Tag Archive: Indigenous Culture

The Magic of Ochre: Australia and France

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Text: Garry Benson Photos: Garry Benson unless otherwise attributed. Maslin’s Beach south of Adelaide is famous for two things – the nudist beach and the extensive ochre quarry. The southern end is where… Continue reading

365 Places: Papunya

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Day 5: Papunya, Central Australia Today, I am again reflecting on a place I would like to go – Papanya, Central Australia. The image above is an aerial landscape of Papunya, created from… Continue reading

365 Places: Redcliffe

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Day 1: Redcliffe, Queensland Australia This lovely hand coloured photograph was taken at Woody Point around 60 years before I was born. Woody Point is one of the hamlets on the Redcliffe Peninsula,… Continue reading

The Magic of Mudbrick

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Text: Garry Benson I built my own mudbrick house 20 years ago on 10 acres and as an artist have added mosaics, sculpture & murals. I’ve also delighted the Welcome Swallows & Paper Wasps… Continue reading

Aspects of the Anangu Lifestyle

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Text: Garry Benson Photos: ©2008 Garry Benson Dragon Design This article focuses on many aspects of the Anangu (the Aboriginal people of Central Australia) lifestyle. Tjala (Pitjantjatjara) or Honey Ants are ants which… Continue reading

50th Anniversary of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

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Originally posted on Transventure:
Gathering in Reconciliation Place It’s a cool Canberra evening. The famous tee-pee shape of Parliament House dominates the skyline to the south-west and the Australian War Memorial’s red parade ground expands…

Nudgee Waterholes

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Originally posted on Geokult:
Yesterday we went for a lovely wander around the Nudgee Waterholes, located on the northside of Brisbane, close to Nudgee Beach on Moreton Bay. We went with good friend,…

Ways of walking, ways of talking

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I have been contemplating an online chat I had a while ago with good friend Linda Carroli, who has been exploring suburban environments through a range of lenses, including walking and fieldwork. Linda… Continue reading

Seeing with both eyes : Indigenous knowledge and sustainability

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Since I posted Videos of Yorta Yorta Country yesterday, I have come across some other really interesting pieces of information which relate strongly to Indigenous connections to landscape, embodiment and identity that I… Continue reading

Videos from Yorta Yorta Country

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In this post, I would like to feature some of the great videos about Yorta Yorta culture online. This video titled From Dhungala with love by Sharon Atkinson and filmed by Rochelle Patten is… Continue reading