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2013-09-23 11:41:15

While we grapple with the impact of climate change, archaeologists suggest we spare a thought for Aboriginal Australians who had to cope with the last ice age. "The period scientists call the Last Glacial Maximum, or LGM for short, is the most significant climatic event ever faced by humans on this continent," Associate Professor Sean Ulm from James Cook University in Cairns said. Research recently published in the Journal of Archaeological Science sheds new light on the ways Aboriginal...

Study Finds Genetic Trail Linking Early Australian Inhabitants With Indians
2013-01-15 10:26:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) from geneticists at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany could lead to a rewriting of the cultural history of Australia. The researchers say that a recent genetic analysis shows evidence of a substantial flow of genes running between the Indian and Australian populations about 4,000 years ago. "Interestingly, this...

2012-02-23 13:25:14

Researchers from the University of Melbourne say $70 million could ℠close the gap´ on Indigenous eye health, which unlike other health conditions is preventable and treatable. Presently Indigenous Australians suffer six times the blindness of mainstream Australians and 94 percent of vision loss in Indigenous Australians is unnecessary, preventable or treatable. ℠The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision´ is the first comprehensive framework to ℠close the...

2011-09-24 07:00:00

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Murdoch University, have just published findings that re-interpret the history of our species' original dispersals across the planet. Using a piece of hair donated by a West Australian Aboriginal man around 100 years ago, the team sequenced an individual's entire DNA code (or genome) to prove that multiple dispersals of early humans populated the world, contrary to the commonly-held single dispersal theory. Perth, Western...

Image 1 - Ancient Humans Settled East Asia In Two Waves, Not One
2011-09-23 08:41:55

   [ Watch The Video ] An international team of researchers have sequenced the genome of an Aboriginal Australian and determine that early humans settled eastern Asia in two waves rather than just one. The study has broad implications for understanding how our human ancestors migrated across the globe. The scientists sequenced the genome of a lock of hair donated to a British anthropologist by an Aboriginal man from the Goldfields region of Western Australia in the early...

2010-09-28 12:58:32

Outback 4WD tourism could become a bridge to reconciliation between Aboriginal and other Australians, new research suggests. The growing desire of many non-Aboriginal Australians to discover and engage with their native landscapes at a deeper, more personal level is opening fresh opportunities for social, cultural and economic engagement with communities in remote regions of the continent, says Dr Damien Jacobsen. Dr Jacobsen has recently completed an in-depth doctoral investigation of the...

2009-09-21 08:12:11

Many people are not receiving the best possible care when it comes to managing cardiovascular conditions according to two new Australian research studies. The studies highlight the need for wide scale reform to ensure that people at the highest risk of having a heart attack or stroke are identified early and are provided with optimal care. The studies give a comprehensive snapshot of the state of cardiovascular care in the primary health care system for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous...

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2009-05-04 11:15:00

A human rights watchdog warned on Monday that climate change would force Australia's Aborigines off their traditional lands, resulting in "cultural genocide" and environmental degradation, the AFP reported. The government-funded Human Rights Commission said Australia's original inhabitants, whose cultures stretch back many thousands of years, would be deeply affected by the impact of global warming. The commission's annual Native Title Report said that rising sea levels and soaring...

2008-07-17 03:00:08

Pope Benedict XVI Thursday called the Australian government courageous for apologizing for past injustices suffered by the nation's indigenous peoples. The leader of the world's Roman Catholics, who is in Australia for the World Youth Day celebration, said the courageous decision by the government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to apologize would help bring indigenous and non-indigenous Australians closer together, The Australian reported. This example of reconciliation offers hope to...

2006-07-25 02:16:43

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Prime Minister John Howard has been demonized by Aborigines for a decade, but on Tuesday one of Australia's most influential black leaders said Howard could be the person that ends generations of black squalor. After years of racial tensions over Howard's tough practical approach to improving aboriginal living standards, prominent black leader Mick Dodson said Howard had an historic opportunity to do what no other prime minister has achieved....