Saturday, May 31, 2014

Boer War Aboriginal soldier

A note about a nearby area.


Interesting article from the ABC reporting calls for the recognition of Indigenous servicemen of the Boer War in South Africa. One soldier has been Identified from Braidwood...

"Another man, who went by the name Jack Bond or John Alick, is believed to be of Aboriginal descent from the Braidwood area just outside Canberra..."

The full ABC article




Monday, May 19, 2014

ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body

Important that this is publicised I think...


"Candidate nominations for the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body election will officially open on Monday.

Polling for the elections will begin on Saturday July 5, coinciding with the start of NAIDOC Week celebrations in the ACT..."

The full Canberra Times article...

The mighty Murrumbidgee River is a trickling creek at Tharwa Bridge

Australia is in the grips of the worst drought in living memory. A walk down to the Murrumbidgee River found the lowest levels of flow that ...