knowledge of modern Australia, in the remote Great Sandy Desert.
Essie Coffey's first film, My Survival as an Aboriginal is now a classic. It introduced us to the life of her family and her community in far northwest New South Wales. Essie's second film returns to her home in Dodge City fifteen years later. There Essie and the A-Team are nominating for the local Shire elections. Intercutting between 1993 and the same people and places of the past as documented in My Survival as an Aboriginal, Essie shows us that some things have changed, but some have stayed the same.
My Survival as an Aboriginal delves beneath surface appearances to reveal a strong resistance to assimilation and loss of identity, as the late Essie Coffey, a Muruwarri woman, takes us into the Aboriginal struggle for survival.
Tim Goodwin, Megan Davis and Joel Pringle discuss what the future holds for us as a nation.
Since a historic 2004 agreement, Kakadu's Board of Management has developed a shared vision for tourism management. Now the Bininj and Mungguy cultures and customary laws underpin all tourism decisions.
On the anniversary of 'The Apology' to the Stolen Generations of Australia, Miriam Corowa talks about the next steps in the healing of past traumas with board members of the newly created National Healing Foundation.
News from the visitors attending the muster, tells of recent political turmoil in Sydney with the overthrow of Governor Bligh by the NSW military. The political fallout impacts on the settlement when the Red Coats arrive to claim the Hohnke's convict, Steve Keogh
In this episode the families eagerly await the Annual General Muster which brings with it, a visit from the local magistrate. The mothers of the English, Irish and Aussie families busily begin sewing new clothes for the event, but the pressure of getting everything ready starts to have an effect on Tracey Hohnke.
Looks at the ways in which western science intersects with Aboriginal cosmology, leading us to a deeper understanding of the night sky.
In tonight's episode, extreme temperature changes descend on the Colony. The settlement falls into even harder times when food shortages mean weekly rations will have to be halved.
From humble beginnings operating out of a terrace house in Redfern twenty years ago, the Aboriginal voice on Sydney radio has struggled to seal its place on the city's airwaves. For Koori Radio, its rollercoaster ride in the battle for a fulltime on-air licence ended in success back in 2002.
In tonight's episode, there is great excitement with the commencement of river trading, bringing with it the opportunity to buy goods. When Rindy Newman, the first female convict arrives on the scene, the blokes don't know how to handle her.
50 years ago secret atomic tests were carried out at a place called Maralinga in South Australia. The traditional Aboriginal communities were to be moved but somehow they were covered in radioactive fallout.
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