yellamundie yibban-da

Stories of Aboriginal Australians. 'yellamundie yibban-da' means 'Storyteller singing' in the Dharug Aboriginal language. This board seeks to bring out some of the forgotten stories. Aboriginal and Torres Strait people are advised that it contains images of deceased people.
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Sir William Dargie (Australia 1912 – 2003) painted this portrait of Albert Namatjira, Australia's best known Aboriginal painter, and won the Archibald Prize with it in 1956.|

Sir William Dargie (Australia 1912 – 2003) painted this portrait of Albert Namatjira, Australia's best known Aboriginal painter, and won the Archibald Prize with it in 1956.|

Aboriginal chief with club and shield, Photographer: Captain Sweet - South Australia 1870's The designs on the shield suggest this photograph was taken in the Murray River area near the New South Wales border.

Aboriginal chief with club and shield, Photographer: Captain Sweet - South Australia 1870's The designs on the shield suggest this photograph was taken in the Murray River area near the New South Wales border.

Eddie Koiki Mabo (c. 29 June 1936 – 21 January 1992) was an Australian man from the Torres Strait Islands known for his role in campaigning for Indigenous land rights and for his role in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia which overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius ("land belonging to nothing, no one") which characterised Australian law with regards to land and title.

Eddie Koiki Mabo (c. 29 June 1936 – 21 January 1992) was an Australian man from the Torres Strait Islands known for his role in campaigning for Indigenous land rights and for his role in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia which overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius ("land belonging to nothing, no one") which characterised Australian law with regards to land and title.

Vincent Lingiari AM (1908 – 21 Jan 1988), was an Aboriginal rights activist. Lingiari was a member of the Gurindji people. He worked as a stockman at Wave Hill Cattle Station. Vincent was elected and became the leader of the Gurindji communities in August 1966. On 7 June 1976, Lingiari was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the Aboriginal people. (Vincent is pictured with Gough Whitlam in the symbolic 1975 handover of Wave Hill back to the Gurindji People.)

Vincent Lingiari AM (1908 – 21 Jan 1988), was an Aboriginal rights activist. Lingiari was a member of the Gurindji people. He worked as a stockman at Wave Hill Cattle Station. Vincent was elected and became the leader of the Gurindji communities in August 1966. On 7 June 1976, Lingiari was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the Aboriginal people. (Vincent is pictured with Gough Whitlam in the symbolic 1975 handover of Wave Hill back to the Gurindji People.)

Work of Aboriginal potter Thancoupie, Gloria Fletcher, (1937-2011). For thirty years she was the foremost Aboriginal potter and ceramic sculptor, expressing her relationship with the land, living things and the elements through a medium that was used only for ceremonial purposes and decoration in her native community.  She held sixteen solo exhibitions and numerous group shows throughout Australia and abroad, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Queensland in 1998.

Work of Aboriginal potter Thancoupie, Gloria Fletcher, (1937-2011). For thirty years she was the foremost Aboriginal potter and ceramic sculptor, expressing her relationship with the land, living things and the elements through a medium that was used only for ceremonial purposes and decoration in her native community. She held sixteen solo exhibitions and numerous group shows throughout Australia and abroad, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Queensland in 1998.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal (born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, formerly Kath Walker) (3 November 1920 – 16 September 1993) was an Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator. She was also a campaigner for Aboriginal rights.Oodgeroo was best known for her poetry, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal (born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, formerly Kath Walker) (3 November 1920 – 16 September 1993) was an Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator. She was also a campaigner for Aboriginal rights.Oodgeroo was best known for her poetry, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse.

Aboriginal Mission, Sydney, N.S.W. c 1890

Aboriginal Mission, Sydney, N.S.W. c 1890

Photograph of Oodgeroo Noonuccal in Brisbane, 1975. She was instrumental in winning the vote for Indigenous people. Oodgeroo was elected Queensland State Secretary for the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI) in 1962. She worked tirelessly towards gaining equal opportunities and equal citizenship for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.

Photograph of Oodgeroo Noonuccal in Brisbane, 1975. She was instrumental in winning the vote for Indigenous people. Oodgeroo was elected Queensland State Secretary for the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI) in 1962. She worked tirelessly towards gaining equal opportunities and equal citizenship for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.

Celebrated Aboriginal potter Thancoupie (Gloria Fletcher) with  Carole Johnson. The spherical sculpture on the grass near the front entrance of the adjacent National Gallery of Australia is by Thanacoupie.

Celebrated Aboriginal potter Thancoupie (Gloria Fletcher) with Carole Johnson. The spherical sculpture on the grass near the front entrance of the adjacent National Gallery of Australia is by Thanacoupie.

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