Daniel Riley and Beau Dean Riley Smith in Bangarra’s Macq. Picture: Vishal Pandey

Free Bangarra performance of Macq at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Bangarra Dance Theatre and Campbelltown Arts Centre will host a free evening of dance this Saturday, February 3, featuring an outdoor community performance of Macq. The event will include a free community BBQ at 6pm, followed by a line-up of local performances, with Macq at 8pm. Bangarra dancer Jasmin Sheppard created Macq to explore the historical chapter that devastated the Dharawal people of Appin in 1816, under the direction of Governor Macquarie. “So much of Sydney is named for Lachlan Macquarie, but what legacy has the darker side of his governance left for us all?” Sheppard said. “The seed started for Macq when I first became aware of the 1816 massacre at Appin. Macquarie’s diary entries uncover his frantic attempt to keep Aboriginal people aware of their boundaries, and drastic measures he took to regain control.” Campbelltown Arts Centre, in western Sydney, is located 15km away from the massacre site. More info: www.bangarra.com.au/whatson/productions/macq-2018

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Mundine knocks out Browne, now wants Horn

Anthony Mundine, 42, defeated Tommy Browne in Sydney last night.
Thursday, 18 January 2018 9:25 am

AN ageless and dangerous Anthony Mundine wants any bout against Jeff Horn to be above the super welterweight limit. Mundine last night kept alive the possibility of a fight against World Boxing Organisation (WBO) welterweight champion Horn with a vicious second-round knockout of former featherweight world title contender Tommy Browne in Sydney. Horn’s trainer and manager Glenn Rushton didn’t rule out fighting Mundine but stressed his charge’s focus was on a mooted April mandatory defence against unbeaten American superstar Terence Crawford.

Mundine wants crack at champion Horn

Anthony Mundine is fighting Tommy Browne in Sydney tonight.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 4:48 pm

JANUARY 17: Anthony Mundine wants one more year in boxing and a crack at World Boxing Organisation (WBO) welterweight champion Horn before calling it quits. Mundine, who has won major titles in three weight divisions since switching from rugby league in 2000, tonight will be looking for his first win since November 2014, after losing successive fights for the first time in his career. Speaking ahead of his clash with Tommy Browne at the Star in Sydney, the 42-year-old says he is in the best shape since his first fight with arch-rival Danny Green in 2006.

Gardner and Short top scorers in Big Bash League

Sydney Sixers star Ashleigh Gardner.
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 3:50 pm

Two Aboriginal cricketers – D’Arcy Short and Ashleigh Gardner – hold the records for the highest individual scores in the history of cricket’s Big Bash League (BBL). Northern Territorian Short blasted 122 not out off 69 balls – including eight sixes and eight fours – as he steered the Hobart Hurricanes to a last-ball BBL win over Brisbane at the Gabba on January 10. Sydneysider Gardner opened the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) competition with 114 off just 52 balls for the Sydney Sixers against the Melbourne Stars at Wollongong on December 9.

Bundjalung mural unveiled by artists in Nimbin

Artists Oral Roberts and Gilbert Laurie in front of the mural they painted along with Lewis Walker.
Friday, 12 January 2018 3:12 pm

Bundjalung artists Oral Roberts, Gilbert Laurie and Lewis Walker have unveiled their new mural in Nimbin, northern NSW. The artwork, in Peace Park, tells Bundjalung creation stories and displays important symbols and totems. Laurie said they started painting the mural in October. “It tells the story of our country,” he said. “How we connect with country and how it was made.”

Jessica Mauboy our entrant for Eurovision 2018

Jessica Mauboy
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 5:41 am

Aboriginal singer Jessica Mauboy is Australia’s entrant in the 2018 Eurovision contest, to be hosted by Portugal this May. The 28-year-old says culture will be her focus as she starts work on a song she hopes will sweep away the judges in what is the world’s biggest TV music competition. Mauboy was on stage at Eurovision 2014, but only as an interval act.

Rugby league festival to kick off 2018 season

Cherbourg Hornet players after the 2017 Interstate Challenge against the Redfern All Blacks at Newcastle. The Redfern All Blacks won the men’s match 34-12.
Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:19 am

THE second Festival of Indigenous Rugby League will kick off the 2018 rugby league season on February 10 with the NRL announcing a week-long celebration and matches at Sydney’s Redfern Oval. The 2018 festival will follow the inaugural 2017 Newcastle festival. Six teams will play as part of the festival, with emerging men’s and women’s Maori teams participating for the first time. The Indigenous All Stars elements will form part of the festival, including the Youth Summit and NRL Indigenous Players’ Cultural Camp.

Jillaroos take on Canada in women’s world cup

Caitlin Moran on her way to the try line in the World Cup match against a luckless England. Picture: NRLPhotos
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 2:01 pm

CAITLIN Moran and Nakia Davis-Welsh have been rotated out of the Jillaroos team to take on Canada this afternoon in the final pool game at the women’s Rugby League World Cup. Maddie Studdon will get a chance to impress in the No 7 jersey with Moran not named in coach Brad Donald’s 17 for the game at Endeavour Field, in Sydney’s south. Moran and Davis-Welsh are two of four Indigenous players in Australia’s World Cup squad – the others being Rebecca Young and Lavina O’Mealey. Moran all but locked down the halfback spot after starring in the Jillaroos’ 38-0 win over England.

Windsor set to become our first Winter Olympian

Harley Windsor and partner Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya competing overseas.
Thursday, 9 November 2017 3:07 pm

FIGURE skater Harley Windsor will become Australia’s first Indigenous winter Olympian when he pairs with new citizen Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The duo qualified for Australia as a pairs berth at the February Games and their selections have been confirmed alongside fellow figure skaters Brendan Kerry and Kailani Crane, who will compete individually. The quartet are the first confirmed Australian team selections for the Winter Games.

IMP runners complete New York Marathon

The 2017 IMP New York City Marathon runners, back, from left, TJ Cora, Luke Reidy, Layne Brown, Roy Tilmouth, Scott Cox, Zane Sparke; front, Maletta Seriat, Cara Smith, Allirra Winmar, Natasha Shires.
Wednesday, 8 November 2017 11:01 am

FOR the 10 Indigenous runners who completed this week’s New York Marathon, the finish line was just the start. The race was the culmination of six months of training and commitment for the squad, many of whom came from non-running backgrounds, and from some of Australia’s most remote areas. Last Sunday, November 5 (early Monday Australian time), the 10 runners of the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) lined up in a field of more than 50,000. Luke Reidy of Perth, was the first male to finish, while Allirra Winmar, of Perth, was the first female.

Decision made to close Uluru climb

Sammy Wilson, right, with Peter Wilson, centre, and Wally Jacob. Picture: Jillian Mundy
Wednesday, 1 November 2017 3:13 pm

VISITORS to Uluru will no longer able to climb to the summit. The Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park board of management chose to close the climb to the summit of Uluru for good, a decision supported by traditional owners and the NT Central Land Council (CLC). Anangu man Sammy Wilson said the traditional owners have been in a difficult position. “Over the years Anangu have felt a sense of intimidation, as if someone is holding a gun to our heads to keep it open,” he said. The climb will close in two years.