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Deep Trouble #4: Uncle Rick Nelson

October 17, 2018 |

with Dr Mark Halloran     Or listen on Spotify

Uncle Rick Nelson is a Jaara Jaara Elder whose homeland is the land of Dja Dja Wurrung people. Uncle Rick’s father is Uncle Brien Nelson, who is a significant figure … Read More

Black Mist Burnt Country

October 5, 2016 |

A Burrinja national touring exhibition project that commemorates the 60th anniversary of the British atomic test series at Maralinga, SH Ervin Gallery, Watson Road/Millers Point, The Rocks (NSW), 24 September – 30 October 2016.          

IMAGES … Read More


September 3, 2016 |


by Nick Brodie  


  Australia’s history did not start in January 1788. However habituated we have become to telling it this way, our national story did not … Read More

Greetings from Beyond the Pale: Carol

November 5, 2015 |

Ben Laycock  

After fully immersing myself in the various mud-baths on offer around Derby, it is time to move on. Always time to move on. I am approaching my final destination …

I set off many moons ago … Read More

Greeting from Beyond the Pale: Derby – City of Mud

September 1, 2015 |

Ben Laycock  

We bid a fond farewell to Fitzroy Crossing and its quaint country pub and head for Derby (pronounced Derby), the once bustling capital of all the Kimberley, now but a faded replica of its former self. Derby … Read More

Greetings From Beyond the Pale: Fitzroy Crossing

August 1, 2015 |

Ben Laycock  

We bid a fond farewell to the Mary River and head south till we hit the Fitzroy River; the longest river in the Kimberley and one of the last wild rivers on earth: No dams, no diversions, … Read More

Greetings From Beyond the Pale: A Gathering of the Clans

July 3, 2015 |

Ben Laycock



What have l stumbled upon here? Part conference, part corroboree. There are mobs from Beagle Bay and one Arm Point, Kolumbaru on the Timor Sea, Oombulgari, Yakanarra, Jigalong, Lajamanu. Turns … Read More

Greetings from Beyond the Pale: Wolf Creek

June 1, 2015 |

Ben Laycock


Having been evicted from Balgo for transgressing a Christian sacred site, l am standing with my thumb out in the blistering heat. A car going the other way pulls up in a cloud of dust and hands … Read More

Australian homelands are forever

May 3, 2015 |

Peter Hylands


We have always understood that it is a crime to remove indigenous peoples from their land and that any such removal represents the worst kind of colonialism and exploitation.

In this clip and in the beautiful Yolngu … Read More

Greetings From Beyond the Pale: The Tanami Track

April 1, 2015 |

Ben Laycock


Time to bid a fond farewell to Nyiripi and continue my lonely quest. The Kimberley beckons with the allure of the exotic and the unknown. The bitumen road from Alice Springs to Kununarra is a giant dog-leg … Read More