Background: Aboriginal people and place
Aboriginal People and Place - Barani: Sydney's Aboriginal History
Breastplate - Cora Gooseberry B008454
Photographer: Stuart Humphreys © Australian Museum (from the website)
Aboriginal population in Australia (Creative Spirits)
Audio: Weh Stanner and the Great Australian Silence
WEH Stanner and the Great Australian Silence - Download audio from this link.
In the 1950s and 60s the anthropologist WEH Stanner changed the way Australians thought about ourselves and our country.
His essays and lectures, notably his 1968 Boyer Lectures, revealed the richness of Aboriginal culture and what he called the 'cult of forgetfulness' practised by white Australians about the fate of this unique culture following European settlement.
But Stanner has been a victim of this same national amnesia—his essays have been out of print for decades and he's little known outside academic circles.