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Ashley Smith, 11, and Latahnia Anderson, 10, on the newly grassed Santa Teresa Oval in the Northern Territory  on May 3, 2021.  Picture: Emma Murray

How outback oval became the ‘MCG of the Desert’

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A footy oval has been transformed into a green grassy oasis in a remote Northern Territory town in a project led by the Melbourne Football Club

Athlete Cathy Freeman wins gold. Cathy at Medal Presentation. PicCraig/Borrow  headshot /sydney olympic games sport olympics athletics olympic2000 sydney2000 25 Sept 2000

Australia’s most influential Indigenous sports stars

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They have thrilled us on the field, track, court and in the pool, but the achievements of these Indigenous athletes go beyond sport

Sydney Stack of the Tigers leads the pre match activites during the Round 10 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in Melbourne, Saturday, May 25, 2019.  (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Footy celebrates Indigenous links

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The history, culture and achievements of Our First Nations peoples will be in the sporting spotlight this week as the AFL and NRL kick off their Indigenous rounds

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Australia’s Olympic Games uniforms unveiled

DAILY TELEGRAPH - Pictured are Olympic Athletes (L-R) Gronya Somerville, Lachlan Tame, Keesja Gofers, Jess Fox, George Ford, Bendere Oboya, Tarni Stepto, Dan Watkins and Safwan Khalil, unveiling the Sportscraft Tokyo Olympic Games Uniforms at Wylies Baths in Coogee today. Picture: Tim Hunter.
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Australia’s Olympic Games uniforms for Tokyo show how clothes carry stories, memories and inspiration for our athletes

Aussie athletes dressing for Olympic success

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Australian athletes pose during the Australian Olympic Team Tokyo 2020 uniform unveiling at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on March 31, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
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Members of the Australian Olympic Team have revealed the Tokyo 2021 Games uniform. Meanwhile, FIFA has announced nine Australian cities will host Women’s World Cup matches in 2023

Breakthrough in dating our oldest rock art

A two-metre-long painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has been identified as Australia’s oldest intact rock painting. 

Traditional owner, Ian Waina, recording the 17,300 year old painting of a kangaroo. Peter Veth, Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation
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Australia’s oldest painting has been identified as a kangaroo-like image created more than 17,000 years ago in the Kimberley region of WA, a big step forward in creating an accurate art timeline

Education drives Kirrah’s dream

Indigenous student Kirrah Stothers, 17, is from Katherine in the Northern Territory and attends prestigious Seymour College in Adelaide on an Australian Indigenous Education Foundation scholarship. She is one of the stars of the Sky News documentary, Changing Our Nation. For Kids News
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Meet Kirrah Stothers, one of the stars of an inspirational documentary about young indigenous students following their dreams to change the world

Indigenous design first for our men’s cricket team

Fast bowler Mitchell Starc shows off the indigenous playing shirt the Australians will wear in the T20 international series against India. For Kids News
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Australia’s indigenous culture will be celebrated when the men’s cricket team takes to the field in the coming T20 series. Discover what the design represents

New push to change Australian anthem lyrics

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: The Wallabies players embrace during the playing of the Australian National Anthem before the 2020 Tri-Nations match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on November 07, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
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The NSW Premier has called for a change to the lyrics of the national anthem to better acknowledge Australia’s proud Indigenous history but some say it’s not enough of a change

The day the flag was missing from the big game

Knight cartoon for 22/8/20 on the aboriginal flag ownership rights during the AFL Indigenous round
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What a thrill to see this year’s big AFL Dreamtime game between the Bombers and the Tigers played in Darwin. But what a shock that the Aboriginal flag — an important symbol — was missing

Dreaming of an Uluru without climbers

Mark Knight cartoon on final day of being able to climb Uluru
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In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he drew Uluru as an indigenous character dreaming of a life without interference on spiritual land

Ancient stories brought to life in 3D

The tongue of the Rainbow Serpent flashes like lightning in the Dreamings from the Saltwater Country. Picture: Wununguru Awara/Monash University
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There were once at least 250 indigenous Australian languages — now, there are just a few. A project combining cutting-edge technology with ancient stories aims to stop the decline

Aussie boy youngest to speak at UN

Central Australian 12-year-old Dujuan Hoosan has given a speech to the world’s peak human rights body at the United Nations in Geneva. Picture: Supplied/Human Rights Law Centre
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A 12-year-old Australian boy has become the youngest person to speak at the United Nations, demanding Australia stop putting children as young as 10 in jail

Fight to free Aboriginal flag from restrictions

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Australian Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris is leading the fight against a clothing company that bought the copyright to the Aboriginal flag from the artist who designed it

Goodes film on racism sparks strong emotions

07.08.2010 - Adam Goodes celebrates goal during Sydney Swans v Hawthorn AFL game at the SCG in Sydney. Picture. Phil Hillyard 
The Final Quarter - The documentary on the final 3 years of the career of Adam Goodes of the Sydney Swans. Picture.
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Former AFL footballer Adam Goodes’ documentary, in which he addressed bullying and racism he faced while playing, has led to expressions of strong emotion and support for the Swans star

Queues of climbers spoil Uluru and parklands

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A rush of tourists trying to climb Uluru before it is banned is causing traffic jams on the historic rock and polluting its surrounding parklands with rubbish and human waste

Australians may be 120,000 years old

UNDATED : Copy of early undated image of central Australian aboriginals, similar to those who masterminded or were victims of strange ritual killings known as "kadaitcha.
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Scientists have discovered humans may have been living in Australia for 120,000 years. If proven right, the discovery could rewrite the indigenous history of our nation

Footballers say no to racism

AFLX skippers Nat Fyfe, Eddie Betts, Patrick Dangerfield   and Jack Riewoldt on the roof at Marvel Stadium. Picture: Jake Nowakowski
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The AFL has praised its players for their public support of Adelaide Crows star Eddie Betts and said player power is one of the strongest tools in fighting racism

Kakadu’s traditional owners granted Jabiru native title

Mirarr traditional owners Yvonne Margarula and Nida Mangarnbarr hold up the judgment documents with a next generation traditional owner Simon Mudjandi following Friday's Jabiru Township Native Title determination in Jabiru, NT.
Picture: Justin Kennedy
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The Mirrar people have been granted native title rights over the Kakadu mining town of Jabiru after a 20-year fight. We look at the history of the Native Title Act in Australia

PM wants national day for indigenous Aussies

Life Without Barriers is holding a NAIDOC Week event at Mount Annan Botanic Garden. Josh Bell performing the smoking ceremony. Photographed 11th July 2018.  (AAP IMAGE/Matthew Vasilescu)
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has suggested adding a new national day to our calendar to celebrate indigenous Australians

Our first indigenous Winter Olympian

Figure skating pair Ekaterina 'Katia' Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor after being announced as members of the Australian figure skating team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Sydney, Thursday, November 9, 2017.  The figure skating team are the first selected members for the 2018 Australian Winter Olympic Team to travel to the Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February next year. (AAP Image/Brendan Esposito) NO ARCHIVING
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Figure skater Harley Windsor becomes first indigenous athlete to be selected for a Winter Games