Category : Fake tradition

On 7 June, the ABC published the following headline: “New DNA technology confirms Aboriginal people as first Australians” In practice, the research confirmed nothing of the sort. Professor David Lambert, from Griffith University, and colleagues, have used new DNA sequencing methods to re-analyse the material from Mungo Man According to Prof. Lambert: “The sample from ..

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Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019 Anangu man and chairman of the board of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Sammy Wilson, said the Anangu people had felt ‘intimidation’ over the years to keep the climb open because it was a top tourist attraction [but] the group had consistently wanted to close the site, ..

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Ernie Dingo claims the first welcome Ernie Dingo and Richard Walley have emerged as the modern-day creators of the controversial ‘welcome to country’ ceremony, after visiting troupes of Pacific dancers forced their hand during a visit to Western Australia in the mid-1970s. Dr Walley believes it was the first time anything similar had been done. ..

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