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  • Our State of Mind

    by Quentin Beresford & Paul Omaji

    In 1937, the Commonwealth Government and the States resolved to adopt as official policy the removal of Aboriginal children from their families. That policy envisaged the ultimate disappearance of the Aboriginal race. Although this policy was replaced after the Second World War with assimilation, much of the underlying purpose remained. Our State of…Read more »

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  • Ancestors

    by Jan Ryan

    The small number of Chinese gardeners who are etched in our memories are but a modest reminder of the Chinese who worked, died or sojourned in Western Australia in the nineteenth century. Ancestors offers an important understanding of the history of Chinese in Western Australia, where they came from, why they came, and how they lived in the colony.Read more »

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  • Sort of a Place Like Home

    by Susan Maushart

    Set amongst the low scrub of the Mogumber sand plain north of Perth, the Moore River Native Settlement was, for thirty years, ‘sort of a place like home’ for thousands of Aboriginal people. Alternately sanctuary, work camp, orphanage, prison and rural idyll, the settlement was part of a bold social experiment by the Chief Protector of Aborigines A…Read more »

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What do robots and poetry have in common?

In an unexpected collaboration local poet Nandi Chinna will team up with a Dutch robot for the 2015 Fremantle Street Arts Festival.

SKRYF, which is the brainchild of Eindhoven artist Gijs van Bon, will creep around the Fremantle Town Hall leaving a trail of Chinna‚Äôs poetry created from piles of sand. »