News: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

The history of one of the most influential schools of Western Desert painting

Sunfly Tjamptitjin, untitled, 1982

The history of the Balgo art movement, one of the most vibrant and influential schools of Western Desert painting, has now been told in a new book, Balgo: Creating Country, by Professor John Carty, Head of Humanities at the South Australian Museum and Director of the University of Adelaide’s National Centre for Aboriginal Language and Music Studies (NCALMS).

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Honorary doctorate to be awarded to Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue

Lowitja O’Donoghue

The University of Adelaide will award an honorary doctorate to one of Australia’s most highly respected Aboriginal leaders, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG.

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New fund launched to support Indigenous students

Aboriginal flag

The University of Adelaide will create further educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, following the launch of a new Indigenous Support Fund.

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New insights into survival of ancient Western Desert peoples

Western Desert habitats

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have used more than two decades of satellite-derived environmental data to form hypotheses about the possible foraging habitats of pre-contact Aboriginal peoples living in Australia’s Western Desert.

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New Learning Circle celebrates Kaurna culture on campus

Fred Agius

The University of Adelaide recognises and celebrates the Kaurna Aboriginal people and their deep connection to the Adelaide Plains, with the opening of the University’s new Kaurna Learning Circle.

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