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Tag: Indigenous landscapes

Ring trees were made by binding young branches of young trees with reeds. As the tree grew, it formed a ring.
Practice | Jacqueline Power | 25 Jun 2018

The ring trees of Victoria’s Watti Watti people are an extraordinary part of our heritage

The marker trees of the Watti Watti people in north-west Victoria have substantial spiritual and cultural significance yet are currently afforded little in the way of formalised heritage protection.

Mungo Man’s remains arrived home in a 1976 black Chrysler Valiant hearse.
Practice | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 22 Dec 2017

Mungo Man’s return reminds us that we need to listen to Indigenous knowledge

Could the recent return of Mungo Man to traditional owners serve as a turning point in the way non-Indigenous Australia views land and culture as separate entities?

Understorey plantings on the southern slopes of Barangaroo Reserve.
Practice | Howard Tanner | 25 Sep 2017

Barangaroo Reserve: Making the grand vision work

The plantings at Sydney’s Barangaroo Reserve have achieved a phenomenal rate of success, largely thanks to the expertise of two consultants: Simon Leake, respected soil scientist, and Stuart Pittendrigh, one of Sydney’s most experienced horticulturalists.

An inscription over the Aboriginal flag on the back of a gym in Redfern, 22 June 2014.
Practice | Ed Wensing | 6 Jul 2017

Indigenous rights in land use planning strengthened in Queensland

An unprecedented law has been passed that requires the planning system to protect and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and tradition.

A stand of ancient, bowed snow gums.
Practice | Matthew Higgins | 24 Feb 2017

Not just for looking at: The relationship between plants and people

Historian Matthew Higgins looks at the uses of some native plants by Indigenous and European Australians before the declaration of parks and reserves from the mid-20th century onwards.

Deb has grown much of her garden from seed she has collected or purchased from specialist nurseries.
Review | Adrian Marshall | 30 Jan 2017

Deb Reynolds’s garden: Restoring the unknown

This unconventional garden has followed its owner’s discovery of the grasslands of Melbourne’s west.

The City of Adelaide created a dual naming process to bring Kaurna words into the cityscape. Pictured here is the Riverbank Bridge by Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL), Aurecon and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG), which crosses the Karrawirra Pari (River Torrens).
Practice | Frances Wyld | 16 Nov 2016

The Moving City as palimpsest

In Australia our cities are built upon the lands of Indigenous peoples, but Indigenous people are still here; their culture is still here. To see it we must stop, listen and look for the signs.

The cover image for Planning for Coexistence? by Libby Porter and Janice Barry.
News | Louisa Wright | 10 Nov 2016

New book to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities

A new book titled Planning for Coexistence? aims to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities and help the two work together effectively.