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  • Indigenous homelands could be opened up in tourism plan for Arnhem Land - The Guardian
    The GuardianIndigenous homelands could be opened up in tourism plan for Arnhem LandThe GuardianIncreased tourism in Arnhem Land would also raise understanding of the extraordinary, and also extraordinarily complex, Yolngu cultural system, which is about 40,000 years old and therefore of not just national, but also international, significance, it ...Garma Festival is held every year at Gulkula in north-east Arnhem Land in the ...Daily MailIndigenous festival kicks off in Arnhem LandABC OnlinePeris impassioned at Garma festivalSky News AustraliaYahoo!7 News -NEWS.com.auall 62 news articles »


  • Q&A in Arnhem Land pitted against My Granny the Escort — who won? - NEWS.com.au
    Q&A in Arnhem Land pitted against My Granny the Escort — who won?NEWS.com.auThought-provoking panel show Q&A on ABC brought a powerful discussion of Aboriginal education, justice, welfare, land rights, living conditions and racism to Australians' living rooms. The outdoor broadcast live from northeast Arnhem Land at the Garma ...


  • Minister Scullion praises progress on Aboriginal land lease agreement in ... - ABC Online
    Sky News AustraliaMinister Scullion praises progress on Aboriginal land lease agreement in ...ABC OnlineA plan for Aboriginal people in part of Arnhem Land to hand over ownership of their land to the Commonwealth in return for being paid ongoing rent is a step closer. Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion on Monday said the principal benefit ...Township lease on the way for GunbalanyaWeekly Times Nowall 14 news articles »


  • 18th Century Chinese coin found in Arnhem Land - Australian Geographic (blog)
    18th Century Chinese coin found in Arnhem LandAustralian Geographic (blog)The coin was found on a beach on Elcho Island, part of the Wessel Islands off the coast of Arnhem Land, NT, during an exploratory expedition of scientists from the Past Masters (a multidisciplinary team who explores historic mysteries), in consultation ...


  • Garma festival in Arnhem Land wraps up after eventful program - ABC Online
    Garma festival in Arnhem Land wraps up after eventful programABC OnlineMICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The Garma Festival in north-eastern Arnhem Land has tackled some big issues over the weekend - land rights, constitutional recognition and closing the gap. The festival, which wraps up today, has attracted billionaires, business ...Scullion uses Garma to challenge Shorten on land rights changesThe Australianall 3 news articles »


  • Yolngu family leads push to promote Arnhem homelands tourism - ABC Message Stick
    Yolngu family leads push to promote Arnhem homelands tourismABC Message StickUnder a palm tree in Bawaka, north-east Arnhem Land, Yolngu entrepreneur Laklak Burarrwanga sits at the centre of a new movement to open up Indigenous homelands to tourism. Ms Burarrwanga's Yolngu ancestors were part of a movement to return to ...and more »


  • Garma festival begins in north east Arnhem Land - ABC Online
    Garma festival begins in north east Arnhem LandABC OnlineThe country's biggest Indigenous cultural festival begins today in north east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Garma is considered by many as the agenda setting event in Indigenous affairs.This year, around two thousand people are expected to ...


  • Old coin shows early Chinese contact with Aboriginal people in Elcho Island ... - ABC Online
    Old coin shows early Chinese contact with Aboriginal people in Elcho Island ...ABC OnlineElcho Island is part of the Wessels group off the northeastern tip of Arnhem Land, and came to prominence when 1,000-year-old African coins were found on one of the islands in the 1940s. How those coins came to be located in such a remote area has not ...and more »


  • Arnhem Land gets new tourism identity - Travel Weekly
    Arnhem Land gets new tourism identityTravel WeeklyThe Yolngu people of Australia's Northern Territory have unveiled a new brand identity and blueprint for their economic future as part of a long-term vision for tourism in Arnhem Land. More than 20 different Yolngu communities have joined together ...New tourism identity for Arnhem Landmicebtnall 1 news articles »


  • Arnhem Land – Australia's Next Great Destination? - Travel Trends
    Arnhem Land – Australia's Next Great Destination?Travel Trends“We have a vision to develop as many as 50 new Indigenous-owned businesses that will employ up to 1000 Yolngu people in Arnhem Land by 2032,” said Lirrwi Tourism Chairman Djawa 'Timmy' Burarrwanga. “Our communities have come together around a ...