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• IT’S hard to argue that the toppling of the colonial statue of body mutilator William Crowther could have been done in a more befitting manner. Last week, under the cover of darkness, the bronze statue in Nipaluna/Hobart’s central civic park was sawn off at the ankles. Video since posted online shows a rope was attached to the statue and it was pulled to the ground.

• THE Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) is outraged ancestral remains have been dropped off, unannounced, in brown paper bags. The state government has since apologised but only after a protest. TAC project worker, Palawa woman Emerenna Burgess, said a plain-clothed police officer walked in and said ‘here’s some bones’. “I seen the word femur on it, and went well that’s human remains,” she said.

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• AT just 3-years -old, Lane Stout would have had to have been the youngest person in the country to compete in motorsport. Little Lane is a member of the North Queensland Mower Racing Club, based at Charters Towers. On 26 March, he celebrated his fourth birthday, and on 11 May, Lane placed third in the Dirt Devils Class (25km/h) on the 300m track.

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Dharug and Darkinjung artist, Kyralee Shields.

Homeware range inspired by ancestral connection

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:45 pm

WALKING into Kmart and seeing their mum’s face on the tags of an entire homewares range was a proud moment for the children of Kyralee Shields.

Called Mudyin Ngurrawa (or Family on Country, in Dharug language), the homewares range features Kyralee’s art designs – all reflecting her connection to Country.

Kyralee is a Dharug and Darkinjung artist and mother of three who lives on Country in the Hawkesbury region.

Kyralee told the Koori Mail that creating the designs for a range of Kmart products was an important part of the healing for her family – who were members of the Stolen Generations.

“My mother and her siblings were taken from the Hawkesbury, so to be able to come back to Country and raise her grandkids here was special – and a great healing…

William Lanne, also known as King Billy.

Crowther statue pulled down the evening before tribunal decision

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:44 pm

IT’S hard to argue that the toppling of the colonial statue of body mutilator William Crowther could have been done in a more befitting manner.

Last week, under the cover of darkness, the bronze statue in Nipaluna/Hobart’s central civic park was sawn off at the ankles. Video since posted online shows a rope was attached to the statue and it was pulled to the ground.

While many have taken no notice or knew who the figure was, let alone what he did to First Nations people and others, it symbolised evil, brutality, racism, trauma and genocide – elevated on a two-metre sandstone plinth.

Tasmanian Aboriginal man William Lanne, 34, also known as King Billy, died 105 years ago.

At the time he was lauded as the ‘last Tasmanian Aboriginal man…

Brothers Milton (left) and Lane Stout have begun competing in motorsport at an early age.

Stout boys make early inroads in motorsport

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:43 pm

LITTLE Lane Stout doesn’t have to look too far for inspiration on the racing track – his older brother Milton.

Lane would have had to have been the youngest person in the country to compete in motorsports.

Lane and Milton are members of the North Queensland Mower Racing Club, based at Charters Towers.

Lane celebrated his fourth birthday on 26 March. On 11 May, Lane raced in the Dirt Devils Class (25km/h) and placed third in the 300m event.

To race as a Dirt Devil, drivers wear a helmet, a long- sleeve shirt, long pants, high-top shoes, gloves and a neck brace.

Milton, 7, has been racing since 2022. Mum…

TAC project worker, Palawa women Emerenna Burgess.

Remains returned in paper bags

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:42 pm

THE Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) is outraged ancestral remains have been dropped off, unannounced, in brown paper bags.

The state government has since apologised but only after a protest. TAC project worker, Palawa woman Emerenna Burgess, said a plain-clothed police officer walked in and said ‘here’s some bones’.

“I seen the word femur on it, and went well that’s human remains,” she said.

He asked her name, wrote it in his notebook, said goodbye and left.

“I was just left standing there, completely dumbfounded, I felt a bit sickened by it.”

“It was heartbreaking to be walking upstairs with your ancestor’s remains in paper bags, that’s what they were reduced to, brown paper bags. They were humans and they had a…

Lydia Williams will make her final appearance as a Matildas squad member at the Paris Olympic Games after announcing her retirement from international football last week.

Williams calls time on own terms

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:41 pm

LYDIA Williams is hanging up the gloves at international level and on her own terms, but she will bank on a last hurrah at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games as a final appearance for her beloved Matildas.

The 36-year-old veteran goalkeeper called time on her storied career last week, officially giving notice to Football Australia, and her legion of fans.

Those fans will have the chance to send Williams off at a planned farewell game against China in Sydney on 3 June.

In a career that began as a spritely 17- year-old in 2005, Nyoongar woman Williams…

Ngarluma Songman Patrick Churnside is performing in Tjaabi-Flood Country at various shows on both the east and west coasts of Australia.

Sharing the songs of the vast Pilbara landscape

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:40 pm

AFTER more than 10 years in the making, Tjaabi-Flood Country is touring parts of Australia, bringing music and culture from the west coast to the east coast in the form of a contemporary intercultural music and theatre performance.

A profound portrayal of the cultural and environmental pressures faced by Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara, Tjaabi tells the story of resilience and the endurance of Indigenous communities in the face of ongoing challenges and change through music, spoken words and animation of the unique Pilbara landscape.

As part of the show, Ngarluma Songman Patrick Churnside shares…